Baby showers are very important to new moms as they are going to experience something that would change their lives forever. The baby shower should be completely focused on the expecting mom, making her feel special and making the party memorable, elegant and fun.The baby shower is where all her close friends and family will get together and wish her good luck for the birth of a healthy baby. So here are some steps to plan the best baby shower.Make a guest listYou should invite the mom’s family members, cousins and her best friends so that she can spend this special day with the people who are closest to her heart. Deciding on a guest list will make things easier as it will help you decide on the venue, the invitations and food. Usually, baby showers are private affairs and hence keep the guest list to the minimum. Have the party at home or you can hire a small restaurant area. Once you finalize the date after speaking to the mom-to-be, you can send out the invitations. Make sure you send the invitations at least three weeks in advance so that the guests can save the date.
Select an appropriate theme for the shower. A character from a fairytale, children’s book or cartoon or general themes such as butterflies, flowers or baby animals are the most common themes. You can easily find decorations from party shops, dollar shops and thrift shops and ensure these matches the theme. Go for a soothing color palette such as light pink, blue, yellow etc. Have a centerpiece filled with teddy bears, dolls, mother care products such as creams and soaps, a box of her favourite raw nut mix in bulk nuts for sale, a book on parenting etc. It should be a complete gift basket that she could take home as a souvenir.
Food and drinks
Decide on a menu that is not too heavy. You can prepare a variety of snacks and desserts that consist of finger foods such as mini quiches, sandwiches, salads, croissants etc. Have a candy station too that will include chocolates, bulk lollies, toffees etc. Cut fruit and fresh vegetables into small pieces and serve with a delicious dip. Also have a fruit punch as drinks and avoid alcohol; wine, champagne.Games You can include fun games such as looking at old baby photos of the mom and her family, thinking of baby names, sharing experiences of each other, telling funny diaper stories and simply preparing her for the exciting days ahead.