4 Tips To Host A Memorable Baby Shower

4 Tips To Host A Memorable Baby Shower

There is no greater joy for a woman than to become a mother. Bringing a new life into this world is a life changing experience. And a baby shower is a celebration leading up to this experience. As the new mom’s best friend, it’s your job to host the celebration. If you were the maid of honor at the wedding, this duty gets handed down to you automatically. You may want to take this role seriously, or you might end up ruining this experience for your best friend. Here are a few tips to help you plan a memorable baby shower.


Sending out invitations is the first step to organizing a party. Since only close friends and relatives will be attending this event, you can make them by hand. Hallmark cards lack the personal touch that a best friend can provide. They are expensive too. Browse the internet to find images suited to your theme and incorporate them with a memorable quote or a personalized message. Then all you need to do is click print. There’s no need to go over the top with the invitations. Remember that this is a celebration, not an art competition, and nor should you make it one.


For an intimate gathering your house will suffice. Unless there’s a huge guest list, there’s no need to rent a special venue.Your house can provide a familiar environment for the new mother, so it’s ideal. Put up a few decorations for the occasion and you’re all set. Use baby pictures and wedding photographs of the new mother to make the decorations more meaningful. If you have the time and the patience, then you can make a collage using these pictures. It can chronicle your friend’s life, right up to this magical moment.


Games are a fun way of keeping your guests engaged. When it seems like the baby shower is losing momentum, pull out the board games. It’ll drive the boredom away. Simple word puzzles will also do the trick. The competition will keep everyone on the edge of their seats. It’s the perfect way to add a little excitement to the party. Instead of rewarding the winners, you should penalize the losers with chores. That way you’ll have everyone’s active participation.

Food & Drink

The menu should consist of simple foods like appetizers and desserts. Enlist the help of someone better than you in the culinary arts. It’ll be cheaper than hiring a caterer. If you don’t have anyone to turn to for help, don’t worry. You can make your favorite sandwiches and the guests will eat them heartily. After all, who on God’s green earth doesn’t like sandwiches? Baking little gingerbread men with diapers and baby pacifiers is a great idea for desserts.  You can even bake a cake that resembles a sleeping baby by the creative use of frosting.

These tips will help you host a memorable baby shower for your best friend. Someday she’ll return the favor, so make sure her experience is wonderful for your own sake.

The author of this article is Kimberly Scott. Kimberly is a freelance blogger currently writing for Board Book Albums, leading providers of innovative development tools for children. In her spare time, Kimberly loves to knit and play the violin.


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