Published at Tuesday, May 16th, 2017 - 00:30:03 AM. Baby Shower. By tommy.
Why Hosting a Baby Shower For First Time Parents Is Important - The Benefits Are Huge! For any woman who has been trying to conceive, finding out shes pregnant is the best news! (Of course, second only to the wedding proposal.) Once the wedding is over and the ceremony and celebration time settles down, finding out that you two will be expecting a new baby is an amazing feeling for any couple. First time parents tend to feel slightly overwhelmed and can find it difficult to narrow down all the "new baby equipment" they are going to need when the baby arrives. Making sure expecting parents have all the major necessities can be a tedious task. Writing a list of all the things they will need for the new baby, and then chipping away at the list throughout the months of her pregnancy can help in getting a head start for the stockpile. Baby showers are also an exceptional way to obtain new baby supplies, and it can take a lot of the financial pressure off of new parents.Some of the burden of searching and looking for baby stuff is now passed on to the guest list, which in turn helps to lessen to stress for the expecting new parents. Showers are great fun for the expecting mom and the guests. Themed showers can be based on color (if the gender of the baby is already known, a pink or blue color theme is widely accepted, and very traditional), character themed baby showers (such as the Sesame Street, Power Puff Girls, Dexters Laboratory or the Looney Tunes), or even a "time-of-the-day baby shower theme" (where each guest is asked to bring something the baby would need or use during that time of the day). Baby shower themes can really be anything you want. Have fun with it, and get creative! Baby shower gifts should be useful and unique for the new parents. The idea of having a celebratory shower is so that the parents receive items they need, but also may or may not have purchased themselves. A great idea is to create your own baby gift basket, or go for the laundry basket clothing baby gift basket filled with baby clothes from ages newborn up to toddler sizes. Other homemade gift basket ideas are a mother and baby basket (a gift for the mother is actually a very nice thing to include), monogrammed baby gift baskets, a pampering baby gift basket (for mom and dad also!) a bath time gift basket, or a play time gift basket. You can create a gift basket based around anything, really. Just fill the basket with items that fit the gift basket theme. Dont forget these easy tips for hosting a successful shower: Make sure the shower is between four to six weeks before the baby is due, decide on a theme, make a guest list and send out the invitations 2-3 weeks before the shower, plan for any baby shower games you may want to have, choose the menu (both food and drinks), dont forget favors and prizes, and last but not the least, remember to have fun while you plan it!
Cheap Baby Shower Favors - A Cute (and Inexpensive) Way To Go Cheap baby shower favors are the way to go to help you throw an inexpensive, yet classy baby shower. A cheap baby shower doesnt necessarily mean a plain or boring baby shower. Au contraire, with a few cute ideas of some inexpensive baby shower favors, you can save money and still have a darling baby shower. Anyone who has ever planned a baby shower is all too familiar with how much it can cost. Sure, the baby shower invitations dont cost that much, the decorations are a reasonable expense. But when you start adding it all together, it can get a little too expensive. You have the invitations, decorations, food, centerpiece, games, prizes, favors & a gift! It all starts to add up pretty fast. So, Where to Cut Costs? One of the best ways to save money at a baby shower is to buy or make cheap baby shower favors. Baby shower favors are a "Thank you for coming" item or memento that you give to each guest for coming to the party. They dont need to be expensive or elaborate; a little something sweet and thoughtful would be perfect. How to Make Cheap Baby Shower Favors Cute and Memorable? The single most important & meaningful touch that you can give to your baby shower favors is attaching a cute, heartfelt note to each favor. Use a fun thank you poem or a sweet note like, "Thanks for celebrating Julias little boy blue! The baby shower wouldnt have been the same without you!" A simple, meaningful note will make your baby shower favors worth a lot more than an expensive, impersonal party favor. Here are some simple & sweet ideas for cheap baby shower favors: o Scented or decorative candles o Baby bottles filled with candy or chocolates (maybe Hersheys Hugs and Kisses?) o Cookie Mix o Bread Mix o Soup Mix o A Little Fruit Basket o Novelty Soaps (in baby shapes, e.g. rubber ducky, baby bootie, pacifier, etc) o Personalized candy bars o Scented body lotion (Little bottles cost less than $1) o Fun Hair Products o Scented Hair Spray o Fun Lipstick o Cookies, brownies, anything tasty! o Stationary - Any and all themes (baby, country, angels, stars, Winnie the Pooh, etc,) o Diaper Candy Cups o Nuts o Scrapbooking Supplies - This is a fabulous idea for shower favors because you can inexpensively put together several different items to make a little gift basket. You can put as much or as little as you want/can afford. A helpful hint: Buying your favors in bulk and/or at a dollar store is a great way to save money on your favors (and other party items too). Favors you can eat are always a hit! Anything edible is usually a great idea for cheap baby shower favors, and are good for both the mind AND the body, cause they taste so good! Send your guests home with a little something sweet. Once you have chosen your party favors, wrap them in clear cellophane bags (which are very inexpensive at any craft store) and tie them with a cute strip of ribbon. Then add a simple & sweet note, and Voila! You have darling (and cheap) baby shower favors! With the ideas above, it is obvious that cheap baby shower favors can still be cute and fun! Remember that baby shower favors are a simple gesture of gratitude towards your guests for coming, so they dont need to be fancy nor expensive. Whatever favors you decide on, your guests will appreciate them and will have a cute (and inexpensive) favor to remember the baby shower by!
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