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20 GREAT IDEAS FOR A BABY SHOWER
YOUR BABY SHOWER
There are many things you can do to throw the perfect baby shower. Many people choose to go by a certain theme for their shower, but you don't have to. If you wish to do so, that is your choice. These are just some ideas to get you thinking about what you want when this special time comes. A baby shower is a special time and many woman want to make it a great event. I am going to give you some tips and some ideas. I will tell you how you can turn heads and be the talk of the town once your baby shower is over. Don't worry, you don't have to go overboard. You can apply these same ideas in portions if you wish to not go all out on your baby shower. I do urge you to be creative and decorate. It is a tradition and it is a special day in your life. Make sure you have a camera to take pictures because you will treasure this single event. It can also give you ideas for a baby shower if it comes up again. Like I said, you may want to throw a simple shower. That is fine. When you throw a baby shower, you have to think about your guest also. And if anything, do it in spirit for your baby. I promise you will treasure this time in your life.
You can call all your girlfriends on the phone and tell them about your shower, but an invitation is a great way to announce your baby shower. Yes, you can call them and tell them about your baby shower, but what happens if they forget? You can get invitations for low prices at dollar stores or at Wal-Mart. You will find that the local area dollar store may be where you shop for most of your stuff. Other mothers may want to go all out. Either way is fine. The only wrong is not getting proper invitations. You send them to anyone and everyone you want too. Despite common gesture, the more people show up, the more gifts. It is baby shower 101. Don't think of yourself as being rude. Everyone does it.
When it comes to decorating, you can think outside the box. If you are going with a theme, then you would decorate around your theme. But as I said earlier, a theme is not a necessity. You can decorate anyway you wish and the dollar store is a great place to fine decorations for cheap. I know we all can't afford to shell out hundreds for a baby shower. You don't have too. The dollar store has plenty of decorations. You may have to put them together to make one decoration, but it can be done. You can go anywhere you wish. This is just giving you an idea just in case you are strapped for cash.
Most baby showers are decorated in blue or pink. These are traditional colors, but you don't have to abide by the ordinary. This is your baby shower. You may want to go with silver and purple or green and gold. Any color combination will work. Just try to base all your additions to your base color. If you choose to go with yellow, then use yellow balloons, yellow wrapping, and yellow candles. You can use one color or two. Use three if you want. Once again, these are just examples. It is important to have everything matching.
There are many things that you can use to decorate your baby shower. You can decorate with candles, balloons, flowers, candy, treats, wraps, beads, babies, art, and many other things. You can use birthday string, baby items, and creative items. You can create decorations with food, art paper, tissues, or with store bought baby decorations. Be creative, You may already have kids that may want to help you. You may get together with your sisters or family. You can't go wrong when decorating.
FOOD AND SNACKS
As you may already know, cupcakes are popular at baby showers, as well as a cake. You may want to buy your own cupcakes or you may want to make them yourself. You can decorate them with many things. You can use different icings and you may want them to match your overall color theme. I believe you should keep everything matching, but you don't have too. The illustrated pictures will give you some ideas on cupcakes. Cakes are popular also and they can be decorated anyway you wish.
You may also want to serve drinks for your visitors. I would advise you to have a variety of drinks. You want to be able to offer at least three different drinks and one can include water. You may wish to have a lite alcoholic drink for those who wish to have a drink. It is your shower, but offer variety.
Some people even cook meals for everyone at the shower, especially if it is more of a family event then friends. You may want to offer burgers and hot dogs or sandwiches. Sandwiches are popular at baby showers. You may want to offer treats such as cookies or candy. You can also offer chips. Everything still relates back to whatever you want to offer. Once again, the final choice is yours.
Of course, you want to estimate how many guest you may have to get a final figure. If you believe 46 people will show up, then you may want to cook for 50. Whether you are just serving snacks and drinks or going all out with a cook out, make sure you plan ahead and figure up how many guest may come. There are many treats that are appropriate for a baby shower. You are the final judge about it.
BABY SHOWER GIFTS
Many woman choose to have games associated with their baby shower and that is a great idea. There are all kinds of different games that you can play. Some will cost nothing to play, while others may have to be bought. This is very important if they are other children at the baby shower. It can keep them busy while you are opening gifts or serving food or drinks. Some of the following games have to be bought, but it will give you a general idea of some of the bridal games that are available to purchase for your baby shower.
- NURSERY RHYME QUIZ
- BABY NAME GAMES
- NURSERY CROSSWORD PUZZLES
- PIN THE BOTTLE ON THE BABY
- BABY TRIVIA
- BABY LOTTO
- BABY SCAVENGER HUNT
- BABY SCRAMBLE
- FAMOUS PAIRS
- ANIMAL BABIES
- CELERBRITY MOMS 2 BABIES
- GUESS THE BABY FOOD
- FAMOUS T.V. MOTHERS
- BABY FAMILY TREE GAME
These are just some basic games that are out there for baby showers. This provides entertainment for you and your guest. You may want to play other games or you may want to create you own game. You may want to play a baby type of Wheel of Fortune. You may want to use baby puzzles. This is just an example. All this information is just to help give you a general idea of what to do for your baby shower.
Some people offer raffles at their baby shower for prizes. You may want to buy a few different prizes to give the mothers a chance to win something special. You may want to include everyone by buying little shower gift sets. You may want to offer them something else. Whatever you choose is fine. This gives your visitors a chance to have fun and correspond with each other. It is a great way for all your friends and family to meet one another as well. It is a win-win situation.
An example of gifts is perfume or cheap jewelry. You really don't want to offer the children a chance to win games unless they all win something. Adults can handle defeat, but children don't quite understand just yet. If you want to give the children prizes, try your best to include them all. It can be simple as a doll for the girls and a car for the boys. In their eyes, a free toy doesn't get any better. You don't want a kid to get their feelings hurt. As for the adult, you may want to have makeup or a bathing set. You can find different sets for just a few dollars a piece. You can buy whatever you think will work. You can always think outside the box. If you were at a shower, what kind of prize would you like to have? A free gift should satisfy anyone at the baby shower. The pure excitement of playing should be enough. If you can afford to buy these things, don't worry. You can play Wheel of Fortune on index cards that cost a dollar. As I told you earlier, the dollar store can be your best friend for your baby shower.
BE CREATIVE AND HAVE FUN
The most important thing about this entire experience is to have fun. You can create your baby shower anyway that you want too. If you want to go all out, then do it. If you don't want to or you can't afford it, make it happen on a budget. These are just ideas of what you can do when it comes to invitations, games, decorations, food, and gifts.
This is a very special time for you. If there is one thing that is needed, make sure you have a camera. You may want to go ahead and create a baby album. For mothers, this is a reminder that the baby or babies are coming very soon. During this time, you can become very emotional. Between hormones and stress, you may be questioning if you should have a baby shower. But by all means, make sure you do. Even if it is just a few good friends without decorations, make sure you do it. Just remember, be creative mom!