Planning the perfect baby shower can be an overwhelming task. Whether you’re the mommy-to-be or her best friend, it seems like everything needs to be done before. Don’t let that get you down. We are here to provide the best inspiration possible for your own party. I’ve put together 5 unique baby shower ideas that will make your baby shower an unforgettable celebration.
Babies require a lot of things when they finally arrive. Gifts from loving friends can help you ensure that all the necessities are covered. Don’t be afraid to hold the shower early in the second trimester, rather than waiting until the third trimester as this will give you plenty of time to buy any essentials they still need after the shower.
- Think outside the house
If the weather is right, take the party outside. Plan some outdoor-only games, like a frisbee golf course or water-balloon toss. If you don’t fancy grilling out, you can have the party catered. Going the catering route can keep the event more formal but fun. When planning your outdoor party, it’s a good idea to plan for an indoor plan B.
- Pick a theme for the gifts
Instead of choosing a decoration (and dress of course!), why not select a theme for the gifts? My favorites are skincare and diapers. Guests can bring gifts that fall under this theme. You can even surprise your guests by adding a gift unique to you and your love in a box! Don’t be afraid to get creative, or assign a different theme to three or more of the guests.
- Throw a tea party
Throwing a tea party sounds like a great baby shower idea but if planning it makes you nervous, have it catered. All you have to do is show up in your best tea dress and enjoy the festivities.
If you’re throwing a bohemian baby shower, have everyone wear flower crowns or. You’ll get so many great pictures when guests are having fun sporting their girly crown. Specify in the invitation what you’ll be doing and what the guests should wear.
- Make it a girls’ night out
Baby showers are traditionally girls only, but if you consider inviting daddy’s friends too, consider choosing neutral decorations, a variety of foods (and drinks) that everyone will enjoy and partner games!
Size doesn’t matter where baby showers are concerned. Don’t fall into the trap of trying to be the hostess-with-the-mostest and end up inviting literally everyone. Parents, close extended family, and a few girlfriends make up the ideal guest list for a truly unforgettable baby shower.
- Play the Right Games
Remember, a baby shower is about two things: gifts and conversations. Even if you aren’t planning to give gifts to the guests, enjoying each other’s company is still an important part of celebrating. The right games can make a baby shower. Three of my favourite games include having each guest bring a baby picture and guess who’s who, linking up baby names with their celebrity parents and writing down baby traits (e.g., eyes, hair color, temperament, etc.) and then have the pregnant parent write down whether she wants the baby to get those traits from her or the dad.