After months of anticipation, it’s finally time to start planning the baby shower. By the time your friend or relative is in her third trimester, she’ll likely appreciate the opportunity to spend some time having fun with family and friends before the baby arrives. Whether you’re hosting a smaller, intimate gathering with close family and friends or want to arrange a larger and more lavish event, a baby shower is the perfect way to give any mum-to-be some pampering. With so much to plan, we’ve gathered some top tips to help you put together the perfect event.
Tip #1. Plan Ahead:
When it comes to planning the perfect baby shower, it’s a good idea to start early so you’ve got the time to plan an event that your friend or relative will never forget. Bear in mind that it’s a very personal event that can be planned and customised in a way that the mum-to-be will really enjoy. First of all, however, it’s a good idea to find a venue that everybody will be able to get to easily. If you’re holding a smaller event, then you could host it at your home or at the home of the mum-to-be. If you’re expecting more guests, many cafes, pubs and function rooms are willing to hire out their space, and it’s well worth looking into.
#2. Come Up with a Theme:
Many baby showers are themed pink for girls and blue for boys, but you don’t have to go with conventional options if it’s not for you or your friend. If the mum-to-be is waiting until the birth to find out the gender of the baby, you might want to combine the two colours, or simply colour code it with some cute pastel shades. You can find gorgeous baby shower bunting and balloons for decoration, or take inspiration from your friend or relative’s favourite childhood books or cartoon characters.
#3. Games and Entertainment:
Whilst some mums-to-be aren’t really into the whole baby shower game idea, others find it a fun and enjoyable experience. If you think your friend or relative is going to enjoy this, there are many game ideas that you can put on to entertain guests and have a bit of fun. Traditional party games can be adapted to suit the baby theme, such as ‘pin the nappy on the baby’, or you could go with more ‘adult’ game ideas, such as (non-alcoholic of course!) beer pong.
#4. Don’t Forget the Gifts:
Of course, the main idea of a baby shower is to present the mum-to-be with wonderful gifts and necessities ready for her new arrival. It’s a good idea to speak to her beforehand as she may well be fully prepared with some items, so finding out what she needs the most can help you and other guests with gift ideas. Clothes and accessories from this newborn gift UK collection are a lovely idea, and many mums will welcome necessities such as nappies and wipes, and don’t forget gifts for her too – bath sets for pampering herself can be a wonderful idea.
A baby shower is a wonderful time to celebrate an anticipated new arrival. Let’s hear about your plans in the comments below!