As family and friends come together to celebrate the baby shower, you might want to capture their wishes and feelings in a book. A guestbook is something you can go back and reminisce, or your baby might want to read them once they grow up.
A guestbook doesn’t have to look traditional always as you can try a lot more cool ideas. In this post, MomJunction brings you 20 unique baby shower guestbook ideas.
1. Fingerprint tree
Create a personalized baby shower guest book for the mom and the baby. All you need to do is spread out a white chart paper, draw a tree with several branches (count the number of expected guests and fix on an approximate number).
Spread the chart paper on a table, and place a stamp pad and a few gel pens. As the guests arrive, ask them to print their thumb impression on one of the branches and write their name and relation with the baby. You can frame and hang it in the baby’s room.
2. Wishes on stones
To execute this idea, you would need some smooth beach or river pebbles, and permanent markers. Ask your guests to get creative and write down their wishes on the pebbles. You can place them in a glass jar or arrange the pebbles in a center table.
3. Ultrasound guest book
Ultrasound helps friends and family to get the first glimpse of the baby. Stick the baby’s ultrasound picture on a signing mat and ask the guests to sign it. Later, you can frame it as a remembrance of all the love and support you and your baby got.
4. Supportive envelopes
In this adorable idea, the guests write their words of wisdom and support on envelopes and place them inside diapers. Whenever the mother opens the diaper, she will be thrilled to find the note. You can also go ahead and write the wishes on the diapers itself. It would be amusing to see when the baby crawls or walks with a funny note on the diaper.
5. Baby’s ABC book
Turn your baby shower guestbook into the baby’s first book. Give the guests some color pencils, sketches, and markers, and ask each of them to create one page for the book. They can also include best wishes for the baby on the page.
6. Wishes on onesie
This onesie could be framed or worn by your baby for a photoshoot. Buy a white or a light-colored onesie and ask all the guests to fill it up with their wishes and blessings for the baby.
7. Timeless guestbook
If you are looking for a baby shower guestbook, which can be used by your baby for many years to come, then you may try this idea. Pick up a favorite children’s book and ask the guests to write their wishes and messages on the pages. Whenever you read that book to your baby, you can also read the wishes and look back at the happy memories.
8. Baby blocks idea
This baby shower guestbook idea is simple and can be a perfect reminder of all the love reserved for your baby. Buy some wooden building blocks and ask the guests to write down their wishes and sign each block with permanent markers.
9. Short and sweet idea
This idea is probably the simplest of all. Choose the first letter of your baby’s name (if you have already selected one), cut cardboard in that shape and stick a white paper on it. Request the guests to fill the letter with their wishes and blessings. The end product will, indeed, add a personalized touch to your baby’s nursery.
10. Put them together
The guests at your baby shower are the people who would play a significant role in your baby’s life. And this is a sweet way to reiterate the importance of a support system for your baby. Gather some blank puzzle pieces and ask the guests to write their wishes on each. While helping your child in putting the pieces together, you will have an opportunity to teach them about the support system.
11. Personalized pillow cover
Get a personalized pillow cover made with the picture of the mom, dad, and siblings. You can also include some heartfelt quotes. Display it to the guests and ask them to sign on the pillow cover.
12. Signed baby bibs
The new mommy can have much-needed emotional support while feeding the baby. Spread some plain bibs and permanent markers on a table. Request the guests to sign the bibs; when they are done, you will have a collection of funny, emotional, and personalized bibs for your little one.
13. Wishes bunting
This is a unique way to surround your little one with all the wishes from your family and friends. For this baby shower guestbook idea, cut thick-colored paper into the desired shapes (animals, onesies, hearts, etc.), place them in a jar, also place some sketch pens and clothespins. Tie a string in a zigzag manner on a wall. Ask the guests to write down their wishes on the shapes and pin them on the string. You can hang this DIY bunting near your baby’s crib or in the nursery.
14. Around-the-world idea
With this idea, you can turn something formal into a treasure trove of emotions. You will need a revolving globe and some permanent markers. Request your guests to write down their wishes and sign on the globe. Once your baby grows into a curious toddler, you can teach them about the world and also about the well-wishers in their life.
15. A wishful quilt
Another cute guestbook idea is a signed quilt. Hang a quilt and ask the guests to sign it using fabric markers. Once they are done, you will have a quilt full of wishes and blessing just for your baby.
16. Charming guestbook
This cute idea works fine when you have a limited number of guests. The hostess can ask each guest to bring a bracelet charm that would suit the mother’s personality or is a symbol of their bond. The guests can present their charms and write why they have chosen that particular charm for the mom-to-be. The mother will have a forever reminder of all the loving thoughts.
17. Elephant guestbook
This guestbook idea would make a pretty wall decor for your baby’s nursery. Get a printout of a baby elephant holding a bunch of balloon strings in its trunk (with empty space in the place of the balloon). Spread out the printout and place some stamp pads; ask the guests to put their fingerprints at the end of the string and sign on it.
18. Baby furniture guestbook
Choose a crib or a high chair and turn it into a guestbook. Ask the guests to sign on the furniture using a permanent marker.
19. Photo booth idea
If you want to set up a photo booth for the baby shower, then you can use it for your guestbook as well. Place an album, glue and some glitter pens near the photo booth. As the guests click pictures (use a Polaroid camera), ask them to paste them in the album and write down their wishes and sign. This guest book will surely make you feel nostalgic.
20. Tiny hearts Idea
This is another adorable idea to keep all the wishes framed forever. For this idea, you would need tiny wooden hearts and permanent markers. Ask the guests to sign the hearts, and you can either drop them in a glass jar or frame them.
21. Alphabet idea
Ask the guests to carve out an alphabet letter from wooden cardboard, decorate it as they want and write their wishes. Once they are done, you can hang them in your child’s nursery.
These ideas will not only keep the guests entertained but also leave adorable souvenirs for the mom and the baby. Pick an idea and treasure all the love for your baby.
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