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Do you know someone expecting a baby? Would you like to give them a baby shower?

A baby shower is a way to celebrate the pending or recent birth of a child by presenting gifts to the parents at a party. The term “shower” is often assumed to mean that the expectant mother is “showered” with gifts.

Pregnancy is an exciting time, and the mother-to-be deserves to be pampered and showered with gifts before the bundle of joy comes along. Baby showers are generally thrown for the expectant family’s first baby. In recent years it has become more common to throw a shower for the first baby as well as the first of a different gender. Either way, celebrating a new member of a family is the perfect reason to have a party!

The cost of a baby shower can sometimes spiral out of control, before you know it your budget has well and truly been spent and yep, you’ve still got things left to buy.

This is why a baby shower planner is a real must, they help you to plan and organize the shower from start to finish. I know it may seem like you do not need to one fill out, but believe me, the organization involved in planning a baby shower can sometimes feel overwhelming, especially so if you are planning the shower alone. You can find several simple free ones on the internet, along with several game and party ideas.

Here are few theme ideas:

Baby gender reveal parties have become the latest trend in the baby world. A baby gender reveal party is a new trend that’s sweeping across the baby world. This can be a lot of fun for your whole family and friends, especially if planned properly. Unlike a traditional baby shower, the whole family can become involved in its preparation, the husbands especially. Male guests are allowed as well, so it is expected to have more guests than usual. Not like a baby shower where only the wives are allowed to come. But it is a pretty good idea to hold the baby gender reveal party, instead of having two separate parties. The theme of the party, invitations, the decorations and activities, and the food all contribute to the overall success of a gender reveal party.

Milk and Cookies are currently a very popular theme for a baby shower and it is something very simple, but sweet at the same time. There are several different ways to host a party like this, but keep in mind that the basics include lots of milk and cookies. Don’t get too glamorous, find some vintage glass milk bottles at a thrift store, have friends or family bake for you, anything to help your budget and involve your loved ones.

This would be a perfect time to break out great grannie’s recipes too!

A children’s book party is a great topic for gathering a bunch of women to reminisce, share advice and anticipate all the great memories that will be created by you and your future family.

Just bare in mind as you plan the day out that a baby shower usually lasts for about 2 hours, any longer then this will more then likely tire mom out.

Shower invitations announce the date, time, and location for your party. Be sure to include a phone number or email address for questions and RSVP purposes.

Generally speaking, invitations should be sent four to six weeks in advance, with a response requested one to two weeks before the party.

If you have any special instructions for attendees to bring or if you want to announce a theme for your party, the invitation can do that too. 

Baby Shower Gift Stack  A tower of pretty gift packages decorate these fun invitation. Available in 3 colors!

A Boy’s View Invitation

A Girl’s View Invitation

Blue Ribbon Invitations

Pink Ribbon Invitations

Etiquette List for Your Baby Shower Day:

  • Introduce mom-to-be to the baby shower guests arriving.
  • Let everyone introduce themselves.
  • Serve up appetizers, beverages, or snacks.
  • Play a couple of baby shower games. It allows everyone to have fun and it allows them to get to know each other better too.
  • Serve the main dish and the cake or other desserts.
  • Have the mom-to-be open her gifts.
  • Allow everyone to mingle and chat.
  • Pass out favors as everyone begins to leave.
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