The arrival of a baby is always a reason to celebrate! In this mix of emotions and anxiety waiting for the big day, it's not just Mom and Dad who get sentimental, who closely follows the gestation of a baby certainly has very similar feelings!
And to celebrate the construction of a corner for the new family member, it is very common for family and friends to join their parents in the construction of the layette. That's why baby shower parties are so commonplace and beloved among papal parents, especially first-time parents!
In today's post, we'll talk about how to organize a baby shower, with its variations, the ideal time to make and other decorating and planning ideas that will make your party even more enjoyable!
The different types of parties to celebrate the baby
We have now heard about various types of pregnancy parties made to celebrate the next step of the family that has formed and waiting for the arrival of the baby. In many cases, the names of the parties change but the format, a small gathering of family and friends around the future mother, with much exchange of gifts, food and joy. Let's talk about the different types of party and the characteristics that distinguish them.
Assembling baby's outfit can be a not only laborious but very costly task, since there is an extensive list of essential products. Between crib, wardrobe or dresser, changing table, bedding, clothes, hygiene products, diapers, baby bottles, pacifiers ... the list seems to have no end and having a help to complete it is essential. This is why parents often offer a party to their family and close friends in exchange for help in smaller items such as diapers, clothing and accessories.
It is an extremely traditional party in Brazil and is usually performed during the last months of pregnancy, especially during the 7th, after the 30th week of gestation.
In the same mold of baby shower, this style of party concentrates on the item of greater use among the babies: the diapers. It is another way to save on the arrival of the baby, since diaper packs are often expensive and, in diapers, it is possible to form a good reserve.
Revealing tea is a party that is gaining more and more prominence and importance and in many cases ends up replacing or being merged with the baby shower.
It usually occurs after the 20th week of gestation, when doctors can already affirm with 90% guarantee the sex of the baby. The party, organized to reveal whether it is a boy or a girl for family and friends, often brings together a lot of pranks that leave the mystery in the air and the guests even more anxious. In some cases, the secret is also hidden from the parents, who rely on a close friend to make the great revelation during the party.
How to organize your baby shower
On the issue of organization, it is important for parents to plan what needs to be done so as not to have any last minute rush. Checklists are more than welcome at the moment! To help you, let's give some tips on what to do to organize the party from the beginning:
Choosing the date: The ideal for a baby shower is between the 7th and 8th month of gestation, which already shows the advanced pregnancy of the mother with the proximity of the arrival of the baby. In addition, during this period, the pregnant woman does not have as much discomfort as swelling and nausea, allowing her to enjoy the celebration without problems.
The ideal timetable: Since baby showers have such a childrens party, they are usually held during the afternoon, along 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 does not have many guests and b) it is not meant to be an extremely expensive party. Therefore, the idea of a home party is ideal, and may even be in the house of future grandmothers, but with care for space well behave all the guests comfortably.
Who call for this party ?: Relatives and close friends are key, after all, are they who will share the joy of the arrival of the baby are the fundamentals. It is not a rule and you can call people more distant, but the idea is to maintain an intimacy in that most delicate moment.
Invitations: You can choose from a variety of physical, virtual, or even invitations (if your guest list is small), make an invitation over the phone. To do this, make a basic list with the important information: date, time and place (with map, in the case of invitations printed or virtual). In addition, many invitations already come with a list of gifts that the guest can take or the address of the website or physical store where you assembled a list of gifts.
Snacks: As parties are usually made during the afternoon, you can choose for a full lunch or brunch with snacks, but snacks and snacks are essential, as well as sweets like cupcakes, homemade cookies and, of course, a cake to close the celebration .
The perfect style: You can choose themes to use in your baby shower! Besides the traditional decoration inspired by the delicacy of babies, with carts, cribs, pacifiers and bottles, there are several other themes that can be used in the decoration of your party, such as safari, dancer, country, etc. Do not forget that, once you have chosen the theme, it is interesting that all the details of the party, from the invitation to the food, are thought of in this theme.
Games and activities to animate: To bring more fun to the party, it is common to bring jokes and various gifts for the guests to play. One of the most engaging activities is asking all guests to bring personal photos of when they were babies or children and who to play should guess who is who, if you make a mistake, pay a gift!
Take a look at our gallery for more decorating ideas and organization to assemble your baby shower!
Picture 1 - Table of sweets with metallic balloons special for the occasion.
Picture 2 - Easel with message and many leaves and flowers to announce the feast at the entrance door.
Picture 3 - Butterscotch biscuits specially decorated for this event!
Picture 4 - Activities to entertain even more guests: guessing games with photos of friends and family in their early years.
Picture 5 - Tidy table for tea of revelation!
Picture 6 - Throne special for mom and baby for the time to open the presents.
Picture 7 - Souvenir of baby shower in celebration of life: plant for everyone to take home, take care and see grow.
