This type of party dedicated to babies is becoming more and more widespread and can be a lot of fun.
Organizing a baby shower is increasingly fashionable in today’s families, in addition to serving as a prelude to getting organized with your friends, indulging yourself or receiving those gifts that will be very useful to your baby.
In this type of party, all kinds of childish details cannot be missing, and we can practically feel like children again thanks to this event and the ornamentation that it entails: games, sweet cupcakes, decoration and games.
What is the baby shower?
The term baby shower comes from the English etymology that means “to bathe”, in a figurative sense, with infant gifts to the mother who is going to give birth or who has already conceived the baby. At first it consisted of a party exclusively for mothers, and it was a ritual that was intended only for the first son or daughter.
Baby showers emerged as an alternative to traditional religious rituals such as baptisms, although with a more materialistic component and a purely idle character.
Protocol specialists say that this party is usually (or should) be organized by a close friend of the family, since it is considered very rude for families themselves to “ask” for gifts on behalf of other relatives.
Baby shower ideas
Organizing this type of event can be highly fun and attractive, especially when it comes to food preparation and decoration. If you’re planning an entertaining baby shower, pay attention to these gift ideas and options!
1. Healthy snacks
If you want to stand out with an original idea at your party, be original and prepare something healthy. Choose fruits and vegetables, decorate them to your liking and you will offer your guests a varied and very appetizing guest table.
2. And now the sweets!
Now, it is time to indulge yourself, and that is the traditional sweets that cannot be missed at a baby shower. The so-called “pop-themed”: lollipop (lollipops), popcorn (popcorn) and cackepop (muffins) are common.
3. Assorted cookies
Do not present the typical boring and colorless cookies. Instead, choose cookies specially decorated for the occasion, with cookies molded in the shape of baby clothes, pacifiers, bottles, or stuffed animals.
4. The signature book
Don’t wait for your guests with an open notebook with blank sheets and a bic pen to sign their dedications… create your own work of art! Receive them with a decorated mural or a diorama containing a notebook decorated to suit the occasion.
5. The bouquets of flowers
If you have doubts about the gift to bring, you can always create your own flower with items that the baby is going to use, such as socks or hats. Roll them up so that it is the closest thing to a plant.
6. Make your own maternity book
Do you want to give something really special? You can help your friend create her own maternity book. If you also sign as the first person, the mother will feel a special affection for you every time she reads the dedications.
7. Non-alcoholic cocktails
We already know that the party is dedicated to babies, but that does not mean that you cannot make your own non-alcoholic cocktails, mixing juices with natural fruits.
8. Fun drinks
Taking into account the previous point, we advise you to use some original containers (the bottle, the most obvious) to impress your guests even more and create a funny moment for when you serve the drinks.
9. Rubber ducks
Perhaps the most accurate symbol for your baby shower party, and that is that babies love to shower and play with ducklings! Fill a water container with ice to simulate a bathtub, you will see how your guests will love it.
10. Donuts with baby faces
Returning to sweets, we give you another idea that may be ingenious. Buy some filled donuts to be able to draw correctly with any other condiment baby faces. They won’t leave one!
11. Instruction board
Create an instruction board for the mother who has not yet had the baby. You can draw with small representative sketches some recommendations for the future mother.
12. Children’s music
There are thousands of records dedicated to baby showers. Go to a specialized store and find the product that best suits you and, let’s dance!
13. Crafts workshop
Get your guests to participate actively. Set up a table with supplies and tools for guests to create their own baby gifts.
14. Feminine centerpieces
If you are still not sure what decoration you would like to offer, you can put some centerpieces with the silhouette of the mother.
15. Reveal the identity of the baby
If you have kept the mystery of the child’s sex, the baby shower party will be the best excuse to reveal it. It’s very easy: make a game based on the dress of each sex, and dress your guests with the outfit once they solve the mystery.
16. Recommend a name
It is one of the great puzzles of all marriages. If your friend has not decided with her partner the name of the baby, you can create another game where it is a winner. Of course, as long as the marriage likes it!
17. Forbidden to say baby
It is very typical and fun at baby shower parties. Make the guests give up saying the magic word throughout the party. The loser will have a deserving punishment.
18. Cake pops
Cake pops are the latest candy fad. An original idea is to decorate them as if they were the baby’s faces, accompanied by whatever comes to mind.
19. Stuffed booties
Choose a cocktail of assorted sweets and candies that are more to your liking. Buy some booties and fill them for each individual. Apart from being part of the banquet, they can serve as a decorative element.
20. Guests deserve a detail
As the guests will bring all kinds of gifts for the baby, it would not hurt if you prepared some detail to thank them for their participation. It can be any symbolic product, nothing special is required.
21. Dedications to the baby
Another gift that you can give the couple is a container or decorated boxes that contain messages for the baby. You can have the guests do it live at the baby shower. It is an original and very emotional idea.
22. Animated vinyls
Many children’s and baby rooms will one day be decorated with animated vinyls. It is not a bad occasion to decorate the walls of the house with the same on the day of the baby shower.
23. Guess the size of the belly
It is a very recurrent interactive game at baby showers. Have a meter handy and have the guests, before measuring the diameter of mom’s waist, guess the size. The winner will get a prize.
24. Ready to feed the baby?
We continue in the games section. You can pretend that the mother shows that she is ready to feed her child. Blindfold him and have him feed any guests.
25. The tastes of the future baby
It will be one of the most fun activities. The guests should make a list of possible likes or hobbies that the baby may have in the future. Save your notes and when the time comes, reveal the name of the guest with the most hits!