A memorable baby shower is a treasured addition to your life as a mother. From invitation and decoration to your attire, snacks, and ideas to celebrate the impending arrival of your little bundle of joy, everything needs to be impressive. You should make the event fun and enjoyable for everyone around. Here are some ideas to organize a memorable baby shower and keep guests happily occupied on that special occasion.
Planning a Memorable Baby Shower
- Prepare Personalized Invitations
Invitations are a must when you are throwing a baby shower. Make the event inspiring by getting creative at designing handmade baby shower invitations. Adding a personal touch to the event will make it appealing for everyone. One-of-a-kind invitations are more likely to remain etched in the memory of guests while giving them their first token souvenir to remember the special occasion. How about sending ultrasound invites?
An invitation with the baby’s ultrasound picture is personal and unique and does not cost much either. Think of diaper pin invites. The different colors of large diaper pins add a creative touch to the invitation and go with any party theme.
- Bring Life to the Decor
The decoration at any special event attracts attention. When you want to throw a memorable baby shower, it is a good idea to choose a unique decoration theme. Babies love animals. So decorate the shower on the lines of the jungle theme with animal prints and critter imagery. It is a good idea to spread the word about the theme before the event, encouraging guests to bring gifts relevant to the theme. Since babies love animals and fur toys, the jungle theme idea will give you a huge of collection of animal-themed infant clothes and decoration stuff to design the baby’s room.
Memorable Baby Shower Ideas
- Make a Baby Help List
You are sure to welcome mommies, who have a good deal of advice and practical tips to share with the mom-to-be, in your baby shower. This could be related to baby care, baby proofing your home, or tips to enjoy your motherhood one the tiny tot comes home. It is a good idea to ask each guest to sign up a scrapbook and share any practical advice for the new mom or her baby. Or you can decorate a big jar and request each guest to drop a special trick that helped them enjoy their first month of motherhood.
- Create Something for the Baby
Involve everyone in personalizing a baby T-shirt or sheet. Buy a light-colored cloth piece and non-toxic fabric paint and invite guests to show their creativity. Hand them non-toxic, permanent fabric ink and paint pens. You will get a personalized gift for the baby on the way.
How about making a quilt together?
Either you could supply squares in different colors and fabric to your guests or ask them to bring the squares of a specific size along. Let each of them decorate the square and write a personalized message for the mom-to-be or the baby.
When everyone is done with the first task, it is time to sew the quilt together. It is even better if someone volunteers to put it together later on their own. The finished quilt makes a practical gift for your little bundle of joy and is a nice way to remember one of the most special days of your life.
- Baby’s Library
Perhaps each guest will bring a card and gift for the baby. So, why not ask them to bring along their favorite childhood book that they have enjoyed reading all these years? This will personalize your shower. Not only this, it will give your baby access to the prized childhood possessions of his aunts. It will be fun reading the stories together every night. The personalized notes in each book will rekindle memories of the special day every time you stumble upon them
Design and Paint the Nursery
When you want to throw a memorable baby shower, your idea is to make each guest enjoy and remember it forever. So, why not involve them in painting the nursery and getting it ready to welcome the little one? This is especially useful if the mom-to-be is open to ideas to design her baby’s nursery. Spread the word about your idea, so that guests are ready to get creative.
Memorable Baby Shower Ideas To Bless the Mother and the Baby
Invite each guest to write a note of encouragement for the mom-to-be giving tips for preparing for the delivery. You can get creative with this activity as well. Ask each guest to bring a bead or trinket that symbolizes their wish for the mom-to-be. If the mom-to-be plans to wear the necklace at the time of delivery, let everyone know about it in advance. This will ensure that they bring pieces that are safe to be worn during delivery.
Or you could hand over a couple of colorful beads to each guest and ask them to stand in a circle. Start from one end with a needle and coated beading wire in your hand, passing it over to each guest to pierce each bead into the thread and make a wish for the safe delivery of a healthy baby. Follow this process twice and tuck the ends to make a birthing necklace for the mom-to-be to wear at the time of delivery. Or it could be kept close to her when she is experiencing birthing contractions.
There are plenty of ideas to make for a memorable baby shower event. It is the most special day of your life before the birth of your little bundle of joy. So, make sure you have a memorable celebration.
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