New mom parties are the ideal way to show joy, hope, and excitement to any soon-to-be-mom. With her friends and family around her, she can feel at ease about the expectant baby. Even better is when she is given all of the supplies that she needs to set up her baby’s nursery so she’s totally ready for the big day. Baby showers are also a great opportunity to get the girls together for a fun time of laughter and games.
Baby Shower Decorations
Decorations are always great, because they set the joyous vibe for the entire party. If you don’t know the sex of the baby, choose neutrals that would suit either sex. It creates a light and happy color theme! The cake can even add to the decor; add small plastic baby bottle favors and rattles, etc. that can be purchased from a discount party supplier. They add novelty to the cake as well as to the purpose of the event.
Basic Gifts Ideas
If you are the person throwing the party, be sure your new mom has either enlisted at a department store or Internet vendor to give the guests ideas as to what she would like as gifts. An alternative to this would be for her to make a list of what she doesn’t yet have, perhaps baby crib, a Fisher Price baby swing, or even a baby car seat. Specify the colors and styles she prefers in the invitations and let the guests do the rest! If she needs a infant car seat, describe kinds that will change as the baby grows, from newborn through booster seat, for example. If she needs a baby buggy, suggest to the guests a few types that will allow for baby car seat to be set on it for easy transitioning from the car to the stroller. A Baby Einstein gym is an especially helpful gift because it permits mom to do things while the infant is being soothed and entertained. The best kinds are the ones that have a pull-off baby carrier so mom can bring baby into another room without disturbing them.
Games and Fun
Baby showers are known for their quirkiness and silly games. A game that is especially fun is “Don’t Say That Word” such as “baby” or “girl” or “boy”. Another favorite is a baby food game where the guests either smell or taste various flavors of baby food and try to guess what fruit or vegetable it is. A game that’s really fun as well is where a diaper is passed around, musical-chairs style, and inside of the diaper is a scoop of warm fudge topping. This one is sure to get tons of laughs from the party guests! Don’t forget prizes for the winning players; it is suggested that you choose girly gifts like scented bath accessories, fresh pots of flowers or plants, gift cards, or a gift bag full of something themed such as “all-things-manicure-related”.
Be sure to give the expectant mother all she needs and you’ll have given her the best baby shower. The party is also a great time for friends and family to support her and have a great time. Nothing’s better than your guests saying that the party was the best they’ve ever attended!