Throwing a party to welcome your baby to the world can be one of the most thrilling experiences during pregnancy. Also, organizing a baby shower can be a wonderful chance to show off your personality but also to make some memories for your baby before it is even born. Traditionally, these kinds of parties mean that you should invite all of the important women in your life who will bring gifts for your unborn child but you can do more, turn your baby shower into something special and make it unforgettable.
Get creative with invitations
Although baby shower is a traditional event, you get to decide whether the invitation will be formal or not. Even if you opt for formal ones, you can still make them adorable and personalize them so they represent your style. You can style them in accordance to baby’s gender or go neutral with different kinds of ornaments, animal shapes, etc. On the other hand, invitations shaped like diapers or baby onesies can bring your party to another level before it even starts, so don’t hesitate to get creative.
Bring in the flowers
It’s okay for your decorations to be mostly baby-related but don’t forget that it’s the future mummy’s party, too, so don’t hesitate to fit the decorations to your personal style. There’s nothing more feminine than flowers – moreover, they’re the ancient symbol of fertility, so decorate your space with some nice blooms. You can kill two birds with one stone and make the floral arrangement your centrepiece. If you want it to be budget-friendly as well, go for carnations and ranunculus for shades of pink and bluebonnets and hydrangeas for blue hues of your lovely decoration.
Plan a themed menu
Traditionally, baby showers mean brunch or tea party but a light dinner is also fine if you’re hosting yours in the evening. If you decide to throw a themed baby shower then the food should reflect that, too. Not only food, but also cutlery, napkins, and plates should go along with your theme. Whatever your theme is, you can find suitable cutlery in a kid’s party supplies online shop and be sure your buffet table is looking just the way you wanted. Disney princesses, Star Wars, Batman, or Dora the explorer – those are some of the themes you can go for to make your baby shower special.
Play engaging games
There’s no better way to celebrate a child’s coming than by playing games. For example, you can print out sheets with the letters A to Z on it and hand it out to your guests to write their associations to the baby, starting with each letter. Whoever finishes first can get the prize while you’ll be left with nice memories. Or, you can play somewhat updated version of the “Pin the Donkey” game and have the guest try to pin the dummy stickers on the picture of the baby whilst being blindfolded. And remember – whatever games you intend to play, make sure everyone’s involved – that’s the way your party can become memorable.
Personalise the favours
Assembling a little something that your guests will take home can be nice final touch to your memorable baby shower. Getting the favours right isn’t hard; just make sure you follow some ground rules. First, if your party had a theme, make sure the favours are fitting, too. Second, give people something they’ll actually use, like tea bags labelled with “baby is brewing” or bag of popcorn saying “ready to pop”. Finally, a favour should be personalised, so dedicate some time into assembling each one. Your guests will appreciate it!
It’s completely understandable to want only the best for your child, so why not start even before it’s born and make its shower party memorable? Choose your theme, decorate in accordance to it, and puts some thought into details – that’s what makes a party unforgettable!