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How to Throw a Baby Shower

Throw a memory-filled baby shower for that special mother-to-be in your life.


  • Step 1: Use the nursery decor as a theme Use the baby’s nursery decor as a theme and incorporate this theme into the invitations, decorations, and food.
  • Step 2: Send invitations Get names and addresses of people the mother wants to invite to the shower; then complete and mail invitations.
  • Step 3: Prepare party favors Prepare party favors for each guest, which can range from cookies to engraved baby spoons.
  • Step 4: Prepare prizes and games Purchase and prepare small game prizes and any party games that you will play.
  • TIP: Some women do not like party games. Ask the guest of honor her opinion of party games.
  • Step 5: Decorate Decorate the baby shower location with items that fit the theme.
  • TIP: Be creative with your choices. Baby shower decorations can go beyond blue or pink streamers and balloons.
  • Step 6: Prepare food, drinks, and tableware Prepare food, drinks, and tableware, which can fit into your overall theme with a bit of creative planning.
  • TIP: When planning a menu, keep the guest of honor in mind. Serve food that she will enjoy and leave out items she dislikes.
  • Step 7: List gifts List the gifts the mother-to-be receives during the shower and whom they are from
  • FACT: Baby showers became popular after World War II. Before then, they were often only for the wealthy and occurred alongside a baptism.

You Will Need

  • Theme
  • Guest list
  • Invitations
  • Party favors
  • Party games and prizes
  • Decorations
  • Food
  • drinks
  • and tableware

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