What To Consider When Planning
Has a family member or a friend recently found out that they are pregnant? Time to plan the baby shower!
A baby shower is an adorable and fun way to commemorate the upcoming arrival of a new baby and shower the mother-to-be with gifts and well wishes. If you’re looking into planning a baby shower for a friend, there are many things to consider in order to make the event a success and to help her feel supported during her pregnancy.
So, here are some key things to keep in mind when putting together a baby shower.
Depending on the number of guests you’re inviting, you may want to have the shower at someone’s home or at a rented event space, so aim to look for venues for private events that can accommodate your group and your needs. You should also consider the time of year and weather conditions when choosing a venue.
One of the main things to consider when you are planning a baby shower is who will be invited. You’ll need to decide how many people to ask and who to invite; usually, family and close friends are ideal for such an event, and it’s essential to make sure that the mother-to-be is comfortable with the guest list and that everyone who is invited is someone she would like to have at her shower. So, if she doesn’t want Beth from the office to attend, don’t invite her! The last thing you want is a baby shower that upsets the mother-to-be.
A baby shower theme can add a fun and cohesive element to the event. You could choose a color scheme, a particular children’s book, or even a specific food theme. Make sure to consult with the mother-to-be to ensure that the theme is something she would enjoy.
Once you have a theme, you can start planning decorations for the baby shower. Balloons, banners, and table decorations can all add to the festive atmosphere. You may want to consider hiring a professional decorator or enlisting the help of friends to create a striking and cohesive look.
Food and Drinks
Food and drinks are essential parts of any baby shower. You’ll want to choose a menu that appeals to all guests and consider any dietary restrictions, such as non-alcoholic beverages. Finger foods, sandwiches, and desserts are all popular options for baby showers. You could also consider hiring a caterer or having the baby shower at a restaurant.
Games and Activities
Baby shower games and activities can help break the ice and keep guests entertained. You could play classic games like “Guess the Baby Food” or create your own games based on the theme of the shower. Make sure to include activities that are appropriate for guests of all ages.
One of the primary purposes of a baby shower is to shower the mother-to-be with gifts. You’ll want to create a gift registry or suggest gift ideas to guests to ensure that the mother-to-be receives items she needs or wants for her new baby. You could also consider creating a gift opening time during the shower so that guests can see the mother-to-be’s reaction to their gifts.
Thank You Cards
After the baby shower is over, it’s important to send thank you cards to all of the guests who attended and gave gifts. You could create personalized cards or purchase pre-made cards. Make sure to include a personal message of thanks to each guest.