When you’re anticipating the arrival of your baby, one thing almost every family plans is the baby shower for the lovely mom-to-be. It’s a great time when everyone gets together with all their loved ones and celebrates the little miracle soon to make their appearance.
To make your showering experience the best it can be for everyone there, here are six Tips that will help you to make your baby shower memorable!
Send Creative Invitations
Invites are the first impression guests will have of the shower you’re throwing. Make them stand out with innovative colors and designs. You can purchase them, handcraft them or order cards and match address labels online, but whatever type of card you choose, be sure to consider the mom-to-be’s personality. Bold, vibrant, sophisticated or charming, whatever her personality, the card needs to showcase that. It’s always a good idea to ask her if she has a vision for the invitations or if she likes the ones you’ve chosen.
Use Subtle Decorations
You don’t need a bunch of over-the-top decorations for a baby shower to be a hit. In fact, too many decorations make a room feel cluttered, especially if there are a lot of guests present. For a simple way to decorate the room where you’ll hold the shower, aim to use vases holding an inexpensive flower for a simpler touch. To take it up a notch, all you need is one focal point that exemplifies your theme; a dessert bar, or a drink station.
Provide Food For The Health-Conscious
There are many people who are trying to eat healthier, and while your brownie bites and other decadent sweets might taste delicious, they don’t leave much for health-conscious guests to eat. Try to provide these guests with a choice so they can participate in the snacking fun without compromising on their diet goals.
Don’t Forget The Drinks
It’s easy to focus on the food and forget all about what your guests will use to wash it down. Often, drinks aren’t thought of other than coffee, tea, and water. To add a little something extra to the mix, create a signature drink or punch for the party, preferably non-alcoholic, so the mom-to-be can also enjoy it.
Choose A Variety Of Baby Shower Games And Activities
Nothing is worse than sitting through an hour of Baby shower games that no one wants to play or that one guest keeps winning. Instead, choose a mix of baby shower games that speak of different strengths and interests. For example, don’t do both a crossword and a word search, as guests who are visual and like to solve puzzles will likely excel at both. Also, don’t allow the gift opening portion of the shower to last longer than an hour, as guests will become easily bored.
Save Money Without Looking Cheap
It is possible to actually Make the baby shower a hit and keep your costs down at the same time. For instance, don’t pay for disposable dishes but use your own. The post-party clean up will take a bit longer but you can create an intimate, at-home feel by doing so. In addition, serve homemade cupcakes or cake instead of store-bought. Not only will it taste better, but it will cost far less. This way the baby shower will be both warm and impressive.