HGTV makes several suggestions for creating a baby shower centerpiece including stacking diapers to make a cake, complete with adding trim and ribbons. Jo Juarez suggests using a foam stork centerpiece; and, floral expert Dia Collins suggests making a family photo tree.
Collins also suggests placing a plush toy inside a floral arrangement. She also explains that people may use miniature floral arrangements with just a few flowers and miniature vases as a centerpiece as well as scattering the flowers around the house. HGTV also explains that a floral cupcake centerpiece has a wedding feel but still works for other occasions, such as baby showers. The color and variety of flowers may match the theme and decor of the baby shower.
Martha Stewart also makes a few simple centerpiece arrangements for a baby shower, including the single rose arrangement. Tea-tin vases work well for baby showers with a tea party theme with an old-fashioned feel while the monotone mum centerpiece provides a quick, modern option. Martha Stewart also suggests an hors d'oeuvre centerpiece that recalls a vegetable patch or a glittered, faux lemon centerpiece. Flower takeaway centerpieces not only provide a unique decoration but also provide the guests with party favors when they leave.
To make a simple single rose arrangement, display individual roses in glass votive candle holders. Snip off the stems, and arrange for a complete set. To make a floating flowers centerpiece, cut floral foam to fit a 7-inch wide shallow dish, and add water. Stick stems of gaylax leaves into the foam, and insert two or three large peonies with the stems trimmed on top. Make a place-card holder by cutting the floral foam to fit a 3 1/2-inch wide shallow dish. Stick the stems of gaylax leaves into the foam. Insert one large peony into the foam as well. Tuck a place card inside the flower.
To make an hor d'oeuvre centerpiece, purchase one large, deep-galvanized metal planter. Line the bottom of the planter with sprouts, and pour in enough water to moisten them. Arrange your vegetables of choice, such as cherry tomatoes, carrots, radishes and cauliflower, in sections inside the container. Vary the colors and patterns to your liking. Serve with an herb dip, or cover the vegetables with moist paper towels. Refrigerate the food for up to two hours.