Baby Shower Themes
There are a few occasions in life when you want everything to be perfect. A baby shower for a loved one is one of these occasions. Especially if this is the first child of the expectant mother, you will want to get things that she finds appealing. Remember that the last trimester of a pregnancy is often tough and the baby shower should provide a comfortable and relaxing environment for your guests and the guest of honor.
With that thought in mind, remember to consider the mother to be's likes and dislikes when it comes to a theme for her baby shower. Establishing a theme will make purchasing your gifts, decorations and party favors a breeze. It will also help you stay within your budget.
If the mother to be has a particular theme in mind for the nursery, it is a good idea to stick with that theme and even include a note in the invitations regarding her preference. Remember that this occasion is always about the mom and her desires. You want to create a comfortable and easy environment for her as well as acknowledging her personal choices.
Themes for baby showers cover a wide range of tastes. There are sophisticated and elegant themes for your savvy mom. If your mom is into metropolitan styles, consider patterns with straight lines and bold colors. Solids are often a hit when the sex of the child is unknown. If your mom does not like pastels (which most baby showers are awash in) consider a primary color theme with blocks and brilliant coloring. She will love it.
For more traditional themes, there are loads of different teddy bears, rocking horses, duckies and more. If there is no central theme for the nursery, try pastels and a simple pattern such as a quilt theme. Precious Moments and Winnie the Pooh have adorable traditional and classical themes that will make any new mom think baby thoughts.
Take into account your mother to be's hobbies and interests. If she really likes horses, try a baby pony themed shower. If she is into gardening, use a garden bug theme. There are even themes such as glowing suns, cool moons, and of course a great deal of flowers.
For more theme ideas, it is worth the look online in addition to traveling to retail stores. There are a number of online retailers that can provide not only the theme idea, but decorations and accessories all in one place. You can easily and affordably order your entire baby shower set up online, saving yourself hassle and time. Most of these baby shower kits will come with themed items such as plates, utensils, table covers, a gift for the mom and more.
When shopping for baby shower kits or purchasing everything individually, you will need to know how many guests you will be expecting and what your time frame is. It is a good idea to shop around before you buy so that you have an idea what is available and what you will want to spend. Having a budget is important also.
After you have selected a central theme for the shower, stick to it. Using more than one theme will give the room a clustered and off centered look. The decorations and centerpieces will help draw the room together making it comfortable for the mother to be and the guests alike. Having a central theme also helps over purchasing. Keep to your budget and that will set you at ease as well.
With so many baby shower themes to choose from, you should have no trouble finding a theme within your budget that will make an expectant mother adore her shower.