Most parents, especially the mother to be, enthusiastically anticipate the arrival of their new bundle of joy. This is always a treasured and adored event. They commonly spend most of their time counting down the days that remain forward of the big arrival.
A usual way to celebrate the upcoming event is to give the latest parents-to-be a baby shower. It is a practical strategy to help the mom prepare, reduce anxiety, and simply enjoy the moment and the attention. A baby shower is a party that allows the mom to-be's closest friends and relatives to shower her with presents and joy prior to the baby's birth. And commonly the closest friend or perhaps a relative is the one who throws the celebration.
One benefit of giving a baby shower is to help the mom and dad secure the items that are typically necessary for the baby's arrival. It's also a great way to rejoice the excitement of the new addition and lavish attention on the mother during what is unquestionably a challenging period.
A key to a wonderful shower is to have a good theme, that ties the event together. The theme employed needs to reflect the joy and happiness of everyone. It's common to choose a motif such as butterflies, jungle animals, safari animals, cars or other "baby-like" themes, and to integrate it into the decorations, party favors, invitations and cake.
Picking a good theme or motif for the party can be tough for the parent or host. There are several concerns to think about before selecting the theme. For one you want the theme to reflect the mother and baby. That can be difficult because the sex of the baby isn't always revealed, or because the party itself may be a surprise to the mom-to-be. Some women may also want a more modern theme than a baby-motif. Everyone is different.
The great news, is that a theme won't "make or break" the event. What matters are the people who show up to celebrate, and what you do during the event.
Expect to have some good food and drinks, create a fun atmosphere, and think about a few games and things to do for fun. This is what really matters most to the success of the event.
Need some unique baby shower ideas?
Have people draw baby related cartoons as others try to come up with funny captions!
Try having people guess the due date, weight, height, and sex of the child.
Invite people to bring their own baby photos and have everyone guess who's who.
Play name that tune with songs that have the word "baby" in the title.
Practical art! Let guests decorate a blank bib with fabric paint. Sure to come in handy!
Whether you're trying to plan the decorations, invitations, games, menu, theme, or location, a great place to search is the internet. There's plenty of advice out there, and lots of blogs and communities on the subject. You can also check out magazines, or ask friends and relatives for advice.
Of course, you may know what you want already!
Lots of people have an easy time coming up with ideas for a shower, or they've already planned one in the past. Either way, treasure the experience. Don't worry. This is the most beautiful, exciting, extraordinary of occasions, and an event that should be filled with happiness.