Nothing's more exciting than getting together with your friends and family to celebrate the arrival of a new baby; there are fun games to play and lots of gifts to open. Finding ways to make a baby shower more unique ensures you and your guests have plenty of fun!
Decide on a Theme
The first way to make a baby shower more unique is to establish a clear theme; this sets your shower's tone and gives plenty of wiggle room for creativity. For example, if your baby is due in winter, consider having a winter wonderland with snowflake decorations and knit booties on the table. Other themes could include:
- Vintage – use pearls and lace for a traditional feel with a modern twist.
- Nautical – use seashells and accent with shades of navy blue and green.
- Minimalist – throw the shower at home and accent with splashes of paled colors.
- Safari – incorporate various stuffed animals and greenery.
By having a pre-established theme, choosing party favors, games, food, and invitation design should come with ease. For instance, at a vintage baby shower, consider serving a retro punch as a beverage. Moreover, think of simple games to play that appeal to all guests. At an ideal party, everyone feels included and enjoys themselves. However, keep in mind that the mom-to-be is the guest of honor, so be sure to pamper her.
Sending Out the Invites
Lastly, send out the invitations. Before you begin, consider making them yourself or with a team of friends and family. Nothing’s more unique than a DIY craft! This is personal and allows friends and family to feel closer to you as you and your partner partake on a new journey. If you're not an artist, don't worry! You don't need an overly complicated design—a simple handwritten card works great and the process should be fun.
Additionally, when you send out your invitations, add flair by requesting guests bring baby books in place of a card. Buying picture books adds up quickly, so by asking guests to gift you their personal favorite, you start a baby library. It’s a great way to include your guests on this journey and add originality they will remember.