Picture 8 - Decoration of cake with American binder celebrating the arrival of the stork with the long awaited baby.
Picture 9 - Use the sweetest clothes you have ever bought as a decoration for 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, saving time and money in the preparation of the party.
Picture 12 - Party table of candy: ask your guests to complete a list with the best wishes for the baby.
Picture 13 - Baby shower decoration with wall of colored bladders: choose several models and finishes in one palette.
Picture 14 - Cupcakes decorated with American paste in the theme babies.
Picture 15 - Canudos rosinhas to announce that "It is a girl!"
Picture 16 - Decorate your gifts for photos with a touch of nature on leaves and flowers.
Picture 17 - Special souvenir of baby shower: bottle of champagne for your guests to celebrate the arrival of the baby.
Picture 18 - Decoration of special baby shower with wreath for the future mother's chair.
Image 19 - Cake decorated with American pasta and a super sweet lamb topper of biscuit.
Picture 20 - Baby shower invitation in light tones and with a super special clasp.
Picture 21 - Different diaper: Instead of a baby-inspired decoration, think of decorating with Mom's style.
Picture 22 - Picture corner! Think of a special mural or themed signs for the guests to enter the mood.
Picture 23 - Baby shower menu in a presentation printed on table decoration.
Picture 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 by all symbols.
Picture 26 - Plaquinha with letters type of bar for you to write messages for the guests.
Picture 27 - Pingentin of the queen bee that protects all her puppies: a treat for the invited ones to use always
Image 28 - Another decór inspired in the favorites of the mother.
Picture 29 - Decoration of simple diaper inspired by nature: table and wall arrangements with leaves of tropical plants for a touch of green in the environment.
Picture 30 - Stork Pinata - another way to have fun with the guests to remove the candy from within the structure based on the theme maternity.
Picture 31 - Cake table with slate panel to draw and write a special message about this moment.
Picture 32 - Baby Shower Bingo! Another type of game you can propose to play with your guests.
Picture 33 - Mini baby stroller as the most beloved and delicate souvenir of diapers.
Picture 34 - Sweets to delight during and after the party: cookies and cupcakes decorated with the baby theme in pink and blue.
Picture 35 - Search about drinks and non-alcoholic drinks so everyone can have fun at the party!
Picture 36 - Souvenir bag - a great way to pack small souvenirs, as in the pack of the stork,
Image 37 - Topper for cupcakes and sweets "Oh, Baby".
Picture 38 - Personalized topper with little flags to celebrate the arrival of the baby.
Picture 39 - Simple diaper with few guests: think about a brunch or special lunch.
Picture 40 - "Coming Soon" - can with the baby shower theme and a reminder of the approach of the great day.
Picture 41 - The length of Mom's belly - another idea of play to do with your guests.
Picture 42 - Candy table with many colors to celebrate with joy the arrival of the baby.
Picture 43 - Baby carriages of wire with sweets - a perfect souvenir to distribute to the guests.
Picture 44 - Table decoration full of cuteness - teddy bears make a super special arrangement for this type of celebration.
Picture 45 - Another decoration with baby clothes - Bodies on the clothesline.
Picture 46 - Biscuits confectioned with souvenirs - in these here, besides the decoration of icing, rice paper stamped with an illustration.
Picture 47 - A detail of the decoration - staircase with flowers, clothes and baby bottle.
Image 48 - Another floral inspiration - Arrangement on the cake table and giant paper flowers to decorate the wall.
Picture 49 - baby shower - decoration with balloons complete the ambiance of the space.
Image 50 - Revelation Tea - Keep the mystery and curiosity of the guests until the great moment of the revelation of the baby's sex.
Picture 51 - In this mood of mystery, collect the guesses of the guests - boy or girl?
Image 52 - Baby sex independent and chosen color - jellyfish in pink and blue to keep the mystery.
Picture 53 - Wall decoration with garland of flowers - symbol of luck and protection also matches this moment.
Picture 54 - Table set with a special message of the future papal for your guests.
Picture 55 - For the revelation teas - baby dads to help you at the time of the much anticipated news.
Picture 56 - Cups for your guests as souvenirs of your tea!
Image 57 - Illustration of the family expecting the baby - a decoration that is sure to get everyone's attention and will stay for the family albums.
Image 58 - Rosie in the flowers and sweethearts 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 nature's moms when it comes to basing your decor and invitations for baby shower.
Image 61 - A special calendar for a countdown until the baby's birth day.
Picture 62 - Tropical Baby Shower: Coconut water as a special and refreshing drink.
Picture 63 - For more practicality, the stores of articles for celebrations have special sections for baby showers with disposable and diverse decorations.
Screenshot 64 - Quiz with your guests! Another fun activity with lots of funny and creative situations with maternity theme.
Image 65 - Thematic table! The main candy table straight into the baby cart