Baby Shower Basics

When is the best time to hold a baby shower?

A baby shower can be held any time after confirming that the mother is pregnant. Usually, most mom-to-be’s prefer to hold it during the last trimester of pregnancy. It is said that the party is realistic when the mother has already a big belly during the party.

The most important thing in planning this event is to talk to your guests first. You don’t want them to miss your first baby shower just because they have already a scheduled appointment on that day. So, better consider the availability of the majority or I may say, the most important people you want to see in your baby shower.

Where can you hold a baby shower?

The location should cater the prospective number of guests who will be invited. Ideally, it is held at the mother-to-be’s house. It is quite uncomfortable for a pregnant woman to travel to distant places, so, a home is really a good choice. If it doesn’t fit the number of guests, you may want to hold it a clubhouse in your local community or in the church if permitted. But the best choice is to hold it in your house and just adjust the number of guests depending on how big your house can accommodate.

How do you plan a baby shower?

You may first need to consider the following things before finalizing the program:

  • Select a theme for your party. This will help you decide other elements of the party. Besides, it makes your party alive and exciting.
  • Plan what food or beverages you will serve. This can be made easy if you have a baby shower party theme. Everyone’s going to have fun if you base it on a theme.
  • The most awaited part is the games. Games for a baby shower should be funny and not boring. Having crazy games makes your party more fun.
  • Prepare a small keepsake for all guests. If you’re on a tight budget, just prepare a thank you card for everyone or prizes to the winners during the games.

Who should be invited?

If you’re the one hosting, you probably already have an idea of who to include in your guest list. You can put anyone you wish to attend in the invitation list. However, if your friend is hosting the party, then you need to collaborate with each other before finalizing the celebration. You, surely, don’t want to miss any important person in your party.

Is there a baby shower for a soon-to-be daddy, too?

Traditionally, baby showers are only for women. But, nowadays, baby shower for men are becoming popular. It is really important, though, to think first if the soon-to-be dad really wants a baby shower. Some will appreciate it but there’re some who would feel awkward.

What gifts can be brought to a baby shower?

In giving invitations, you can also put instructions for your guest to bring a gift. Proper gifts would be nappies, newborn clothes and linens or anything that a mother can use for her baby after delivery.

 

Baby Shower Themes For Boys

It’s a boy! Yipee! We need to celebrate the first boy’s upcoming appearance to the world. Planning is not so difficult if you have already selected a theme for the baby shower you’re hosting. You must pick a theme that will radiate happiness and excitement to the expectant mother, as well as the guests.

Here are some ideas for you to ponder:

Moustache from www.hubpages.com

This is the most used or shall I say well known baby shower theme for boys. Moustache signifies masculinity and at the same time, blue is a popular colour for a boy. No wonder why may people prefer to use this theme.

Noah’s Ark from www.pinterest.com

If the mum-to-be is the religious type, then having a biblical story theme would be well appreciated. Noah’s Ark Theme gives a wholesome spiritual atmosphere. It’s one best way to welcome your new youngster.

Teddy Bear Baby Shower from www.picmia.com

A teddy bear is one of the most popular comfort toy for little kids. Being a soft toy, it’s also quite safe even for babies to have. Holding a teddy bear themed baby shower therefore gives a child-friendly and sweet impression to everyone.


Nautical Baby Shower from www.cakesdecor.com

If you can encounter wearing a US Navy uniform or probably a nautical suit, you will possibly think he’s so cool, right? So as having a Nautical Baby Shower! Since your future seaman is about to come out, this party theme is just perfect for him.

Turtles Baby Shower from www.dnichys.blogspot.com

Look at this very adorable turtles! They are friendly-looking, charming and really cute (just like a baby)! This theme is safe for both gender but it’s more popular for boys. With the green and brown combination, then it fits well for your little prince.

Blue Safari Baby Shower from www.pinterest.com

One of the most loved themes for a boy baby shower is the Blue Safari. Safari theme, in general, is really popular both for adults and babies. In addition to that, blue is really an expected color for a boy. It looks tidy.

Lion King Baby Shower from www.savingbydesign.com

If you want to have an extraordinary baby shower, then choose a different color aside from blue. You may want to use this Lion King theme. It’s more of a green which is the color of nature. It will be a warm and a happy baby shower party.