A baby shower can help the parents-to-be feel less overwhelmed. It can also relieve stress and anxiety. Here are the best inspiration possible. We’ve put together unique baby shower ideas that will make for one unforgettable celebration.
Host A Couples Buffet
Looking for a super simple way to throw a baby shower? Invite everyone to a buffet. Whether it’s breakfast, brunch, lunch, or dinner, a buffet takes all the hassle out of preparing food for 20 (or more). Reserve a large room in the back, and the restaurant may even allow you to decorate to your heart’s content...as long as you clean it up afterward.
Make It A Girls’ Night Out
Invite the mommy-to-be’s closest girlfriends, get all dolled up in your little black dress and high heels, and head out for a night on the town. If dressing up isn’t your thing, hit a country western bar for some good ol’ dancing fun.
Or maybe dinner at a fancy restaurant is more your speed. That’s fine, too. No matter which venue you choose, the goal is for the guest of honor to have an enjoyable, relaxing evening with her best friends.
Baby showers are traditionally ladies only, but you can mix things up by inviting daddy’s friends, too. If you choose to go this route, consider things like:
A variety of foods that everyone will enjoy
Drinks (both liquor and beer)
Games (partner games are best)
With the right planning, a co-ed baby shower can be a fun departure from the norm.
Pamper The Mom-To-Be
Ah! Sounds relaxing. Gather the girls and head out for a day at the salon, where everyone gets the full beauty treatment. When you’re all relaxed and rejuvenated, head over to your favorite dessert shop for sweets and gifts.
Throw A Tea Party
Remember the tea parties you held when you were a child? Now you can do one for real. Specify in the invitation what you’ll be doing and what the guests should wear. And if a tea party sounds like a great baby shower idea but the thought of planning one makes you nervous, have it catered. All you have to do is show up in your best tea dress and enjoy the festivities.
Play The Right Games
The right games can make or break a baby shower. Here are three of our favorite ideas:
Have each guest bring a baby picture and guess who’s who.
Link up baby names with their celebrity parents.
Write down baby traits (e.g., eyes, IQ, temperament, hair color, etc.) and then have the pregnant parent write down whether she wants the baby to get those traits from her or the dad.