Throwing a baby shower is actually quite a bit of fun. You get to pick out the food, the decorations, invite the guests and get everything prepared and ready for the soon to be momma and the upcoming bundle of joy. A baby shower is a time to celebrate and get excited about new life being introduced into this world.
If youve ever had the opportunity to plan a baby shower before, then you truly know how fun and exciting it can be. Choosing colors, themes, and games is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to finding out how to host a baby shower that rocks.
Dont miss out on celebrating this amazing day with your close friends and family. (Plus, look at all these baby shower decoration ideas as well!) After all, youre anxiously awaiting the guest of honor to arrive. Have some fun with some gift opening and shower guests!
How to throw a baby shower
Throwing a baby shower doesnt have to be difficult. With just a few simple tips, youll be set to throw a baby shower thatll be one for the memory bank. (in fact, youll learn so much you can probably teach all your other mom friends how to host a shower as well!) Its so much more than just picking a shower theme and winging it! It takes a bit of planning, too!
Talk to the Mom.
Talk to the mom to be and get her thoughts and wants for the shower. Find out the color scheme for the nursery, the name and/or sex of the baby and if she has some sort of theme in her mind about what she envisions for her nursery. After all, the entire day and baby shower are all about her and her baby!
Even if she isnt hosting or helping to plan, its important to get her thoughts, opinions and wants. You enver truly know what baby items shes going to need if you dont take the time to ask. How will you know if she needs a car seat or anything like that?! Those items are important!
Choose a Venue.
What type of baby shower are you planning on hosting? If its more casual, having it at someones house is always a great idea. If you are looking to make it a more formal event, you may need to start searching for a venue to hold a lot of people!
Plan out the guest list.
Just how big is the baby shower going to be? Is it going to be women only or will you open it up to couples? In order to prepare successfully, you need to know how many people may be attending. Write out the guest list and do a quick estimation on headcount. Dont forget to include any kids that may be attending as well! Youll need to know all these important details to order food, drinks, and prizes!
Games or No Games?
Decide if youre going to have any games at the shower. Some moms want them, while others dont. (and dont worry, the opinion of the friend or family members on this one dont matter!) Trying to embarrass the soon to be mom at her baby shower isnt always the best idea, so if she doesnt want to play games, dont try to plan any behind her back!
Don’t forget the Themed Food!
Enjoy the process of planning the food. When it comes to putting on a baby shower, food is life! Cakes, cupcakes, fruit, and veggies are always a great choice. Remember to have plenty of food options on hand to feed all of the guests that took time out of their day to spend at the baby shower.
And if youre stuck on good, make it a potluck theme where every guest brings a dish!
Send the invitations.
The sooner that you can send out the baby shower invitations to the baby shower, the better. 6 weeks minimum is always a good idea as it gives everyone just enough time without overwhelming them. Dont forget to include the date, time and location on the invites as well as where the mom has registered. The more info that you can provide, the fewer questions that everyone will ask. And most importantly, dont forget to have people RSVP! Without a final headcount, things could get a little chaotic.
Last, but not least, have fun with the baby shower planning process. The entire point of the day is to be happy and exciting about the upcoming birth. While there may be hiccups that occur along the way, dont fret! Not every detail has to be perfect, but if you do your best to plan ahead, the baby shower will end up as it was meant to be. Full of love and support from friends and family. And isnt that what its all about?