I love a clean white space with pops of color, and I didn't want to spend a lot of money, so decided to do just lanterns, paper flowers, balloons and vases (that I had around the house) filled with some of M's stuffed animal toys. The paper lanterns I actually had from M's birthday/holiday bash we threw back in December, so that was one less thing I had to buy.
My second go-to decoration is to simply wrap large photos in wrapping paper. I have been doing this for years at Christmas time and it translated very well for the baby shower. I am obsessed with all textiles, including wrapping paper, so this is always a fun project for me. I chose 4 different papers to wrap the photos in, all in the same color scheme. I also took some old shoe boxes of M's and wrapped them up and placed them around the house as decoration as well. I didn't go all out, like I do at Christmas, with ribbons and other doo dads, as I wanted to keep it clean and simple.
|Paper products were all from Target|
I had so much fun doing this, and can't wait to start planning M's 2nd birthday so I have something else to go all out for!