Throwing a baby shower is one of the best gifts you can give to an expectant mom. It can be the perfect time for a mom-to-be to celebrate with friends and share the joy and anticipation of becoming of mother. From cookies to cupcakes, decorations and games, no baby shower would be complete without a healthy dose of things that make you say “aw”. Whether you know what you’re having, or you’re waiting for the surprise, make your baby shower one to remember and welcome your little one in style. At Partymanao.com, we can create themes and help you create the perfect baby shower with themes and decorations that would be remembered. Just to give some ideas, we have round some awesome and cutest ideas for the ultimate baby shower celebration.
Get the perfect theme
You need a theme for the baby shower. Themes for baby showers revolve around the babies. You may want to create a party that focuses on toys, and have mothers bring all sorts of toys as gifts. At partymanao.com we have used disposable diapers as napkins, tied with ribbon, of course; filled baby shoes with candy at each table (don’t worry the baby will grow into them); and created personalized labels for baby food with the mom’s picture (put one at each place setting). You can also include a baby blanket tablecloth, hanging mobile centerpiece, and small baby bottle flower arrangements for some added baby fun.
Send invites early enough, for your guests to prepare. Indicate the date, time and venue of the event clearly. Inform the recipients of the theme of the party, to enable them to purchase the appropriate gifts in time. IDesign the invites in a creative manner, preferably with the colors and icons of the theme.
Instead of round cookies, cut the cookies for your shower into fun shapes. One really cute idea is to shape your cookies like sweet little baby feet. After you’ve baked them, ice the cookies where the sole of the foot and pads of where the little toes would go. Or, to mix things up a bit, cut out your cookies in other shapes, like bottles, duckies, or onesies. Simply adorbs.
Forget boring old cups. If you really wanna give this party the gaga touch serve your beverages out of baby bottles. Provide cute striped straws on the side in case your guests don’t actually want to drink out of the bottle top.
Notes for baby
Make the new baby’s first year even more special by having your guests write down their notes and best wishes for mum and baby. Either have a special station at the party for friends to write their messages, or leave cards and pens on each table. A great way to cutely store the notes is to place them in a jar labelled “Notes for Baby.” Then, either on your child’s first birthday or whenever you feel like it, open the jar and read all the love inside
Watermelon baby basket
Want something edible yet beautiful? Carve a watermelon baby basket. Take a watermelon and cut out the top to make a basket. Dig out all the insides and fill the empty space with your favourite fruits. If you want to jazz up your five a day, try decorating the outside with different fruits, like round orange slices for wheels and part of the cut-off watermelon for a handle. Creative? Ain’t. Remember you first read it here in Partymanao.com
Ask guests to bring baby pictures. Have you ever played the standard baby shower game of matching the baby photo to the guest? Add this fun twist: instead of just labeling names, have guests write quote bubbles next to the pictures. The quotes can answer a question, like “What do I want to be when I grow up?” Then afterward read the blurbs to everyone for some good laughs.