Baby Shower Juegos: 5 De Los Mejores Juegos De Este 2017

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Los divertidos baby shower juegos ponen a huéspedes ya la mamá-a-estar en humor alegre. Como anfitrión, es su responsabilidad de asegurarse de que la fiesta de la fiesta de bienvenida al bebé se llenará de risa y felicidad. Para ayudarle a lograr ese objetivo, aquí están 5 de los mejores baby shower juegos de la ducha del bebé para hacer este año.

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  • Primer retrato del bebé

Distribuya marcadores lavables y tarjetas de índice a los participantes y dígales que pongan una ficha en su frente. A continuación, ajuste el temporizador a un minuto y pídales que dibujen lo que imaginan que el bebé que viene se vería como. La madre-a-ser decidirá qué retrato le gusta más saber quién gana el juego. Es decir, si pudiera darle sentido a lo que los participantes han dibujado.

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  • Notas de pañales de última hora

Añada algo de diversión al pañal de los padres cambiando el tiempo con el bebé y haga que los invitados escriban notas en la parte posterior de los pañales. Asegúrese de que tiene suficiente para todos los invitados a escribir. Las notas pueden ser palabras de aliento, citas divertidas, bromas interiores, o cualquier cosa que ayude a los nuevos padres a obtener a través de su llamada de 3 a.m. El despertar en este momento para atender al bebé será más soportable cuando los padres ven las notas en los pañales.

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  • ¡No diga el bebé!

Éste es uno de los baby shower juegos más fáciles pero diversión que usted puede tener en la ducha. Adjuntar cinco pinzas de ropa a todos los huéspedes que llegan al lugar. Infórmeles que la palabra “bebé” no está permitida en todo el partido. Cualquiera que haya escuchado a alguien mencionar la palabra puede tomar uno de los pinchazos de este último. Los invitados con el mayor número de pinzas de ropa para el final de la fiesta de fiesta de bebé será el ganador.

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  • Alimenta al papá

Si usted desea tener baby shower juegos para los huéspedes masculinos y femeninos, éste será seguramente un golpe. Coloque los baberos grandes alrededor de los cuellos de los participantes masculinos y los ojos vendados a las damas. Las mujeres tratarán entonces de alimentar a sus parejas con alimentos para bebés. La primera pareja para lograr el éxito gana. Este divertido e interactivo juego mantendrá a todos los invitados riendo incluso después de la fiesta.

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  • Bingo de la fiesta de bienvenida al bebé

Para un juego más personalizado, pregunte a la madre-a-ser preguntas que ella sólo puede responder a sí misma. Las preguntas pueden ser acerca de la comida que desea, el sexo del bebé que desea, etc, a continuación, crear tarjetas de bingo basado en sus respuestas. Quien forme una línea de respuestas correctas ganará el juego.

Esta es una manera más entretenida de anunciar información sobre la mamá-a-ser y su bebé. Por supuesto, la persona que conoce a la mamá-a-ser más personal tendrá la ventaja.

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Los baby shower juegos son importantes para cada fiesta de la ducha del bebé. Puedes jugar tantos juegos como quieras. Sólo asegúrese de que tiene suficiente tiempo para otras partes del programa de la ducha para que todos se cubre durante la fiesta.

 

 

 

 

5 Adorable Baby Shower Themes for Boys

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Baby shower themes for boys are not blues and whites only. They can be of assorted colors yet the overall effect will give the impression that the baby shower is for a baby boy. There are so many baby shower theme ideas that you can find the web and all you have to do is pick what you like. But sometimes, choosing baby shower themes for boys can be difficult especially if you have lots of options available, right?

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To make things easy for you, we have round up a list of 5 adorable baby shower theme ideas which are guaranteed to impress not just the mom-to-be, but the guests as well!

 

  • THE CLASSIC & MODERN WINNIE THE POOH BABY SHOWER

Most of us have been exposed to Winnie the Pooh while growing up right? The much-loved Disney bear character had been here since 1966, delighting kids from generation to generation. So, choosing a Winnie the Pooh theme from among the baby shower themes for boys available will delight everyone at your baby shower party.

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The Winnie the Pooh baby shower theme will help you express your inner artist. You’ll have to turn toys into figurines, create a playful diaper cake, and decorate the venue with printables. The toy decors will also double as party favors for your guests.

