Craft the Perfect Baby Shower. Tips and Tricks
There are some very simple things you can do to make sure the baby shower you throw is pleasant for everybody in attendance.
Gather necessary supplies.
You’ll need colored cardstock, envelopes, ribbons, buttons, pastel fabrics or any other fun craft supplies you might have laying around. I like to buy wholesale grosgrain ribbon from HairBowCenter.com, so that I’m completely prepared for any crafting or decorating activity.
Start making invitations at least a month in advance.
You need to send them at least two weeks prior to the event, so this will give you plenty of time to get them done and save yourself the stress of last minute invites. Discuss the theme with the guest of honor. She might have colors, blankets or animals picked out for use in the future nursery that you should use when decorating for the party and creating the invitations. If your invitations display the nursery theme correctly, then guests can choose to match elements of their gifts.
Decorations are the least important part of throwing a baby shower, but it does a lot to boost the feel of the party. Put up some streamers made out ribbons or triangles of fabric.
I like to spend some time on this instead of doing a lot of games. Explain what this is in detail in the invitations so everybody can be prepared. As a supportive and thoughtful experiment, the bead giving ceremony comes from a Navajo tradition which involves each guest bringing a pretty bead (that reminds them of the mother or is meaningful to them). Along with the bead the guests must bring an inspirational quote, advice or short tale about motherhood that they will tell the mother. The beads will go on a bracelet or necklace that the mother will wear during the difficult and stressful process of giving birth. This unique bracelet will help relieve anxiety and represent support from loved ones.
So, What do you think? Awesome tips right??? Have you prepared a Baby Shower before? What did you do?