If you’ve been tasked with throwing a baby shower for a friend or family member, or whether you’ve taken it upon yourself to throw your own, you should do your utmost to make it a brilliant experience for all involved. To do that, no matter what your budget is, you’re going to have to think outside of the box, and you’re definitely going to have to go the extra mile.
Here’s what you need to do to throw the perfect baby shower:
Consider Where To Host It
It’s not just the box you should be thinking outside of, it’s the house. By taking your baby shower outside (if it doesn’t shower down with rain, of course), whether it’s for a small section or the whole duration of it, you will definitely depart from the norm.
There are plenty of ways to make an outdoor baby shower awesome. Things to do in this instance include:
- Setting up a large tent or marquee
- Firing up a BBQ or other kind of outdoor grill
- Playing some outdoor games, like water-balloon tossing or frisbee throwing
The mum-to-be, no matter who she is, is going to appreciate a pampering session. As the whole party is for her benefit, why not give her what she wants? Relaxing baby shower ideas include:
- Thirty-minute massage
Once the whole party is properly relaxed and feeling rejuvenated, that’s when the prosecco and champagne can start flowing (not for the mum-to-be, of course!).
Pick a theme
To ensure that the party is truly memorable, you should make it themed — no matter what the theme is, purely for the fact that it’ll just be so different, all of the attendees will be sure to remember it for years to come.
One theme that always lends itself perfectly to baby shower celebrations is the tea party theme. Throwing this sort of gathering will suit the mood down to a T, as tea parties are quite childlike in many different ways and senses. For one, your guests will be sure to have childhood memories of hosting such parties come flooding back! Think teddy bears, cups and saucers, and plenty of flowers for the ultimate tea party.
Another theme you could opt for is a professional, sophisticated one. By going all out and hosting a baby shower that wouldn’t look amiss in a 5-star establishment, everybody will be sure to have an awesome time. You could hire catering, and you could even bring in certified, trained, and insured bartenders from Event Bartenders — when you go down this route, you can see that everybody is catered for, leaving it to the professionals to make sure your baby shower is a success.
Baby showers are an important milestone in any mum-to-be’s pregnancy journey. For this reason, if you are ever given the unenviable task of having to throw one, you need to take it very seriously. This means thinking outside of the box, and ensuring the mum-to-be is happy, and this means doing all you can to make the event memorable for all involved.