Boy or Girl? How About a Jungle-Themed Baby Shower?

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Remember how it feels to be a parent for the first time? The excitement of seeing the baby, the fear of the changes that comes with it – feelings and emotions that new parents usually have. Some wants to know the gender of their babies so they can prepare the things that will be appropriate for them. Others however, just want to savor the excitement a little longer and want the baby’s gender to be a surprise. If you will host a unisex baby shower, a Jungle-themed baby shower is a perfect choice!

LA-based Véronique Events had organized a baby shower for a mom who wants to be surprised at Manhattan Beach Country Club. Since the gender of the baby is not known yet, Véronique and her crew decorated opted for a Jungle-themed baby shower. They incorporated stuffed animals like giraffe, zebra, lion, tiger, monkey, and more to all of their decorations.

Here’s how the table at the entrance looked like:

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A big giraffe adorned with colorful ribbons led the way to the reception area.

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Every table had a baby shower centerpiece of stuffed animals propped on a bed of flowers and greenery. This one shows the King of the Jungle, the Lion, sunning himself.

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A donkey trotted out into a colorful garden…

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And the most popular jungle animal in the event, the giraffe, stood tall and regal among the flowery shrubs!

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To keep to the Jungle-themed shower, Véronique Events prepared animal-shaped candles as baby shower favors. They have Safari-inspired boxes with cute animal tags and gold ribbons.

The guests enjoyed brunches such as Vegetarian Quiche Smoked Salmon with capers, tomatoes, onions; Greek Yogurt Parfaits; sliced fresh fruits; and maple syrup and whipped butter Pancakes. Caesar Salad, Asian Salad, Hot Buffet Chicken Breast, and cheese tortellini with pesto cream were also part of the menu. They also set up an Omelet Station where guests can choose the toppings or fillings that they want. The choices were feta cheese, cheddar cheese, salsa, guacamole, veggies, mushrooms, and caramelized onions.

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For the kids, they have a Kid’s Buffet of Mac ‘n Cheese and French Fries with ketchup on the side.

The guests indulged themselves in chocolate chip cookies, brownies, and other pastries of the world. The beverages included coffee, hot tea, iced tea, lemonade, and mimosas.

If you will be working with a limited budget, you can DIY the centerpieces and other decorations. Replacing the menu for simpler dishes and beverages would also help. But, if you have plenty of funds to hire an event planner then, do so. You can have the Jungle-themed baby shower or any baby shower theme that you like customized to your needs.

 

Véronique Events is a boutique event planning company with a team of international professionals who are experts in the art of celebration and emissaries of elegance from all over the world.

They have expertise in weddings, bar/bat mitzvahs, birthday parties, baby showers, bridal showers, anniversaries, company events, and more! They can help you with Coordination, Design & Décor; Entertainment; and anything you need for the party.

Baby Shower Party for an Indian Family

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With so many baby shower party themes you can found online, you might get overwhelmed in choosing what’s best for you. Asking friends and colleagues for ideas will not make it easier either, as they also have their own preferences. To avoid this predicament, shortlist your choices by taking into consideration the following factors:

  • the budget for the party
  • the gender of the baby
  • the season or the weather during the party
  • the time of the day that is best for the mother-to-be to entertain guests
  • the beliefs, tradition, or culture of the parents-to-be

Throwing a baby shower party for a mom-to-be has been a common tradition in the US. Yet, it is not just a Western tradition – other countries celebrate it too, including India, China, and more.

Event planner, Events by Collette was approached to organize a girl baby shower party for an Indian family. The event was held in the afternoon at the expecting mother’s home.

The baby shower party was setup in the veranda overlooking the garden. Wooden tables and stools were placed under large beach umbrellas to protect the guests from the sun.

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For centerpieces, white paper lanterns were placed in the table with real flower cuttings. Then small milk bottles, baby pacifiers, and diaper pins in pink hues were scattered around the lantern. For an added touch, they sprinkled pink and white confetti on the top of the tables.

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Events by Collette, hang a pink elephant baby shower banner over a decorated wooden table propped against a dark blue wall as backdrop.

