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Decoration ideas for baby shower

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I am organizing a baby shower for a friend of mine. Since the concept of the baby shower is totally unknown in Switzerland, I am having a hard time finding suitable decoration items. In the shops all they have is either for birthdays or births, and I also don't find heart shaped balloons or garlands suitable for the occasion.

Any ideas from you, honorable members of the EF, would be most welcome.
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Re: Decoration ideas for baby shower

The local papeterie (office supply shop) has tons of baby party related items, from balloons to diaper cakes.
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Re: Decoration ideas for baby shower

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They have everything for showers, tiles, hoses, etc...

On a serious note they do have a section for arts and the likes with balloons, sparkly decorations, shiny letters, lot of colorful paper types, etc...

Yet it comes at a veeery high price, usually, so I'd just buy online.
Never encountered that type of shops in CH, anyway since it's likely to be made in china, I'd buy directly from there, eventually paying extra for faster shipping (otherwise it's 3-4 weeks waiting).

https://www.aliexpress.com/wholesale...+balloons+baby
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Re: Decoration ideas for baby shower

I ordered from Amazon.de before, but I know others have used these Swiss websites

http://www.pinkfisch.ch/shop/themenp...ag/baby-shower
http://www.baby-shower.ch/onlineshop/dekorationsartikel
https://meinekinderparty.ch/baby-shower-party/
http://www.partydeko.ch/geburtstag/baby.html
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The local papeterie (office supply shop) has tons of baby party related items, from balloons to diaper cakes.
I have been to McPaperland and they had items for after the baby is born.

However, I will have a look at the pages that were mentioned.

Found what I was looking for here:
https://www.babybellyparty.ch/checko...7A3BDA5A8B6FBB

How funny that it didn't cross my mind to google it.

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Re: Decoration ideas for baby shower

Tala at perfect packages can help you. She's great! She has a facebook page. Good luck!
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Hi all,

I am organizing a baby shower for a friend of mine. Since the concept of the baby shower is totally unknown in Switzerland, I am having a hard time finding suitable decoration items. In the shops all they have is either for birthdays or births, and I also don't find heart shaped balloons or garlands suitable for the occasion.

Any ideas from you, honorable members of the EF, would be most welcome.
Buy garlands, ballons and lots and lots of paint/glitter/balloon-suitable pens.

Heart shaped balloons should be in Franz Carl Weber or a kiddie toy shop. They are also in the Migros mixed balloon package, but at quite a steep price considering that only about a fifth of the package will consist of heart-shaped balloons.

As for coloring balloons etc., either paint them, draw on them with glitter pens or dunk them in buckets of glitter/roll them on trays of glitter after applying some glue to their surfaces.
Papeterie items often are overpriced and the shops might not have everything you want, going DIY can significantly reduce costs.

Agree that it's hard to find baby shower related items here - that might partly be due to the fact that they are very rare/basically unknown here, in fact so much so that once I was reprimanded for wanting to give a gift before the child's birth due to it possibly bringing bad luck upon the kid .

As a Swiss I say, have fun, and there is no reason to limit the fun to the time after the child is born.
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Re: Decoration ideas for baby shower

...Can you chicks call it something other than "baby shower" I always get bad visuals imagining a shower of babies.
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Re: Decoration ideas for baby shower

Look up some pinterest ideas...

You can use a lot of paper and make the triangular looking flags with the baby's name on it and string together with nice twine string - has the rustic look which is so cute!
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Agree that it's hard to find baby shower related items here - that might partly be due to the fact that they are very rare/basically unknown here, in fact so much so that once I was reprimanded for wanting to give a gift before the child's birth due to it possibly bringing bad luck upon the kid .

As a Swiss I say, have fun, and there is no reason to limit the fun to the time after the child is born.
And I think it is a very sensible thing to do, I mean, who wants to have a party after birth with a newborn that you are just getting to know, suffering from sleep deprivation and stress?
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Look up some pinterest ideas...

You can use a lot of paper and make the triangular looking flags with the baby's name on it and string together with nice twine string - has the rustic look which is so cute!
Well the point is that it is a baby shower, so we know neither gender nor name.
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And I think it is a very sensible thing to do, I mean, who wants to have a party after birth with a newborn that you are just getting to know, suffering from sleep deprivation and stress?


Well the point is that it is a baby shower, so we know neither gender nor name.
Surely you can easily change colors rather than go for the (IMO quite boring) pink versus blue, barbie versus car, girl versus boy etc. themed ideas - simply use orange, yellow, green, purple colors, "girl" themes mixed with "boy" themes etc. Or - much easier - don't bother caring about the colors and other "gender-specifying" symbols/items and just use all.

Much more fun.
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Re: Decoration ideas for baby shower

I've been to lots of showers in the US where we knew the gender and name...that's how you can give embroidered gift. nonetheless, WELCOME BABY always works.


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Well the point is that it is a baby shower, so we know neither gender nor name.
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I've been to lots of showers in the US where we knew the gender and name...that's how you can give embroidered gift. nonetheless, WELCOME BABY always works.
Well I find it indisreet to ask (I remember how much I hated the question and usually answered, it's a human being, I hope) and the way she puts it they want to wait and not know in advance which I find great.
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Hi all,

I am organizing a baby shower for a friend of mine. Since the concept of the baby shower is totally unknown in Switzerland, I am having a hard time finding suitable decoration items. In the shops all they have is either for birthdays or births, and I also don't find heart shaped balloons or garlands suitable for the occasion.

Any ideas from you, honorable members of the EF, would be most welcome.

Hi, Not sure if you would be interested but I make these really cute baby shower gifts which are unique and sold a few as a hobby. I'm in Zurich so I'd be happy to help!
https://www.englishforum.ch/commerci...g-parents.html
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