Throwing a baby shower........

@Lushlie (572)
United States
March 19, 2007 10:29pm CST
I am throwing a baby shower for a good friend of mine but I don't have the first clue what to do. I had one when my daughter was born but I don't remember much about it and I can't even think of the last one that I went to. If anyone can give me any ideas that would be great as of right now all I have from her is the day that will work. I am having it here at my house so that is taken care of but from there on out I'm lost. Any help would be greatly appreciated! :)
2 responses
• United States
3 Jun 07
I just had my baby shower last weekend! what a disaster it was! I am VERY familiar with baby showers and how they should be ran. First, you have to decide if its going to be a co-ed baby shower or just strictly woman? Kids allowed? no kids allowed? you should probably discuss it with the mom to be. Then you have to figure out if she wants some kind of theme or color scheme and what? also, what kind of food? everyone has a different take on what kind of food they want, especially with mom to be she may despize certain foods...so thats important. Also, unless you have the means and time to do it yourself, I would find out if there are other friends or family members that are willing to help you out. That way you can kind of designate games and prizes to one person, food to another (or you may decide on a pot luck), paper goods (plates,forkes, cups, spoons, etc.)someone will be in charge of decorations and so forth. You also wanna make sure that the food portions and drinks will be enough to compensate the # of people that will be there. Then unless she is wanting to do it herself, assist mom with her registry and be sure to include that note into her invitations. As far as games and such there are MANY ideas that you can find online as well as in books from the library. some games that I love to play are: the diaper game where you get several baby pampers and the same amount of chocolate bars. You melt the chocolate bars into the pampers (very well resembles baby poop) *Be sure to number diapers and remember what chocolate is in what diaper!* and the object is for people to guess what chocolate is in each diaper (they end up smelling it and sometime even eating it!- GREAT kodak moment!) and the person that guesses the most wins! another simple game to play is the guessing of the baby food game. Just get some baby food at the store in the baby food bottles, take the wrappers off but remember to jot down what bottle has what food in it and the person who guesses the most wins! well hopefully this helps! write me if you need more help!
@Stiletto (4582)
23 Mar 07
Baby showers are more of an American thing - we don't really have them in the UK. Well, maybe something similar but more low key. Sounds like great fun though! I think one where men are invited as well sounds good (and a little different from usual) but really I would just do what you feel like doing. Traditional ways are ok but sometimes it's a refreshing change to have something a bit different.