Balloon Themed Baby Shower

Get ready for an amazing DIY balloon theme baby shower that’s perfect for a boy or a girl. And it’s loaded with ideas and resources to help pull it off without a hitch. I’m sharing decoration ideas, a tasty luncheon menu, and vendor information so you can pull this theme together too. 

white cake and balloon on dessert table

Balloon theme Baby Shower

You all know how much I love to design parties and ideas to inspire you, right! And usually I work very independently to show you that if I can do it, then so can you. Well today I’m THRILLED to be joined by some wonderfully talented vendors who helped me pull off this balloon theme baby shower.

And even better news…I’ve listed all the vendors at the bottom so you can shop this party and re-create it for your loved one!

The balloon theme is subtle but defined, with jumbo sized balloons at each party station – seated table, dessert table, a ‘welcome’ bar, and gift area. Customized vendor items really help to define the theme as you’ll see.

I was inspired by the invitations from Minted. They were the perfect jumping off point and were used as the ‘design template’ when coordinating with the other vendors. I worked off the blue and yellow colors, and added in pink and green for a light, spring palette. The “oh baby” seen in the balloon tail is also used throughout the party.

balloon in the sky invitations
balloon theme baby shower table setting
white dinner plate with pink salad plate and printed menu
menu card with cloud and balloon design
balloon theme baby shower, place setting with floral centerpiece

Baby Shower Table Setting

  • I kept the seated table simple, using my classic white plates, vintage pink salad/dessert plates, vintage blue glasses, and paper place mats. When hosting a crowd I always start with portable tables topped with my TableVogue cover, for a clean line.
  • Custom menus were designed by Jen T Designs and coordinate with the look of the invitation, with watercolor calligraphy, clouds, and a single yellow balloon.
  • A colorful centerpiece from FTD was transferred into my own vase and is low enough for conversation to flow freely.
  • A single jumbo sized balloon from Celebration Lane is tied to the back of a chair designating that spot for the mom-to-be.
  • You can have the meal catered, or make items yourself. Some of my favorite tried & true recipes are crunchy chicken salad with peanut dressingsesame chicken salad in puff pastry cups and honey chicken salad cups. These are always a winner and go well with this roasted grape salad, or creamy crunchy cucumber salad.
white dessert table with balloons flowers and cake
white cake with flowers on top and Oh Baby topper
decorated sugar cookies for balloon theme baby shower
cake pops on white stand
dipped Oreos decorated with balloon and cloud on green dish
white cake topped with flowers and Oh Baby topper
dessert table with vase of flowers cake mini desserts

Baby shower Dessert table

  • The dessert table is a vision of loveliness with custom designed treats that bring it all together. A tall layer cake is topped by a beautiful gold cake topper from Paper + Pop.
  • Stunning designer cookies from Flourish Sweet Shop are displayed on a cake stand and vintage glass dish, for height and interest. They could also serve as take home favors.
  • Chocolate cake pops and dipped Oreos from Buttercream & Sprinkles round out the display. The combination of balloons, the watercolor effect, and Springtime are all represented.
  • Two more jumbo balloons flank the table to give it a place of importance.
bar cart decorated for baby shower
copper bucket with champagne bottle and flowers
champagne flutes with Oh Baby drink stirrers
baby shoes under glass cloche
gold writing on large green leaf
bar cart styled for baby shower

Baby Shower Bar Cart

  • A bar cart is the perfect place to set up sparkling wine as a ‘Welcome’ for guests as they arrive. Decorate the front with a tassel banner from the Flair Exchange.
  • Fresh flowers and large sturdy leaves add more unique decorative touches. The flowers are cut very short and placed inside the ice bucket, while leaves are nestled to the side. This is a great place to use inexpensive “filler flowers” like carnations or alstroemeria.
  • Larger leaves are used as the base for a “sign.” Just write on them using a gold sharpie for a lovely detail your guests will love.
  • The stir sticks by California Lustre are a personal favorite. I just love them, and had the “oh baby” ones made custom for this shower. I’ll be using the “cheers” ones for every party from now on!
  • I love adding these traditional style baby shoes to baby shower decor. These were my daughters and they put a smile on my face. They look darling placed on a vintage plate with a cloche to cover. Replace the old shoe laces with thin ribbon to match the party colors.
  • Party favors are tubes filled with wild flower seeds. They represent rebirth and renewal, just like babies and springtime.
  • Don’t forget the jumbo balloon tied to the bar station!
  • The best seat in the house should be the one for the guest of honor {below}. Make her comfy in a soft chair with a pillow to support her lower back. Tie a balloon on to the chair, and place gifts close by in a wire rolling rack, basket, or table.
  • Finally, you can incorporate this diy balloon gender reveal project to share the news with guests during the party.
baby shower mom chair with gifts in a wire stand
Get ready for an amazing DIY balloon theme baby shower loaded with ideas and vendors to help pull it off without a hitch.

Shower-Ready Party Pack

Of course you’ll need some help pulling this look together, and these vendors are here to help with that.

  • Minted invitations  
  • Flourish Sweet Shop custom designed cookies
  • Buttercream & Sprinkles custom cake pops and chocolate covered Oreos
  • Paper & Pop custom cake topper
  • California Lustre drink stir sticks
  • Celebration Lane jumbo balloons
  • JenT Designs custom menus
  • Tablevogue fitted table cover
  • Flair Exchange hanging tassels
  • FTD Flowers
  • Balloon Time helium tank

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  1. Love this party setup! My sis is trying for a baby, and I can’t wait to plan her party!

  2. I just love the colors in the baby shower. It is great to see it not just blue or pink.

  3. This is just all so gorgeous! I just found out I am pregnant so I would love to have a shower this beautiful. Bravo!

  4. I have so many pregnant friends right now, this would be so amazing for one of them!

  5. So sweet! I love the simplicity yet elegance of it!! I am planning my sisters shower and would love to set this up!

  6. Great ideas! I would have never thought of some of these. I have friend who are expecting. Im sharing with them

  7. I love the idea of using the bar cart in the welcome area! I’m planning a few showers this summer so I’m looking for great ideas. I want to make my own tassel garland. I love the balloon theme! Balloons make every party better.

  8. Love it all so beautiful, and the colors are perfect unique theme and different. And Balloon time tanks are always a hit so you don’t have to worry about the wind blowing the balloons away have been buying Balloon time tanks for many years, quick and easy to use and they inflate a bunch of balloons and mylars at the same time.

  9. Love the simple and beautiful look of this! The stationery is lovely and how you carried the theme through!

  10. This is so cute! I am hosting a baby shower in a couple of months and I really love this!

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