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The Ultimate Guide to Planning and Hosting a Baby Shower

The Ultimate Guide to Hosting and Planning a Baby Shower

Planning a baby shower can be a daunting task, but it can also be a lot of fun! This guide will provide you with all the information you need to throw the perfect baby shower for your friends or family. We'll start by discussing some tips for planning the event, and then we'll move on to gift ideas and decorations. Finally, we'll provide you with a checklist to help make sure that everything goes smoothly on the day of the shower. Congratulations on your new arrival!

Baby shower checklist

You can plan a Baby Shower just for your family and friends or you can share the experience with all of them by hosting a public event. Whichever option you choose, don’t forget these key points:

Who do you invite to a baby shower?

When planning a baby shower, one of the first things you need to decide is who to invite. The guest list will vary depending on the type of party you are throwing, but there are some general guidelines you can follow.

The most important people to invite are the parents-to-be. You should also invite their siblings and other close relatives. If you’re hosting a public baby shower, then you will also need to invite friends and acquaintances of the parents-to-be.

When it comes to invitations for baby showers, there are a few things you need to keep in mind. The most important thing is to make sure that the invitations are sent out well in advance, so that everyone has enough time to RSVP. You should also include all the relevant information about the party, such as the date, time, and location. 

When should I have a baby shower?

When should I plan the party? The best time to host a baby shower is about one or two months before the baby is born. This will give you enough time to prepare for the event, and it will also make sure that everyone has enough time to attend.

What type of party food to serve?

• For a baby shower, serve finger foods

• Serve light dishes that are easy for guests to take as they go about mingling

• Popular choices include bite-sized sandwiches and appetizers such as chips and salsa or deviled eggs

-> Avoid messy foods like dips, pasta salads, spaghetti with meatballs, noodles in broth

We also recommend having plenty of non-alcoholic beverages on hand in case any guests have kids with them.

What decorations should be used?

Decorate the party in bright and happy colors (lots of pinks and blues) and add items like baby clothes, a crib set, etc.

Place all the guests’ presents on one table if possible to reduce the need for gift wrapping. Decorate with traditional baby blue or pink bows, or use ribbons around any item that needs it. If you’re hosting a public party then have lots of free space so people can mingle easily throughout your house. Finally, remember to have plenty of non-alcoholic beverages available including juice boxes for kids too!

 

What are some Games and Prizes for the Baby Shower?

Games are meant to be lighthearted events where guests can get to know one another, so it's important to have some games on hand that will help with this. Activities are more interactive and you'll need help from the party host if you're planning an event in your home!

There are a variety of games that can be played at a baby shower. Some popular choices include:

Baby shower bingo: This game is played just like traditional bingo, but players mark off squares with images of baby items instead of numbers.

• Guess the baby’s weight: This game involves guessing the weight of the newly born baby. Guests write their guesses on a piece of paper and the closest guess wins a prize.

• Baby shower scavenger hunt: This game is a bit more challenging than traditional scavenger hunts. Players have to find specific items that are related to babies, such as a diaper, pacifier, or baby booties.

Check out list of baby shower games with free Canva templates you can print out.

The prizes you give for baby shower gifts will depend on the type of shower you are throwing and the budget you have. However, some popular choices include gift certificates, diapers, baby clothes, and toys.

What are some good baby shower gifts?

There are a variety of b baby shower gifts that can be given, but some of the most popular ones include:

• Baby clothes – One of the best things about a baby shower is that you get to stock up on baby clothes! Choose outfits that are comfortable and easy to wear.

• Diapers and wipes – These are essentials for any newborn, so those are gifts that you can give to the parents-to-be. Popular choices include diapers, baby clothes, and toys. If you want to give something a bit more unique, then you could try a gift certificate or a basket filled with different baby items. Nothing is better than a customized baby blanket. Check out our popular Double Cuddle Blankets which are the softest blankets you can get.

Should you do thank you cards?

Thank you cards are a way to for parents to show their appreciation for the gifts received at the baby shower. It's a nice gesture to send a card to each of the guests who gave a gift, and it's also a good way to keep track of who gave you what. You can either send the cards out after the shower or wait till after baby is born.  It is best to designate someone to make a list of gifts and who gave them to make it easier for parents to write thank you cards.

The joy of a baby shower is knowing how to plan and host the perfect event. Whether you’re throwing your own party or helping someone else, we hope these tips will help you create an experience that everyone will enjoy! If all goes well, then hopefully by the end of the party everyone has left feeling refreshed and ready for parenthood!

 

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