Baby showers should be elegant, memorable, and fun for all. If you have a close friend or family member who’s expecting, it’s important that you know how to pull out all the stops to ensure the baby shower runs accordingly to plan. Whether it be providing decorations, or sorting out the food, here are 5 ways on how to throw the ultimate baby shower.
Deciding on who to invite to the baby shower can be difficult. To help make things easier, you should start by inviting the mother-to-be’s mom, sisters, aunts, cousins, and her best friends. Once you have figured out the final count, you will be able to work out how invitations you need to either buy or create yourself. You can use programs like Adobe Spark to create your own baby shower invitations, as well as thank you cards to express your gratitude and appreciation for those who attended.
Select a Theme
Whether it be a character from a fairy tale, or a cartoon, there are tons of themes that you can pick from. To help get inspiration for the baby shower, you should visit a party store in your local area, or look at discount stores online for plates, napkins, balloons, and table clothes that can match your theme. Decorative plates look great on the refreshment table and can help fit the overall look and feel of the baby shower. You may also want to check out eBay, where you can find secondhand items at a fraction of their original cost.
Create Your Own Decorations
If you would prefer to go down the DIY route, there are lots of decorations that you can make yourself. If you want to add a personal touch, creating your own banners and balloons at the shower entrance can get things off to a good start once the expectant mother to be walks through the door. You can also put streamers and helium balloons around the room and on the refreshment tables.
Food and Drink
It’s important that you spend time creating a food and drinks menu that caters to all. Whether you simply provide cake and punch, or a few nibbles for guests to snack on, make sure that you’re aware of any dietary requirements beforehand. Finger foods are incredibly easy to prepare, and the choice of finger foods to pick from is endless. The cake is a staple of a baby shower, so whether you plan to make your own, or hire outside help, try and stick to the theme of the overall day.
If some of the guests you’ve invited don’t know each other, games can be a great way to get everyone involved, as well as to break the ice. Popular baby shower games include baby bingo, baby hot potato, and baby sculptures.
Selecting the right theme for the baby shower, providing plenty of food and drink guests, choosing games that are fun for all, as well as sorting out who to invite are all key factors that you need to consider when throwing a baby shower. Remember, the expecting mom who you’re doing this for will appreciate whatever you do, so whether you are on a strict budget, or you have cash to splash, these are just a few ideas to help throw the ultimate baby shower.