How to Decorate the Mother's Table at a Baby Shower

by Lauren Griffin
A little decorating goes a long way at a baby shower.

A little decorating goes a long way at a baby shower.

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The arrival of a new baby is one of the most exciting times in a mother's life. Help the special new mother in your life prepare for her bundle of joy by throwing a baby shower. With a spread of delicious food, tons of presents and great company, the soon-to-be mother will be thankful to celebrate with such generous friends. Along with other adorable baby-themed decorations, make the mother's table at her shower especially beautiful with extra decorations.

Items you will need

  • Tablecloth
  • Floral centerpiece
  • Votive candles
  • Candleholders
  • Decorative lights
  • Paper lanterns
Step 1

Cover the table in a tablecloth. Select a color or pattern that complements the theme of the shower or the gender of the baby. If there's no theme and you don't know the gender, play it safe with a pale yellow tablecloth with a cheery pattern, like simple stripes.

Step 2

Create a floral centerpiece. Floral arrangements not only look beautiful, but add to the desired theme of the event. For a summertime shower fiesta, consider a collection of bright red tulips. For a softer look, put together a bouquet made from pale roses, peonies and hyacinths. Place the floral arrangement in a vase with water, then set it at the center of the table.

Step 3

Light some candles. Place a few white votive candles in glass holders and let them light the table with a lovely warm glow.

Step 4

Hang strings of decorative lights or tiny paper lanterns over the table. Decorative lighting illuminates the table while adding some fun to the space. Lanterns in yellows and oranges, large pink and red glass bulbs, or even simple white strings of lights have a dramatic effect.

Step 5

Add displays of food. Platters and trays of food are practical, while also adding a charming decoration to the table. Stick to attractive-looking favorites, like dainty macaroons, cupcakes or pastel-frosted sugar cookies.

About the Author

Lauren Griffin began writing professionally in 2010. Her articles appear on various websites, specializing in academics, food and other lifestyle topics. Griffin attended Columbia University and holds a Bachelor of Arts in psychology.

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