DIY Baby Shower Ideas for Boys on a Budget

If there’s a special little bundle coming your way then you’ll be looking for ways to celebrate. But, don’t worry you don’t have to spend a fortune on the occasion – these budget worthy baby shower ideas will make sure of that. You can whip up cupcakes to make them into tear apart cakes that will feed an army of guests and make pirate punch that is sure to quench even the thirstiest of crew.

1. Floating Bear

Floating Bear
Create an interesting backdrop with a selction of balloons in ombré shades of blue to gold and hook a teddy bear to the wall as if floating from the balloons.
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2. Cupcake Rattle

Cupcake Rattle
This adorable tear apart cupcake cake will feed all the troops at your gathering and its quite easy to make. Simply outline a rattle shape on a Cake Board in the diagonal and then arrange your cupcakes into the shape, sticking them together with frosting.
Instructions Cupcake Rattle

3. Balloon Centerpiece

Balloon Centerpiece
A balloon centerpiece is perfect for any party. Use tulle to cover the balloon and place on a decorated box base.  This would also be lovely for a Christening or first birthday too.

Baby Shower Printable Bingo


4. Blue Pretzels

Blue Pretzels
These make great favors for your shower. Dip pretzels in blue candy melts and drizzle with  white chocolate and blue sprinkles. This would also work great for any  nautical themed party.

5. Elephant Cake

Elephant Cake
Blue and grey work so beautifully together – it’s no wonder that many people choose to go for an elephant themed baby shower. You could even make a tear apart elephant cupcake cake if you prefer.

6. Elephant Baby Shower

Elephant Baby Shower
The film Dumbo resonates with everyone so it’s no surprise that adorable baby elephants are the inspiration for a lot of baby showers.

7. Belly Cake

Much the same as the tear apart cupcake cake – this is made in the same way – except the cupcakes are layered to form the ‘belly’.

8. Ready to Pop

Ready to Pop
Popcorn favors are so cheap to make and look super cute when put into a treat bag with a ‘Ready to Pop’ label.

9. Shower Pin

Make a wonderful pin for mom-to-be and grandma and aunt using ribbons and card stock.

10. Balloon Arch

An impressive balloon arch can easily be made using wire, plenty of balloons and double sided tape.

11. Pirate Punch

Pirate Punch
A wonderful idea for everything boy themed. 1 part blue poweraid, 2 parts sprite, and cut up fruit – your guests really love this and it’s great for a nautical themed shower.

12. Chalkboard Sign

Chalkboard Sign
A chalkboard sign is a must for any party especially when you want to present a favor table to instruct guests to take their thank you gifts.

13. Baby Grow Guestbook

Use an old frame to make this unique guest book. Guests sign in or leave special message for baby/parents to be! Purchase the baby clothes with pins or make them yourself from card stock.

14. Blue Cakes

Make an impression with layers of beautiful blue cupcakes topped off with a show stopping cake.

15. Big Blocks

Big Blocks
Big blocks that say BABY in blue & white can be placed anywhere and are made from 12×12 boxes which are then wrapped and the letters added.

16. Shower Favors

Shower Favors
Make these budget friendly favors from Dollar store buggies and then add Hershey’s bars with the he colored in blue – it’s great for a gender reveal.

17. Under the Sea Centerpieces

Under the Sea Centerpieces
For an under the sea theme make these awesome centerpieces using salt and food die for the sand, purchase a vase from the dollar store, add a couple of false branches and some plastic fish and its done!

18. Sprinkle Favor

Sprinkle Favor
This simple and cute idea comprises salt & pepper shakers and candy sprinkles all purchased from the Dollar store!

19. Airplane Centerpiece

Airplane Centerpiece
Make this adorable topiary from cotton balls, dollar store buckets, sticks and clothing line pins.

20. Shower Gel Prizes

Shower Gel Prizes
For inexpensive prizes to give out on the day purchase a batch of blue shower gels from the dollar store.

21. Elephant Diaper Cake

Elephant Diaper Cake
Make a diaper cake by purchasing a large box of diapers. It’s wrapped with an adorable stuffed elephant on the top.
Instructions Elephant Diaper Cake

22. Late Night Diapers

Late Night Diapers
Late Night Diapers – write encouraging or funny messages on diapers for late night changes.

23. Baby Shower Prize

Baby shower prizes
This is so cute as well as easy and affordable to make. You could purchase themed cups to go with your decor and fill them with random candies. The winners will love it!

Baby Shower Printable Games


  1. How big is the cake board for the baby rattle cupcakes?

    • Hi Judy, Thanks for contacting us! You can purchase the board here the cupcakes are arranged on the diagonal, and you can then have room to write a little message.

  2. How do you make #9 shower pin step by step?

    • Hi Lex, thanks for contacting us! For the shower pin, you can buy a faux flower and some ribbon of your choice. Cut the ribbon into strips and hot glue onto the back of the flower. Add a ‘mommy’ tag and then secure with a safety pin!

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