{Guest Post} Craft the Perfect Baby Shower. Tips and Tricks by Sally Barker.

I love baby showers! I have been to some bad ones though, but who hasn’t? They all had one thing in common – they were all ill prepared. A baby shower is about showing support for the mother-to-be, and giving gifts.

 Craft the Perfect Baby Shower. Tips and Tricks

{Post Invitado} Prepara el Perfecto Baby Shower. Tips y Trucos por Sally Barker.
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There are some very simple things you can do to make sure the baby shower you throw is pleasant for everybody in attendance.  

Gather necessary supplies.

You’ll need colored cardstock, envelopes, ribbons, buttons, pastel fabrics or any other fun craft supplies you might have laying around. I like to buy wholesale grosgrain ribbon from HairBowCenter.com, so that I’m completely prepared for any crafting or decorating activity.  

Start making invitations at least a month in advance.

You need to send them at least two weeks prior to the event, so this will give you plenty of time to get them done and save yourself the stress of last minute invites. Discuss the theme with the guest of honor. She might have colors, blankets or animals picked out for use in the future nursery that you should use when decorating for the party and creating the invitations. If your invitations display the nursery theme correctly, then guests can choose to match elements of their gifts.  

Decorations are the least important part of throwing a baby shower, but it does a lot to boost the feel of the party. Put up some streamers made out ribbons or triangles of fabric.

I love this idea from Style me Pretty. Hang these above the gift area or refreshment table.
Incorporate the bead giving tradition. 

I like to spend some time on this instead of doing a lot of games. Explain what this is in detail in the invitations so everybody can be prepared. As a supportive and thoughtful experiment, the bead giving ceremony comes from a Navajo tradition which involves each guest bringing a pretty bead (that reminds them of the mother or is meaningful to them). Along with the bead the guests must bring an inspirational quote, advice or short tale about motherhood that they will tell the mother. The beads will go on a bracelet or necklace that the mother will wear during the difficult and stressful process of giving birth. This unique bracelet will help relieve anxiety and represent support from loved ones.  

Play some fun games! 
 If you have been to a handful of baby showers, you will realize that the games can get repetitive. The “How Big is the Baby Bump?” game is an oldie, but a goodie. Let each guest cut off a piece of ribbon that they think matches the circumference around the belly of the mom-to-be.
 I also suggest playing a couple of games personalized to fit the situation. Have the parents decided on a name yet? If not, play name games like “It’s a Baby or It’s a Thing” where guests think of words that are both names and things like “Rose” or “Matt” and the guest with the most things/names wins a prize. Another fun game is “Race to Name the Baby” where guests try to come up with as many names as possible with the same first letter as the parent’s names.  
Serve light refreshments. 
Think tea or lemonade along with three different healthy appetizers for the perfect mix. You don’t need to serve a whole meal, but the guests will really appreciate refreshments. Have some sweet treats like cake or macaroons to enjoy while the gifts are opened. Also remember to ask the mother to be if there are any foods she would like to see at the shower, and make it happen.
 There you have it, a basic guide to crafting the perfect baby shower. Plan ahead, consult the mother, and most importantly have fun!
Sally Barker lives with her family in Boise, Idaho. She loves to cook, craft and explore DIY with her children. 

So, What do you think? Awesome tips right??? Have you prepared a Baby Shower before? What did you do?


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    October 4, 2013

    Great post. My best friend is about to have a baby and I am in charge of the baby shower. I am not a very crafty person but my step mom told me where to get all my wholesale craft supplies so now I can get started on making the decorations. I’ve never thrown a baby shower before so I am a little nervous on how its going to turn out. I love the idea of the game how big is the baby bump. Definitely going to play that. Thanks so much for these great ideas!

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