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The Ins And Outs Of Throwing A Perfect Baby Shower

Are you organizing a baby shower for a family member or friend? If so, you're in for a fun time! Throwing a perfect baby shower can be a lot of work, but it's worth it in the end. 


In this blog post, we will discuss everything you need to know about throwing a perfect baby shower. We'll cover everything from choosing the right date and location to choosing a special theme for the party. We'll also give you tips on what to do on that special day and offer you some ideas for the best baby shower gifts. 


But before we get started, let's answer a few common questions about baby showers.


What Is A Baby Shower? 

A baby shower is a special event that is held to celebrate the forthcoming arrival of a new baby. The event typically includes food, games, and gifts for the expectant mother. Baby showers are usually thrown by close friends or family members of the expectant mother. 

Why Do People Throw Baby Showers?

People throw baby showers for many different reasons. For some, it is a way to celebrate the expectant mother and show her support. For others, it is an opportunity to give the expectant mother gifts she will need for her new baby. 


Baby showers can also be a great way to meet other people who are expecting babies around the same time. 

Who Should Host And Plan The Baby Shower? 

Traditionally, baby showers are thrown by the expectant mother's family, such as by her mother, sisters, or in-laws. However, nowadays, anyone can host and plan a baby shower. This could be a family member, friend, or even her partner. The host should be someone who is willing to put in the time and effort to plan and execute a perfect baby shower. 

couple holding an ultrasound

When Is The Right Time To Throw A Baby Shower? 

The best time to throw a baby shower is typically around the eight-month mark of the expectant mother's pregnancy. While there is no set deadline for throwing a shower, perhaps keep in mind if you want it outdoors or indoors and how many people you may want to invite. 

Who Should Be Invited? 

The guest list for a baby shower should include the expectant mother's close friends and family members. You may also want to invite people expecting babies around the same time as the expectant mother. This can be a great way to create a support system for the soon-to-be parents. Some also invite co-workers or friends 


Where Should I Host The Party? 

Baby showers can be held anywhere convenient for the expectant mother and the guests. The most important thing is to choose a comfortable location with enough space for everyone to move around freely. 

At Home 

This can either be the expectant mother's home or the home of the person who is hosting the baby shower. This is a great option if you are on a budget or want to keep the event small and intimate.

at home babyshower

Local Park 

 

If the weather is nice, a local park can be a great place to host a baby shower. This is especially true if the expectant mother is someone who loves being outdoors and you are expecting a lot of guests. Just be sure to pick a spot with enough shade and close to restrooms. 
 

Beach 

 

If the expectant mother loves the beach, this can be a great place to hold her baby shower. This fun and unique location is sure to make the event memorable. Just be sure to check the weather forecast in advance to prepare for any inclement weather. And pack some sunscreen and an umbrella for the mother-to-be to stay cool and comfortable!

 

Rent Your Local Community Center 

If you are expecting a large number of guests, it may be best to rent out your local community center. This will give you plenty of space to set up games and activities. It will also ensure that everyone has a place to sit and eat. Just be sure to call ahead to reserve the space and find out about the rental fees. 

 

Go To Your Favorite Restaurant 

 You can always host the baby shower at a local restaurant. This can be a great option to treat the expectant mother and her guests to a nice meal. 

 

Local Church Or House Of Worship 

Church halls are typically large and spacious, making them a great option for baby showers. They are also usually very affordable, which is ideal if you are working with a tight budget.

However, stay away from religious overtones in the decoration or activities in order to allow all to feel included regardless of religious background. 


Breweries And Wineries 

 If you are looking for something different, breweries and wineries are great places to host a baby shower. You can enjoy delicious drinks while viewing the cityscape or the beautiful countryside, celebrating the new arrival. 


Just be sure to have plenty of non-alcoholic options available for those who are pregnant or do not drink alcohol. 

 

Hotel Room Or Bed And Breakfast 

 You can always host the baby shower in a hotel room or bed and breakfast for a more intimate setting. This is a great option to keep the event small and intimate. 


Also, you won't have to worry about food, drinks, or cleaning up afterward; the hotel will take care of everything for you. 


Just be sure to make reservations in advance and to find out about the hotel's policies regarding events like baby showers. 

How To Choose A Theme For The Party 

Choosing a theme for the baby shower can be tough. However, you can keep a few things in mind to help make the process easier. 


Think about the expectant mother's interests and hobbies; what they like, their favorite colors, famous people they admire, etc. 


If you need help getting started, we've put together a list of great baby shower themes to help get the party started. 

