How to Throw a Baby Shower

Are you looking to host a baby shower? If so, there are some important things to remember to ensure the event is a success. Here are tips on how to throw a baby shower that will be enjoyable for everyone involved. 

  • Choose a date and venue for the baby shower
  •  Give yourself enough time to plan and send out invitations
  •  Create a guest list of people you want to invite to the baby shower
  •  Make sure to include close family members and friends who are important to the parents-to-be
  •  Send out invitations for the baby shower
  •  Include all the pertinent information, such as the date, time, location, and RSVP details
  •  Start planning activities for the baby shower
  •  Games are always a fun addition, or you could have guests create onesies for the new baby using fabric markers and plain white onesies
  •  Decorate for the baby shower using colours that match the theme or nursery décor of the parents-to-be
  •  Balloons, banners, and streamers are all great decoration ideas!

What is the Order of Events at a Baby Shower?

This is a difficult question. While there are many possible orders of events at a baby shower, there is no definitive answer. It ultimately depends on the hosts and guests of the shower. That said, some general guidelines can be followed. The first order of business is usually to send out invitations. This should be done 4-6 weeks in advance so guests can RSVP and plan accordingly. Once the guest list is finalized, the next step is planning the menu, if applicable. This task will fall to the catering company if the shower is catered. Otherwise, it will be up to the host or hosts to decide what food and drink will be served. 

Next, it’s time to start thinking about decorations. The venue for the shower will likely dictate what kind of decorations are appropriate (e.g., balloons and streamers might not be ideal for a more formal tea party). Once again, if the shower is held at a public venue like a restaurant or banquet hall, much of this work may be handled by staff members. For private parties held at someone’s home, it will be up to the host(s) to choose and set up decorations according to their chosen theme (if any). The day before or the morning of the event, final preparations must be made. This includes putting up any remaining decorations, setting out food and drinks, arranging furniture as necessary, etc. 

By this point, all that’s left to do is wait for guests to arrive! Once everyone has arrived and mingled for a bit, it’s time to start playing baby shower games! These can range from classic favourites like “guess how many candy beans are in the jar” to unique icebreakers like “don’t say baby” (a game where guests must avoid saying the word “baby” throughout the shower). After games have been played and prizes awarded (if desired), it’s time for gifts! The expectant mother will open each gift one by one as her guests ooh and ah over each new item—it isn’t uncommon for showers to get rowdy during this portion as the excitement builds!

Who is Supposed to Throw a Baby Shower?

Who is supposed to host a baby shower? According to tradition, it is usually the responsibility of the mother’s close friends, sisters or aunts. However, anyone can host a baby shower these days. It is becoming more and more common for family members other than the traditional hosts to step up and throw a baby shower. So if you want to host a baby shower, go for it! Some etiquette rules should be followed when hosting a baby shower. 

First, make sure that you consult with the parents-to-be before planning anything. They may have already started making plans or have specific ideas about what they would like. Once you have their blessing, start planning! If you are on a tight budget, there are plenty of ways to throw an amazing shower without spending much money. Check local discount stores for decorations and favours, and keep the guest list small. You can also ask guests to bring food or drinks to share. When it comes to games, there are tons of options that don’t cost anything at all. Try playing “guess the baby food,” “baby bingo,” or even old-fashioned charades with babies as the theme. The important thing is to have fun!

What Should You Not Do at a Baby Shower?

Most people know that baby showers are a time to celebrate the impending arrival of a new life. However, some things should be avoided during this special event. Here is a list of four things not to do at a baby shower: 

1. Only bring gifts that are for the baby. It can be tempting to bring a gift for the mom-to-be or even something for the older siblings but resist the urge. Baby showers celebrate the new arrival, and everything should be focused on them. 

2. Don’t try to upstage the mom-to-be. This is her day, and she should be the center of attention. Avoid wearing anything too flashy or competing with her in any way. Let her shine! 

3. Remember to RSVP. This is important so that the host knows how many people to expect and can plan accordingly. Plus, it’s just good manners! 

4. And finally, remember to have fun!

What Activities are Done at a Baby Shower?

A baby shower is a celebration of the impending arrival of a new baby. It is typically held 1-2 months before the baby is born and is usually hosted by a close friend or family member of the expectant mother. The purpose of a baby shower is to shower the expectant mother with gifts and supplies that she will need for her new arrival. 

In addition to gifts, guests at a baby shower often bring food and drink to share and offer their congratulations and best wishes to the parents-to-be. Baby showers typically include several games and activities, such as guessing games about the size and weight of the unborn baby or how many diapers they will use in a year. Other popular activities include opening presents, watching videos about parenting, or advice from experienced mothers.

How to Throw a Baby Shower on a Budget

When planning a baby shower, one of the first things you need to consider is your budget. With so many different aspects to think about – from the invitations and decorations to food and games – it can be easy to overspend. But with careful planning, it is possible to throw a fabulous baby shower on a budget. Here are some tips: 

Invitations: Instead of purchasing expensive invitations, why not make your own? There are plenty of great templates available online that you can download and print for free. Or, if you’re feeling crafty, you could make your own from scratch! Just give yourself enough time to finish them – don’t leave it until the last minute! 

Decorations: Again, there are lots of ways to save money regarding decorations. One idea is to use items you already have around the house – streamers, balloons, etc. Another option is to check out your local dollar store – they often have great deals on party supplies. And if you’re looking to save, why not ask friends or family members if they have any spare decorations you could borrow? 

Food: When it comes to food, finger foods are usually the best option as they’re easy (and cheap) to prepare. Think of simple things like sandwiches, wraps, fruit platters, veggie sticks, dip, etc. If you want something heartier, consider making a big batch of soup or chili that can be served in individual cups or bowls. And remember dessert! A homemade cake or batch of cookies always goes down well at a baby shower (and won’t cost you an arm and a leg). 

Games: Games are a great way to keep guests entertained at a baby shower, but they don’t have to be expensive or complicated. Plenty of free printable games are available online, which can be printed out ahead of time. Alternatively, try coming up with some simple games, such as guessing how many candy-filled diapers are in a jar or writing advice for the new parents-to-be on slips of paper which can then be placed into a decorated box. With these tips in mind, throwing a baby shower on a budget is possible!

In The End

Are you considering throwing a baby shower for a friend or family member? If so, there are some things you should know about how to throw a great baby shower. First of all, decide on the guest list. Who do you want to invite? Family members? Friends? Work colleagues? Once you have the guest list finalized, send out invitations. 

Next, start planning the menu. What food will you serve? Will there be a theme? You could have a buffet with finger foods so guests can graze. Alternatively, sit-down meals also work well- ensure enough food to go around! Now it’s time to think about decorations. Baby showers usually have blue or pink themes, but feel free to be creative! Balloons and streamers always look good, and you could even make some homemade decorations if you’re feeling crafty. Finally, remember the games! Baby shower games are always popular and help break the ice between guests who may not know each other very well. Look online for ideas or ask friends and family for suggestions. And most importantly, have fun!

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