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Everything you need to host the perfect baby shower – food, decorations, drinks and more

Celebrate a new arrival in style…

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Ainhoa Barcelona
Ainhoa BarcelonaContent Managing Editor
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Baby showers are becoming increasingly popular in the UK, and offer the perfect opportunity for expectant mums to gather with their nearest and dearest to celebrate their impending arrival.

READ: 11 fun gender reveal ideas from confetti canons to cakes

From baby shower games to the best baby shower decorations, we've rounded up all you need to throw a fun-filled and Insta-worthy celebration that any mum-to-be will love…

Baby shower decorations

Now this is one show-stopping piece of decor that'll have your friends queuing up to take a selfie with.

baby block mosaic

Baby Blocks Mosaic Stand, £26, Moonpig

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Nothing says party time like a bunch of balloons.

oh baby balloons

Gold Confetti Oh Baby Balloons, £3.99 for a pack of five, Ginger Ray

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If you're looking for more subtle balloons that don't scream 'baby', these white and gold, elephant-themed ones are a classy choice.

elephant balloons

New Baby Elephant Inflated Balloons, £20, Bubblegum Balloons

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This banner is a sweet alternative to the typical 'Baby Shower' bunting.

twinkle bunting

Twinkle Twinkle Baby Shower Bunting, £7.99, Ginger Ray

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If she's expecting multiples, this 'Oh babies!' banner is just the ticket.

oh babies banner

Oh Babies! Banner, £9.99, Party Delights

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A guestbook shaped like a babygrow couldn't be a better fit.

babygro guest book

Wooden Babygrow Baby Shower Guest Book, £11.99, Ginger Ray

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Messages from your guests will be a heartwarming keepsake to look back on.

wishes for baby

Baby Shower Advice Cards and Box, £14.99, Ginger Ray

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Baby shower tableware

Impress your guests with this beautiful baby board. All you need to do is fill it with mum-to-be's favourite foods.

baby grazing board

Baby Grazing Board, £16.99, Ginger Ray

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Your guests will need to be watered, and what cuter cups to serve drinks in than these Hey Baby ones?

hey baby cups

Botanical Hey Baby Cups, £3.99 for a pack of eight, Ginger Ray

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Serve your cocktails or non-alcoholic drinks from these fun pineapple-printed drinks dispensers.

pineapple drinks dispenser

Pineapple Drinks Dispenser 4.5 ltr, £6.39, Party Delights

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These floral paper plates are a pretty and more low-key option if you don't want everything to be baby-themed.

floral tea party plates

Floral Tea Party Plates, £4.25 for a pack of eight, Ginger Ray

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These plates are the perfect platter for serving food on, especially if the parents-to-be don't know the gender.

gender reveal plates

Pink and Navy Babygrow Plates, £4.99 for a pack of eight, Ginger Ray

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Baby shower food

This delightful, five-layered cake from Patisserie Valerie comes in pink or blue and is made of vanilla sponge mixed with raspberry jam and fresh cream. There's also a lemon yellow version too for a more neutral dessert.

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Candy Stripe Gateau, from £44.95, Patisserie Valerie

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Lola's Cupcakes are always a winner, for their taste and decoration.

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Baby Shower Cupcakes, £19.20 for a box of six, Lola's Cupcakes

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These mixed cupcakes are perfect for parents who don't know the gender.

oh baby mixed cupcakes

Oh Baby Mixed Cupcakes, £34.40 for a box of 16, Send Them Cupcakes

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Doughnuts are another alternative for a sweet treat and make for an impressive photo. This wall holds a whopping 42 doughnuts.

donut wall

Donut Wall, £25.59, Party Delights

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The prettiest biscuits you'll find on the market, Biscuiteers always makes beautiful handmade creations that are almost too stunning to eat.

biscuiteers biscuits

New Kid on the Block, £48, Biscuiteers

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Baby shower drinks

Non-alcoholic drinks are perfect for baby showers. Forget the squash and juice - there are so many sophisticated alcohol-free spirits on the market, like Pentire's Adrift. It's best served as a long drink with tonic or soda water and a garnish of lemon, rosemary or bay leaf.

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Adrift, £26.80, Pentire

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If it's good enough for Delia Smith, it's good enough for us. CROSSIP does a variety of non-alcoholic fruity, botanical spirits and the Fresh Citrus is perfect for making an alcohol-free mojito, cosmo, or simply enjoy it with tonic water.

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Fresh Citrus, £22, CROSSIP

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This is a delicious non-alcoholic alternative to bubbly, with notes of rhubarb, ginger, fennel seeds and gooseberry.

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Sprigster Fizz, £15, Sprigster

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Pre-mixed mocktails in a can - talk about convenience! Savyll's drinks range from bellinis to mojitos. Who said pregnant people can't have fun?

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Savyll Collection pack of four 250ml cans, £11.99, Savyll

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And for those who are drinking alcohol, rosé always goes down well. British brand Bullards has just launched its new English Sparkling Rosé - a must-try.

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English Sparkling Rosé, £40, Bullards

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