The arrival of a baby in the family is one of the biggest life-changing experiences. The event is exhilarating, joyous and definitely needs to be rejoiced and celebrated. Baby shower is an incredible way for the family and friends to show their joy and celebrate the great news and get ready for the arrival of the baby. Anybody can host the shower party for the mom-to-be, but traditionally, only non-relatives hosted the baby shower.
However, nowadays, it is acceptable and common for the mothers, friends or sisters to host the party. It is a fabulous way to share the excitement and responsibilities of planning this blissful occasion.
While planning for the party, it is not necessary to stick to the conventional pink and blue themes. You can celebrate the event by opting for unique baby shower themes that will definitely please the mom-to-be and the guests as well!
Unique Ideas For Baby Shower Party
One of the best ways to make sure that the event is unique and fun is to come out with ideas that would encompass the baby shower party. Irrespective of the budget here are a few ideas that will help you to plan the event in a special way!
This is a fantastic way to mix up things a bit. Generally, a dad-to-be is ignored in the pre-baby events and festivities. However, with the co-ed shower theme, you could celebrate with both the daddy and mommy-to-be. In order to make this idea work in a great way, avoid any themes that are over-cutesy, rather choose something that is gender-neutral.
Plan for a sports themed party in an outdoor location with competitive games like a bottle race, in this game the participants have to suck on a bottle that is filled with a liquid like juice etc. You might also create an obstacle race that includes various activities like the bottle race, changing the diaper of a doll and running across the field with an egg on a spoon.
The decorations for the baby shower can consist of your guests’ baby pictures that are hung by a cord. You can plan for edible favors such as brownie favor pops and personalized cookies.
Decorate The Nursery
This unique themed baby shower is related to the shower gifts. For instance, if it is the second pregnancy of the mom-to-be then the guests can bring various items for the nursery, which could be used as decorations. However, you need to maintain a gift registry for this kind of theme in order to avoid duplicate gifts.
Cut outs of paper mobiles, stuffed animals, cribs and blocks could be used as decorations for the event. Also, you can plan the event like a traditional tea party, so that you can display your best chinaware. Make tea and serve along with tea sandwiches and scones. You can hand out mini tea sets as the party favors.
Nowadays, going green is a rage and you can plan for a green shower party without sacrificing style. You can use recycled paper for decorations. The napkin rings and decorative pom poms can be made using old newspapers.
Use potted plants to enhance the beauty of the place and later these can be replanted in the house. Also, these plants could be given as favors. Home made baked cookies packed in eco-friendly bags and plantable seeds are other great ideas for party favors.
Avoid using disposable cups and plates. Instead use real dishes. Make sure that the menu comes from sources such as the farmer’s market. Furthermore, to avoid wastage of paper, request your guests to omit gift wrapping.
Holiday Shower Party
This creative and unique idea combines the shower party along with holiday festivity. For instance, if the shower party is scheduled around Halloween, request your guests to attend the event in a costume and they can carve the pumpkins that appear like a baby.
Later, they could take them home. The shower party around Christmas can involve baking gingerbread man that looks like a baby, making ornaments etc. You can declare a prize for the individual or team that creates the best piece.
The baby shower could be turned into a scrapbook party, so that a scrapbook is ready for the baby and it can be used to include all his/her memories in it! Provide the necessary supplies required for scrapbooking and allow each guest to create a page exclusively for the scrapbook.
In fact, this will be a fabulous gift for the baby and the busy mommy-to-be as well! Just remember and keep in mind the mom-to-be’s style while planning the shower. Ultimately, it is the celebration party for her and the new bundle of joy in her life!