A baby is on its way and one of the things that a lot of moms look forward to after learning of the pregnancy is the baby shower. This is one of the best ways to celebrate the coming of a newborn and for some, it’s also the perfect time for a gender reveal.
Plenty of viral baby showers and gender reveal videos are now all over the internet. People are now coming up with a lot of great ideas to celebrate this special journey that parents have. A common denominator that all these baby showers have is spending time with family and loved ones. With this, a baby shower can become one of the most memorable events in a parent’s life.
Planning a baby shower for yourself, a family member, or a friend? Surely, this ceremony is one of the most fun parties to organize. There are just so many ways to go about this event, and here are five fun baby shower ideas that you.
Book a Venue
While a cozy celebration at home sounds great, booking a venue is an even better idea. You have to think ahead and you have to admit that organizing a party at home is simply tiring. The last thing you want is to stress a pregnant mom about the chaos after a party.
It’s easy to book a venue nowadays. Scottdale private events can be easily booked with Riot House, a modern and high-end venue that can cater to groups of 10 up to 500. Meanwhile, a private event in another city like Miami can be booked with the Nobu Hotel.
The bottom line is that it’s easy to book a venue wherever you are in the US or even the world. Also, booking a venue saves everybody the trouble of having to clean up after the party. It’s a great way to have everyone enjoy and just focus on what’s to celebrate!
Pick a Fun Theme
Like a lot of parties, picking a theme is just necessary. The theme of your choice should be evident with the decorations and even souvenirs for the attendees. If you’ve noticed, most baby showers seem to have the norm of pink and blues depending on the baby’s gender.
While this is fine and the easiest theme that you can choose for the shower, you can still get more creative. You can go with themes like animals, unicorns, and even pastries. After all, you’re all there because of a bun in the oven.
You can play with colors and also announce a theme for gifts. You can include in the invitation that gifts should relate to the theme of your choice. The same thing goes for the souvenirs.
A baby shower should have fun and cute games for adult attendees. Most of these games are just really fun and unusual. A great game idea is to have contestants finish chocolates from a diaper. It screams a baby is on its way and it could get messy but fun.
If you have young attendees, make sure you also have something for them. Just remember to stick to your theme. You can have these youngsters change a nappy and have the experts judge who did it best. Definitely, the prizes should also have something to do with the theme.
Throw a spa party
You can book venues and still organize the activities. A good idea is throwing a spa part by having manicurist or massage therapists present in your event. Nothing beats pampering the mom-to-be. After all, when the baby is there, it might be hard to get themselves a me-time.
This works best if you only plan on having mostly female attendees. But hey, who said men can’t enjoy a day at the spa? You can have a buffet set up while all the relaxation is happening. Talk about partying in a calm way. The baby most likely approves!
The gender reveal
A lot of parents find this the perfect avenue to reveal the gender of the baby. While some still organize a separate private event for this, others just find it more practical to have a baby shower and gender reveal party at the same time.
What’s great is that you can go all out if you know that you are planning for two things. The gender reveal can be the climax of the baby shower. There are fun and unconventional ways to do this. You may have seen people popping balloons or slicing a cake to reveal the gender of the baby. Those are fun ways too but again; you can always get more creative than having pink or blues overtake the party. You can choose different colors or even animals to represent the gender of the baby.