Baby Shower

Planning the ultimate baby shower

With the imminent arrival of a delightful bundle of joy, it’s time to get prepared for the ultimate baby shower!

If you’re the hostess, there are a few things to start ticking off your planning list.

Prenatal preps

To welcome the mum-to-be and her lady friends to the special day, set up an elegant welcome sign on a wooden easel. Then scatter flowers and greenery abundantly to delight all the senses.

When it comes to décor and theming, there’s no need to settle on pink or blue. Instead, consider adding soft pastel tones around the room – perhaps lemon, aqua or peach.

Then throw cushions, rugs, balloons, candles and soft lighting into the mix. Get your hands on a few cuddly teddy bears to really ramp up the cute factor.

Tempting treats

Set up a grazing table topped with a crisp tablecloth. This will enable your guests to help themselves to treats as often as they please.

Arrange boards of cheeses, quince paste and crackers. Offer freshly cut fruit on classic square platters, and tasty morsels of cake. For added wow, hire some three-tier cake stands for mini-sandwiches or cupcakes.

You could even colour-theme your foods! Too much? Sorry, we’re getting a little carried away.

Be merry

Grab a few beverage dispensers for a variety of juices or punch. Remember to offer non-alcoholic options to suit guest preferences. And be sure to have tea and coffee on standby.

The bump has arrived

When the mum-of-the-moment arrives, you’ll want to encourage some fun and laughter, and help to create lasting memories.

How about pinning up some charming baby photos of the mum- and dad-to-be? Or arranging gift bingo to make present opening fun for everyone?

Our favourite tip? Put out a guest book and pen to capture all those words of wisdom from the mothers and grandmothers in the room.

Make it happen

We don’t know about you, but all this baby talk is making us clucky!

Talk to Barlens today about perfecting your baby shower plans.

Fairy Lights
Fairy Lights
Small (white) electric lights used for decoration across a variety of events, highly effective when paired with our Marquee as shown here.
Round Tablecloth - White 3m
Round Tablecloth - White 3m
3m Round Tablecloth in White
Welcome Sign
Welcome Sign
This welcome sign is the perfect piece for the entrance of any event. It could be used to welcome guests to your wedding, baby shower, birthday, exhibition booth and/or corporate event. Please note that the easel is not included in the price.
Market Umbrella - Natural 3.8m
Market Umbrella - Natural 3.8m
3.8m in diametre, the market umbrella is perfect for adding atmosphere to your event. Useful both in and outdoors, the umbrellas are easily manouevered and look fantastic when used in large numbers. Also available in 3m multi-colours. Size: 3.9mtr (13') OCTAGON, Pole: 60mm, Overall: 2.65mtr, Clearance: 2.2mtr, Rib Length: 8x2.0mtr 8x880mm.
Glass Beverage Dispenser 5.7L
Glass Beverage Dispenser 5.7L
This 5.7L glass beverage dispenser is the modern way to keep any drink cool, or just easily accessible throughout your event. The galvanised base can also double up as a small ice bucket (holding four drinks at a time). The wide mouth of the dispenser has a screw on metal lid and the opening will easily accommodate the addition of large ice blocks, slices of fresh fruit and handfuls of fresh berries. Features: BPA free with a screw on/off lid and spigot tap.

Barlens Canberra
67 Gladstone St, Fyshwick ACT 2609
T 02 6206 2020

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234 Kiewa Street, South Albury NSW 2640
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