Baby showers were once only seen in the realms of a celebrity life, but these days it seems that everyone is joining in the fun. There are lots of simple ways to plan for such an occasion, but this is a time to pamper the mum-to-be and enjoy time together with friends ahead of the new arrival.
Tamara Ecclestone has it right HELLO! with her invitation. Make a statement ladies and use the invitation as a way of setting the tone for the event. So be creative here – think ‘nappy’ invitations made of chocolate, invitations printed on kids toys and so on.
Choose a venue that is not the expectant Mum’s home – she doesn’t want to be tidying up! A lovely tea room that will offer a vintage afternoon tea or a boutique hotel which can offer a lovely light lunch and some Champagne.
A cake is a must! Today you can get some fabulous cakes made so go to a good local cake designer and choose something that will be fun, personal to the Mum to Be and memorable!
Photos are essential. Consider a photo booth to add some fun to the day. Many people now set up their own website where pictures of the baby shower can be downloaded by guests, and a memory book can be made of the prints as a keepsake.
Champagne – of course! But keep the drinks light too. Prosecco or Champagne with fruit purees or personalised with an infused sugar cube are a lovely touch. Add some sexy waiters and get that party underway ladies!
Baby showers should definitely be fun, and the Americans love to use games to get people talking. That’s not everyone’s idea of ‘fun’ though, so consider something more relaxing such as inviting a manicurist to offer mini-manicures/pedicures, make up artist to give everyone a new look and then a stylist to get you all dressed for your cover shot.
This can be used as a mock cover for one to the celebrity magazines, and a fabulous keep sake of the day!