Let’s face it. Baby showers can be quite dull and boring, especially if the actual affair has no character. Yes, you have probably gone to a lot of these showers in the past and you may have noticed that it can get somewhat tiresome since every element has been done to death. Typically, a shower will host the friends and family of the soon-to-be mother, giving her gifts that she can use once the baby arrives. Since this is the way it normally runs, it is quite tough to remember the shower later on as it can become one of those somewhat mandatory events. The trick to an unforgettable and memorable baby shower is to organize one that is unique, entertaining, and exciting. Here are some tips on how to throw a baby shower that both the soon-to-be mother and her guests will talk about for days, months, and years to come.
The theme. It is all in the theme. Most baby showers are boring simply because there is no originality and creativity that comes with it. The theme and activities are the same. Yes, there may be some baby showers that are themed but are still boring. If you are throwing one for your pregnant friend, then make sure to pick a theme that is both exciting and interesting. There are many themes to choose from. For instance, a nice African culture inspired theme would be a fresh idea if the guest of honor is into it. A theme that features classic and vintage children’s books is another idea that may be worthwhile to do. Another theme to check out would be the “what you can wear when you give birth theme”. Most pregnant mothers have low self esteems since they feel fat and ugly. To make your friend feel better and at the same time throw a unique shower for her, have each of the guests bring gifts for the mother and the baby. The gifts for the mother are articles of clothing that she can wear after she gives birth while the gifts for the baby would be the typical gifts presented at baby showers. These are just 3 ideas for themes that are unique and quite exciting. You can probably think of others and they should be as good provided that it is something that everyone will appreciate and find different.
Obviously, the baby shower is normally organized for each guest to wish the future mother well with her pregnancy and initial stages of motherhood. At this event, gifts are presented to the mother. Normally, the gifts are for the baby, from diapers to cribs and strollers. Yes, this is fine but again, this is nothing different from the typical showers you have gone to in the past. Well, you can do the same for the shower you are hosting but would it not be better to think of other gifts that the mother-to-be will appreciate more. For instance, taking the 3rd theme mentioned above, you can have each guest present gifts that the mother can use after she gives birth, like a pair of skinny jeans, a nice lingerie set, or high heeled boots. Basically, give her items that she could not wear during her pregnancy. This is just an example of something different that could make the shower much more memorably. Just remember that you are trying to make the shower different and unforgettable. The gifts are one element that can do it.
You have tackled the theme and the gifts, the next things to prepare for the shower will be the food and the entertainment. To make the shower more memorable, make sure that the food served is nothing short of exquisite. Aside from this, insert a nice nugget of entertainment such as a storybook reading of an old and classic book, a nice song sung by a cute child, or a doctor that can teach you certain tricks about baby rearing.