Planning a baby shower can be a huge responsibility. Not only will you need to make sure all of the guests are happy, but that the day is memorable for the guest of honour too! If you have been given the task of planning a last minute baby shower or are simply struggling to fit planning into your busy schedule, we have come up with some easy baby shower themes that require minimal effort.
Bun in the oven
Britain seems to be obsessed with baking at the moment, so why not take advantage of this trend by throwing a baking themed ‘bun in the oven’ baby shower? Create simple invitations featuring cupcakes and other sweet treats to send out to the guests. Instead of organising games to play, simply bake a fresh batch of cupcakes and set up a cupcake decorating station. Each guest can take their cupcake home in a little box to eat later, preventing you from needing to spend time shopping for party favours! For the decorations simply use colourful kitchen and baking items, along with a string or two of good old bunting.
If you have a time constraint, make it simple by choosing a colour as your baby shower theme. If you know the gender of the baby you could always go down the route of pink for a girl or blue for a boy. Alternatively, if you do not know the gender of the baby, simply pick the mum-to-be’s favourite colour or a neutral shade like mint green. Make sure that all of your decorations fit in with the colour scheme and ask the guests to wear something in that colour to the party. We told you it was simple! you can also find low priced neutral coloured gifts by searching on the internet, and even order low cost gifts from international locations. Just remember if they are sending a parcel to USA to ensure it arrives in time.
Winter wonderland theme
If you are planning a winter baby shower, then you are lucky as you can simply make use of the Christmas decorations that everyone has out at this time of year. Go for a winter wonderland baby shower theme by decorating the room with pine cones, baubles and fairy lights. You could even get some fake snow if you want to push the boat out a little! Rather than splashing out on expensive party food, simply make homemade soup and crusty bread. You can then serve hot chocolate topped with toasted marshmallows as the dessert. The planning will be easy as pie, but you will look like you have put a lot of time and effort into it!
A few extra tips for last minute baby showers
If you are planning a last minute baby shower you may want to consider sending out e-vites instead of traditional postal invites. This will ensure your guests receive them on time and actually know to turn up on the day!
The internet is also a last minute baby shower planner’s best friend. You will find numerous websites which allow you to download invites and other baby shower must-haves so you can simply print them off at home instead of having to wait for them to be delivered. You will also be able to find baby shower games online that will keep your guests entertained.
If you are really pushed for time, you may want to consider purchasing a baby shower kit. These kits include themed invitations, party games, favours and decorations, saving you time, effort and money.
Planning a baby shower needn’t be a big or daunting task. As long as you have put thought and consideration into making the day special for the mother-to-be, she is sure to have a smile on her face. Even if you have been given the job of planning a last minute baby shower, you will be able to plan the perfect party with the help of our tips. Keep calm and get planning!