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A vase of white lilies was placed behind a white two-tiered fondant cake set atop a red-mantled table. The baby shower cake was adorned with gorgeous red flower icing and then, topped with a sleeping baby wearing a pink polka dot diaper and pink hat.

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For baby shower party favors, Events by Collette put pink decorative stones inside mini glass vases. Then white lollies tied with white ribbons were placed inside each vase, and for the finishing touch, pink ribbons were also tied around the vases. Since the event is for an Indian family, Buddha cookies were also given as favors in the party.

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In the living room, a milk bottle filled with plastic babies was placed on the coffee table for the guessing game. A pink paper bag decorated with pink pearls served as ornament together with the vase of tulips. Each guest that came in tried to guess the number of plastic babies inside the bottle to win the prize.

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In addition to the guessing game, dolls and cabbage patch kids were set on a table in the lawn for the diaper change relay race.

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Choosing a baby shower theme is not easy if you don’t know what you’re looking for. By shortlisting options based on certain factors, the work becomes manageable. Yet, if you don’t want to burden yourself with the planning and organizing of a baby shower party then, hire an event organizer like Events by Collette. They will take care of everything from the invitation, decoration, games, and so on. All you have to do is enjoy the party like the rest of the guests.

Events by Collette is a one stop shop event planning company established in 2011 with all services necessary for any event. They have perfected the art of event planning in the Bay Area and internationally. The company specializes in private in-home parties, fundraisers, birthdays (child and adult), showers, milestones, corporate events, holidays, retreats, and weddings. Events by Collette is a top rated event planner with the help of 100% 5-star reviews on Yelp.

 

 

6 Ways to Make a New Mom Feel Extra Special at Her Shower

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A baby shower is not just a celebration of the coming baby but a chance to spoil the new mom as well. You don’t have to give her foot rubs or treat her to a spa to make her extra special. Yet, thinking about what she likes, what makes her happy, and what would be easy for her on the big day would make her feel that.

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Here are 6 ways to spoil a new mom at her baby shower:

  1. Pick a baby shower theme that reflects the personality of the mom-to-be. Even as simple as designing the theme in her favorite color will make the mom-to-be feel extra special already. What more if you go all through the trouble of learning about her: where she came from, her favorites, and so on. The baby shower theme can be inspired by her hobby or maybe her love of travel, art or movies. You can also make it a college-themed baby shower, a sorority shower or a hometown shower that reminds her of everything she loves of her city or town. Turning a baby shower into a yoga class is another way of spoiling the new mom.

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  1. First time moms need all the help to prepare the things needed for the coming baby. So, help her come up with a baby registry checklist to make sure that she will have everything ready for her nursery and her bundle of joy. Some say that it’s against formal etiquette to ask for specific gifts from guests. Yet, there are guests who would appreciate if you give them ideas on what gifts to bring at the baby shower. Giving the new mom a peace of mind because she is already prepared for the baby’s arrival would mean a lot to her.

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  1. Make the guests do something personal for the new mom. You can place a framed invitation at the entrance of the venue for everyone to sign. Or you can create a “Wishes for Baby Tree “with the help of tutorials available online. Reading what people have written at the baby shower will warm the mom-to-be’s heart anytime.

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  1. Being pregnant limits the food choices for the mom-to-be. So, make sure that she will have something to eat at the party. Prepare the menu to include some of her favorite foods and those that she can eat and drink at the event.

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  1. Prepare a list of people who gave gifts and what the gifts are. The new mom will appreciate you’re doing it for her. She will have the opportunity to thank all of them without missing anyone.

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  1. Make sure that Thank You cards will be received by the guests. Have the guests write their own addresses on the card envelopes. It’s so easy to do yet, the result will make the life of the new mom more convenient and stress-free. She doesn’t have to look for addresses to send Thank You Cards and her work will also be cut-out for her because she will not be writing addresses anymore.

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A new mom is very emotional and gets overwhelmed easily. So show that you care with these little acts of thoughtfulness guaranteed to make her extra special at her baby shower.