Decorating Your Home for a Baby Shower
The next thing you will need to do is decide where you are going to put the food, and how you are going to set up the chairs. Some people like to set things up like a meeting style. What they do is put several rows of chairs in a line and then put a big chair for the mom at the front. The style also depends greatly on the type of food that you will be serving. Keep in mind that if you plan on serving dinner, some foods will be a bit difficult to eat on your lap. And if the room if set up in a meeting style then everyone will be eating on their laps. If you only plan on serving appetizers and dessert than this style would more than likely work well for your home baby shower.
Another option is to set the room up like a small restaurant. I got this idea from the many restaurants in my area that used to be houses. What they did was convert these old homes to a restaurant using long tables, or short square tables. You may be thinking that you need a large home for this type of baby shower, but you really do not, it just takes a little creativity. If you have a basement this idea will really work great. Depending on the number of people you have you will have to determine how many tables will be needed. For the small square tables they usually only seat four.
So if you plan on having about twenty people than you will need about four to five tables. You always want to make sure you have an extra table just in case a few additional people show up at the last minute. Or another table option that you can choose is to have several long rectangle tables. You can usually sit a lot more people at these tables. Most hold about eight people. So again if you have twenty people you will only need three long tables. This is a great option if you plan on serving a dinner with dessert. This way you can serve whatever you want and you do not have to worry about anyone using their lap.
Once you decide what type of tables you will be using, than you will need to purchase your tablecloths of course using your theme for the table cloths. Or it may be cheaper to just get plain white table cloths, and decorate the table with decorative food. After you have set up the tables and added the tablecloths, the next best thing to get would be balloons of course. Nothing says baby shower like a bunch of baby balloons. Instead of going to a party store and having them blow them up for you. You can just purchase a balloon kit. In these kits you will get balloons, and a small helium tank, so that you can blow the balloons up right at your house.
Also make sure you find a comfortable chair for the mom and decorate it so that she knows when she walks in that it is her chair. When setting up the balloons you can use small teddy bears to tie the balloons to so that they are weighed down, or any other type of baby item that will hold the balloons. Try spreading the balloons throughout the room to give it a real party affect. When it comes to decorating your house for a baby shower the options are really endless. You really just need to remember to use your imagination, and do not let anyone tell you that your idea is not a good one.