10 Great Tips for Hosting The Perfect Baby Shower Party
A baby shower is a big celebration you want to remember for the rest of your life, and why not? You don't usually host baby showers every day.
Planning a baby shower is no different than planning a wedding. Making a guest list, invitations and deciding on a menu can make you scratch your head.
The secret behind hosting a perfect baby shower is to plan. Setting up a checklist for the occasion can make throwing a baby shower exciting and stress-free.
Don't worry, we're here with all the Do’s and Don'ts to help you throw a perfect baby shower.
1. Start with Picking a Date
Some families host the baby shower before the newborn’s arrival, while some parents like to wait until their baby arrives who will then be the guest of honour at the party.
Usually, pregnant moms favour having her shower when she is about eight months pregnant.
This gives her a lot of time to plan gifts for the shower and choose what she'll have to buy before the little one shows up.
2. Plan a Guest List
Again, ask the new mother-to-be and family for the guest list. Don't fail to include any close co-workers and childhood friends as they also may have been waiting for this day like you. Also, make sure to have each guest’s full name and address.
The new parents can be a great help while planning the guest list. This can help ensure that no important person is missed. Traditionalists lean toward a women-only event, while modernists accept that the dad should also be welcomed.
3. Sending Out Invitations
It's wise to send out invitations about six-seven weeks before the baby shower. This will give people enough time to reserve dates, shop for gifts, RSVP, or find a sitter.
Although a telephone call may be enough for an invitation for a casual shower, go with the written invites if you're hosting a more formal baby shower. It will be best to send hand-written notes as written ones add feelings and emotions and keep the excitement and momentum of the event going.
4. Settle for a Theme
One of the first calls a host should make is the perfect theme for the baby shower. A party theme can carry a stronger sense of festivity to the event.
Creative and thoughtful ideas can make the party unforgettable. Choosing a theme makes it simple to pair all the details together.
You can keep it basic or extravagant depending on your pocket and choice. The upside of having a theme is that it makes other things such as decorations, food, and games easier to plan.
For instance, the mom can fancy a neutral theme if she doesn't want to announce the baby's gender.
5. Choosing a Venue
Take the weather into account, the guest list, and your spending plan. It is cosy to host a baby shower in your living room or garden, and you won't even have to pay a fee for space.
Think of a close-by restaurant or a hotel if you have an enormous guest list and are not on a tight budget. Their staff will oversee the arrangement, cleanup, and catering so you can sit back, relax, and enjoy the event.