Mason jars are the perfect item for a baby shower theme! Whether the gender is boy, girl, or a surprise, there’s always something you can do with a jar. In this post, we are showing you how to make party favor ideas, food and drinks, and even decorations. You simply can’t pass on a party full of glass!
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If you are trying to find a way to use up some of the Mason Jars you have around the house and save some money on an upcoming baby shower, you need to check out all of these ideas.
Upcycling mason jars is so easy, frugal, and most importantly- FUN!
Check out all of these baby shower ideas and share with us what you’re most excited about using at your shower!
Mason Jar Themed Crafts, Food, Drinks, and Decor for Baby Shower
Here are some fun mason jar crafts, gifts, or decor that you can use at your baby shower! If you love Mason Jars, you'll love these mason jar ideas.
Show your baby shower guests how much you appreciate their attendance with an M&M cookie mix mason jar as a gift. Food is an underrated gift that’s simply not used enough. Plus you can easily add some colored ribbon to represent a boy or girl if you want to. This would be a lovely game prize as well.
Friendship Soup in a Jar - A Christmas Gift in a Mason Jar
Friendship soup ingredients in a mason jar will impress your loved ones because it’s such a creative and unique idea. The soup itself is warming, hearty, and healthy. These could also double as a decoration idea as you can set them out on display and even use name tags if your shower has arranged seating.
Mason Jar Hot Chocolate (Easy DIY Christmas Gift)
Mason jar hot chocolate is a fun little craft you can do with friends or family in preparation for a baby shower. Then set them out on display as decor and a take home gift. Plus it would be super cute to substitute colorful marshmallows - blue for boy and pink for girl!
Pretty Pressed Flower Mason Jar Luminaries
You only need a handful of items to make these lovely DIY party favors. Grab some assorted sized mason jars with lids, mod podge in a glassy finish, angled paint brushes, acrylic paint, pressed hydrangeas, and decorative ribbon or twine. These quaint and dainty jars will delight your loved ones. Colors are easily customizable too.
Food and Drink
Raspberry Chocolate Mousse
Raspberry chocolate mousse is a delightfully elegant jar recipe for a shower. They are petite and single serve so everyone gets their own little portion. Plus the flavor is absolutely delicious. You could even substitute the fruit to be on theme, blueberries for a boy and strawberries for a girl.
These fun individual sized Blackberrry Cheesecake Jars are the perfect dessert to serve at your baby shower. You could even use them as party favors or thank you. Since they're a no bake dessert, you don't have to worry about messing with them for too long putting them together!
This is the perfect healthy appetizer to offer to your guests. Serve with some crackers, veggies, and pita chips and let everyone snack on some.
Here's another fun fall dessert in a jar. You can use this as a dessert to display on the table or as a favor. Layered with graham cracker crumbs, cheesecake pudding layer and melted chocoalte with toasted marshmallows.
This fun appetizer desert dip is so simple to make. This one as shown would be perfect to serve at a baby girl baby shower. You can easily make it blue though for a boy!
Another easy appetizer that everyone will love. This delicious Buffalo Chicken Dip is always a hit at parties and get togethers. It's so good others will be asking or the recipe.
Serve this Pineapple Mango Salsa with some tortilla chips or serve it with a Taco Bar at a baby shower. Perfectly easy and super fresh flavor!
This is another fun dessert dip to serve at baby showers! If you have a Disney lover or a frozen fan as the mama they will really appreciate this. It can also just look like a fun boy-colored dip.
Hawaiian Punch Recipe · The Typical Mom
You just have to serve up this baby blue Hawaiian Punch at your mason jar themed baby shower. It’s simple and cheap yet still a bit fancy! Having them on display will also add to the ambiance and decor.
Everyone always loves a good Chick-fil-A Kale Salad. Serve up these perfectly portioned salads for your next shower or get together. If your party is in the spring or summer, serve up these refreshing mason jar garden salads. These nutritious personal sized portions are tasty and on theme for any mason jar baby shower party. Plus the ingredients are interchangeable and you can save any leftovers for later.
Decorations and Centerpieces
DIY Farmhouse Daisy Mason Jar Craft Project - Chalk Paint
Daisy mason jars are a lovely farmhouse craft idea to decorate your party. They add a rustic baby shower touch that still adds an elegant vibe to your display platter and dining tables. The blooming wildflowers fill the jars creating a beautiful centerpiece craft.
Homemade Mason Jar Soy Candle
Homemade soy candles are simple and inexpensive to make as party decor plus the color of the wax is easily interchangeable for the baby’s gender. You can decorate tables with lighted candles and make extra to give away as party favors. Because they are made mostly of soy there’s no build up on the walls or ceiling.
DIY Mason Jar Canisters
Elegant canister jars are the perfect fit for so many things. Plus they can be utilized in so many ways for a shower. They can hold napkins, silverware, party game pieces, and so much more. Items you will need include a flat paintbrush, fine sandpaper, glass cabinet knobs, adhesive glue, jute twine, 10mm jump rings (for jewelry making), and ocean themed metal charms!
DIY Mason Jar Centerpieces
If you have a lot of tables to decorate at your mason jar themed baby shower this centerpiece craft idea is just the ticket! These mint, gray, and gold colored canisters will be the star of the show. Plus you can reuse them afterwards all over your home.
Pretty Chalky Painted Mason Jar Flower Vase
Large and in charge, these big and beautiful jars filled with your favorite floral arrangements are the perfect DIY craft. Lovely party decorations like these create a beautiful ambiance too. Easily made with items like a cricut maker (with a fine point blade), a standard grip mat, cricut premium vinyl, 3 16oz jars with the lids removed, scissors, a weeder tool, Americana chalky finish in lace, and a paintbrush.
How to Make Mason Jar Lanterns
Imagine an evening baby shower with luminous lanterns hanging from above or displayed alongside your centerpieces. This DIY idea is a must have for your party. Add some wire handles, assorted pebbles, and tiny candles.
Where can I find more jars?
If you need help finding more Mason Jars to use, there are plenty of ways to get more.
- Check with friends and family
- Look at Facebook marketplace and online yard sales
- Scour local yardsales and estate sales
- Check local thrift stores
- Hit up Walmart
- Search on Amazon– TONS of options!
What can I use to decorate mason jars?
Oh my goodness the possibilities are endless! You can use anything from spray paint, acrylic paints, chalk paint, and paint cut outs to artificial flowers, foliage, and candles.
Other decorative ideas for your mason jar include: pebbles, rocks, twine, lace, glitter, and glue.
Your mason jar themed baby shower will be decorated to impress with these crafty ideas.
The party favors, food, drinks, centerpieces and more will be elegant and unique at an affordable price.
Plus you get to spend all that time being creative which is my favorite part!
Being a new mom is hard enough, don’t stress at your party.
Whether you are having a lot of people or a few, mason jars are the perfect addition to your theme. You have a lot of options with these DIY projects.
They can be a sweet treat gift, thoughtful shower favor, table centerpiece to hold fresh flowers, candle holders, and so much more. The best part is that you absolutely will not have to spend a lot of money.
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