And to celebrate the construction of a corner for the new family member, it is very common for family and friends to participate in the construction of the baby equipment with their parents. That is why baby shower parties are so popular among papal parents, especially first-time parents!
In today’s post we’re going to talk about how to organize a baby shower, with its variations, the ideal time to do it, and other ideas for decorating and planning that will make your party even more enjoyable!
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The different types of parties to celebrate the baby
We have heard of different types of pregnancy parties that were made to celebrate the next step in the family that has been formed and is waiting for the baby to arrive. In many cases the names of the parties change but the format, a small gathering of family and friends around the future mother, with a lot of exchanges of gifts, food and joy. Let’s talk about the different types of party and the characteristics that differentiate them.
Assembling baby clothes can be not only a tedious but also a very costly task as there is an extensive list of essential products. Between cribs, cupboards or chests of drawers, changing tables, bed linen, clothes, hygiene articles, diapers, baby bottles, pacifiers … the list seems to have no end and it is essential to have help to complete it. For this reason, parents often offer a party for their family and close friends against small items such as diapers, clothing and accessories.
It is an extremely traditional party in Brazil and is usually held during the last months of pregnancy, especially during the 7th, after the 30th week of pregnancy.
In the same form of baby shower, this style of party focuses on the subject of greater use among babies: the diapers. Another way to save the baby’s arrival is because diaper packs are often expensive and a good reserve can be formed in diapers.
Uncovering tea is a party that is gaining more and more importance and meaning, ending in many cases or being merged with the baby shower.
It usually occurs after the 20th week of pregnancy when doctors can confirm the gender of the baby with 90%. The party, organized to show whether it is a boy or a girl for family and friends, often brings together many pranks that leave the mystery in the air and the guests even more fearful. In some cases, the secret is also hidden from parents who rely on a close friend to make the great revelation during the party.
How to organize your baby shower
In terms of organization, it’s important that parents plan what to do so they don’t rush to the last minute. Checklists are more than welcome at the moment! To help you out, let’s give a few tips on what to do to organize the party from the start:
The choice of the date: The ideal for a baby shower is between the 7th and 8th month of pregnancy, which already shows the mother’s advanced pregnancy with the near arrival of the baby. In addition, the pregnant woman does not experience as much discomfort as swelling and nausea during this time, so that she can enjoy the celebration without any problems.
The ideal schedule: Since the baby showers have such a children’s party, they are usually held in the afternoon with lunch or brunch and end with an afternoon coffee in the early evening.
The place: For these celebrations it is always important to remember two things: a) it doesn’t have many guests and b) it is not an extremely expensive party. Therefore, the idea of a house party is ideal, and can even be in the house of future grandmothers, but with the concern for space, all guests behave comfortably.
Who is calling for this party ?: Relatives and close friends are the key, after all, they are the ones who share the joy of the baby’s arrival, the basics. It’s not a rule, and you can call people more distant, but the idea is to maintain intimacy at this most delicate moment.
Invitations: You can choose from a variety of physical, virtual, or even invitations (if your guest list is small) to make an invitation over the phone. To do this, create a basic list with the important information: date, time and location (with map, for printed or virtual invitations). In addition, many invitations already include a list of gifts that the guest can accept, or the address of the website or store where you put together a list of gifts.
Snacks: Since parties usually take place in the afternoon, you can opt for a full lunch or brunch with snacks, but snacks and snacks are as essential as sweets like muffins, homemade cookies, and of course a cake to round off the festivities.
The perfect style: you can choose themes for your baby shower! In addition to the traditional decoration inspired by the tenderness of babies, with carts, cribs, pacifiers and bottles, there are some other themes that can be used in decorating your party, such as safari, dancers, country, etc. Forget If you have chosen the topic, it is interesting that all the details of the party, from the invitation to the meal, are in this topic.
Games and activities to liven up: To bring more fun to the party, it is common to bring jokes and various gifts for the guests. One of the most engaging activities is to ask all guests to bring personal photos of babies or children, and who’s to play should guess who’s who. If you make a mistake, you pay a gift!
Take a look at our gallery for more decorating ideas and organization to assemble your baby shower!
Figure 1 – Table of sweets with metallic balloons specially for the occasion.
Image 2 – Easel with message and lots of leaves and flowers to announce the feast at the front door.
Image 3 – Butter toffee cookies specially decorated for this event!
Image 4 – Activities to entertain even more guests: guessing games with photos of friends and family in their early years.
Image 5 – Tidy table for the tea of revelation!
Image 6 – Throne special for mom and baby for the time to open the presents.
Image 7 – Souvenir of the baby shower to celebrate life: Take the plant home for everyone, watch it and see it grow.
Image 8 – Decorating the cake with an American tie that celebrates the arrival of the stork with the long-awaited baby.
Image 9 – Use the cutest clothes you’ve ever bought to decorate your party!
Image 10 – Party table with festive decoration on paper.
