There are many reasons you might choose baby shower themes. While planning a baby shower for the future mommy-to-be or parents-to-be, a theme can help give you focus and allow you to concentrate on the finer details. A great theme can tie everything together for a seamless event and can help with your selection of decorations, favors, and refreshments. A typical baby shower lasts about 2-3 hours. As guests arrive, they are offered food and drinks and they mingle. Once all of the guests have arrived and had a chance to enjoy food and drink, about 30-45 minutes into the shower, the games begin. There are usually 3-5 different games lasting for another 30-45 minutes. After all of the games have been played and prizes awarded, the guest of honor opens her gifts. Then cake is served and the party ends. As a host, your day might start with preparing the food to be served at the shower. You should try to prepare as much as you can before the shower to avoid the stress of trying to get everything done before your guests arrive. It’s a good idea to enlist the help of a few friends to set up for the party including decorating the venue.
Here are some things you should consider when choosing the right theme for baby shower party. About half of all parents want to know if their baby is a boy or girl before the big day. If you know the sex of the baby you’re hosting a shower for, this can help determine the shower’s theme. Unsurprisingly, a blue color scheme is popular for boys and a pink color scheme is popular for girls. You may also want to consider an occupation themed baby shower. Many dads and moms have occupations with associations that can be played up for a baby shower. Of course, just as many parents choose not to know the sex of the baby. This in itself can make a good baby shower theme. An ‘it’s a?’ party, whereby half of everything from the cake to the decorations is pink and the other half is blue, is a good example of this. You may want to keep it simpler. White and yellow are good neutral colors, while animal themes are suitable for both boys and girls too. Most people host a baby shower at home as this allows complete control of the day. People tend to be more relaxed in a familiar environment too, which can help encourage them to participate in the fun and games. One often neglected benefit associated with hosting at home, is that your house can help determine the theme of your shower. For example, if you live by the beach you could have a beach party theme; if you live on a farm you could have a farm animals theme. These themes are quite obvious, but the same logic applies to more subtle houses. For example, if you have wood flooring and furniture, you could easily transform your home in to an enchanted forest or woodland theme. If this isn’t mom’s first baby shower, you should be careful not to choose the same theme as last time. If mom has already had a couple of kids, you may also want to change the theme to celebrate mom herself, not the baby. Mother Goose and Noah’s Ark themes are good examples of this type of shower.