The most entertaining part of holding a baby shower is deciding on the decorations and the general atmosphere that the venue will project. It takes some creativity to come up with suitable decorations that are both sophisticated and inexpensive.
How do you get started? The first step is to decide on the theme. The theme will be determining when it comes to decorations. The next consideration is the selection of the most appropriate color scheme.
Keep It Relevant to the Theme
Keeping decorations theme-related will make your task much easier. You will know what visuals to use and how to create a sense of cuteness, sophistication, elegance or casualty. The style and tone will all be determined by the theme.
Remember that overdoing any decorative item, even if it follows theme, is more likely to clutter the room. Follow this advice – less is more when it comes to decorations. Have one impressive, theme-relevant centerpiece and other supportive decorations that are less obtrusive.
Pick One Central Color for Consistency
Stylish decorations will blend in nicely with the overall atmosphere. Having something that stands out too sharply or needlessly grabs attention is more likely to spoil all of your efforts rather than impress guests.
Stick to the color scheme that you have chosen before getting started. Color consistency is of uttermost importance. You can have various types of decorations but if you manage to execute all pieces in the same nuances, you will achieve something stylish and classy.
Pick one main tone. Use that as the focal emphasis. Several complimentary shades can be used but refrain from introducing more than two or three additional colors.
A table centerpiece can be multi-colored but it will look much more elegant if all of the elements have matching tone.
Use Your Imagination
The key to good decorations is creativity. Otherwise, you risk falling into the trap of banality.
If you have a slightly unusual idea, go ahead and implement it. Being daring and different will help you create a party that will be remembered.
For example, you can schedule a professional photo-shoot for the mom-to-be. The main emphasis of the photographs will be pregnancy and motherhood. These pictures can do terrific job in terms of decorations.
Baby photos or cute baby clip art will be just as effective. Decorate the walls with quality baby pictures. Use clipart for candleholders and the table centerpieces.
Use the Traditional Items
If you fear that your originality attempts will result in a fiasco, you can simply stick to a traditional and well-accepted line of decorations.
The traditional items mostly used include flowers, balloons, banners and candles. You can either purchase these decorations or create some of them yourself. Floral arrangements are rather uncomplicated to create. The same applies to balloon arches and candles.
Traditional decorative items will always fit in. Remember to select the appropriate colors. If you want to use several types of decorations, make sure that they match each other. Decorate the entrance with balloons. Use flowers to decorate the tables and the buffet table. Getting everything appearing simultaneously will only add a needless degree of elaborateness.
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