Planning a Memorable Baby Shower: An Elaborate Guide
A baby shower event is indeed one of the most significant and cherishable days in a mom-to-be’s life. So, if you are organizing a baby shower, a lot of things should be taken care of. Whether you are her bestie, relative, or spouse, make sure the baby shower turns out so good that the expectant mother cannot stop smiling and glowing. Planning the special day for the would-be-mother can indeed be a stressful event for the host. If you wish to cut down on your unnecessary confusion and mismanagements, this elaborate guide can be of great help to you. We have jotted down all the necessary tips and tricks that will make you an amazing host and, at the same time, make the event a great success. Want to know more? Scroll through!
Date and Time, Please!
The first thing that you must do is to finalize the date and time for the event. Generally, showers are organized almost 4 to 6 weeks before the due date. Generally, guests prefer to attend such showers on Saturdays and Sundays. Make sure that no festival or special event clashes with your event. Also, ensure that the family is free on that particular date.
Choose a comfy, cozy location.
The chances are that you know the mommy-to-be very closely, and hence it should not be difficult for you to get an idea about the place that would make her the happiest. Apart from it, you should keep in mind a few other factors like the budget, weather, and the number of guests to finalize the location. A baby shower party can be organized at:
- Home of the mommy (or yours): Absolutely private and comfy option! The mommy will perhaps be the most comfortable at home. You can cook up a storm in the kitchen. Decorate the entire place with balloons, flowers, candles, and confetti.
- Party venue: Choose a banquet or a party venue where the staff will help you with decorations, foods, and other arrangements. You can add some personal touch to the décor, such as using the expectant mommy’s childhood pictures.
- Café or restaurant: Simply book a table at the favorite restaurant or café of the mommy. And the menu should accommodate everyone's tastes. As simple as that!
- Destination: Pick any destination as per her wish, such as a rejuvenating spa day or a creative crafts shop.
- Outdoors: Got a picturesque outdoor location nearby? Then this can be the ideal location for the party. Let the expectant mother chill by the lakeside amidst greenery and a cool breeze.
Tie it all up with a suitable theme
The would-be-mommy will definitely love it. There are so many themes for baby shower events that are trending at present. You can choose any one of them or go for a theme that matches well with the mommy’s personality. Let us help you with some of the theme ideas –
- Sports club
- Tiny gentleman
Prepare the guest list and send invitations
Deciding upon the guest list can be a tad bit difficult. You do not want to leave anyone out. However, your budget will give you a precise idea about the number of guests. Also, you should invite only those people around whom the mommy-to-be feels comfortable. You can choose either printed invites, hand-made ones or electronic ones. Do follow up to make sure that all of them have received the invitation. The invites should match the theme of your party. Add details like date, time, location, RSVP, etc.
Arrange for baby shower games
Arrange for some super fun and cute games which the would-be-mom can enjoy. Plan how much time you want to spend on such games as you don’t want to make her feel exhausted. Make sure you have all the necessary supplies and prizes ready for the winners of the games.
Ending on a sweet note
Share your gratefulness to all the guests that they have made it to the party. As a token of love and gratitude, you can hand out to the guests baby shower favors and thank-you notes. There are so many options available such as silver mint jars, fragrant candles, balmy soaps, and so on. Keep a set of gifts handy from your side for the "guest of honor” – the mommy, as well.
Baby showers last hardly a few hours. However, you can create endless memories within that limited time frame. Try following these tips to organize a splendid shower for the would-be-mum. Here’s to endless laughter, joy, and jubilations!
Andrew Moretti is an offbeat and witty marketing copywriter who writes majorly for wedding, lifestyle, gifts, and favors brands; delivering them top-notch blogs and stunning marketing copies.
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