A few weeks ago, I attended the baby shower by my best friend held by her sister-in-law. It was held in Salvador, who is on the Eastside, which is a great place. It was a formal context, but the baby shower was really fun and everyone enjoyed pretty much at night. To be invited to a baby shower is rare, because I must say, getting pregnant is not an everyday thing. It would be difficult, not to mention exhausting, if it was. Well, you know what I mean. The idea that a close friend of yours wearing several pounds inside her belly and the idea of the pain, she might have to endure soon, a few months from now or in the next month, maybe? Kind of worries me. I remember attending a wedding with Traci, when she had that baby bump yet. Now that she has it, looking at her makes me smile even more. I think the idea of having a baby are great when all is ready and prepared to care for and love the child when he or she comes out.
Okay, those are my concerns, but maybe I shouldn’t be worrying too much. The pain will be just for a few hours. Hmm … Have not really pictured myself in those shoes, not just yet. I went to this baby shower. It was a great with a lovely table center piece that really caught my attention. I think that the planners of this baby shower was really creative and it made the event more interesting. Anyone can plan out a great baby shower for their friend and here are 8 things you can do for a spectacular baby shower:
Decide On A Theme
The baby shower theme, which I attended wouldn’t exactly have what I would call a theme, but just a color scheme of white and blue. A color scheme is also great if you don’t know what theme you want. The most common color combinations are pink and white and purple and pink. For boys, you can use red with blue and blue with white. Pastel colors works well for baby showers. Other options could be Disney characters or baby animals. Check out these other themed baby showers:
- Pink Paris theme – you can use one color for the flowers and the icing on your cupcakes or as a topping on the food you are preparing. Doing so makes your color scheme more visible.
- Yellow Bumble Bee theme – this theme is a yellow bumble bee theme, which plays around with stripes and yellow. It looks very cute!
- Blue little man mustache theme – this theme is great for a baby boy because it uses green and blue for the colors. The colors of the cookies look very cute and creative.
Create An Interesting And Welcoming Invitation
The invitation is the first thing that lands in the hands of your guests. Make sure it is interesting and, more importantly, inviting. You can do this by putting in rich colors or playing with fonts and patterns. Make sure your invitation contains all the information that your guests will need as the date, time and place and meeting place. If the venue is a bit challenging to find, you can add a map to the venue. Pastel colors always work, but it would be great if your friends could already see a theme on your invitation and if you how a gendered specific shower you will want to include that in the invitation. Well not directly, you don’t need to spell this out on the invitation, but if you will be hosting for a baby girl you will want to choose a theme that fits. This means that you can pick out a theme for you baby shower and find invitations for girls or boys and just hint about the topic with the style of card that you choose..
Make A Creative Guest List
This was the Traci guest list. It is handmade and I really appreciate that great effort was put into creating the guest list. Since most baby showers are intimate gatherings, your guest or close friend would be happy to see his or her name in a personal guest list.
Prepare For Fun And Games
You can start with an icebreaker or two. Say for example, if your friends have not seen each other long before this baby shower, so you can play a guessing game by acting out your friend’s habits or mannerisms and have them guess who it is. It would be great to find out that you and your oldest and closest friends know each other’s habits and manners and still remember them.
Allocate A Portion Of The Event For The Personal Messages
A great way to make your baby shower memorable is to make sure that each guest gives a heartfelt message for mom-to-be. As this is, most of the time, a women’s-only event, so you say pretty much anything to your friend, girlfriend and soon-to-be-mom. The planner should also communicate to the guests, so they can prepare for a message.
Remind Your Guests To Give Gifts That Will Be Appreciated By The Child
You can include this reminder in your invitation. You can think of a way to give it a lighter or fun approach, a fun and polite way to encourage and inspire them to pick out a nice gift, because they will think of the child.
Of course, this baby shower would be incomplete without a shower of gifts. Gifts need not be expensive. It’s great to give a gift that is useful and relevant for the person to whom you give it, in this case for the child. On the other hand, can you also gifts for your guests. Here are other examples of gifts and gifts.
Prepare A Baby Shower Cake
Baby shower cake is the centerpiece among centerpieces. You can have a customized on your favorite cake shop or you can request one of your friends to customize and bake it for you.
Prepare Delicious Food
Do not require a full meal for events like a baby shower. Prepare finger foods as your snacks and some pasta will do. Of course, don’t forget to integrate some colors that are consistent with your theme and some drinks to perk up your guests.
I hope these tips will help you prepare for your next baby shower. Best of luck!