A baby shower is a wonderful way for friends and family to show their happiness, celebrate the wonderful news and prepare for the baby's arrival.
Themes give a focus while planning the baby shower and allow you to concentrate on finer details. A great theme can tie everything together!
The focus of the shower is the month and/or year that the baby is born in. Guests can bring a scrapbook page or tiny booklet for the baby, or photos, newspaper clippings, popular music, almost anything to put into a time capsule. These memories will definitely be treasured! Guests can also bring their own baby pictures to the shower. Spread them out and make a game out of guessing which picture belongs to which guest!
Turn the shower into a full fledge girl's night and have a slumber party! This is especially good if you are having out of town guests. Spice things up and host the shower at a local bed and breakfast or at a spa hotel.
Decorate and base the shower on the favorite colors of the mom-to-be. This will make coordinating everything a lot easier. Otherwise, the color theme can be based on the gender of the new baby. Deviate from the usual blue, pink and yellow by using more jewel tones such as purple and gold or lush colors like moss green and rose.