Welcoming a new bundle of joy into the world is truly an occasion to celebrate. Whether it’s your first child, your third grandchild, or your best friend’s new arrival, planning a baby shower should be on your list of priorities towards the last few months of pregnancy. After all, this is the chance for the mom-to-be to let her hair down and celebrate with all her family and friends before bringing home the new baby. How do you plan the perfect baby shower, regardless if you’re throwing it for yourself or for someone close to you? Below are three essential steps to take on your journey to the ideal celebration.
Who to Invite
A baby shower is the chance for family and friends to have fun and wish the parents-to-be the best of luck with the upcoming arrival, so who to invite is of utmost importance. While it’s customary only to be the mom-to-be family and friends in attendance, why not update this tradition and include the dad-to-be too? Chances are he will enjoy the chance to play fun games and eat delicious food also!
How to invite people is another challenge. Will you send out formal invitations in advance detailing the venue and the date, or will it be a more low key affair, inviting people personally? A shower held in someone’s home may not require a formal invitation, whereas a shower held in a fancy restaurant might.
Create a Gift Registry
This celebration is the perfect excuse to truly spoil the mom-to-be and her new arrival! However, if numerous people are attending the shower, it can be difficult to know what to gift the parents-to-be, which is unique, loving, and practical. One way to ensure everyone picks something special is to create a gift registry. You can easily do it online, and this way you can include everything the parents want and need. You can visit The Green Nursery to discover beautiful and natural gifts, including natural diapers which are both practical and eco-friendly.
What party is complete without a range of exciting and fun activities to play? Baby showers are a great excuse to plan games which everyone will love to try their hand at (and hopefully win!). The games can be as silly or as serious as suits the occasion, but one funny idea is Who Knows Mommy Best? With this fun game, the attendees are asked as many questions about the mom-to-be as they can answer with a set amount of time, such as 2 minutes. These questions can be about anything, but it’s customary to base them on the childhood and the pregnancy of the expectant mom, for example, “what is the mom’s favorite girl’s name for the new baby?” and so on. At the end of the round, whoever has the most correct answers, wins!
Another idea for a fun activity is to create goodie bags for each attendee because doing so will make each one feel appreciated and valued. In the goodie bag, you can include delicious treats and keepsakes to help each guest remember the fun they had celebrating the new arrival.
A baby shower is the chance to truly welcome the new bundle of joy with open arms, so it pays to spend time creating an occasion which is memorable, sentimental, and above all, fun!