Baby showers are important, no matter if this is your first, second, or third child. No matter how many baby showers you may have had, each one should be treated just as special as if it were your very first. Take the time to plan and really express the joy you have for your baby on board. After all, you will never get a chance to have a baby shower for this baby again.
There are so many ideas to choose from when it comes to baby showers. You will want to organize your different ideas into categories when you start to plan your event. The main categories of any baby shower are the theme, food and drinks, and games.
Choosing Your Theme
Themes for your baby shower will depend on the baby gender; however, if you are not sure of the gender or choose to be surprised at your baby’s birth, there are many neutral themes to choose from as well. Some expecting mothers will combine the theme of their baby shower with the theme of the nursery. This is wise to do, but not mandatory.
Some expectant mothers like to wow the crowd with themes that no one has ever seen before. This is not a problem as long as you have your game plan in order and know you can purchase the appropriate décor. On the other hand, some expectant mothers like to plan around favorite children’s characters such as the many Disney inspired baby shower characters. Some baby showers are based off of favorite nursery rhymes or bedtime story books. Goodnight Moon, Rock-a-Bye-Baby, Noah’s Ark, and Stork Delivery are a few of the many choices you could go with.
Picking the Best Shower Games
The list of shower games is quite large. You will want to pick just a few that you really like to play at the event. Sometimes you can find games that go along with your theme, but if you are not able to theme out your games, it is okay, because all of the games go along with babies so no matter the game, it will fit perfectly.
There are different types of games you can choose from. You can choose from the different categories if you wish. Some of the different types are food games, baby name games, baby clothes games, music games, diaper games, mommy’s belly games, and so on.
What’s On the Menu?
You will not need a whole lot of food for a shower. Keep it simple! Finger foods are always a favorite. You can use cookie cutters to make sandwiches look like baby’s feet, etc.. Fruit and veggie trays are acceptable as well. Be creative. For example, you could create a baby stroller out of a watermelon! Chips and dips are always easy and a crowd pleaser. The main thing you will want is cake and punch! Your cake should match your theme and the color of the punch should as well.
It is important to go with what you want. Do not settle for anything less than perfect for your baby.