How To Plan The Perfect Baby Shower

If you know someone who is expecting a little bundle of joy, then chances are you have been roped in to help plan a baby shower. A baby shower is essentially an excuse for the mom-to-be to put her feet up and be showered with gifts and attention before the baby arrives – after all, she won’t have any time to relax afterward! In order to plan the perfect baby shower, you’ll want to follow these handy tips.
Pick a Theme
It can be a nice idea to pick a theme for the shower, instead of just focusing on generic baby items. For instance, you could base the theme on a children’s book such as Beatrix Potter’s Peter Rabbit series and include decorations and toys that relate to the books and characters. Design the baby shower invites to reflect the theme and try and create a cute woodland setting with flowers, leaves, acorns and stuffed animals using a paper cut template Making the shower more personalized for the mom-to-be will make it more memorable.
Include a Cake
Any celebration is a good excuse for cake, and for a baby shower, you’ll find plenty of inspiration for cute baby-themed cake designs online. From cute storks to little teddy bears, there is a wide range of cake designs to choose from. If the mom-to-be doesn’t know the baby’s gender, then you can always keep it gender-neutral, or have a bit of fun and make a cute ‘Boy or Girl?’ cake that’s half blue and half pink. Also, there might be other babies or young children at the shower, so make sure that the cake or cakes include some edible cake toppers so you don’t have to worry about any choking hazards for the little ones.
Keep Everyone Entertained
As with any good host or hostess, you will need to make sure that there isn’t a lull in the proceedings and keep everyone entertained. After all, you don’t want to be remembered for hosting the most boring baby shower! Include party games for your guests, like Don’t Drop The Baby (don’t panic, it’s only an egg) or Baby Shower Bingo. You could also have a Baby Birthday pool, where guests have to guess the baby’s due date and write it down. After the baby is born, whoever guessed the closest wins a prize of your choosing.
Turn It Into a Gender Reveal
As mentioned before, the mom-to-be may not yet know the gender of her baby but – if she consents – you can make her shower even more memorable by turning it into a gender reveal party! Gender reveals have become hugely popular over the years, with expectant parents revealing the sex of their unborn baby via cakes, balloons, smoke bombs and piñatas! Make the reveal fun for everyone and allow the expectant parents to share this special moment with their loved ones.
Hand Out Goody Bags
Goody bags are always a great way to ensure that your guests leave happy, so don’t skimp out on these! You can include goodies that fit with your theme, or you can treat your guests with small but special gifts like candles, bath bombs, sweets, and shower scrubs.

Have a Photoshoot

There’s nothing that preserves a memory more than a photograph, and with young children growing up far too fast these days, you may want to preserve your happy memories in print form to capture their childhood innocence. Photoshoots can also be a great way to bond and spend a fun day out together, as well as getting high-quality prints of the like you couldn’t achieve with your smartphone.

Professional services know just how to channel your family’s energy to make photoshoots as personal as possible for you. You can then create the photographic memories exactly as you want them.

Make a Time Capsule
time capsule presents an exciting family project. It can be an interesting experience to open a time capsule years in the future and think back to how your life was before, and how much you have achieved as a family. Kids who have grown up to be a lot older will undoubtedly love looking back at what they chose to place inside their time capsule.
Tips for creating a time capsule include:
  • Choose where you want to store it, for example, in a sealed container hidden in the house, or in a designated burial spot outdoors.
  • Pick the right container. This needs to be durable and be able to handle wherever you choose to store it, so if you are planning on burying it in the ground, the container needs to be able to protect the contents.
  • Choose what to store in the container. You could have every person choose an item to include, and even keep it a secret from one another.
  • Choose the date you want to return to the capsule and open it. This could be a milestone date, such as your child’s 18th birthday, or ten years from the date of hiding the time capsule. Choose a date which works for you and which you are going to be able to commit to.