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Throwing a Baby Shower


Help set the mood of the baby shower. They can be as simple as balloons and streamers, or as intricate as full centerpiece settings, wall coverings, professional made banners, etc.

The best idea is to set a color scheme and stick with it. That way all the decorations will match and look cohesive.

If your guests are new to the location of the shower, you might want to put up signs to help guide them. You can get coordinating tablecloths, banners that say "It's a girl" or "It's a boy," coordinating plastic serving ware, confetti for the table, sugar cookies decorated with baby items, etc.

Here are some tips for helping your shower be more fun and enjoyable for the hostess:

  • Relax!
  • Don't stress about little things- your job is just to get people to a party and celebrate the pregnancy or new baby with the guest of honor. The food, the decorations, the invitations are fun to do, but shouldn't make you stress out about.
  • Bring everything that you will need for the shower one day early if possible (decorations, presents, games, etc). That way if you forget something, you can bring it with you the day of the event.
  • If something doesn't go according to plan (maid of honor gets sick, natural disaster strikes, the grocery store is out of cake, your presents haven't been shipped to you yet, etc.) it will all work out. Just take one step at a time, and when something goes wrong, try to think of a solution logically rather than emotionally, which involves tears).

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