The Diaper Cake:

Winnie the Pooh printed diapers are placed inside the container to form a cake. It’s not your traditional diaper cake but it’s easier to make and can also be used as gifts to the mom-to-be.

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The Cake:

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The Party Favors:

Whip up a batch of Homemade Honey Brown Sugar Scrub and package them in cute Beehive Jars for party favor. Its economical and keeps to the Winnie the Pooh baby shower theme!

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  • HOT AIR BALLOON & ELEPHANTS BABY SHOWER

Two baby shower themes for boys in one party! The coming of a baby should be celebrated in the most unforgettable way so, why don’t you give the best? Right? Organizing this theme is not as complicated as you think. You’re going to need Chinese take-out boxes, balloons, baskets, baby elephant stuffed toys, and printables for decors. The party decorations, cake, cupcakes and baby shower favors should stick to the soft color palette of navy, blue, and grey.

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The Cake:

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The Party Favors:

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  • MUSTACHE BABY SHOWER

Don’t you just love the chance to slap a mustache on everything that does not move? Figurines, frames, vases, pots, and even table ware and food could be decorated with mustache!

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The Desserts:

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The Party Favors:

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Black pint glasses with vinyl mustache will serve as party favors.

 

  • WILD, WILD, WEST BABY SHOWER

If you don’t have a barn to make this theme more authentic, just turn the baby shower venue into one with party decors of feathered garlands and arrows.

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The Desserts:

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The Party Favors:

Teepee themed favors such as feather slap bracelets, beef jerky, peanuts, candy corn, pens turned to arrows and moo tails.

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  • BUBBLES-THEMED BABY SHOWER

Of all the baby shower themes for boys we have seen, this theme is chic and modern, making it perfect for a fashionable mom-to-be. The thought of a coming baby give parents a bubble of joy and excitement. Thus, a bubbles-inspired baby shower is an apt representation of how the parents really feel. The party decors focus on the bubbles motif including the baby shower invitation, the backdrop, the desserts, the food and the party favors.

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The Desserts:

The word “POP” is in the dessert table consisting of bubble cupcake, whoopie pies, lollipops, jello custard shots, and POP’ems.

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The Party Favor:

Jars of bubble bath as well as custom lollipop centerpieces can also double as party favors.

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Now, are you ready to rock that baby shower? Go ahead and amaze the mom-to-be and her guests with any of these adorable baby shower themes for boys!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Indoors or Outside? How to Choose the Location for a Baby Shower Party

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Baby shower party needs to be well organized down to the tiny details for it to be successful. Didn’t have the perfect venue for a baby shower party yet? Then, you came to the right place because we can help you decide on where you should do it – indoors or outside.

When looking for a location for the baby shower party, here are 3 things that you need to consider. First, know the number of guests. How many will show up for the event? You wouldn’t want to squeeze 50 people inside a small room wouldn’t you? Entertaining ten guests in a hall wouldn’t be smart either! So, put this on the top of your list.

 

baby showerNext, take into account the weather during the party. You wouldn’t want the rain to ruin the outdoor baby shower party that you painstakingly organized would you? It’s definitely a mood-killer! And last but not the least is, consider the budget for the baby shower party. We have lots of baby shower ideas and themes that can fit your budget here.

When you’re done with these essentials the next step is to choose a baby shower venue. Baby showers are traditionally held in the future mom’s home or in the host’s. It makes the guests more relaxed and gives the feeling of intimacy and comfort. Yet, there will be the after-party mess that you have to deal with.

To make life easier for you, here is a list of venue ideas where you can throw a memorable baby shower party.

 

Local Tea Room

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If you will hold the event in the afternoon, a local tea room would be an ideal choice. It’s cozy, private and usually quiet. The future mom can enjoy having pleasant conversations and fun with friends and family members. While you, the host, will not worry about the food and refreshments to be served. You can just decide on the baby shower decorations and bring the baby shower cake to the venue.

 

Restaurant

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The restaurant reservation depends on the number of guests coming in. It can be a large table or the whole venue altogether. Some restaurants will let you decorate the interior as you like, some will not. For the latter, you might be able to choose the decorations from the designs that the restaurant offers. If you will not book the whole restaurant for the baby shower party then skip the games and other activities that will disturb other customers.

