Your baby is on the way, and of course, you are not the only one excited. Future grandparents, aunts and uncles, cousins, godparents, friends, and other loved ones are also eager to welcome the newest family member. A baby shower is one of the lovely and traditional ways that brings everyone together to celebrate and express the joy of the coming of a new life. It is a time for friends and family to celebrate with expectant parents and ‘shower’ them with good wishes, love, and gifts just before birth. Hosting such an event is beautiful and unforgettable, particularly when planned.
Preparing For Your Baby Shower
A baby shower is a party thrown to celebrate the impending birth of a new baby. Like all parties, it requires good planning to ensure it goes as smoothly as possible. It includes knowing what you (and your spouse) want before, during, and after the party. You need to be clear on who you intend to invite, and if children are coming, make arrangements for babysitting/ entertainment of the little ones. Remember, it is a time to genuinely enjoy the company of nearest and dearest in celebrating your impending birth, so it is best it is kept that way.
Usually, planning a baby shower is done by friends and family and not the expectant mother. After all, it is to shower the mom and baby with gifts and love! However, if no one has come forward to plan your baby shower, it is acceptable to approach a close friend or family member and request that they do it. If you wish, you could join in the planning.
Do not forget to set up a gift registry, as this could prove helpful for guests who are not sure of what to give you and the baby. You host a baby shower 4-6 weeks before the baby is born, as this helps the guests be decisive with the kind of gift they bring with the baby’s gender in mind.
The ideal venue depends on how many people you intend to invite. For guests larger than 20, it makes more sense to contact an event management center like Villa Ragusa. At Villa Ragusa, we have what it takes to make your baby showers a memorable one. Consider us for a pleasant and unforgettable experience.