How to Throw a Baby Shower to Remember
Ready to celebrate your soon-to-be mommy status? Or are you planning the perfect party for a pregnant friend or relative? Whatever the case may be, throw the best baby shower by following some of these simple tips. While traditional baby showers are still the norm, more and more of these get-togethers are becoming as unique as the babies they’re celebrating! Find out the scoop on the latest baby showers from traditional to trendy.
Traditional Baby Shower: this conventional baby shower is an all girls affair. The gathering honors the beautiful mom-to-be and gives her a chance to relax and enjoy with friends. Baby showers are usually held during the third trimester, or about two months before the baby is due. Traditional baby showers are thrown by a good friend or a close relative of the expectant mother. The event can be held at an intimate setting such as the hostesses’ home. Decorations for these showers are kept to a minimum by using a nice tablecloth, matching paper products, balloons, and perhaps fresh flowers. As for the entertainment at the shower, the hostess will plan a few fun games to get everyone involved. Guests can snack on fruit, pastries, finger sandwiches, and light croissants. The baby shower is spent having fun playing games and opening gifts!
Themed Shower: Add some fun to your party by choosing a theme for your shower! Party themes are an easy way to tie together the invitations, menu, décor, and more. Having a themed party can also bring a greater sense of festivity to a baby shower. Some of the most popular baby shower themes include the gender of the baby, fairy-tales, spa shower, or even a tea party shower! The theme goes through every part of the celebration, from the invitations to the food, so have fun with it!
Mixed Gender Shower: Baby showers aren’t just for girls anymore! Another great trend is having a “mixed” shower where couples come together to celebrate. Having your husband take part in the festivities can be fun for the both of you. While decorating for the party, keep in mind that you will also have males in attendance so make sure to incorporate both male and female tastes. You can still make the party “cute” by sticking to the theme, or having another male help in choosing the decor. Also, having enough food is important for these showers. Try bigger Hors d’oeuvres rather than the smaller finger foods a traditional baby shower would serve. Having games for both sexes to participate in can make the shower fun and entertaining. Usually, the men and women will separate during the shower which is nothing to worry about. It makes the affair casual and relaxing.
Planning a baby shower can be so fun! Whether you decide to throw a traditional shower, or a trendy new party, make sure to have fun and enjoy. Remember to take lots of pictures and to enjoy the special day!