 

Community Center

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Community centers are cheaper than tearooms or restaurants. They are perfect for throwing baby showers because they have many meetings rooms that can accommodate any number of guests. You can decorate the venue according to the baby shower theme and perform games and activities for a more enjoyable baby shower party. Yet, you will have to provide not just the decorations but the food and drinks as well.

 

Clubhouse

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The club house has several private rooms available where you can hold a baby shower party. Unlike the community center, the club house offer food and drinks for this kind of event. Just give them a call or drop them a visit to learn what services they offer, the prices, and other info you will need to know.

 

Hotel Room

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For a girl-only baby shower composed of the closest friends of the future mom, a hotel room is perfect for a stay-over party. It would be fun to relive memories of younger days and share experiences of becoming a mother. The hotel staff will take care of everything: the decors, the food, and the drinks. All you have to do is have fun with the mom-to-be and your friends.

 

Outdoors

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A baby shower party in spring, summer or early fall can be thrown outdoors. There are so many options for a wonderful baby shower to choose from. It can be a brunch in the garden, a picnic in the park, and so on. Just make sure that there will be sufficient sitting options and access to the toilets. To avoid unpleasant rain that will ruin the baby shower party, set up the event in a terrace or hire an events agency that provides not just the food, drinks, tables, and chairs but the tents as well.

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So, you see, there are many alternatives for baby shower party locations. You just need to choose smartly whether it will be done indoors or outdoors. Good luck on your hosting job! We know that the mom-to-be and her guests will have a fabulous time!

 

 

 

Winter Themed Baby Shower Ideas

The winter season provides parents with an inspiration to come up with an outstanding and unique baby shower replete with all the trappings associated with winter. Winter also provides a whimsical way to celebrate and welcome a new bundle of joy. The main elements of a winter wonderland baby shower are typically white, with blue and silver accents. During winter, many local discount stores offer great deals on winter decors. A winter themed baby shower invitation is never complete without attractive images of a cute little baby wearing booties, hat and socks or a baby playing with snowballs. One thing that is for sure when it comes to a winter themed baby shower celebrations is that, you will be spending more time indoors at the comfort of your home.

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When it comes to a winter wonderland themed baby shower decorations; you can get the kid some cute little mittens and socks. The mittens and socks can be hanged on the clothespins; you can decorate the clothespin with white flowers such as the white rose and amaryllis, in addition to some wintry berries. To add to the sparkle, you can sprinkle in some faux snowflakes or snowflake confetti over the table. Large and small handmade Styrofoam snowmen can also be made as part of the decorations. The large snowmen can be used as center pieces with a baby hat on top and smaller ones can be used as decorative placeholders. The most appropriate colors to use for your decorations are cool colors such as purple, blue and white. The entire room or wall can be decorated with winter themed wall decorations to set the party mood. Adding baby animal images as part of your decorations can be great fun; if you have to do this, go for cold weather animals like polar bears, owls and penguins.

Winter Baby Shower Decorations

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For your delightful winter baby shower menu, it is critically important to keep your guests warm. The food should also be well spread to make it visually appealing. Grilled cheese can be prepared using gruyere cheese and sourdough bread to cater to the impulses of adults; kids can be served with the American cheese on white bread. Distinct tasting coconut cupcakes can be served with hot chocolate for dessert. You can go further and decorate your cupcakes to look like snowmen to infuse the wintry theme. If you don’t like cupcakes, you can use snowflake sugar cookies. On such occasions, a personalized hot chocolate flavored drink can work wonders with guests. The flavored drink can be served on cellophane bags or white paper packets; do not forget to add fudge for a trim of decadence. To be a little more elaborate, you can also add a little packet of marshmallows tied-up with winter themed ribbons.

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There are many fun activities that you can incorporate to complete a winter wonderland themed baby shower; this includes, purchasing little cotton baby hats, which you can decorate using your own custom style and hand over to the invited guest. Messages for the mom-to-be and father can be written on made-up or purchased faux snowflakes and snowballs. Aside from the winter wonderland theme, the other popular winter baby shower themes include; Snowflake party, Valentine’s day themed baby shower and the Gingerbread themed baby shower theme. For your Snowflake party themed winter baby shower, the most appropriate colors are white and blue. Some of the celebration particulars include; hanging wall snowflakes and white and glowing colored tissue balls. The theme also demands setting white flowers in glass vases and placing snowflake cookies on decorative plates. A Valentine day themed winter baby shower is another perfect way to welcome a new baby. The main colors of decorations are red and white. To extol the virtues of hearts and love, you can buy heart shaped candy and cookies as well as heart shaped balloons.

