Baby Shower Ideas
Hosting a baby shower is a fun way to show the mother to be how much you care. It may seem a daunting task at first - coordinating the theme, the decorations, the location. But with the proper preparations, you will be a superior baby shower hostess.
The internet is alive with ideas, packages, kits, and themes to use for a baby shower. Whether you are throwing your first shower or three hundredth these resources will give you fresh ideas and perspectives. Remember that no matter what theme or style you decide to use, make sure that you stay in keeping with the mother's wishes. Her comfort is important, and after all, she is the guest of honor.
Ideas for themes are as vast as the people having babies. There is surly something out there to suit even the most discriminate tastes. Most general themes will also have a variety of styles to choose from. Picking a theme and a style that suits your mother to be should be easy with all the choices you will have.
Baby shower kits are a new hot item. Many websites host complete kits for hosting baby showers which include decorations, games, utensils, party favors and more. Consider these kits as an alternative to driving around town to find everything in the theme you want. With the click of the button you have ordered what you need, will have it delivered to your door, and will look like you spent days finding the perfect set up.
Plan your decorations carefully and plan them according to the location you will be using. Make sure you have everything you need when you go to decorate your location, such as small ladders for hanging streamers, tacks, tape and table covers. This will save you valuable time running back and forth for forgotten items. If you are going to be using office space or such for your party, make sure that you clear the use of the space and discuss the ideas with the supervisor of the locations so that there are no violations of health codes or procedures.
The baby shower for the mother to be should be relaxing and fun. Have things ready for her when she arrives so that she does not feel the need to get up and about too much. Ensure that clean up is taken care of rapidly afterwards and that you have a few volunteers lined up for such duties. Women in the late stages of pregnancy will have a tendency to "nest" or power-clean their environment. If you already have things in order, your mother to be may relax into the party a bit more.
The surprise baby shower is a good idea if you can book the mother to be for that day without her knowing the real reason. Surprise baby showers are fun and often appreciated by the mother to be. Remember that the mom is experiencing unusual hormone levels and may become emotional or overwhelmed more easily than normal. Showing your love in this way is likely to be remembered for a long time.
The most important thing to remember when hosting the baby shower is the mother comfort. Have fun with the shower and the shower ideas. If you plan a bit early, you can ensure a good time will be had by all and it will be easier than you think. Keep everything simple and don't be afraid to ask for help. Baby showers often spur people to kindness. Seek out volunteers to help with decorating and clean up. Most of all enjoy yourself and have fun!