In the United States it is a real one tradition. The future mother around the seventh month of pregnancy organizes (or her friends do it for her) a party dedicated to the unborn child. And the Baby Shower, a party during which the imminent is celebrated in joy and lightheartedness birth of the baby and the mother receives useful and funny gifts. If you want to organize a birth party here how to organize a perfect baby shower, entrusting yourself to professionals or thinking of everything yourself and your friends.
The Baby Shower party it can be an opportunity to create one Birth list with gift ideas for the unborn child. Make a list of everything you need for layette, hygiene, weaning etc and put them in a birth list that you could create in a trusted store or more conveniently online. For example, Amazon offers a birth list service where you can enter your favorite products.
A Baby Shower party generally it is done close to birth, so a month earlier when the pregnancy has reached the end ofeighth month. Very little is missing at the time of birth and the party serves not only to give the future mother many gifts, useful objects for the child and for herself, but also to pamper her at the end of this path in view of the birth.
Generally it is friends of the future mother to organize a baby party, which is still a party for women only (friends, sisters, relatives). But nothing prevents it from being the same mom to organize it by involving her closest friends.
Here are some tips to better organize a Baby Shower, with things to do step by step.
Decide calmly where to have the party. At home it can be challenging at the organization level, at the restaurant at the cost level. You can ask for help from a close friend or relative who has a suitable home, perhaps with a garden, and then think about how to repay.
During pregnancy, the expenses to be faced are huge, between the costs of medical visits and the purchase of all the items necessary for the newborn. So it’s good to plan ahead and set a budget for the party that you won’t have to overstep. The total amount can then be separated into decorations, food, gadgets, invitation and thank you cards, etc,
Choose your guests carefully; you can decide to invite only women, or only couples, only relatives or only friends. Try to give yourself a predefined rule so as not to disappoint anyone, but keep the right distance: it’s your party and you have the right to invite whoever you want
Once the guest list has been compiled, you can choose the date based on a round of preliminary phone calls to test the availability of the various guests. The notice should also be sufficient for those coming from other cities
You can decide to give a theme to your party, for example the floral-spring theme if the party will be outdoors and in the summer. Or the theme will simply be the homage to the baby on the way. If you are planning a shower party for someone else, take the tastes of the future mother into account when choosing the theme
The invitations must contain detailed information on how to reach the location, on the timetable and possibly on the theme. Also write that you would like a confirmation in time
Start buying all the non-perishable things: decorations, plastic cutlery and plates, any gifts to leave to the guests, etc.
Choose the menu based on your tastes and the time of the party: finger food, brunch, tea with biscuits, an aperitif, and so on. Better to favor dishes that can be prepared first and then stored in the fridge or freezer.
If you are pregnant and planning your own party, it is not recommended that you spend hours in the kitchen. Better to recruit the most willing guests and the best at cooking and sharing tasks, unless you decide to opt for a catering service
Order the cake, the flowers and everything you intend to rent
- Thank you cards
Shortly before the day of the party, the first gifts may begin to arrive, perhaps from guests who cannot be present at the party. Start preparing thank you cards to mail or deliver personally during the party.
Think about the games to organize during the party
Prepare and package any gifts to give to guests and / or prizes to the winners of the games you have organized
If the party is not at home, start organizing yourself with boxes and the necessary to pack the gifts you will receive
Contact the photographer if you intend to hire one for the party
Your “size” shouldn’t change much from here to the party by now; then choose the dress, the accessories, the make-up: you are celebrating them!
If the party is at your home, give it a good deep clean, possibly asking someone’s help.
The day before of the party give the house a quick clean so that everything is perfect. Arrange furniture correctly and provide garbage bags for plates, glasses and paper napkins and gift cards. Prepare the games and make sure you have everything you need
Diaper cakes, a coupon for a course of pregnant massages, aqua aerobics classes, or a prenatal yoga class. But also:
rompers and dresses;
a jewel with a dedication,
a voucher to spend in a children’s shop so that parents can take a cot, cradle, stroller and other useful items.
There is no Baby Shower without games, which are the nerve center of the party. Let’s see some of them:
- blind man’s buff: a drawing depicting a child is hung on the wall and then, in turn, the guests will have to blindfold themselves and try to put post it notes where the names of the various parts of the body have been written;
- race between mom and dad: in this case the future father is also involved. Mom and dad get blindfolded and have to put a doll in a diaper. Whoever succeeds first in the enterprise wins;
- guess the taste: put six / seven jars of baby food without a label on a tray and the participants will have to taste and guess the taste.
If you want to indulge yourself and organize your Baby Shower yourself, on this site you will find some useful tips and interesting tips.
You could organize a party to communicate to friends and relatives what the baby’s sex is and then set up everything in pink or blue. Or organize an outdoor party with a theme of spring, flowers, nature.
On Pinterest dozens of ideas for screaming, sophisticated, fun, themed set-ups. For example, a light blue setting for a boy and in this case, again for a boy, a buffet table full of delicacies, biscuits, sweets, all themed.
From America, the Baby Shower fashion has also arrived in other countries and has now taken hold in Italy as well. An increasing number of expectant mothers organize Baby Showers and to make it easier for them, some have been created agencies who take care of organizing the party in the simplest and most fun way.
Francesca has opened her own Baby Planner agency which not only offers comprehensive consultancy for the organization of the Baby Shower, but also other useful services.
And also Daniela has set up an agency in Rome (Baby Shower Party) that gathers many exceptional mothers who take care of the entire organization of the Baby Shower: invitations, preparation, entertainment and cake!
Literally Baby Shower means “baby shower “ and we mean a real bath of gifts that friends and relatives do to future parents and to the baby even before his birth.
The fashion of organizing Baby Showers also involves the stars. One of the most luxurious and famous birth parties was that of Meghan Markle for the birth of Baby Archie.
According to the American and British tabloids, the Baby Shower was organized at the Grand Penthouse Suite, of the Mark Hotel in New York, lots of celebrities attended – from Serena Williams to Amal Clooney and it almost cost 500 thousand dollars!