How to host a successful baby shower
Hosting a successful baby shower is easy, it's also fun, just find your inspiration, get organised and celebrate! Here are some useful tips when planning a shower for your mum-to-be...
- Plan well in advance. This will give you time to organise and your guests the best opportunity to attend.
- Consider the type of event your mother-to-be would like to attend. Some might enjoy a quite afternoon tea, while others will prefer an event filled with games and activities. Make sure your venue has adequate space and facilities.
- When styling the event take cues from the things your mother-to-be has already chosen, e.g. nursery colour and theme.
- Do some research. Check out sites like Pinterest and search baby showers. Find ideas you can replicate.
- Search online party supply stores like Pink Frosting for suitable products and check out local craft stores for inspiration.
- Be consistent in the detail from start to finish and in every element consider styling. In the baby shower featured above the theme was red to match the nursery. Guests were asked to wear a piece of red clothing which was fun and added to the over all look of the event.
- Use what you have and borrow what you can. Events can become costly, save money by looking at the resources you already have. In the baby shower featured above, the lolly jars are Robert Gordon ice-cream bowls I borrowed from my sister and the white pail, when not holding message cards is actually my make-up container!
- Buy in bulk where necessary, consider your local wholesalers especially when buying things like confectionery.
- Planning to have games? Google web pages like Baby Shower 101 where you will find fun activities that are easy to organise. Be mindful not to over schedule activities, allow guests time to enjoy each others company.
- When the mother-to-be opens gifts, write a list of what she received and from whom. This will be useful if she wishes to send thank you cards after the event.
- Give someone the role of photographer. After the event, print the photos, arrange them in a display or scrapbook and give them as a gift to the mother at a later date, perhaps on the birth of her baby.
- Make sure the only responsibility of the mother-to-be is to have fun, celebrating with friends, the upcoming birth of her baby!
Labels: Baby Shower