Whether you’re celebrating a hotly anticipated arrival or a fresh, new bundle of joy, we bring you our top ideas on how to become the girlboss of baby showers and the best gift giver in town. So gather your girlfriends, blow up the balloons and get ready to surprise an expectant mother and her burgeoning bump.
PLAN THE PERFECT BABY SHOWER
A baby shower is a time for gathering close friends, colleagues and relatives to celebrate a new chapter in life. Make it memorable with these party-planning basics.
WHEN & WHEN
It seems like a no-brainer, but consider where you want to host the party and when. Ensure you have plenty of space for guests. And you don’t want the shower to turn into the birth, so pick a date when the expectant mum still has plenty of time left before her due date.
PLAN THE DAY
You may choose to spurn the traditional baby shower for a more modern alterative like a trip to the spa or a girl’s night out. Whichever you choose, don’t leave it up to fate: Organise your activities so guests are entertained but also relaxed throughout the day or night.
It can be hard to please a mixed crowd, so keep things simple and informal. Select just one main activity for the day and spice up the schedule with a fun game. You could ask each guest to bring a photo of him or her as a baby and have fun guessing who’s who. Or create a time capsule for the baby with handwritten hopes and predications or fun stories about mum.
BABY SHOWER ESSENTIALS
Pull off the perfect party with these indispensable elements.
No baby shower is complete without a soundtrack. Tailor yours to the occasion with a playlist of songs that contain the word baby in the title.
Whether it’s a boy, girl or twins, metallic balloons letters add the perfect finishing touches to any baby shower.
And remember to spoil guests with small gifts to remember the day.
Stuck for what to get for a baby shower? Check out our top baby gifts, for mother or baby.