October 1, 2010
- Create unique and personal invitations with photos. Baby photos of the new parents, or the new baby are fun. Even an ultrasound photo is a cute addition to the invitation.
- Song lyrics or phrases are fun on the invitation. Try lullabies, or nursery rhymes for ideas.
- Send an index card and ask each guest to write down a parenting tip, or funny anecdote about parenting or babies. Put out a card box for the index cards, or put them all in an album with photos from the shower for the new parents.
- Decorate with balloons, streamers, festooning, crepe, confetti and banners in pastel colors, like pinks, blues and yellows. Or use the baby’s nursery colors for inspiration.
- A Custom Banner is perfect for a shower. The new parents will feel honored seeing their name in print, and they will have a memento to keep.
- Use disposable tableware to make your job easier. Pick a pretty design, or choose two or three pastel or nursery theme colors, and mix them up.
- Plastic glassware is fancy looking, but affordable and disposable. Great for any shower.
- Don’t forget to order extra tablecovers for the food and gift tables. Table skirts are a nice touch too; they add a more finished and festive look.
- Baby Shower Party Packs are a great way to order the essentials.
- When planning any shower, simple is better. Don’t go overboard on the menu, Do a few things great and your guests will be impressed. (See our simple party recipes)
- Pretty trays and serving pieces make any food look nice! Check out our affordable crystal-look plastic serving pieces.
- Shower games are traditional, but spice it up with some fun new ideas.
- Baby Food game; get several jars of baby food, write a number on the lid with permanent marker, and remove the labels. (Be sure to write down what’s in them first) Have guests try to figure out what’s in each one, without tasting.
- Baby Got Into The Candy Jar; This game is hilarious! Get 10 or 12 disposable diapers and inside each one melt a different popular candy bar. Number the diapers and pass them around, allowing guests to sniff but not taste. Each guest will try to guess what kind of candy was used in each diaper.
- A traditional shower game is the dice game. No matter how often they have played it, guests always have a good time with this one. Wrap several gifts and favors, enough for each guest and more if you like. Put them all in a pile or basket, and then have guests sit in a circle around them. Pass two pie tins opposite directions, with a pair of dice in each. When someone gets a pair, they get to take a gift. When all the gifts are gone, everyone opens them, and then continue play for 5 minutes, make sure and use a timer. When it dings, they keep what they have in front of them.
- Treat the new mother like royalty with a Tiara. (She deserves it)