Wishing Wells For Baby Showers

The ‘wishing well’ I made for my cousin’s bridal shower! YAY so proud 🙂 !

This Wedding Wishing Well I made for my cousin’s bridal shower! What a great idea and it was so easy and cute! Wrapping paper rolls (you have a ton of left-over rolls from the gift bags, right?!) make the supports in a ‘cathedral’ style. A fold up box works great for the roof. The ‘pot’ is actually a gold serving tray dressed up by using craft coats to gold-tone it. We added a bucket in the middle filled with gold coins and tossed in lots more coins out of the edge where guests could reach them as they chatted about all things wedding.

So fun to make! Used a fold-up box for the roof and wrapping paper rolls for support. Added bonus: It’s easy to set up and take down!

What Do You Put in a Baby Shower Wishing Well?

The concept behind a wishing well is that guests bring small items that the parents will need and add them to the “well”. These small items can range from wipes and diapers to bottles and pacifiers. They are all small every day items that are must haves for new parents.

This is the wishing well I made for my cousins bridal shower. The blue and pink beads are strung around the top row and then more were added on each subsequent row. The roof was made from a fold-up cardboard box that I covered with wrapping paper. I decorated it with “HEARTS”, “BABY DOLLS” and “BABY CARDS”. It can hold multiple layers of money and messages from guests, who all got a chance to throw something in there!

here is the wishing well i loved so much, i made it for my cousin’s bridal shower! I loved it so much that when she moved, i got to take it with me.

I made a wishing well for my cousin’s bridal shower!

How to Make a Baby Shower Wishing Well

A wishing well is a fun addition to a baby shower than any soon to be parents will love.  The concept behind a wishing well is that guests bring small items that the parents will need and add them to the “well”.  These small items can range from wipes and diapers to bottles and pacifiers.  They are all small every day items that are must haves for new parents.  They don’t need to be wrapped, just added to the well.  

A wishing well is a great option for a shower being held at work or for a second child when you don’t want guests to bring large gifts.  Everyone will feel like they are contributing, but won’t feel obligated to spend a lot of money on a gift.

on your invitation

You should note on your invitation if you are going to be having a wishing well.  You can certainly just add the words, “wishing well” at some point on the invitation or add a cute poem.  Here’s one that we got from one of our party planning readers:

Diapers, Diapers, Diapers, galore!

We have some, but need some more!

If you could pitch in to help with these,

Mommy and baby sure would be pleased.

With your donation,

your name please don’t tell,

it’s just a little contribution to our wishing well

at your party

You can be a creative as your want when displaying the wishing well at your party.  It can simply be a large gift box or you can add a twist.  Here are some wishing well display ideas:

  • A bassinet is a great option for your wishing well.  And, it’s such a nice gift for the new parents
  • How about a giant inflatable treasure chest for a future pirate or a sports cooler for your wishing well?
  • A kiddie pool works perfectly as a wishing well
  • A wagon that can be used when the baby is older.

A wishing well that doubles as a gift is the best option for your wishing well!

The new parents can look through it at the party and your guests will enjoy reminiscing about how much “stuff” you need for a baby!

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