When hosting a baby shower for a friend, there are SO many incredibly cute themes out there to choose from! Because this little babe was due around Valentine’s Day, we chose a “Sweet Little Valentine” theme for her party.
INVITATIONS are always my first step in planning a party! We made this through Canva - a site featuring totally customizable templates many of them for free!! I downloaded a digital copy of the invitation and texted it to our guests, but you can also order a physical copy straight from the site. I also used this template to make an event cover photo for the online Facebook event and to make a “Registry Links Here” image to include her direct registry links in our Facebook group to make shopping incredibly easy for guests!
DECORATIONS are one spot that you can go all out in - but a little goes a long way! Classic Baby Shower decor choices that make a big impact are:
FOOD is vital to every party! I once heard it said that as a hostess, you should only make two items and everything else is bought or brought. We put “themed” juice, guava raspberry with frozen strawberries, in a drink dispenser that was easily filled up throughout the event.
Guests grazed on veggies, apple & cream cheese fruit dip, tortilla turkey wraps, chicken salad & crackers, chips & cheese dip, meatballs and more.
When you ask several ladies to bring a dish or two, suddenly you have a full table! My favorite was hiring a teen girl who has started her own cake decorating business this year! She made this fabulous cake for us which was a great decor piece, and it was well worth my money not to worry about a cake. PLUS, the cake tasted incredible.
GAMES are a must for any baby shower, but ask yourself these questions before you choose which games you’ll have at your party:
I designed a game for this shower that is yours to download for free! Motherhood Bingo is a great game for any player at your party - even if they aren’t a mom themselves! This game includes four different bingo boards for different chances of getting that all-desired “BINGO!” Each player needs a game sheet and a pencil. When the hostess says “GO!” visit with as many guests as possible and ask if they have experienced one of the squares on the board. If they say yes, they are to initial that square. As a player, you may not initial any squares on your own board and you must have at least five guests initial your board. The squares include things like “Has been pooped on by a child” or “Has delivered a baby more than 10 lbs” or “Became a mother through adoption.” You can stop play after someone first yells “BINGO” or after a certain amount of time. It’s fun to go through each square as a group and swap motherhood experiences!
GIFTS are easy at a baby shower, thanks to Bannor Toys! Add a classic rattle to an item off of Mama’s registry, gift a State Rattle or a set of milestone blocks. Shop our collection of teethers or find a grasping toy in a shape that is meaningful to the family. Whichever Bannor Toy you select, you and mama will both be thrilled!
Shower a new mama-to-be with lots of love!