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How To Throw A Great Baby Shower Party
A celebration held for celebrating impending motherhood for a mother-to-be is known as baby shower. The party is most often thrown by family members, close friends or co-workers to welcome the birth of the baby. It is a joyous occasion and a good excuse for party.
It can even be a surprise party for the would-be-mom. In that case, the would-be father and family members’ help is required to arrange the party. It is also a great way to contribute to the supplies a new mom needs at and after the time of delivery and help her prepare for upcoming delivery, especially when she is giving birth to her first child.
Baby Shower Party Ideas
There are innumerable ways to host a baby shower party. Here are few interesting ideas for you. First decide what type of baby shower party you are going to arrange. It could be an afternoon tea party, barbeque, beauty salon treatment, lunch or dinner party at a restaurant, picnic, movie day, and group yoga class etc. These are some of the ideas you can choose for hosting a baby shower party.
Baby Shower Invitations
An invitation to the baby shower party should be related to the theme you have chosen, so that guest can have an idea of the event you are hosting. So before sending invitation, decide on the theme, so that theme can be continued throughout. First fix a date. It is best to hold the party at least six weeks before the delivery so that the would-be mother can really enjoy the party and in case of early delivery, your planning does not go waste. If you are planning a surprise party, make sure that the date doesn’t clash with the pregnancy appointment.
Invitations are a significant part of baby shower excitement. Invitation should be planned taking into consideration the theme, mood, season and interests of to-be-mother and father. Invitation should be sent at least three to four weeks earlier so that guest can get ample of time to purchase baby shower gifts.
Your Invitation Must Include Following Information:
• To-be mom’s name and the name of host
• Location, Date
• Theme of the party and if they need to bring anything.
Baby Shower Invitation Ideas
There are innumerable ways to go creative with invitation. You can use a baby shower poem that matches your theme. You can send invitation by asking each invitee to write a quote or advice for the would-be parent. Baby shower memory book can also be prepared later by writing down each person’s sentiment along with baby shower photographs.
If you would like to go green and save money and paper, go online and create an e-invitation. Make invitation cards in the shape of bibs, baby bottle etc. or use cute baby photographs to prepare invitation card. Multiple baby items like diapers, bib, burp cloth, or basket can also be used to for invitation idea. Another very cute idea is to prepare invitations using baby shoe which signifies that baby is about to come.
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You can also use readymade baby shower invitation card available in the market with cute captions. Use of cute teddy bear, butterflies and other furry animals are also a nice idea for invitation.
Baby Shower Theme And Decoration
Deciding a theme in advance for your baby shower can set the tone of the party. Once you are ready with the theme, it will be easier for you to plan invitation, decoration, games etc. accordingly. While deciding a theme, take care of what the mom-to-be will like, and the theme suitable for the place, where you are hosting the party.
Eco-Friendly Green Baby Shower
Going green is celebration of life. To demonstrate this theme, you can host the party in the garden or decorate the venue with potted plants and flowers. You can also use organic toys to decorate the venue. Eco-conscious guest will certainly like it.
Decorate With Stars And Moon
You are welcoming a new star. So decorate the venue with colorful and glittered star shaped items. Make star stencils and write nice quotes or information about to be parents or grandparents. You can even ask all the attendees to write congratulatory massage or advice to would-be parents.
Decorate With Toys
Use lot of stuffed toys for decorating the baby shower. It will create a very natural atmosphere for a baby shower party. You can use different cartoon character to decorate the place.
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To implement cartoon theme, everything from cake, food, table cloths and other decoration should have cartoon character on it.
Baby Shower Games
Selection of funny baby shower games can make the event a memorable experience for lifetime for mom-to-be and her friends and family. Host should plan at least three games and serve foods and drinks in between to make the party a joyful event.
Guessing the tummy size of mother to be is a very popular and fun game. Place some string or yarn and scissors and ask every participant to pull the yarn to the size they guess the size of mom’s tummy will be. Announce prize for the woman who is the closest.
Give each guest a piece of paper and a pen and ask them to write as much baby products as they can name within 3 minutes time. Give prize to the person who writes maximum items. Ask the guests to drink water or juice out of baby’s bottle as fast as they can. One who finishes first will win. Give each guest a doll and a nappy and ask them to change the nappy as fast as they can without falling off.
Making craft project can be great fun at a shower. Ask your guest to bring a square piece of their favorite fabric to the shower; or the host can provide it. But the square should be uniform in size. Ask the guests to write a massage or quote on the piece or decorate the square. Now guest can sew the pieces and make a quilt together or someone can take the squares home and prepare a quilt later by putting them together. It is a nice way to involve every guest and make this day memorable.
Whatever you plan, make sure you are fully prepared. Running around at last minutes will spoil the fun. The idea is to express your love, care and happiness for a person very close to you. Make simple arrangements which can be done easily. Do not forget to bring camera.