Published at Tuesday, May 16th, 2017 - 02:49:03 AM. Baby Shower. By tommy.
Components for Throwing a Great Baby Shower Do you beam with excitement when you think about hosting a baby shower for an expectant friend or relative but then cringe at the thought of all the party planning details that are involved? Not everyone feels they are a natural hostess when it comes to throwing a baby shower party; however, if you put these basic components together, you will not fail and the mom-to-be will be sure to appreciate all your efforts! There is no set way to throw a baby shower. With that in mind, if you account for these key components you will, without a doubt, have thrown a successful baby shower. 1) Location -- This isnt something to sweat about. Ask yourself what resources you have at your disposal. Do you belong to a local church? Are you a member of any organizations that have banquet rooms available to rent? Or, just consider hosting the party at your house or even the mom-to-bes house. Keep the distance within reason if youre not hosting the shower in the home so the expectant mother doesnt have to travel very far. Dont be afraid to ask the expectant mother how she would feel about having the shower in her home (if its not a surprise shower, that is). 2) Decorations -- Most every type of party includes decorations, whether general and colorful or tailored towards a specific theme. If the parents-to-be have chosen not to find out the gender of the baby then your shower decorations will most likely use varied pastels without sticking to mainly pink or blue as with known gender showers. Many stores and sites sell baby shower decorations so youll never be at a loss as to how to transform your location into a decorated baby haven; however, every good baby shower deserves a great centerpiece for the main food or gift table and a baby diaper cake will make a great conversation piece and will serve as a gift for the expectant mom when the shower is over. 3) Food -- Ah, the food. Again, this is not something to sweat about. If youre hosting the shower, I can only assume that you know the expectant mom well enough to know what some of her likes and dislikes are when it comes to food. You can go as simple as finger foods or as lavish as a hot meal. Keep in mind what would work best with the length of time you plan on having the shower. And of course, dont forget the baby shower cake! Whether you make a cake yourself or order one through a local bakery, every baby shower wouldnt be complete without a cake. 4) Games -- It seems to be a long standing tradition to play fun and silly games at a baby shower. There are a multitude of game ideas out there to choose from and some may fit your theme if your shower is centered around one. Keep the number of games limited for time sake and encourage everyone to participate, even the expectant mom. By the time you are done playing games, everyone will be in such a great mood, that the last component will help with winding down the baby shower before everyone goes home. 5) Gifts -- Probably the most important component and main reason people throw a baby shower is to give the expectant mom gifts for the baby and even to her. Shopping for a unique and creative baby gift to give at a baby shower can be stressful for some people. Depending on how many baby showers youve attended before, you may have seen many people give a lot of similar gifts and you want to get a little more creative. Most moms-to-be will have created a baby registry at a local store or two so you can always check out her wish list and try to put a unique spin on some of the things she will need or would like to have for the baby. A great way to do this is with a new baby gift basket that showcases practical and fun items that mom and baby can use together. I assure you that this type of newborn gift will be a hit at a baby shower. Now that you know what you need to consider, I hope you enjoy the planning process for hosting a baby shower and more importantly, the baby shower when it occurs. Best of luck and remember, as long as you combine the components from above, no matter the cost, time, or effort involved in planning a baby shower, the reward is seeing how happy your expectant friend or relative will be knowing how much you care!
Unique Baby Shower Invitations One of the most important aspects of a baby shower party is the making of baby shower invitations. These invitations are meant to inform the relatives and friends about the pregnancy and the pregnancy celebration that is being planned. The pregnancy period is the most exciting period of your life and you would certainly like to celebrate the pregnancy in the best possible manner so that it will be remembered for a long time to come. As such, the baby shower invitations should also be the best ones, reflecting your extreme happiness and euphoria. It is not difficult to find good quality invitation cards as a large variety of these cards are on display at most stores. But you need to choose the one that will truly reflect your feelings. Given below are a few types of baby shower invitations that you can look into and make a choice. Baby Shower Invitations Based On Particular Themes Most baby showers are planned on the basis of a central theme. If you have adopted a theme for your pregnancy celebration, you should choose the baby shower invitations that are also based on the same theme. Themed baby shower cards are also available in many shapes and sizes so that you can make your choice and even get your personalized message imprinted on the invitation cards. Bottled Invitations You can insert your baby shower invitations in plastic baby bottles and create fancy invitations for baby shower party. However, this might prove to be an expensive proposition and as such you should check your budget before attempting to make such invitations. If you decide to go ahead with this scheme, you can also add some colored papers and other baby items in the bottle. Your creativity will lead you towards the best decoration of the bottle. Baby Shower Magnet You can buy small baby shower magnets which have the date of the baby shower party written on them. You can incorporate these magnets into the baby shower invitations so that the guests can stick these magnets to their refrigerators. They will thus be able to remember the date and will not miss the party. There are innumerable unique ideas that you can adopt for making invitations for baby shower such as using personalized fortune cookies for inserting the baby shower invitations in them and sending them to the invitees. In fact, you can use any of the items that a baby uses and either attach your invitation or insert the invitation in them. You can make the invitation as simple or as complicated as you want and as per your budget. All that you need to do is to keep in mind that the baby shower invitations should be in tune with the taste and aspirations of the expectant mother. After all, the baby shower is being held to celebrate her pregnancy and she is the focus of attention. She is going to bring into this world a new human being and as such everything should be done as per her likings and desires. The baby shower invitations should also follow the same pattern.
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