There are a lot of different themes that can be planned for baby showers, and these different themes come with many different choices for baby shower decorations. The menu for baby showers also ranges in many different types of food that can be prepared depending on the type of shower being held, such as a couples baby shower or a traditional baby shower. Read More About Baby Shower Party Decorations and Baby Shower Menu.
After the theme, type of baby shower and the budget have been determined, then you can start working on the kind of decorations to buy and food you will be serving. The venue will also be a factor for the decorations and food choices. If the baby shower is being held in a home, then the choices are much wider than if it will be held at a restaurant since some restaurants will not allow decorations to be put up. This is will need to be checked out before booking the location.
When purchasing the shower decorations try to match it to the theme as closely as possible. For instance, if the baby theme is a duck theme, then try to find duck-type decorations, or at least yellow decorations to match the theme. The personalized baby shower invitations or baby shower cards should also closely match the theme. If it is a couples baby shower or co-ed baby shower, then something as creative as having votive candles in baby jars can be placed on tables, counters, etc. Other decorations can include ribbons, balloons, etc.
The baby shower food can be as creative and fun as the hostess wants it to be. Just ensure that the Mom-to-Be can and will remember it since this shower party is for her. If there are particular foods have not made her feel too good during her pregnancy, then those foods should definitely be avoid. Check with her to see what type of food she would like to have at the shower party. Most likely she will not have a preference, but it is better to ask just in case!
If the party is a traditional baby shower, then the types of foods can include salads, desserts and other finger-food type treats. A full meal is not usually necessary unless that is something intentionally planned. If it is a couples baby shower, then a meal might be better. These are usually a more relaxed atmosphere, where perhaps a BBQ or deli-type fare is served.
The baby shower cake can be particular to the gender of the baby or if the Mom-to-Be is expecting twins, triplets or multiples, then a unisex or themed cake may be more appropriate. For instance, if the theme is ducks, then perhaps a cake with ducks, or shaped like a duck would be a fun addition.
Whatever the shower theme, trying to closely match the theme with the decorations, food served and inexpensive baby shower invitations will let the Mom-to-Be know that a lot of time and care went into planning the baby shower celebration party for her and her baby. Regardless of the couples baby shower invitations, surprise baby shower announcement or twins baby shower cards are decided on, these will set the tone for the shower party, giving the guests an idea of the theme of the party.
About the Authors: Sarah Porter and Patti Paz are authors of several articles including Baby Shower Invitations Cards , Invitations Announcements for Baby Showers and more.