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Embrace a (Non-Baby) ThemeThere’s absolutely nothing wrong with hosting a baby-themed baby shower. It is appropriate, after all! However, if you want to do something a little more creative, don’t hesitate to fully embrace another theme.The best way to do this is to think about what the mom-to-be loves—this day is about her.For example, if the future mamma loves traveling, consider an around-the-world theme. If she has a serious sweet tooth, host a dessert-themed party with candies and chocolates as far as the eye can see. The options are truly endless once you start thinking outside the box.
Make it About MomIt’s no secret that once the baby arrives, they’re the one who is going to be getting all the attention (how could they not!?), so use your baby shower as an excuse to make it all about the mom-to-be. Yard signs, balloon banners, and custom hashtags are all great ways to shine a light on the beautiful mom and celebrate her healthy pregnancy.At the end of the day, it’s important to remember the purpose of a baby shower. It’s meant to surround a future mom with her loved ones to provide support, advice, and relief from the stress that can accompany pregnancy.As much as you want the rest of your guests to enjoy the food, drinks, and games, the most important thing is to make sure the guest of honor (even if it’s yourself!) is taken care of emotionally.
Go VirtualIf you’re more comfortable hosting a virtual baby shower, you don’t have to worry about the party not living up to expectations. There are plenty of ways to make a virtual shower just as special as an in-person one.Take a look at these tips for bringing everyone together to celebrate the guest(s) of honor from afar:
- Just because it’s a virtual event, doesn’t mean you can’t send real invitations
- Make sure your guests have the appropriate video services installed
- Sign up for virtual trivia or another fun, online party game
- Mail your guests goodie bags
Everyone Loves BrunchBrunch is perfect for a baby shower for several reasons. For one, who doesn’t love brunch? Secondly, a brunch event works for most people’s schedules, so you won’t have to worry about anyone missing out on the fun. And last but not least, it leaves plenty of time to open gifts, play games, and share parenting stories.Plus, there are a ton of unique food and drink ideas you can incorporate like:
- Pink/blue mimosas (for the guests, of course)
- Tea sandwiches
- French toast kebabs
- Make-ahead frittatas
- Build-your-own granola bowl bar