Baby shower is a traditional celebration to welcome new life into this world and share the joys of having a new member in the family. It creates blissful memories for the expectant mother as she will be showered with blessings and wishes from family, friends and relatives.
Hosting a baby shower for a soon-to-be mother involves planning, inviting friends and organizing the party weeks before the actual date. Here are some tips to host a perfect baby shower:
Have a note pad and write down your creative baby shower ideas. Also, prepare a ‘to-do’ list for the shower based on priority. This includes invitations, decorations, cake, gifts, venue arrangements, food and drinks.
Prepare the guest list and keep it ready so that you will not miss anybody. You can choose a customized baby shower invite and design it as you prefer with a personal message for all your guests. Baby shower invitations can also be designed based on your party theme.
You can pick themes based on colours (pink, gold, black & white, purple etc.), nature, teddy bears, flowers or kids centric. Select the party decorations, food, cake, invites, goodie bags and home decor based on your baby shower theme.
You can’t have a baby shower without a cake. You can order for a special baby shower cake that resembles baby themes or party theme according to your preference. There are many bakeries that offer exclusive service for baby showers, so you have plenty to choices.
Entertain your guests with fun filled sessions to make the event interesting. Plan for simple games, so all the guests can participate and have fun. Baby shower games can include fun questionnaire about the pregnant mother, guess the baby game, baby items in the bag etc.
If you are planning for a traditional ‘Godh Bharai’ style baby shower, then flowers play an important role; ensure the scent of the flowers is not too strong as it may become uncomfortable for the pregnant mother. Apart from flowers, bright coloured balloons, party garlands and lanterns can also contribute to the baby shower decorations.
The event is incomplete without Godh Bharai songs. You can find a list of bollywood Godh Bharai songs which can be played during the event. It will be more interactive and memorable, if everybody can sing and dance for the selected songs.
It is customary to offer return gifts to the guests who attend the event as a token of appreciation. Common baby shower gifts include homemade chocolates, decorative candles & diyas, kumkum box, idols, jewellery box etc.