Mom Knows Best : Throwing An Incredible Baby Shower!

Friday, December 30, 2016

Throwing An Incredible Baby Shower!

So, you want to throw an incredible baby shower. Whether you’re doing this for your friend or yourself, this post is full of tips that will help everybody to have the best time. Read on to get started!


Who Should Host The Shower?
If you’re wondering who should host the shower, tradition normally states that anybody other than the mother-to-be should host it. Maybe a best friend, mother, or sister. However, there are no real rules. It can also be hosted at any time during the pregnancy, although later on is usually traditional. Not quite when she could give birth at any minute, but when there isn’t much longer left to wait!


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Set The Tone With Invitations
Send out invitations in advance so that everybody who is close to the mother-to-be can attend. A text message or phone call can be fine, but using traditional invitations for the party is a nice touch too. You can also set the tone with these invitations and give people an idea of what the day will be like. It’s up to you how you do it, just make sure you get a good idea of who will be attending.


Know Your Audience
Know your audience for the shower, or at least have a good idea of what they will like and won’t like. There are many games you can play to perk up the party, but some are a little classier than others. Some might not be to everybody’s tastes - think nappies and smushed up chocolate bars! Make sure you choose the entertainment wisely.


Decorate Using Your Imagination
Use your imagination to decorate and make the get together even more exciting. You can use bunting and balloons for a simple way to perk up a room. Instead of investing in an expensive centrepiece, you can use gifts as the centrepiece. They’ll likely all look really pretty in their paper and bows, so make the most of them. If your guests need them, you could suggest baby shower gift ideas before the big day to help them out.


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Serving Food And Drink
It’s a good idea to serve food and drink for your guests depending on what time you throw the shower. If it’s later on in the evening, you could serve tasteful cocktails and mocktails. Having buffet style finger food is always a good idea. Just don’t buy too much. You don’t want all of the food to go to waste.


Goody Bags
It’s usually tradition for guests to leave with a cute goody bag to thank them for attending. Leaving them with a nice keepsake from the day is a good idea, so they remember it fondly. You can put other things in the goody bags too, from sweets to cupcakes. You can even get ready made goody bags to save you the trouble of putting them together yourself.  

Make sure you have a positive attitude and make a great playlist for the shower too. These little things all make a big difference. Have fun!

23 comments:

  1. I totally agree.....it is the little things that make a big difference. You have covered everything with this great post! Thank you for sharing xxx

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  2. How awesome! I love these ideas! I always like to attend the showers without games. I am just not into those baby games.

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  3. I love throwing themed baby showers. They are so much fun. Great ideas!

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  4. A lot of things to prepare and imagination should work perfectly, a thorough research on the net can also be an advantage and a deep quest of the audience to have, to make the baby shower a success and a sure surprise for the celebrant.

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  5. Great ideas. I love throwing themed baby showers. Helpful post. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. This is so timely! We have a good good friend who just announced her pregnancy and we would love to throw her a sweet baby shower :)

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  7. Like you idea to use the gifts as the centerpiece as it's silly to buy things that will only be used for a few hours. Of course I love the cake made from diapers, pins & other needed baby things so that can work too.

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  8. Nice idea! my sister is pregnant and I am thinking of throwing a themed baby shower! useful tips!

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  9. I just love the creativity that goes into baby showers these days! I agree goody bags are always a hit, they are so fun.

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  10. I've thrown many baby showers in my day. This looks like some great tips and I love goody bags!

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  11. Planning any kind of party can be a little stressful. This list pretty much covers everything that's needed! It's easier to plan when you know what you need for the party.

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  12. Perfect time for me to read this post, my niece is having a baby! Thanks for all the great tips!

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  13. Baby showers are so much fun to attend!! Planning any event like this can be so stressful to do and to plan out!

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  14. Omg so many awesome ideas!!!!! I willl be keeping these in mind next time I have a preggo bestie!!!!

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  15. It would be awesome to be able to throw a baby shower without much to think about! These are all essentials and I'm definitely taking note of these!

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  16. Love this! It's complete with everything that you need to cover for a baby shower! I haven't done that in a while, but I'm keeping this for reference.

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  17. This is absolutely a helpful tips, I wish when I get pregnant I have themed baby shower too

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  18. I love a good baby shower! They are so much fun, you can get really funny games that had everyone in stitches at mine. I love how much more stuff is available now as well

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  19. I never had baby showers when I was pregnant. I guess they were not as big as they are now. There are some amazing ideas out there now including these!

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  20. I've only been to one baby shower and I will be honest, I go for the food! LOL You have to have good food at a baby shower. Goody bags are fun too!

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  21. oh wow I have never been to one of these and they are becoming more popular here in the UK but when I had my babies they were unheard of

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  22. How fun! The time spent with friends is always the most important. :)

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  23. We are having my daughter's baby shower next month. These are some really cute ideas.

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