Finding out you’re pregnant is the best news ever. Well, second only to hearing the biggest marriage proposal of your life. After a successful wedding, hearing that your love has borne fruit is the icing on the cake. For a first time pregnant mother, finding and locating all the right things and equipment that the baby needs can be a difficult and daunting task. Mothers-to-be need to list everything the baby needs in the shortest possible time so that they can buy each item little by little and prepare for the baby’s arrival. But there is an easy way to have almost all of this without getting too overwhelmed by it. That way is to throw a baby shower party! At this party, the mom-to-be will be in for a lot of surprises. The only headache for the mom-to-be is the menu she has to prepare on that day, which is easier for her.
Now, the burden of searching and finding baby items is shifted to the invitees. But another question arises. How will the baby shower go? The best answer is to have a theme to guide the flow of the baby shower. There are several ways to choose and decide on a theme. Do you want it to be color-based? If you already know the gender of your baby, pink or blue is used universally to represent a baby girl or a baby boy. Or baby items, such as pacifiers or baby bottles? How about a character-themed baby shower, such as Sesame Street, Pink Lady, Dexter’s Lab or Looney Tunes?It could also be a time-themed baby shower where each invitee brings something that the baby needs or uses during the day.
From www.best-baby-gift-guide.com, it suggests some wonderful baby shower gift ideas such as baby gift baskets, baby gear gift sets, important baby equipment, beautiful baby linens, baby massage sets, or baby gift certificates. Each gift idea is unique. For baby gift baskets, some of the ideas they suggest are to create your own baby gift basket or choose a classic costume baby gift basket and you can never go wrong. You can also choose from patterned baby gift baskets, fun baby gift baskets, mother and baby gift baskets, twin gift baskets, or pampering baby gift baskets. They also have different suggestions for baby girls and baby boys. For a full description of each item, just visit their website and keep reading to find fantastic baby gift ideas.
Once the baby shower is over, take inventory of what you already have and what you don’t have. For those items that are still missing from your list, make the necessary arrangements so that they are readily available when the baby arrives.
Finally there are some tips for a successful baby shower: hold it four to six weeks before the due date, set a theme, write down a guest list, set the tone and size of the baby shower, plan games, plan the menu, make baby shower favors, and last but not least, set the time and place if it is not to be held at your residence. Remember, a baby shower is a fun way to welcome the upcoming baby.