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Winter Baby Shower Fun Activities

A gingerbread themed winter baby shower idea will include decorated gingerbread houses as well as gingerbread babies while the gingerbread men is served as part of the menu. The choice of colors for the gingerbread themed, winter baby shower are blue and pink décor. The meal prepared can be served with hot chocolate or flavored coffee; you can also throw in a chocolate fountain as an option. With many holidays concentrated around winter time, it is very easy to find a convenient shower date, because syncing the holidays with your baby shower makes planning easy. Some of the popular traditional holidays at this time include; Christmas, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah and New Year celebrations. When it comes to a winter themed baby showers, you will always be a winner if you stick to the right colors and allow you imaginations to swing through.

 

Spring Themed Baby Shower Ideas

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Springtime typically signifies new beginnings, and this is what makes it a perfect time for having a baby shower. It is also a time of great fun for the mommy–to-be, the entire family and friends. When it comes to choosing the location, decorations, invitations, cake and the fun activities, it is always critical to choose something that is inspiring. The good thing about the spring baby showers is that there are many ways to complement the spring season; from the use of pastel colors, Easter eggs and cut flowers with written words of wisdom to make baby decorations to fun games and delicious spring food. Soft pastel colors work best when choosing what theme to use; the theme may incorporate the use of such items as potted plants, butterflies and fresh flowers. You can host your spring themed baby shower against the backdrop of your garden, the outdoor patio, or restaurant. Gardens provide a perfect backdrop, because the natural colors can easily complement whatever arrangements you set in place.

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On the other hand, if you want to host the party indoors, you can set out vases of fresh blossoms around the room at designated locations to provide the spring inspiration. Decorations such as butterflies, colored flowers, dragonflies as well as potted plants are perfect for a spring themed party décor. You can also add flowery boutiques to create a more conducive party ambiance or a good natured garden oasis feel; seasonal flowers such as daffodils, lilies and daisies can be used as part of the decorations. To elaborate on the baby theme, you can make placeholders of dragonflies, ladybirds and butterflies and place then alongside sitting arrangement. You can pretty much use anything that symbolizes new life as part of the party décor; for instance, you can cover the table with pastel or white cotton table cloth to create a refreshing cool feel. You can also add more creativity by using paper lanterns or tiki-torches to add to the party groove. If you want to use eggs in your spring baby shower party, you can add faux bird nests on the table and fill them with pleasantries such as pastel egg chocolates, spring themed candy and candles.

Spring Baby Shower Decorations

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Invitations for a baby shower should ideally be carried out at least 6 to 8 weeks before the crucial day. Spring themed baby shower invitation cards, on the other hand, should be designed in a manner that reflects the spring season. You can choose a card that incorporates at least 3 pastel colors. The theme of the card bear the title Spring Baby Shower Invitation and the name of the expectant mother. The cards can be purchased at any local craft supplies store or scrapbook shop. You can personalize the invitation by adding your own custom styles; for instance you can add items such as dried flowers or ribbons to give your card a unique appeal. The spring themed baby shower is never complete without a cake to spruce up the event. You can choose between the make-up cupcake or the traditional cake provided you add-in the right decorations. If you are using the traditional cake, you can add pastel colored frosting’s as well as candy flowers and butterflies to make your cake fit the occasion. Mini cupcakes can also be decorated with pastel frosting’s as well as flowery cupcake toppers to complement the irresistible taste. The menu on your spring themed baby shower should incorporate spring flavors; you can also include candy with chocolate, a big bowl of fresh salad and other bite size treats.

