Published at Tuesday, May 16th, 2017 - 02:49:03 AM. Baby Shower. By tommy.
Baby Shower Etiquette - Planning Your 1st Baby Shower Planning your first baby shower can be a challenging experience if not familiar with baby shower etiquette. It used to be that only women were invited to baby showers; however, events like these have evolved with time and now many showers are for men and women. Depending upon whether couples, just men or just women are being invited will help determine other decisions needing to be made for planning a shower. Making a list of everything needing decided upon and done is first. Start with determining who will be invited, where it will be held and when. Speaking to family members can be beneficial in making out a guest list and picking a convenient date and time. Baby Shower Themes There are numerous themes to choose from. While it is not mandatory to have a specific theme, using a specific theme idea helps in choosing the invitations and decorations. Some popular themes are teddy bears, traditional blue or pink, nursery rhymes, rubber duckies, Noahs ark, baby animals, Looney tunes, and scrap-booking or baby books. Of course if having a shower just for women, that opens up other theme ideas like a tea party shower or a makeover shower. Once a theme is decided upon, it is time to shop for invitations and picking from decoration ideas. Decorations normally include a table centerpiece - many showers feature a diaper cake for a centerpiece. Other types of decorations are determined by your theme just as the invitations are. Baby Shower Food Plan your food menu. Are you serving finger foods, snacks, pizza party or perhaps a pot-luck? The baby shower food menu should include items which all guests can enjoy and preferably quick and easy to fix. Remember there are several food items which mothers-to-be should not consume. Baby Shower Game Ideas A fun part of planning is which game ideas to play and of course, choosing the game prizes, gift bags and/or door prizes. Favorite game ideas include the dirty diaper game, diaper bag contents memory game, change the baby blindfolded, make baby names from letters of the parents names and guessing how many pacifiers are in a bowl. Dunking for pacifiers is a shower favorite. Just put water in a baby bath tub with several pacifiers in it. Guests then dunk for pacifiers. Whoever gets the most wins. Baby Shower Party Favors Baby shower party favors take some planning. Are baby shower party favors to be items the guests will give to the expectant parent or to be favors for guests to take home? Are you giving a door prize or gift bags and are they going to be theme oriented or just nice gift items? Last but not least, make a time line to follow. Know when during the shower the games will be played, food will be served and gifts will be opened. Plan on how long the party will last and how to end it comfortably. Once the theme ideas and decoration ideas have been determined, the rest of the planning will fall into place fairly easily with your checklist on hand. Dont be overwhelmed. Proper baby shower etiquette isnt hard and should not deter one from planning and having a great baby shower.
Spring Baby Showers - Adding A Little Spring To A Special Day Spring is a fabulous time to hold a baby shower. The world is in bloom around us. Its a season of new starts, new lives, and new hopes. What better time of the year could there be to celebrate a new baby? Here are a few great ideas to help you incorporate spring into your shower. The beautiful temperatures that come with spring in many areas encourage outdoor shower. For this reason, garden baby showers are very popular for the spring. A garden party can be held in a pretty backyard garden or at a local garden that hosts parties. The parties theme can just be a garden baby shower, or you can go with a theme such as a baby is blooming. Use floral themed invitations, and give personalized seed packets or individual flowers as party favors. No worries about decorations, the beauty of nature can not be beat. Plus, surrounded by nature your guests are sure to relax and enjoy themselves. Tea parties are also very popular for spring showers. If you are in an area where springs are too cold to host a party outdoors, or where spring is rainy, a tea party can be way to bring a spring feel indoors. The light femininity of a tea party, especially one decorated with flowers and florals is perfect for a baby shower. Have the shower at a beautiful tea room. Or, decorate with lots of flowers and serve tea and finger sandwiches. Use tea party themed baby shower invitations. Give your guests personalized tea packets and honey for their party favors. Decorate simply with flowers and pretty dishes. No matter how old she is, every girl at heart loves a tea party. A less common, but quite fun idea for a spring baby shower is to hold it at a zoo. In the spring most zoos are celebrating their new babies too. So, having a baby shower will fit right in. For games your guests can go on scavenger hunts for the new babies at the zoo. They can also match the names of the baby animals to the type of animal. You can use almost any animal themed baby shower favor, making it easy to find one that you will love. Decorations can be fairly minimal, and can be done in a zoo animal, jungle, or baby animal theme. Invitations can feature adorable baby animals. Since this is a popular shower theme year round, youll have no trouble at all finding everything you need to make the party perfect. If youd rather have a more traditional setting, such as a home, restaurant, or party venue, consider a spring theme. There are many spring friendly themes to choose from. A baby is blooming, flowers, baby animals, a pea in a pod, and baby zoo animals are all themes that work wonderfully for a spring baby shower. Even the pastels we often use for babies mix wonderfully with spring. Especially if you add in a few flowers. Whether you choose a garden shower, a tea party, the zoo, or a more traditional theme, bringing in a bit of spring cheer is sure to enhance the shower and bring a smile to everyones faces.
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