Baby shower party have their origin in ancient time and like most modern things, the way and manner in which they are planned and celebrated have changed with time.
Here are somethings that you should bear in mind when planning a baby shower party today.
1. Know the culture of the would be parents.
Because baby showers are steeped in tradition and customs, it is important to have a good idea of what is culturally acceptable by the would be parents and what is not.
People do not necessarily throw away their culture because they live in modern times.
Knowing the cultural limitations, makes the celebration more memorable and worthwhile.
2. Know the needs of the parents to be
It is pointless giving gifts that recipients can not use.
Would be parents need things for the new baby and are probably stretched to their limits.
It would be only worth their while if the gifts they get help to alleviate this burden.
Where the gender of the baby is known in advance, give gifts that are gender appropriate.
3. Know the best time to schedule your shower
As the hostess, it behooves you to know when to schedule the baby shower party for maximum benefit and impact.
Do not schedule your shower too early or too late.
Expecting couples need all the financial help they can get.
Scheduling a shower too late may mean that the couple had already bought all the things they need for the baby.
4. Know the physical needs of the expecting mother
Pregnancy puts enormous physical challenges and demand on the expecting mother, especially if it is their first pregnancy.
It is a good idea to locate the shower closer to home to avoid putting additional strain on an already over challenged mother to be.
5. Know who is on your guest list
The success and failure of a baby-shower party to a certain extent depends on the attendance.
How responsive is your list.
Did you consult the couple when compiling your guest list.
Remember this is their baby shower not your.
You are only a vessel in the actualization of this event.
6. Know your refreshment plan
Preparing for and feeding even the smallest group of people can quickly turn into a nightmare if no adequate plans are made for that.
Set up a plan about what to serve and how to serve it and work your plan.
Make room for emergencies that may arise.
7. Know your plan for entertainment
What is your plan for entertainment?
Do you have games that your guests can play?
Board games and puzzles make for easy and entertaining party games that your guests can play.
You might want to organize some kind of poetry reading, depending on the mix of your guests.
You can have guests come with their own poems written for the occasion to share with others.
Best themes for Baby Shower Party
It is always an immense joy to have someone added to your family, especially if it is a cute little baby.
How else would you celebrate the joy of having one?
Plan the most fun and unique baby shower you’ll ever have.
Preparing for a baby shower should be fun and exciting.
You can be as creative as you want.
Go simple or go real extravagant.
As long as you will make your party special and unforgettable, you can go ahead and experiment on the different party themes you can have.
You can go traditional or get a little creative and make your baby shower party a lot more unique.
You can spice up the party with different themes that can either be serious, adorable or humorous.
Below are some popular themes ideas that would definitely be a hit in any baby showers.
Fairy tale Themes
There are thousand of fairy-tale characters that have been a tradition throughout baby shower parties.
Cinderella and Snow White are the most common ones for girl.
Peter Pan is the most suitable character for boys.
This kind of theme can be made interesting with colorful decorations and creates a fantasy- like atmosphere.
Baby bottles theme
You can have a baby bottle as your centerpiece in this particular theme.
Use them as cute containers for game prizes.
You can make fun of them too by using baby bottles as cups or mugs.
Teddy bear theme
Everyone loves these cuddly teddies.
They are perfect for decorations. You don’t have to buy teddy bears though to fill up the room.
Old but presentable ones will do.
It would be memorable to have the guest of honor’s favorite teddy as a centerpiece.
Begin with sending cute diaper cut- out invitation.
Guests should bring their own diaper gifts with a particular size.
This way, you can save on diapers even up to three months!
Nursery rhyme theme
It’s a good idea to make nursery rhymes as theme for your party.
You can make use of famous character like Humpty Dumpty, Little Bo Peep, or the famous Mother Goose.
Pictures could be nice as decorations but it would really look nice if you have some kind of a replica.
You can also add on some of the line to your invitations.
Themes for twins
Remember the famous Noah’s ark story?
All animals are paired in two’s when lodging the ark.
It’s the perfect theme for expectant mothers of twins.
Don’t forget to note in your invitation that you will be having twins, this way; guests will have to bring two gifts of either the same kind or two different ones.
The usual color themes for girls are pink and blue for the boys.
These are simple themes that can be just as fun as other themes.
Decorate your venue with your chosen color theme.
In putting up colored ribbons, intertwine them with a white ribbon too.
This would give the room an elegant look.
If you are unsure whether your baby would be a boy or a girl, settle for neutral colors like green or yellow.
Having a theme in your baby shower can add a little more coordination in the things you need to prepare.
A theme would dictate which kind of food you need to prepare, the look of the invitations and how you would decorate your chosen venue.
With a theme, you would have to be groping in the dark on how you would create that wonderful baby shower.