With babies come baby showers. These are great parties thatcelebrate life and the birth of a new child into the world, family andcommunity. In some cultures these parties go on for days. The party canbe pre-birth or post birth, boy oriented, girl oriented or even unisexoriented. They can be small social gatherings among family and friendsor they can be large community celebrations with entire towns joiningin the celebration. They can be blow out bashes with celebrityentertainment and expensive baby show gifts or low-key intimatesettings. Its obvious to see that every culture celebrates the birthof a child in many different manners but one thing remains the sameacross all cultures. That celebration is one of joy, excitement andrejoicing!
Planning a baby shower can be a daunting experience as shower enclosures well as arewarding one. If you are the one in charge of this task and you planto plan the party on your own there are a few things to keep in mind.First, you want o gauge the size of the party. Usually contacting theparents of the expected mother or even the best friend (if you are notthat person already) to obtain a guest list. Not much can be worse thenif you forget to invite that one special person. When this happens itcan be a downer for the whole party. Once you have the guest listcompleted it makes planning much easier. It allows you to determine howmany party favors, place settings, food and drink you will need to keepthings lively or the full party. Just guessing on the amount of peopleyou plan to attend the party is a recipe for failure. Failure is not anoption! After all, you have an expected mother to make happy!
Once the basics of the party are planned you need to make sure themother to be is taken care off. One of the big pluses for the expectingfamily is the fact that they will receive baby shower giftsto help sustain them for the first few months of the babys life. Itsexpensive to raise an infant so this is a great opportunity for thatfamily to get a little help from their friends. If the mother to be hasannounced the sex of the child it makes it a little easier to plan forgifts. If they have not, you will need to stress to the guest thatunisex items will be best. This will help to ensure all gifts givenwill be affective and useful to the parents. Try to get the mother toregister at an online store and a retail location. A gift registrymakes life very simple for a party planner and also helps thoseattending the party ensure they get a gift that is useful to the guestof honor. All you need to do with the baby shower gifts is make sureeveryone knows what sex they should be buying for and where they shouldbuy (if the family is registered somewhere.) Its then out of yourhands and fate will be your guide!
Once you have that taken care of you need to figure out your entertainment. There are many online guides for baby shower gamesthat are fun for everyone. In many cases these games are free or can beput together with general household items. Most people like gamesbecause it helps the time pass and it keeps everyone excited about theparty. Its also a good transition between food and diving into thosebaby shower gifts. Depending on your level of party professionalentertainment might be sought out to ensure party goers and the motherto be are fully entertained. This can be expensive but if this is anoption for you, its likely that you are aware of this.
The key to a successfully party isnt always how much you spend.Its the celebration of life that makes it special. Its easy to hit ahome run at a party like this. Simply make sure you celebrate baby andmother above all else and make sure the focus remains on thecelebration of life!