Welcome to Baby Shower Ideas 4U, a blog about helping YOU throw a MEMORABLE baby shower for your best friend, family member or a relative. The ideas you find here come from either myself or other people who loves baby shower parties. So, if you are looking for baby shower inspirations, cutest baby shower decorations, cakes, invitations, favors, games, baby shower free printables then you have come to the right place :)
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8 Quick Steps to a Successful Baby Shower Party
1. Make a Guest List
Guest list will include friends, families, relatives, co-workers, partners, children, and neighbor
2. Pick a Theme
Having a theme would help you with the whole decorating process. If you are unsure how to pick a baby shower theme, go for the theme of the baby’s nursery, or expecting mom’s favorite color or animal. Examples are Flamingo, Princess, or Ladybug for a girl. Dinosaur, Prince, or a Little Gentleman for a boy. If the gender of the baby is still unknown, then you might be able to throw a gender reveal party. Some great themes are “What will it BEE?” or “Twinkle Twinkle Little Stars How I Wonder What You Are?“. If the gender is to be kept a secret, then you can choose an exciting gender neutral themes such as the Bun in the Oven, Love you to the Moon and Back, Baby is Brewing, or the all time favorite, Little Peanut Elephant theme.
3. Decorations for the Theme
Decorations to consider are themed tableware, banner, streamer, garland, pom-pom, balloons, cake, diaper cake, cupcake toppers, candy bar, wall decorations, backdrop poster, centerpieces, confetti, welcome sign, party printable and many more
4. Plan Food & Drinks
The type of food and drinks you serve for the day will depend on many factors such as the time you are hosting the event, who are attending, and the budget, etc. For finger food, some ideas are sandwiches, meatballs, pizza bites. Although a little more costly, catered food or full-course meal are other options. Desserts – cupcakes, brownies, ice cream, cake. Snacks – Chips, crackers, dips, cut out fruits. Drinks – alcohol & non alcohol, fruit punch.
5. Choose Location
Common places to host the event are: restaurant, reception, hotel, host’s home, park, BBQ, backyard
6. Send Invitations
Invitations should be sent out 4 weeks prior to baby shower. Baby shower is usually held 6 weeks before the due date
7. Choose Games and Activities
Recommened to prepare 2-4 games. Example of games are Dirty diaper, baby gift bingo, what’s in the diaper bag, don’t say baby, how big is mommy’s belly, guess the celebrity baby etc. Activites include having a headband station or a onesie making station.
8. Prepare Favors
A small gift for game winners & for rest of the guests to thank them for coming.