Baby showers are no longer something that you would just associate with America. There is a growing trend within the UK to either throw your own baby shower or host one for a friend or family member. Whilst the Americans have the experience of planning baby showers, it doesn’t mean that we can’t get involved in the action and throw an amazing party to welcome the arrival of a new baby.
Whether you are just having a small get together at work as a colleague heads off on maternity/paternity leave, a family BBQ for your nearest and dearest or if you are going all out and having a big party for all friends and family to enjoy take a look at my guide on how to plan a baby shower…
How to plan a baby shower
For some great baby shower theme ideas check the Tiny Me blog
Most mums wait until their second or third trimesters to hold a shower, so booking the shower for anytime within this six month period is perfect. I would suggest avoiding the month prior to the due-date, as you’re running the risk of the baby making an unexpected arrival, leaving all your plans on the back-burner until the parents have a spare afternoon, which is hard to come by when you’re juggling a new-born!
Working alongside your chosen theme instead of grabbing some generic store-bought invitations why not give that something extra special to your invitations by personalising them using an array of invitation templates available from Truprint. Whether you decide to have flat or folded cards, add a photo or my personal favourite the Silver Glitter Chervon card design which can printed in yellow, pink or blue.
Over the coming week I will be showcasing some fabulous gift ideas, whether you are looking to collaborate on your gift buying, purchasing from a wish list or just need of some suggestions I hope to have it covered for you.
- Collaborative gifts
- Everyday essentials
- Gifts for mum
- Gifts for baby
- Capturing memories
- Baby wish list
You should also think about giving each of your guests a little gift too, personally I would suggest The Chocolate Wrapper as you can personalised chocolate bars from one of their extensive range of wrappers or design one of your own. What a great way to say thank to your guests for coming and why not treat yourself at the same time to their ‘Chocolate: Mummy loves you’ tin to hand out the personalised chocolates from as I’m sure your guests will love it and you’ll have a fabulous tin at the end (hopefully with at least one of the chocolates left for you to enjoy).