Having a baby shower is a great way to celebrate being an expecting mother and get a hold of some baby essentials that you’ll need once your little one is born. These events save parents so much time and money when preparing for their baby’s arrival. However, they can also be stressful and overwhelming to plan.
If you or someone you know is planning this special event, we recommend following the advice within this article to make your day as stress-free and enjoyable as possible! You don’t need to plan too much for a baby shower if you have a convenient location, activities for the shower, some good food, and of course, gifts!
Here are 6 ways you can streamline your party and have a successful celebration.
1. Make It Co-Ed
In the past baby showers have been a celebration amongst women. However, making it co-ed is a fun way to spend time with those important to you. There are even a couple games that you can play that are entertaining to watch and participate in. Not only this but if things become too much, you’ll have the help of your partner there.
2. Find A Convenient Location
If your home has the space to host a baby shower, we suggest you have the party here. This will save you money and is most likely a convenient location for your guests. If you don’t want to have it in your home pick a venue that’s close to you and your guests. It would be too bad if your friends and family can’t come because the venue you chose was too far.
3. Follow The Three Hour Rule
You really don’t want your baby shower to go past 3 hours. Socializing for this long will be exhausting to you. Instead, plan your party with a 3-hour limit in mind. Keep it short, fun, and simple! This will leave your guests wanting more instead of constantly checking their phones wondering when the party will come to a halt.
4. Break the Ice
This tip is completely optional. Breaking the ice with some alcohol is a great idea and one your guests will probably like. You can greet visitors with a glass of prosecco or a signature cocktail. If you decide not to go with some drinks, a game is another great way to get everyone comfortable and having a good time.
5. Play Games
One of the best parts of baby showers are the games involved with it. Choose games that everyone will enjoy participating in or watch. You really only need 3 or 4 games at your baby shower, and a variety of activities make for an eclectic event. Another great activity is having a tip box labelled “unsolicited advice”. These notes will be fun to read after your shower is over!
6. Set Up A Gift Registry
Baby showers are a fun way to get gifts for your little one. Parents are hoping to receive the essentials and reduce the costs that having a baby brings. An easy way to simplify your event is creating an online gift list registry. There are several benefits to doing this such as:
• You will receive what you need
• It will prevent duplicate gifts
• Makes it easy for guests to choose a gift such as a pack in play mattress.
• Makes returns easy
Guests enjoy gift registries as it saves them time when shopping for a gift. Not to mention that you will get exactly what you want – if your guests use this registry. Make sure to include the necessary information for them to get to your registry on the baby shower invitation.
We hope these tips streamline and simplify the process of planning your baby shower. Remember, that at the end of the day this day is to celebrate your pregnancy and the future arrival of your baby! Best of luck in your shower planning and we wish you a happy celebration!