Much like any other parties, it does require some planning, but, being an informal event, you don't have to worry too much about all the details and you can keep things casual while at the same time being creative. The benefit of baby-themed parties is that there are many amazing things you could try and you can make most decorations and foods yourself. With a bit of imagination, you can turn the shower into an unforgettable event, not just a formality, and enjoy its memory for years to come.
Decorations are key in creating a theme for the shower and establishing a warm and pleasant atmosphere in general. You don't necessarily have to create a theme if you don't want to, buy decorations are a must. Until not that long ago, future parents would choose decorations based on the baby's gender, but recently this trend has lost its popularity. If you don't want your baby shower to be gender specific, or if you're tired of classic ideas and want something new, you should think outside the box. choose charming decorations that can apply for both little girls and boys and place them carefully around the house. You can get everything from toys and stickers to baby themed plates and balloons. Pastel colours are recommended, because they inspire purity, playfulness and innocence.
Desserts are the highlight of any baby shower, but, apart from pleasing guests who have a sweet tooth, desserts can be a sort of decoration if done properly. Instead of the traditional cookies and cupcakes, why not make thematic sweets shaped like cute animals? Baking them yourself can be quite difficult and the last thing you want in the last month of pregnancy is to spend hours in the kitchen, so ordering them from a candy shop would be more practical. Also, don't forget about the cake. It should be the most impressive dessert yet, so find a professional cake shop to bake you something custom and colourful.
Baby shower favours
Although shower favours aren't as important as wedding favours, they add a personal touch to your party and help guests remember what made the shower so special. Contrary to common belief, baby shower favours aren't expensive at all and you can even do them yourself. For example, you can fill a small jar with candy and then wrap some cute pastel colour ribbon around it. Alternatively, you can also offer mini tea sets, miniature stuffed toys or a jar of cookies.
If you happen to throw the shower around a main holiday, such as Christmas, Easter, Halloween or St. Patrick's Day, you can use that holiday as inspiration for your shower theme. You can ask your guests to wear thematic costumes and choose your decorations accordingly. Regardless the holiday, there are many amazing baby shower ideas you can try.
Baby shower photography
People who don't like their picture being taken might wonder what the purpose of baby shower photography is if maternity photography and newborn photography exist. It's simple: the shower is a completely different part of pregnancy, the final step, where parents are the most excited. Maternity photography also illustrates pregnancy, but in a different way. The parents are usually alone and photographs consists of portraits. At baby showers, you can take candid photos and capture a fun event with all your friends and family. After many years go by, you will definitely love showing your grown up child how you got ready for the event and how happy you were to welcome them to the family.
No matter how you decide to decorate your home for the shower, planning is very important. Some things should be established one month before the big day, while others can be left until the last minute. Also, regarding the responsibilities for the planning, it depends how well you feel. Women with easy pregnancies like to take charge and organise everything themselves, while others decide to get help from their spouse, friends and family.