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Seasonal fruits such as pineapples and strawberries can be used against the backdrop of the savory dish. You can purchase fresh vegetables and fruits at the local farmers market when the spring produce is available in the market. As part of the whole decorations, you can place flowers around the table and plates. Expectant mothers should, however, avoid taking fast foods such as Sea foods, deli meats, unpasteurized milk, alcohol and soft cheese. Some of the fun activities and games that you can organize for a spring themed baby shower includes; “Complete the baby rhyme phrase”, “Baby Trivia”, “Guess the baby animal” “the Leaky diaper game” and “Baby Bingo” with spring words. Games such as “Guess the baby animal” can be played by involving the whole family and guests. In the Leaky diaper game, you poke holes on a large pastel balloon filled with water, and then ask the guest to try and diaper the leaks while they are blindfolded. Whoever wins the event can be granted a reward such as a seasonal party certificate or a coupon for spray tan at the local spa. On the other hand, the baby trivia game can include questions such as “What is the most common baby room color” and “What is the average weight of a baby” among other fun facts and baby related questions.

Spring Baby Shower Cake

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To add to the festival mood, you can use your camera to take pictures of guests and the expectant mother while they are having fun; the pictures can then be used to create a memory scrapbook or posted in a blog if want to share the fun with friends. Another fun activity is issuing cut-out cardboard’s to visitors, so that they can register their advice to the expecting parents. Lastly, when presenting a gift to the mamma-to-be, think of something that she will hold and cherish for a long time to come. For instance, a plant or tree that she can grow in her yards. Plants can be a source of fond memories, because the tree will be growing alongside the little baby. An indoor plant can also work fine, especially if the mom-to-be does not have a garden space. If your spring baby shower party coincides with the mother’s day make sure that you some time dedicate time to thank all those who have helped make the baby shower event a success. Complements can also be showered to the mom-to-be using meaningful or symbolic gifts and messages.

How To Throw A Baby Shower On A Budget

For each woman having a baby is a beautiful experience; it does not matter whether it is their first child or their fourth, the experience is always special. Planning for the birth of a child is both a joyous and strenuous time for many expecting parents and usually friends or family members will join forces to throw a baby shower. We all know the news of an impending birth brings about joy and excitement but it also may cause worry due to the economy, but there are ways to not only create and maintain a budget but to also throw an event that many expectant moms will relish in. Here are a few tips and ideas on how to maximize the baby shower experience while maintaining a budget.

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E-invitations are an option

The recommendation to those who are coordinating a baby shower is to invite family and close friends. The use of paper invitations can be expensive as well as postage; especially if the list of guests becomes too long. The technology and social media is what moves the society nowadays and for this reason E-invitations are a perfect resource to take into consideration. The baby shower coordinator may find the following benefits of E Invitations handy especially if they are in a crunch for time.

  • E-invitations are less time consuming. The time one would spend deciding which color pen to use or how the information will be written can be consuming but with E-Invitations it is as easy as creating the invitation electronically and writing email addresses.
  • There are a large variety of different designs to choose from.
  • There is the option to send as many invitations needed without worrying going over the budget.
  • There are websites that provide this service for free.

My place is perfect

Finding a venue or location to accommodate guests can be hard at times especially when the shower coordinator is working within a tight budget. Renting a place for this type of activity can be very expensive particularly when there is a large group of people invited. Back yards are not only for barbecues, they are the perfect place to have a baby shower.

  • The expenses saved by using the backyard can be used on the tables and chairs that will be setup in the back yard as well as any decorations for the tables.
  • Backyards also offer fresh air which is beneficial for all attendees including Mom.
  • The setting of a backyard offers more intimacy as it references a family environment.

Decoration, Balloons are in style

The objective for the baby shower is to make sure that when mom walks in to the venue and sees the decorations she is overwhelmed by the beauty and content with what decorations were chosen. The decorations can be an area that most of the budget is most used but why spend most of your budget on things that will be used once? Balloons are always celebratory and offer well wishes. Balloons are used to create all types of effects for the specific activities and can be converted into the following creations: Pacifiers, flowers, flower stands, cradles, etc.

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The menu

A food is vital and remembers depending on the amount of guests the budget can easily be blown out of proportion. Instead of ordering catered food, here are some ideas that online casino can be used to feed the guests.

  • A dessert tree can be created with donut holes or fruits. The baby shower coordinator can use it as part of the decorations and the guests will be pleased with the dessert
  • Dips with crackers are perfect food for snacking.
  • Cold pasta salads are excellent for an activity during the day especially if the shower is held in a backyard.

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There is no need to hire a chef or a caterer, cooking for a party is not that hard and there is nothing wrong with asking others to bring a dish. These are a few different and easy options that can be considered.

