Planning a baby shower for an expectant parent doesn’t need to be stressful.
You will, however, need to consider the mum-to-be’s personality.
The biggest hurdle might be choosing the perfect date and location to ensure her nearest and dearest can attend the event.
If you want to take the hassle out of the process and ensure everyone has a fantastic time, find out how to plan a fun baby shower.
Pick The Perfect Time And Date For A Baby Shower
It is common for baby showers to be held between four to six weeks before a baby’s due date.
This will ensure the mum-to-be has time to enjoy the moment and prepare for the arrival of her son or daughter.
If in doubt, pick a date that will ensure she has enough time to shop for items she doesn’t receive during a shower.
The event should also provide an opportunity to receive emotional support from her loved ones and have some fun before her beautiful baby enters the world.
Select The Best Location For The Event
It is important to consider the new mum’s wants or needs when planning a baby shower for a friend or relative, as well as your budget and the number of guests in attendance.
Make sure you choose a space big enough so you will have plenty of space for games and can enjoy delicious food and drinks.
Choose A Theme
While you don’t need to have a theme, it could add a fun twist to the event.
If you are considering a theme, choose one that reflects the mum-to-be’s personality or passion, such as:
- Alice in Wonderland
- A sports team
You also could base a theme on the baby’s gender, if the expectant parents are happy to reveal it to their loved ones.
Set A Time Limit
A lengthy baby shower can turn a fun event into a boring experience for the guests.
Plus, an expectant parent might also be struggling with discomfort during her third trimester.
To prevent irritability and boredom, you should set a three-hour time limit, which will leave her friends and family wanting more.
Plan Fun Baby Games
If you want to ensure there are plenty of smiles and laughter throughout the baby shower, so mummy-to-be and her loved ones have a great time, you should plan various fun games to play throughout the event.
For instance, you could play Guess the Baby Food, which will require the baby shower guests to taste the food and identify the correct flavour.
Another option is to play Balloon Baby Twister, which will require each guest to blow up a balloon and place it under their shirt before playing a fun game of twister!
The mum-to-be can serve as the judge for the most complex poses, least balloons popped and who can place the most balloons under their top.
Last Updated on June 22, 2023 by Lucy Clarke