Celebrating A Baby Shower

The arrival of a baby is not just special to the expectant mother but also to family, neighbors and friends. A baby shower is a great way of celebrating the arrival of a very precious creation of God. If you are hosting the party, it is important to make it special and momentous. You must decorate the place beautifully with balloons, streamers, flowers, nursery mobiles and even stuffed animals.

While planning a baby shower you need to follow these simple steps. Firstly choose a theme for the baby shower. If the baby has a grown up sibling may be above 3 years you can ask her or him for their favorite theme.

There are several themes to choose from like cartoon characters, zoo, jungle, flowers, fairytale, colors and sports. Nowadays children are obsessed with Disney characters, Barbie dolls, princess themes, Winnie the Pooh, the list is practically endless. When you choose a theme you will know how to decorate and what items to buy.

It is always good to do a bit of shopping around. Check specialty stores with baby shower kits. You may also check the internet as they have economical packages with everything that you may need for a baby shower including invitations, games, party favors and centerpieces. In case you need to buy individually you would require invitations, party favors, banners, plates, cutlery, cups, balloons, table cloths and games.

You may use bowls as centerpieces and let rubber ducks, ornaments or rose petals float in them. You may use balloon or flower arrangements either get them at a specialty stores or make your own. You may opt for a diaper cake which you can give the mother to be after the party.

You may even decorate the room with baby ornaments, baby clothes, bibs etc. If you have decided on a theme go as per the theme for decorations. Do not forget to take photographs as the couple who are to have the baby would love to have some precious memories.

The guests will bring gifts for the baby, you may also try gifts to pamper the mom to be and if there are any siblings some small special gift for them will keep them from feeling left out.

Esther Gideon


The author is a postgraduate in business management and is a mother of a four year old and an eight month old.