The Cake

The cake is one if not THE MOST important of the baby shower. The cost of a cake varies on many factors, the amount of guests, decorations, lettering; This small delectable dessert can be very expensive. An excellent alternative when it comes to the cake is to make individual cupcakes. This way you’re not paying for any unwanted or unused cake. There are often little edible accents that you can add to each cupcake.

Music is Optional

Not every baby shower offers music but if Mom is a fan of parties with music and dancing don’t worry about hiring a band. A band is not needed! One can use an iPod with pre-arranged playlists which saves money and allows the coordinator to select music suited for the occasion.

It is possible to plan, create and throw a baby shower that is not only enjoyable but also well-coordinated while maintaining a reasonable budget. All one needs is the news of a baby and proper planning and everything will be perfect!

Top 5 things NOT to do when throwing a baby shower…

So I know there is tons of information out there on throwing baby showers: color schemes, themes, food, gifts…  But how often do we get advice on what NOT to do when a baby shower is in the near future… I would like to tell you just a few things today that you might want to consider NOT doing…

So 1st and foremost.. let the baby shower be a baby shower

Let it be enjoyable for the mommy to be as well as for the guests. DO NOT. I repeat DO NOT have a salesperson trying to sell anything at the shower. A baby shower is meant for ladies to gather together, to relax, eat, and have a good time chatting, playing games, giving advice… upon advice lol… to the mommy to be. Baby showers are NOT meant for ladies to gather together to listen to a sales pitch. Fine. If you’re guests are aware of the sales pitch they will endure and they are ok with it, go ahead. But please. Do not be a sneaky party planner and just “sneak” a sales pitch in there. That’s pretty lame. And a waste of most of the guests time. Most women now a days are on major time crunches. Be respectful. They are taking time out of their busy life to come celebrate this new life that will soon enter the world… not to listen to the latest sales pitch on something they couldn’t care less about.

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2nd of all… please make sure you have plenty of food

A baby shower is a party. And what do parties have? Food. Lots of food. Don’t let your guests go hungry.. it’ll definitely ruin the mood. It doesn’t have to cost too much. If you can’t afford it, see if you can get some of the guests to pitch in. Almost like a pot luck style. But fill the table as much as possible… cheap stuff will do too.. like chips, dip, fruit or veggie trays. Pinterest is an amazing place to browse for ideas and inspiration.

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3rd on my list. Have a cake

A beautiful delicious cake for your guests to adore and enjoy. One of the things that I (and a lot of ladies I know) do when I enter the party home/location is look for the cake. Now a days, people go all out and create these beautiful pieces of art that are as delicious as they are gorgeous… and I wanna see what the host came up with… I think the baby shower cake is like the icing on the cupcake… everyone looks forward to eating the creation.. and well, if you don’t serve a cake at the baby shower… people are going to be bummed out. I know I would be ( and have been).

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4th thing not to do… don’t let it be awkward

I know you can’t control everyone… but try your best to break the ice at the baby shower. In the very beginning play some sort of a game or do something to introduce everyone who is there and let others know how it is that you know the mommy to be. I know I’ve been to way too many baby showers where I’m kinda just sitting around wondering who the heck all these people are and how in the world do they know my friend. I’d rather get that over and out of the way at the very beginning and just enjoy the rest of the party chatting it up… At my baby shower, I think it could have / should have been done earlier, but at least it was done before the shower ended. As I was opening gifts, whoever the gift was from would come and sit by me and would introduce themselves to the crowd and explain to them how it is that we knew each other or how we met.. I must tell ya, that was pretty fun! Some of my friends had some very different stories of how we met and it was interesting to see our friendship from their perspective instead of mine…

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And last but not least… my 5th do NOT do item… don’t drag it out

I know there’s plenty of people out there who will just not leave a party.. but the rest of us have a life. Try to make the party short and sweet…but at the same time, don’t make it feel rushed and do make people feel unwelcome. A lot of people dread baby showers, but they still come out of common courtesy.. be nice. Basically have it all wrapped up within  1 and 1/2 to 2 hours.. and maybe have an “after” party for a few of your friends that just won’t leave.. lol..  but most of us have things to do.. such as take care of our families and we just cannot sit around for too long… as much as we’d love to sit and relax for hours on end…

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And that my friends is my top 5 Do NOT do list… I hope you enjoyed it and I hope it cleared a few things up for you…