March 08, 2010

Baby Showers “R” Us!

As spring quickly approaches, so does baby shower season! Every year, without fail, it seems that stork deliveries are their highest in April and May, so to get you started with planning your friends’ or family members’ shower, we have put together some helpful suggestions to get you started.

• Regardless of what your Aunt Thelma thinks, many expectant mothers aren’t big fans of surprise showers. To help ease the momma-to-be’s anxiety, discuss the proposed date(s) ahead of time. Most couples like some buffer time between the shower and their due date to ensure that the must-have items not picked up from their registry are purchased in time for the baby’s arrival.

• Although the growing trend is to share their baby’s gender with friends and family ahead of time, quite a few parents still like to keep this news a secret. Make sure your baby shower theme doesn’t give away the surprise.

Photo Source: The Party Dress

• Don't be afraid to think outside the box when planning the shower. Tailor the event to the momma-to-be’s preferences. If the guest of honour isn't into the traditional day-time event, why not throw an evening inspired girl's night out (or in) instead! Don’t be afraid to also switch up the venue: bowling alleys, lounge spaces, inside mini-putt courses, restaurants – the list is endless.

• Set your budget once the guest list has been confirmed. It is so easy to get carried away when it comes to invitations, décor, favours, and food. Incorporating do it yourself (DIY) projects into the shower will add a creative and personal touch to the festivities.

Photo Source: Stem Parties

We are having so much fun planning some upcoming baby showers we are privileged to be a part of. Stay tuned for our Baby Shower Spotlight post in April for a glimpse of all the amazing pictures of our new mom’s special celebration.

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