Published at Monday, May 15th, 2017 - 21:59:03 PM. Baby Shower. By tommy.
Baby Showers Combine Old Traditions and New Styles A baby is one of the most precious gifts one can receive. In anticipation for that long-awaited gift, family and friends are eager to give other gifts to the mother-to-be in preparation for whats ahead. These gifts range from the newborn essentials like diapers and wipes, to adorable outfits and colorful toys. No matter the type of celebration, whether its based on family tradition or whether its simply a casual gathering of friends, there are a number of party etiquette tips to follow. If you make yourself aware of a few baby shower dos and donts, your guests will easily understand whats expected of their presence and what type of shower theyll be attending simply by looking at your baby shower invitations and even baby address labels. From fancy and chic to simple and modern, the style choices are endless, and can often set the tone for the celebration ahead. Party Details Years ago, showers were only thrown for a womans first baby. And often times, the mothers bridesmaid or maid of honor hosted the party. They would send out baby shower invitations and once gathered, all the women would share their own experiences as a mother and prepare the expectant mother for what was to come. There were gifts given and they were often hand-me-downs and family heirlooms. Regardless the gift, the purpose was to provide the mother-to-be with essential baby items for their newborns arrival. Times have certainly changed. Todays focus isnt on the education but instead on the celebration. Anyone can host the shower, from friends to siblings or even in-laws, and many times men can even attend. As with a lot of traditions, baby showers have become more casual and open to new ideas. Though times have altered how we send out thank you cards or give gifts, it doesnt mean that certain traditions cant be respected. Families may have preferences about who should host the party or what type of food is served. In these specific instances, the proper etiquette would be to follow the requested tradition. Baby Shower Invitations and More When it comes to setting the tone and theme for the celebration, its critical to choose baby shower invitations and baby address labels that are representative for the type of party youre throwing. Whether its jungle themed, ABC 123 or even based on nursery rhymes, carry the style through to the thank you cards and baby address labels. Family and friends will appreciate the coordinating style and youll have fun putting it together. If the shower is being held after the birth of the child, photo baby announcements can be used to share the important news and prepare guests for showering the newborn with love. In the same fashion as other types of invitations, baby shower invitations should include the date, time and location. They should be mailed out four to six weeks prior to the shower date. With most of todays showers being gift-giving events, registry information should be included in the baby shower invitations. If youre looking for ideas on where to host the event, plan on either your own home, the expectant mothers home, a restaurant, park or local community center. You can be just as creative with the venue as you are with the baby shower invitations. Final Tips for the Hostess As you prepare to host a fabulous baby shower for your loved one, keep organized on all your responsibilities so the party goes off without any glitches. Expectations as the host include sending baby shower invitations to family and friends, decorating the venue, organizing games or activities and providing food and beverages. It may seem like a large list, but if you set a theme and focus everything around it, your planning will tie together and impress guests. For example, should you choose to have a farm animal themed party, let adorable chickens, cows and pigs playfully make their way onto your baby shower invitations with images and creative wording, the party décor, thank you cards and even some of the games. Other hostess responsibilities include providing guests with party favors, food and entertainment. Have fun by playing interactive games such as word scrambles, rhyming games or even "Name That Tune" with nursery rhymes. Again, tie in your selected theme to make the party come full circle. And when it comes to the food, keep the theme in mind, too. Whether you host a BBQ, serve tea and dessert, or go with an Italian menu, the food can also help tie in the overall look and feel of your party. Hosting a baby shower is both fun and exciting. You get to share the building anticipation for a new baby by sending thoughtful baby shower invitations and hosting a memorable celebration for the mother-to-be. As old traditions combine with modern style, you can make your party be sentimental, stylish and full of memories for family and friends.
Baby Shower Favors - An Expression Of Love And Appreciation When you give baby shower favors to the guests at your baby shower party, you are expressing your feelings of happiness, love, gratitude and appreciation. There are no hard and fast rules regarding shower favors, but they have always been a common feature in pregnancy celebrations, having arisen more out of spontaneous emotions rather than any traditions. In some areas, however, the baby shower favors are an essential part of the baby shower party and are more of an unwritten law. It is necessary to find out the types of favors that you should be giving, and for the same you need to discuss with your friends and relatives and attend some baby shower parties. Small Is Beautiful Since the object of a shower party is to celebrate pregnancy and the impending arrival of a new baby, you should select small cute baby gifts that would be appropriate for the occasion. Baby shower favors such as decoration pieces, candles, candies or potpourri are ideal gifts and you should wrap them up in attractive small kits. Baby Shower Favors Based On The Party Theme If you have chosen a theme for the baby shower party and made all other arrangements such as decorations and food based on this theme, you should choose the baby shower favors on similar lines. Some suggestions include gels and shower soaps decorated as per the theme of the party, cookies made to resemble fun-characters, candies wrapped in baby socks or in baby booties, small mugs, candles in the shape of baby bottles, or small plants. Spend Time Looking Around In order to get attractive, appropriate and reasonably priced baby shower favors, it is necessary that you should shop around and compare various items before making your choice. It is only by doing extensive research and visiting various shops that you can see various items and get some bright ideas regarding the baby shower favors. You would naturally be extremely happy if your guests appreciate the favors given by you, and in order to achieve that you need to select the best items. In your search for the best baby shower favors, you should also consider the items that have been used as favors in previous parties by other people. These time-tested ideas would give you some bright clues since other people must have appreciated these items on previous occasions. You should also consider the personality of the expectant mother and base your decision regarding favor items on the same. It will act as a tribute to the mother-to-be and help her overcome the difficulties that she might be facing during her pregnancy period. Moreover, if you choose the tried and tested ideas, you will be sure that since these items had been appreciated previously, there is no reason why your guests will not like them. You should take up this assignment of choosing baby shower favors as a challenge and let your creative talents and instincts take over the entire process. Your objective is to make sure that the parents-to-be and the guests get utmost pleasure and remember the baby shower party for a long time to come. You can help them in achieving this goal by doing meticulous planning and offering the best baby shower favors.
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