How to plan a baby shower

Planning a baby shower is a fun and exciting time. A baby shower means that the birth of a baby is coming, which brings joy and excitement to all who attend. A baby shower can be hard to plan, but there are some basics that every shower needs.

The date and place of the shower

The first thing that needs to be decided is where and when the shower will be. Make sure the place is large enough to hold everyone you plan on inviting and have room for food and presents. Always make sure the date and place are confirmed before making further plans.

Invitations and guest list

Once you have secured a date and place, it is time to send out invitations. Make a list in advance of who will be invited to the shower so you have enough invitations. Do not forget to invite anyone, to prevent that ask others who should be invited so no one is forgotten. The invitations should have the date and place, where the mom to be is registered, the time of the party and any other important information a guest would need to know.

Decorations

Every baby shower needs decorations. Balloons, table clothes and any other decorations you choose will make the baby shower more personal. Some decorations are simply blue or pink, depending on the gender of the baby. Some showers will have a theme and the invitations and decorations will all match. Some theme ideas could be farm animals, Noah’s Ark, Princesses or cars, trucks and construction.

Activities

A good baby shower will have entertainment for the guests to enjoy. Some showers will have games, such as who can put a diaper on a baby doll the fastest blindfolded, guess the melted candy in a diaper, baby shower BINGO and countless other games. Photo booths that print off instaprints are quickly becoming a favourite baby shower activity. Using a photo booth allows guests to take photos with friends, family and the mom to be and take them home with them. Guests can take funny photos, photos with props and even serious photos. Having a photo booth that prints instaprints is a great way for guests to remember the baby shower and the good time that they had while attending.

Food

Food is a very important part of a baby shower. Every shower has different types of food, from snacks and appetizers to full sit down or buffet meals. Some of the possible food that could be served is: Hokkien Mee, Fried Carrot Cake and Satay.

Gifts

Those who attend a baby shower will bring gifts for the mom to be. Most gifts are opened at the shower, so it’s important to know when and where at the shower will gift be opened. Having a special chair and someone to write down who gave what gift for the mom to be will make this part of the shower run smoothly.

Baby showers are a great way to bring friends and family together to celebrate both a mom to be and a new baby that is on their way.