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Baby Shower Tips and Ideas

When do you plan a baby shower? Who do you invite, and how do you make it a fabulous time for everyone, especially mum-to-be?

The best time to plan is as soon as you learn of the pregnancy. An excellent Baby Shower requires lots of planning and thoughtful attention to detail.

It would be best to enjoy the actual Baby Shower during the second trimester. This means mum will still have the energy to enjoy her day and have enough time to prepare for anything the Baby Shower does not cover.

What colors do you choose? Well, that depends upon the gender of the baby. Many parents do not learn the gender until birth, so play it safe and go for a neutral palette. There are so many attractive color options in the marketplace for babies. Modern and trendy, sweet and welcoming. Soft greys and greens, teal or orange, just to name a few.

Once you have decided on the location, you will need to send out invites. It is best to maintain an intimacy with Baby Showers. Close friends and family. 

Select a theme for your Baby Shower. E.g. Woodland Wonderland, in which everyone invited is asked to bring a woodland-themed gift. Or perhaps All Things Organic, or Mums and Bubs. You get the picture.

Games during the baby shower will keep everyone entertained. Be sure to develop game ideas around who might be attending and what will be enjoyed by the mum-to-be. Basket of wisdom – add your personal piece of advice for mum to be. Use some waterproof markers to create artwork on a onesie. The best one wins a prize. Bring baby photos of each guest and pass them around so everyone can write down who they think it might be. This can be a bag of laughs!

Catering for a Baby Shower is hugely satisfying. Allow your imagination to run free within the theme you have chosen. Ensure there are enough healthy options to enjoy and plenty of drinks to keep you hydrated. Buffet style arrangements are easiest as the guests can freely mingle and help themselves to food and drinks. But most importantly, have fun!

Gifts of Distinction have selected some of their Top Picks for Baby Shower Gifts. Beautiful Baby books, Lactation cookies and Muesli especially for new mums, soft organic blankets, swaddles and the cuddliest adorable soft toys. 
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