Party Planning Tips for a Baby Shower

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Party Planning Tips for a Baby Shower + Check out Tips on Throwing a Baby Shower in the Blue Water Area!

The good news announcement has been made: there’s a baby on the way! When that news flash comes from someone near and dear to you, you’re likely to think of hosting a baby shower—but how do you go about that? It’s not difficult! Decide on the theme you want and then the five main considerations for hosting a shower will be easier to pursue: invitations; decorations; menu; activities; and favors. Check out these awesome Perks of a Target Baby Registry!

Pondering the theme choice is the backbone of everything so let’s focus on how to choose the theme. Here are three suggestions to help your contemplations:

Is the focus to be on new mom-to-be or on baby?

If your focus is on the new mama, use her interests as a take-off. For example, if she is a gardener, incorporate lots of flowers and references to seeds growing. Or use a spa theme and make the shower all about pampering her and the guests by doing facials, neck rubs, or foot massages and serving healthy menu choices. Think of what you know new mom likes and use that as a direction. If the shower focuses on new baby, then celebrate childhood passions with toys, nursery rhymes, favorite characters or books as inspiration. You could feature hopes for the baby’s future, too.

What mood/feel do you want the party to have?

Is your party a casual get-together or is this going to tend toward elegance? Some themes just work better in one category. Whatever your decision, follow through on the details.

Is there a seasonal reflection or favorite color to inspire your choice?

A springtime celebration in pastels will convey an entirely different vibe than a rustic autumn gathering in earth tones.

Hosting any party takes work, but it is fun effort, especially when there is such a happy ending of welcoming a new baby to the world!

For more specific details or visual inspiration, visit my baby shower theme ideas on my blog at Spaceships and Laser Beams.

Plan Ahead to Save Money! 

Plan ahead and you will save money! Always shop around and if your shopping online be sure to look for coupon codes, free shipping or send me an email/comment and I will be glad to help! Another great way to save is to create your own invitations! I created these over at Zazzle and the best part was they look EXACTLY like they did on the computer! I’m was very pleased. They offer great deals all the time!

Gender Reveal Baby Shower Planning in the Blue Water Area

Planning a shower in the Blue Water Area? Here are some great resources for your to check out, plus you will be supporting your local business’!

Baby Shower Invites

Baby Shower Invite

Post Card Front 2

Baby Shower RSVP Card Front

Postcard 2

Baby Shower RSVP Card Back
(this saved on postage and envelopes with creating the RSVP card with postcards!)

I created these Baby Shower Invites and RSVP cards over at Zazzle and the best part was they look EXACTLY like they did on the computer!

gender reveal

Jennie B’s Cakery – For all your baking needs! Check out her beautiful cakes! They are located at 3952 24th Ave, Port Huron, MI 48060

baby shower table decor

Dollar Tree – We were able to pick up a lot from the Dollar Tree including: Balloons, Table decor we used these along with some confetti, mints and we also grabbed some party favors for gifts.

Baby Shower Games: You can find a bunch of baby shower game ideas on Pinterest. We turned this Baby Shower Price is Right game into a gender neutral color and it worked well!

party city frame


Signature Frame – Had our guest sign our frame! We had Pink and Blue Poppin Pens from Staples to sign our frame.

Party favors

Party Favors: We grabbed bottles from Walmart to make these Baby Bottles for the party favor. We rented out the golf course so there wasn’t a need to rent table chairs and tableware.

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What theme would you love to see for a baby shower? Do you have any tips to share? 


Stephanie Keeping is a wife to Mike, mom to a boy named Sam, a blogger, and an Etsy-preneur. She celebrates boyish charm at Spaceships and Laser Beams, where she talks about all things boy and birthday party. You can connect with her on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, Twitter and on Etsy.



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