There are a few things to consider when planning a baby shower. A baby shower is as a special gathering to celebrate mum-to-be with her nearest and dearest friends and family before the little one arrives.
Most baby showers take place during the last trimester which is usually a hectic time for the guest of honour who is getting ready for her newest addition. You can make the planning process simple by creating a baby shower checklist and staying organised before the special day. We are naturally always here to help and share whatever we have learned on the topic.
Start by considering what the mum-to-be would love. Is she the homely type? Does she like fancy lunches? Would she prefer brunch at her favourite restaurant? Naturally, the number of guests, budget and even the weather will also play a role in what kind of venue will work best for the event. We know they may seem goofy at first, but baby shower games do help break the ice as well as encourage guests who may be from different generations to feel comfortable sharing their childbirth and motherhood experiences.
Creating a guest book that all guests can sign with their advice and wishes is a great way to create a momento for the mum to be. Be sure to assign one of the guests to take photos to capture the memories which can be enjoyed for years to come.
When it comes to gifts, a baby registry will help guests know what they can give that she will appreciate and need. The mum to be usually puts together the registry, but it’s essential that you, as the host, have the details of it so you can add them to the outgoing invitations. Check out some gifts in our store at Mumzworld!
As a “thank you for coming” given to each of your guests at the end of the shower, consider offering party favours, such as a scented candle, polaroid photo from the event or a special, baby-themed soap.
We hope that you found these tips helpful and feel free to share this article with your friends if they’ve been assigned to plan a baby shower in the near future. Greetings from the avid party planners and just as eager party attendees here at Mumzworld HQ.