How to Throw a Successful Baby Shower

Group of Women Enjoying a Baby ShowerIf you have graciously volunteered to host a baby shower in celebration of a loved one, you might feel overwhelmed as you start the planning process.

If you’ve recently taken on the task of hosting a baby shower, AZ Party Mart has some tips on how to make it successful and memorable.

Lay Out Logistics

First, sit down with the lucky parents-to-be and map out the fine details of the baby shower and understand their personal preferences. Decide on the perfect date, which should typically fall a month or two before the due date. With their help, you should determine the guest list so the people that mean the most are there to celebrate with them.

You can stick with a traditional venue, such as hosting right from your home, or rent out a large space if you’re expecting a lot of people. Really want to treat the mommy-to-be? Consider throwing a mani-pedi party at your local salon for her closest friends.

Dazzle with Decorations

We believe that decorating can make or break a baby shower. Focus your decorating efforts on a theme that suits the expectant mother or couple and select decorations that fit the theme.

If you’re renting out a space, consider elevating tables with some balloon centerpieces. You can also consider surprising the guest of honor with a balloon bouquet to take home at the end of the shower. If you know the name of the little one on the way, consider hanging letter balloons spelling out the name which can serve as a great backdrop for pictures.

Serving food? Consider matching the menu to the expectant mother’s cravings!

Amp Up Activities

Baby showers are notorious for offering party games that often create an embarrassing atmosphere. However, a successful shower results in fun for all guests, and traditional games have been exhausted.

Instead, ask each guest to bring a picture of themselves as babies and have everyone guess which picture belongs to which guest. Expecting a rowdy crowd? Play “Pregnant Twister” where guests wear pillows to emulate pregnancy and play Twister. Offer craft options that work for guests of all ages, such as giving partygoers a white baby bib to decorate with fabric paint.

With the help of AZ Party Mart, you can host a successful baby shower complete with balloons, table rentals, and party supplies.