Baby showers are fun parties to celebrate the arrival of a new baby. That means that the same standards any other event where there are invitations, food, and decorations, apply here, too. While it used to just be that blue things were strung around the room for a boy and pink for a girl, they quickly became much more personalized as more people had access to unique, customizable decorations.
Banners are one of the most popular ways to decorate any kind of event, but especially baby showers. Many people think this is a generic option, but there are great ways to customize a banner to the event that makes it not only personal, but very stylish as well.
Let’s take a look at a few examples and see what lessons we can learn for your own designs.
1) If the mom has chosen a name that they are definitely going to use for the baby she is about to have, it is so much fun to tie that name into the decor. Putting it on a banner and using it as the main decoration, where everyone can see it, is a great way to personalize the decorations. The border adds a little flare and is easily customized to fit any party theme. This banner shows polka dots, but animals like monkeys and elephants could be used for a jungle theme.
2) Mixing and matching patterns is so much fun! Animal prints are considered neutrals in most cases, especially if it is black and white like this cow print. This design paired with a fun, pink polka dot design really makes this entire banner pop. The center text box is accented in a lime green, which really separates the two different designs but still manages to tie it all together. This may not all look like a traditional baby shower sign, but that is what makes it so chic.
Other elements that make this banner so fun are the different fonts and the double borders around the text. The bold text emphasizes the reason for the party while the fancy font gives it a classy touch. The borders are cute, with the green making a hard border and the polka dots adding an element that makes the text box pop out even more.
3) Sometimes the simplest banners are the best. A cute background, like this popular chevron, is classic and yet stylish. The simple wording is just the baby’s name in two separate fonts. This banner has a large image off to the side, but even if that weren’t there, this would be a cute banner.
There are also little accents in the bottom left corner and the top right corner – little pink bows. These add a little bit of femininity to an already sweet and girly banner. The best part about this, though, is that the mom can take this banner home after the shower and use it as a decoration in the nursery.
In this case, a simple iron bar is used to hang this banner, but there are multiple ways to hang something like this. If you make a banner with the intent to decorate the baby’s room, it would be wise to consult the mommy-to-be since she most likely has a theme and color for the room.
4) Not every parent knows what they are going to name their baby, and not every mom knows if her baby is a boy or a girl. This banner is a great example of something you can do that is fun and baby-ish without getting too specific. Instead of posting the baby’s name, you post the mom’s name because she is a major part of this celebration after all.
Plenty of animals could be put on a banner like this, but a rubber ducky is a fun detail to add. A bath-time theme is fun, but even if your event does not revolve around water or baths, it still fits in with a general baby shower.
Another thing that makes this banner a great choice is that you can leave the name off and you have a good banner that can be used for another baby shower. The name obviously makes it more personal, but if you wanted to have a sign to re-use after this shower is done, this design is a fun, gender-neutral banner to have on hand.
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The next time you are planning a baby shower, consider using a banner as part of your decorations. Not only does it really become of the center point of your theme, but it can give the entire event effortlessly more “official” feeling. A banner can also take up a lot of room, which is also good if you want to fill the area without making everything look cluttered. Plus, the mom-to-be will feel so loved with the effort you put in to the shower.