When your bestie or cousin calls with the happy news (“I’m pregnant!”) and you’re in charge of the baby shower duties, you’re thrilled at first. And then you wonder how in the world you’re going to come up with a great baby shower theme to please the crowd and the mom-to-be. Luckily, time is one your side with this party planning endeavor. Spring is the perfect time to host a bright and beautiful pastel-themed baby shower. Tackle a few (or all!) of these pretty DIYs and throw a beautiful party filled with pastel cakes and all of the other baby shower essentials. Scroll on for TK picture-perfect pastel party ideas to get started.


1. Come to My Crib Invitation: You can’t have a spring baby shower without an adorable pastel invitation. Not only is this one super punny, but it’s also the cutest option out there. Can you go wrong with cute and punny? Nope. (via Oh Happy Day)


2. DIY Watercolor Balloons: Simple balloons that you pick up at the party store are *so* 2000 and late. Snag a few jumbo balloons and paint on a few swipes of your favorite pastel colors. Let ’em dry and scatter them around your space to make it extra festive. (via Studio DIY)


3. Cotton Candy Donuts: If the mommy-to-be is craving everything sugary and sweet during her pregnancy, add these donuts to the shower. To make it super simple, pick up donuts from her favorite bakery and top ’em off with cotton candy to create a pastel vibe. Consider the dessert table complete. (via Studio DIY)


4. DIY Button Spoons: Make your guests ooh and ahh at your party-planning skills by DIYing these spoons. It’s the little details that count! All you need are some wooden spoons and a pack of pastel buttons. Hot glue ’em on and you’re done. See? Being a professional party DIYer is easy. (via Kara’s Party Ideas)


5. Sprinkle-Dipped Strawberry Milk Bottles: Dip glass bottles in sprinkles to create a wow-worthy presentation. Then, pour in some strawberry milk to make them pastel AF. If you want to *really* take it to the next level, pop in some trendy paper straws, because… duh. (via Catch My Party)


6. Pastel Mocktails: Mocktails are in store for any baby shower. Make yours light pink and add metallic accents to create a girly vibe. If you’re celebrating a baby boy, opt for blue drinks instead. (Oh Happy Day)


7. Dip-Dyed Pastel Marshmallows: If you’re struggling to find sweet treats and snacks that go with your pastel theme, DIY these dip-dyed pastel marshmallows. Simply add food coloring to a glass of water and dip the marshmallows. Pro tip: These make for a great addition to your dessert table, but you could also add them to a vase to make a unique centerpiece. (via Idle Wife)


8. Onesie Place Settings: Onesies are about to be the #1 item on your bestie’s shopping list. Add them to each place setting and tell your guests to customize them so the mommy-to-be never has to buy them again. Oh, and they also add a fun pastel element to the tablescape, which is always a plus. (via PopSugar)


9. Layered Cake: How pretty is this layered cake? DIY it by splitting the batter into several different bowls and adding food coloring to get the desired color. Pop them in the oven and stack each cake on top of each other to get the layered effect. When it’s time for dessert, your guests will be *seriously* impressed. (via Eye Heart Pretty Things)


10. Paper Hanging Ball Accents: This entire setup is adorable, but something that totally stands out is the paper balls hanging from the ceiling. You can pick them up at just about any craft store, and they’re a cheap and easy way to keep your space feeling trendy and festive. (via Creative Juice)

11. Gender Reveal Stork Piñata: Make this sweet piñata in any color that speaks to you — mint green would be swoonworthy. This is a fab decor piece whether or not you’re using it to do the big reveal! (via The House That Lars Built)

12. Ice Cream Stand and Wrappers: Try something different for your dessert table. (Pickles for the mama-to-be are optional but encouraged!) (via Demetres)

13. Pastel Cotton Candy Cream Soda: Use these treats to bring color to your party as well as wow your guests with this delicious take on color gradients. (via Aww Sam)

14. Ombre Rice Krispie Treats: Put a spin on a classic using food dye and some cookie cutters. Your guests will be utterly enthralled with your creativity. (via Brit + Co)

15. DIY Foam Gradient Trees: These foam trees are pieces of modern art you’ll be happy to hold onto after the shower wraps. (via Sugar & Cloth)

16. DIY Popsicle Stick Lamps: How cute are these? Your string lights have never looked more festive — and you can customize this project to really pop with your decor. (via Handmade Charlotte)

17. Spring Lemon Cake: A spongey lemon cake with lots of pastel candies is the perfect way to finish a shower. This is one sweet finish everyone will ooh and ahh over. (via Brit + Co)

18. Pastel Confetti Poppers: Get the the party started with these fun confetti poppers. (via Catch My Popsicle)

19. Flamingo Pool Float Donuts: Need another take on donuts? These feathered friends will bring a jaunty, poolside vibe to your shower. (via Craftberry Bush)

20. Wood Pattern Color Block Vases: With vases this fabulous paired with blooms this pillowy, you’ve got one centerpiece your guests will fight to take home. (via Sarah Hearts)

21. DIY Marbled Pastel Napkins: For a more formal, sit-down affair, beautiful cotton napkins in dreamy colors are exactly what’s called for. (via A Kailo Chic Life)

22. DIY Pink Bow Napkin and Copper Monogram Napkin Rings: This is one smart way to set your table. The napkin bows look oh-so-charming, and the initial napkin rings serve as de facto seating cards. (via Birds Party)

23. Printable Cupcake Topper: When a project is as easy as hitting Ctrl + P, it’s hard not to get behind it— especially when the resulting cupcake toppers are this cheery. (via Tell Love and Party)

24. Gingham Sencha Tea Cakes: Have you ever seen a desert this pretty? Grab the deets on these cheery tea cakes and make your own from scratch. (via Thirsty For Tea)

25. DIY Circus Animal Drink Stirrer: These adorable drink stirrers will help all your guests keep track of their drinks, but the real payoff is how freaking cute they’ll look on your table and in everyone’s glasses. (via Party Hardiy)

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