Baby Shower Planning: Tips, Advice, And Ideas For A
Planning a baby shower is the perfect way of expressing ―Congratulations,‖ or
―We’re happy for you,‖ or ―Best wishes‖ when a newborn has been added to
Aimed at further boosting the future parents’ excitement for the forthcoming
member of their family, the baby shower is usually hosted by a close friend or
relative, at any time during the last months of the pregnancy.
Just like any other party, a baby shower requires careful planning to ensure
that it will go as smoothly as possible, and be memorable for everyone.
Although there are no rules cast in stone in preparing for a baby shower, there
are some helpful tips to follow to help the host organise every aspect of the
1) Decide on the location.
Most baby showers are held at the soon to be parents house, since the
expectant mother’s health needs to be considered. It is recommended for
small, intimate parties, with only the closest friends and family members.
Guests also tend to be more comfortable if the party’s setting is at home.
If the expectant parents love the outdoors, a barbecue party at their garden or
a local park may also be an option. Naturally, the weather must be considered
– baby shower does not literally mean soaking the guests in the rain.
For fewer complications, the host may reserve a secluded area in a restaurant
or bar. It may be more costly, but at least the decoration, food and drinks, as
well as the post-party cleanup will already be taken care of.
2) Choose the party’s theme.
For easier decoration ideas, a theme may be decided upon. Consider the
expectant parents’ favourite movies or hangouts. Another option is to decorate
the party site by re-creating the place where they had their honeymoon, such
as a cruise ship, or Paris-inspired café.
Since the party will also be a celebration of the future baby, a childish
atmosphere may also be considered. Choose cartoon characters, bright
colours, and other desi