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!
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.
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.
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!