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If you want to throw a memorable baby shower for a friend or a family member, here are some great tips that will be sure to help you.
Plan ahead of time.
In order to have a really smooth shower, the best thing that you can do is plan ahead. The more time you have to get the details in order, the less stress you will have to deal with. Personally I like to plan way ahead of time because it makes it much more fun to not have the time constraints when buying all of the details for the party.
Plan for more.
One of the biggest things that I have found is that it’s always good to plan for more guests than you actually invited. Having more food and more favors left over is better than not having enough. You want everyone to leave the party feeling happy and taken care of. You can always give away what was left over (if that happens).
Making lists will help you understand where you are in the planning process and what still needs to get done and bought. The main lists that you need to make are: guest list, foods, beverages, favors, decorations, disposable plates, cups and utensils, and a schedule for the events at the party.
The other way to organize your tasks is to create action based lists. This kind of list is based on a time frame in which the tasks will need to get done. There are things that can only be done on the day of the party or a day before. Having that list of things that you will do the day before and the day of the party will relieve the stress of having to remember it all, giving you room to enjoy the special day.
Have fun games.
Games are a wonderful way to break the ice between the guests. They always bring a lot of fun to the event and make everyone feel like they participated. Plan at least 3 or 4 games to play so that the momentum of the party keeps going. Here are the instructions and printables to the name that candy bar baby shower game. That game is one of the funniest games to play at a baby shower.
Make it theme based.
Ask the mommy to be what theme she would really like. There are many different themes that you can choose from but having the mom pick the theme will be sure to make it an unforgettable experience for her. If she doesn’t know which theme to choose, here are some baby shower themes ideas for you to suggest to her.
You might even want to use favorite characters from movies or cartoons. Here are some princess and the frog baby shower decorations and a big list of ideas if you want to have a frog themed shower.
After your theme is chosen then planning the rest of the party is much simpler. Invitations, decorations, favors and even the food can follow the theme.
It’s a lot of fun to be able to mix and match and use our creativity when planning a baby shower. By doing these things everyone will be sure to have a blast!