A baby shower is among the most exciting parties that you can host. It will not only serve as an opportunity to celebrate the new baby, but it is also a good chance to congratulate the new mother. We all love to welcome a newborn baby into the world! Here is an easy plan based on our personal experience.
How to plan a baby shower
- Ask the mother-to-be to provide you with a list of the expected guests. Knowing the number of guest who may be present will help you in planning for the appropriate venue and other factors such as food, beverages and entertainment. Consider all of the guests that you expect to attend, and choose the most convenient date possible; this is often going to be a Saturday.
- The next important factor to consider is the theme for the baby shower invitations, decorations, etc. This is easiest when you know the baby’s gender. However, if it is not known, it would be appropriate to ask the mother to participate in selecting a theme for her big day.
- Now would be a good time to organize the invitations so that they are ready to be sent at least five weeks in advance. This will give guests enough time to plan their gift. Carefully prepare the invitations and ask the mother-to-be to provide you with the mailing addresses.
- The next item that needs careful planning is the type of food that will be served on that day. Among the foods you can select are; vegetables, desserts, dips, crackers and cheese. Depending on the specific situation, you may not want to serve alcoholic drinks during this day and if you choose to include alcohol beverages, make sure it is tasteful and in controlled amounts.
- The baby shower day will not be complete without the cutting of a cake. After selecting the type of cake or cupcakes to prepare, contact your favorite bakery and have them match the theme.
- Choose appropriate decorations. These should also be consistent with the theme. You can choose traditional decorations where you use streamers and balloons. You can also select a modern decoration method where you use fresh flowers which will be used as centerpieces and elsewhere around the room.
- To ensure that the guests will enjoy the day, prepare several games for them. There are various types of games which your guests can participate in, and games are usually great fun or extremely boring. You may choose to use the internet to find baby shower games for your guests.
- It would also be nice to buy a book for the new mom. In this book, you should record all of the gifts that were opened and also all those beautiful pictures that were taken.
- Finally, you will want to thank the guests for coming. Buy a package of thank you cards. Give each guest an envelope to write their own mailing address before they go home. This will make it easier for the new mom to send these cards.
Additional Baby Shower Tips!
- Don’t forget to enlist a few helpers for decorating, games, and keeping everyone entertained!
- Being baby shower hostess is much like being maid of honor. Catering to the mommy-to-be comes with the territory. Make sure to incorporate her, and make sure she has everything she needs on the big day. Her absence is expected if she goes into labor, but you’ll definitely want to make sure she arrives on time otherwise.
- Be creative! This is your time to shine. A creative dish, dessert, or decoration can really stand out. It shows the mommy that you care, and she will appreciate it.
- Try a baby shower planning checklist like the one on the RealSimple website.
When baby shower planning is done well, you will create priceless memories of a fun and exciting day shared with close friends and family. Please feel free to come back and share your successful event with us at Born Unique Baby, we’d love to see how it went!
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