The Baby Shower is a often looked forwarded to event in pregnancy. It's like an informal ceremony to welcome you to the tribe of other mothers, complete with great food too!
Here are some handy tips on planning the best shower ever!
The theme for your shower really sets the tone, choose wisely. Think about the preferences of the parents-to-be. Do they have a nursery theme picked out? Perhaps they already know if they are having a boy or a girl? Will this influence how you throw the shower? When all else fails, ask the mom! One of my fondest memories was shopping around for themes with my friend who threw the shower. We also had a punch tasting party the weekend before to pick out favorites!
This doesn't have to be an expensive endeavor. Here are some great ideas, and most are homemade! Even if you don't have a lot of creative ability these tips and ideas will turn your shower room into a festive atmosphere.
Baby Shower Games
Do you dread them? Games are one of the most memorable events from the shower! Keep your theme and your guests in mind. While you might absolutely adore the game how will the mother-to-be feel about having people guess the size of her belly? Or maybe the guys are coming, let them do the silly stuff and let the gals watch. Let the games begin...
Organizing Bridal and Baby Showers at the Office
The workplace is a common place to hold a shower these days. Donna offers up some very helpful hints in planning and pulling this one off!
Baby Celebrations Forum
Would you like to gather some more ideas from other people? Here's a forum for you to post questions and ideas and get great feedback.
Food & Recipes
Baby shower recipes
Several quick and easy ideas, including a lot of punch! There is also a great centerpiece made with fruit that is easy enough for even the least handy person to do (like me).
Baby shower recipes Recipes for every type of food imaginable! Diana will even help you find some healthy ideas and great all around foods for nearly every theme.
Petite soiree desserts
These are great desserts and finger food for your shower. Carroll has some wonderful recipes and easy ideas for your baby shower.
Cooking for a Crowd
Peggy has amassed some great tips on cooking for your large party. Not shower specific.