Will you be welcoming a new bundle of joy to your family soon? Celebrate the mom-to-be and the new life by holding the perfect baby shower. However, organising a baby shower can be a bit overwhelming. To help you prepare better, here are some of the most important things to think about.

How Soon Should You Start Baby Shower Planning?

There’s no perfect answer to this, but the sooner, the better. Ideally, give yourself at least two to three months to plan a baby shower. Doing so will help, especially if you don’t have time for it because of other responsibilities.

What Are the Most Important Things to Plan for a Baby Shower?

1. The Overall Theme

The theme is the heart of your baby shower. It sets the mood for everything else you’ll be planning. You can choose from many themes. If you aren’t sure what to choose, you can follow the go-to themes for baby showers. For instance, you can consider woodland animals, glamping, outer space, rustic, storybook, fairy tales, breakfast and beach-themed parties.

2. The Location

Choosing the right location for your baby shower depends on your theme. But it’s also important to put into consideration the number of guests who will be attending it. As well as the guests’ ages and the distance they’ll be travelling just to attend the baby shower.

3. The Guest List

This is probably the most important thing you should consider in baby shower planning. Make sure you’re not adding people who do not need to be invited to the guest list. Depending on your relationship with the baby’s mom, you can choose their friends or family members as guests. However, remember that keeping the guest list short would be best for a better, more interactive baby shower.

4. The Games

Baby showers are also about discovering what the mom-to-be and the guests will be like as parents. However, it does not have to be serious. You can make it fun and entertaining by playing games.

When it comes to baby shower games, there are the typical games such as the gender reveal and guessing other information about the baby. But for a unique baby shower, you can choose funny games like baby bottle feeding, diapering challenge, or diaper relay.

5. The Menu

The menu should contain recipes that people will love and can make easily. It’s best to provide finger foods so that people can mingle and eat comfortably. You can also create the menu based on your chosen baby shower theme.

6. The Party Favours

Favours are what guests will remember about the party. You can also use them for baby shower games. You can make the favours based on the baby shower theme. Examples of favours are baby-themed recipes, diaper cakes and cake pops.

7.  The Decorations

Decorations are also an important aspect of baby shower planning. Ultimately, the theme will be expressed by the decorations you choose.

For instance, if you’re planning an outer space-themed baby shower, you can consider looking for glow-in-the-dark star stickers, rocket ships, shooting stars and planet wall decals.

8. The Invitations

Designing the baby shower invitations will be an important part of the baby shower planning. You can come up with your design or get it done by a professional. If you’re not good with graphics, you can use templates and customise them. The colour scheme, the text and the type of paper are things you need to think about for the invitations.

Final Thoughts

The most important thing to remember when planning a baby shower is to have fun. If you’re not sure where to start, there are event planning specialists you can hire to have the best party.

If you don’t have to organise a baby shower, give us a call at Stealth Events. Our Perth party hire team will handle everything for you, so you can have a memorable experience at your baby shower. Give us a call today to get started planning!