Theme Ideas 

The ideas are honestly endless, but below we’ve included some fresh concepts to consider such as: 

Women Empowerment 

 This baby shower theme is perfect for the strong, independent woman who is about to become a mother. This theme celebrates all that she has accomplished and all that she will continue to achieve. 


For the decor, think about adorning the room with empowering quotes and images from our Piccolina Art Prints. These art prints are inspired by some of the most amazing women in history, including Maya Angelou, Amelia Earhart, and Rosa Parks. This is a perfect way to show your guests that you are celebrating the expectant mother's strength and power. 

women empowerment theme

Women In STEM 

 This is a perfect baby shower theme for the expectant mother who works in a STEM field or is really into science and math. This theme celebrates her intelligence and achievements. 


You can use math equations and science symbols to create a fun and unique atmosphere for the decor. You can also wear our Piccolina Leaders in STEM Collection - inspired by some of the most powerful women in STEM - to show your support for the expectant mother. 

Women in stem theme

Real-Life Superheroes 

 This is a perfect baby shower theme for the expectant mother who is a real-life superhero. This theme celebrates her strength, power, and courage. 


For the decor, you can adorn the place with our beautiful Piccolina Art Prints - inspired by some of the real-life superheroes in history. 


Also, you can wear our Piccolina Civic Leaders & Activists Collection - inspired by some of the most celebrated real-life superheroes in history - to show your support for the expectant mother. 

Real-Life Superheroes

Famous Women Artists And Authors 

 If the expectant mother is a fan of art and literature, this is the perfect baby shower theme. This theme celebrates the many famous women artists and authors throughout history. 


For decor, you can take inspiration from famous works of art by women artists or famous quotes from women authors. You can also wear our Piccolina Artists & Authors Collection - inspired by some of the most famous women artists and authors in history - to show your support for the expectant mother.

famous women artist and authors

Baby Shower Activities and Games 

There are many things that can be done during the baby shower to make it a memorable and fun experience for everyone. Let's look at some creative ideas for baby shower activities. 

Creative Ideas

 

This is the fun part! The creative activities at a baby shower are honestly endless, but below are few fun ideas to consider. 

Diaper Writing 

This is a fun activity where guests must write advice for the new parents on diapers. Baby Shower Bingo 

This is a classic baby shower game that can be played with any theme. Guests must fill in the blanks with items they think the expectant mother will receive as gifts.

Photo Booth 

 Set up a photo booth with props and backdrops related to the theme. This will be a great way for guests to take photos and create memories.

Bib And Onesie Making 

 This is a fun activity to keep guests occupied while waiting for the expectant mother to arrive. Guests can decorate bibs and onesies with paints, markers, and other materials, which are later given to the expectant mother as gifts.

Advice Cards For The Mother-To-Be  

 Guests write advice for the new mother on cards and then put them into a jar. The new mother can read the cards when she needs advice or encouragement. 

What Are The Best Baby Shower Gifts? 

When it comes to baby shower gifts, there are many options to choose from. It is always best to give the expectant mother a useful and practical gift. Here are some great ideas for baby shower gifts. 

Toys

 Consider gifting the soon-to-be mother a toy that can be used for the baby's development. There are many options to choose from, such as educational toys, musical toys, and more. Take a look at our Trailblazer Dolls for some toy inspiration! One of these dolls could make a great gift for the mother to share with her child as they grow.

 

trailblazer doll

Clothing

 Clothing is always a practical and useful gift for new parents who need it for their babies. You can’t go wrong with any of our unisex Baby Clothing options that range from 0 to 24 months 


Piccolina Pro - We believe in quality fabric that suits your growing baby. That’s why our clothes are made of 100% ultra-soft Peruvian cotton for all day comfort!

baby in poccolina onesie

Baby Supplies 

Baby supplies are always a welcome gift for new parents. They can never have too many diapers, wipes, washcloths, or other baby supplies. You can also consider giving the soon-to-be mother a gift card to a baby store to buy what they need. 

Buy For The Mother-To-Be Too 

Don't forget about the soon-to-be mother when choosing a baby shower gift. She will appreciate a gift for her and her new bundle of joy. 


A gift basket filled with items for the soon-to-be mother and the baby is a great option. You can include items such as lotion, soap, a robe, slippers, and other items that the mother-to-be will need. 

Throw A Perfect Baby Shower

Throwing a perfect baby shower doesn't have to be difficult. With a little planning and creativity, you can easily throw a memorable and fun baby shower for the soon-to-be mother. Be sure to choose a good theme for the baby shower, plan fun activities, and select practical and useful gifts for the expectant mother. For even more information and a variety of Piccolina pro parenting tips, check out the Piccolina Post


With these tips, you are sure to throw the perfect baby shower!