Baby Shower Ideas

Ever wondered why to celebrate a baby shower? Well! most of the 21st century women answer it as a mark of celebration to share the joy of motherhood with the people close to heart. Quite true to some extent, the actual intend is something different. Earlier, it was a complete women’s affair and the baby shower invitation was confined to ladies.

In the previous eras, those ceremonies were invariably hosted by the mother or the relatives close to heart of the mother-to-be unlike the self hosted parties we see today. It is generally to be hosted in the sixth or seventh month of pregnancy and is mostly confined to the birth of the first child only.

Baby Shower is an important ceremony that prevailed with different names in various cultures from times immemorial. It is organized to prepare the mother-to-be embrace the responsibility of child care in a proper way.

Many gifts related to the child care like clothes, baby care utilities are to be presented along with some tips.

To host a party being a pregnant is a bit difficult thing and here are some tips to do it successfully:

Planning and arrangements:
Start and plan early. It’s better to start planning as early as the mid of second trimester. If it is financially viable, opt for a service from an event organizer specialized in this. If you can’t spend that much, at least seek the help of your mother, relatives or else friends whom you think will volunteer.

Usually, the decoration is done with blue as a theme color for a boy and pink incase of a girl. If the gender is not known, you may go for green theme color with an idea of ‘go green’.

The most important part of the preparation is a baby shower invitation. Visit a card store and get a customized one that is apt to the situation. Also you can do it yourself at an online store. If you plan to serve a feast instead of a normal cupcake party, better get the menu printed.

No offense in mentioning the start and end time of the party to ensure that it lasts short enough for the comfort of the mother-to-be.

Venue and timing:
The best thing to do is to host it at home. Incase you think that you can’t accommodate visitors at home, it is better to find a venue that suits the purpose. The most preferred timing is the evening and preferably in the weekends so as to ensure good number of visitors.

Guest book:
If you expect large number of guest, plan for a nice looking guest book. That serves as a cute memory. All those who can’t have a chance to address the gathering can have their personal word with you that way.

To make the party more lively, it is nice to plan games. Simple games like BABY BINGO is a nice idea as they suit the occasion. See that the games last short so as not to bore the visitors.

Make a list of things to be printed on the baby shower invitation such as the supper menu, URL of wish list on an online baby store etc., Happy partying!

Top Notch Baby Shower Invitations

Babies are the cutest, aren’t they? You celebrate their coming with so much joy and their birth, even more so. Baby showers are misconceived as actual bathing sessions for infants in a form of ritual or tradition! This is so not the case. It’s a get-together, like a party, where friends and well-wishers come along and bring gifts for your baby to show that they care and are there to support you in whatever way they can.

It’s only logical that you send out baby shower invitations that fit the beauty, happiness and love of the occasion. Check out these design baby shower invitation ideas and use your imagination for your own ideas so you’ll have something original to send concerning baby shower invitations.

  1. Though your little bundle of joy hasn’t yet graced the world with his/her presence you can still use the baby footprint motif on your invites. That cute little foot, with tiny toes is sure to bring a tear to close friends and family invited using such a sweet token of recognition of their future importance in your baby’s life.
  2. Use all the right colors. This is imperative in communicating happiness and good thoughts to the invitees so they send out positivity your way. As weird or unconventional as this may sound it’s quite factual. Haven’t you ever felt someone’s concern or anger without even seeing them? Same thing… Energy is in the colors so keep them mild, beautiful, soft and tender, just like your cute baby s gonna be.
  3. Black and white motifs are hugely popular. They impart a regal air to invites. Putting pregnant photos of yourself with your hubby is ideal in showing the love the two of you had in conceiving your baby, one of Nature’s most desirable gifts to anyone.
  4. Animation designs are cool. If you’ve decided to be in the know about your baby’s sex, then this is when you can play with the hundreds of animation designs you have available out there. Disney is the preferred choice, and for good reason. The sheer number of characters you get help make your baby’s presence felt in ways only such animation can achieve. Mickey and gang, the Princesses and even other animation flicks you may feel you like to use are a-okay.
  5. There’s the fashion motif to consider. This is where you have hand-drawn pictures of a pregnant female body wearing chic pregnancy gowns and such like, colored with bold browns and soft pinks or gold and green and so on. Even you can feature in them.
  6. Then there are the simple ethnic invites that are more often than not hand-made and have such an impact on your invitees.
  7. You can include symbols and other mildly abstract art in your invites, something that says love and care and doesn’t go too deep into the artistic side without achieving this earlier effect.
  8. Try your hand at pressed flowers and leaves. They add beauty and natural simplicity to invites.
  9. Get your paintbrush out and see if you can’t whip up something creative for your little tot.
  10. Get out your camera and train that snap-finger! Take photos of your hubby and you. Don’t feel shy to include that baby bump. Nothing screams love more than such pregnancy photos, especially to friends and family.

Try these and other ideas. Your imagination has millions left to realize. Babies are a blessing and you have every right to feel proud and free on days like these. Baby showers bring out the best in everyone attending and your invitations could end up eliciting an ‘Aww!’ from them all.