Throwing a baby shower is a way to celebrate the coming of a new baby with the parents-to-be. A friend or a relative takes the responsibility to host the event as it is against etiquette for the parents to organize a party. Since the baby shower will be a gift to the parents, the host usually pays for the expenses. If you plan to host a shower but can’t afford to go full-scale, a Potluck Baby Shower would be a smart choice.
Events by Collette recently organized a Potluck Baby Shower Party for a coming baby boy. They took care of the decorations in the venue, the favors, and the games in the party. The afternoon party was held on the host’s home.
To keep with the baby boy theme, the decorations were in hues of green and blue. They set up a gift table on the terrace where the guests could place their presents for the baby or the mom-to-be. The gift table was covered with a mint green table cloth. They placed a pot of flowering orchids at the center and hang a baby boy banner on top as decors.
For the favors, Events by Collette filled-up small glass jars with yummy mini chocolate cookies and tied blue ribbons around the lids.
They then atached a printable baby pacifier tag and a recipe for Collette’s chocolate chip cookies to the ribbons. The recipe is in Collette’s soon-to-be published cookbook.
To entertain the guests at the party, Collette and her crew prepared boxes of fabric markers and bottles of fabric paints in various colors and plain white onesies.
The guests created their own designs on the onesies for the baby to wear.
The host of the Potluck Baby Shower Party only paid for the event decoration services while the guests brought the food and beverages. The new mom’s mother-in-law made this plate of onesie and baby-shaped cookies.
So you see, a baby shower doesn’t have to be extravagant! What’s important is that friends and relatives gather together to share in the joy of the coming baby. A Potluck Baby Shower Party is less stressful and less expenses for the host. Yet, it will not lessen the impact on the parents-to-be and the guests. The guests will appreciate the chance to show off their culinary skills while helping the host. It will also be a touching act for the parents that they will treasure for the rest of their lives.
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 100% 5-star reviews on Yelp.