Picture 11 – The paper circles and the themed garlands of the party are super simple and cheap and save time and money when preparing the party.
Image 12 – Party table Candy: Ask your guests to fill out a list with the best wishes for the baby.
Figure 13 – Baby shower decoration with a wall of colored bubbles: choose several models and surfaces in one palette.
Image 14 – Cupcakes decorated with American paste in the theme of babies.
Image 15 – Announcing Canudos rosinhas: “It’s a girl!”
Image 16 – Decorate your gifts for photos with a touch of nature on leaves and flowers.
Image 17 – Special souvenir of the baby shower: bottle of champagne for your guests to celebrate the arrival of the baby.
Image 18 – Decoration of a special baby shower with a wreath for the future mother chair.
Image 19 – Cake decorated with American noodles and a super sweet lamb biscuit.
Figure 20 – Baby shower invitation in light tones and with a super special closure.
Image 21 – Different diapers: Instead of a baby-inspired decoration, think of the decoration with mom’s style.
Picture 22 – Picture corner! Think of a special mural or thematic signs to get the guests in the right mood.
Figure 23 – Baby shower menu printed in a presentation on table setting.
Image 24 – Summer diapers: Fresh fruit snacks to refresh the climate in the form of pacifiers.
Image 25 – Baby shower decoration inspired by spring: birth idea of all symbols.
Figure 26 – Plaquinha with the lettering type of the bar so that you can write messages for the guests.
Figure 27 – Pingentin the queen bee, who protects all her pups: a treat for the invited, always to use
Image 28 – Another decor inspired in mother’s favorites.
Image 29 – Decoration of a simple, nature-inspired diaper: table and wall arrangements with leaves of tropical plants for a touch of green in the environment.
Image 30 – Stork Pinata – another way of having fun with guests to take the candy out of the structure based on the theme of motherhood.
Image 31 – Cake table with slate top for drawing and writing a special message about this moment.
Image 32 – Baby Shower Bingo! Another type of game that you can suggest to play with your guests.
Image 33 – Mini stroller as the most popular and finest souvenir of diapers.
Image 34 – Sweets to enjoy during and after the party: cookies and cupcakes with the theme baby in pink and blue.
Image 35 – Search for drinks and soft drinks so everyone can have fun at the party!
Figure 36 – Souvenir bags – a great way to pack small souvenirs, like in the stork,
Image 37 – Topper for cupcakes and sweets “Oh, baby”.
Picture 38 – Personalized toppers with small flags to celebrate the arrival of the baby.
Image 39 – Simple diaper with few guests: think of a brunch or a special lunch.
Picture 40 – “Coming Soon” – can do with the theme of baby shower and a reminder of the approach of the big day.
Picture 41 – The length of mom’s belly – another idea of the game to do with your guests.
Picture 42 – Candy table with many colors to celebrate the arrival of the baby with joy.
Figure 43 – Wire stroller with sweets – a perfect souvenir for guests.
Image 44 – Table decoration full of cuteness – teddy bears are a super special arrangement for this kind of celebration.
Picture 45 – Another decoration with baby clothes – body on the clothesline.
Image 46 – Cookies made with souvenirs – stamped with an illustration of rice paper in addition to the decoration of icing.
Figure 47 – A detail of the decoration – stairs with flowers, clothes and baby bottle.
Image 48 – Another floral inspiration – arrangement on the cake table and huge paper flowers to decorate the wall.
Image 49 – Baby shower – decoration with balloons complete the ambience of the room.
Image 50 – Unveiling Tea – Keep the secret and curiosity of the guests until the big moment of revelation of the baby’s gender.
Picture 51 – In this mysterious mood do you collect the guesswork of the guests – boy or girl?
Picture 52 – Baby sex independent and chosen color – jellyfish in pink and blue to keep the secret.
Picture 53 – Wall decoration with flower garlands – symbol for luck and protection also fits this moment.
Image 54 – Placemat with a special message from the future Pope for your guests.
Figure 55 – For the unveiling teas – baby dads to help you when the much anticipated news arrives.
Figure 56 – Cups for your guests as souvenirs for your tea!
Image 57 – Illustration of the family that is expecting the baby – a decoration that is sure to grab everyone’s attention and be preserved for the family albums.
Picture 58 – Rosie in the flowers and baby for a baby shower for a little girl!
Image 59 – Decoration with balloons for the main table of sweets in a baby shower with many guests
Image 60 – Get inspired by the mothers of nature when it comes to designing your decor and invitations for the baby shower.
Picture 61 – A special calendar for a countdown to the baby’s birthday.
Image 62 – Tropical Baby Shower: Coconut water as a special and refreshing drink.
Figure 63 – For more practicality, the items for celebrations have special sections for baby showers with disposable and various decorations.
Screenshot 64 – Quiz with your guests! Another fun activity with lots of fun and creative situations related to maternity.
Picture 65 – Thematic table! The main candy table straight in the baby carriage