No one deserves a party more than an expectant Mom! When one of your friends announces she’s pregnant it’s time to step away from life’s daily trials for a bit and throw her a fun and fabulous baby shower. Of course, like any celebration, putting together a baby shower takes some planning and a fair bit of preparation. After all, this is more than just another party.
This is a celebration of life, and a perfect opportunity to show your love for the mother-to-be and her child. So, if you’ve volunteered (or been nominated) to host a friend’s baby shower, we’ve put together some simple tips to help you plan a merry and memorable party.
The first point to consider is when to have the shower. It may seem like a simple question, but timing really is everything when it comes to baby showers. This may be a difficult subject to bring up, but it needs to be addressed. If you set the date too early, and the mother-to-be later experiences some complications with her pregnancy, it can turn a happy occasion into a painful memory. So, as a general rule it’s best to schedule the shower early in the last trimester. You want to leave a good few weeks before the actual due date, just in case the baby decides to show up a littler earlier than expected (after all, you don’t want the mom-to-be going into labor while she’s opening her presents).
New Trend in Showers: The Co-Ed Baby Shower!
Have you been to a co-ed baby shower? While years ago, baby showers tended to be strictly for the mom-to-be, her friends and family, many husbands really do like going to a co-ed baby shower with their wives! A baby shower is the time to have fun with friends and celebrate the new little baby, and we believe no one should be excluded!
Activities & Refreshments
As to games and other activities, that is something you should discuss ahead of time with the guest of honor. There is no hard and fast rule that games must be played at a baby shower, and if the mom-to-be would rather have a nice quiet celebration than that’s the plan you should run with.
Traditionally, baby showers are held in the afternoon and light refreshments are served to all of the guests. Modern baby showers have largely done away with that tradition, and it’s perfectly reasonable to plan the shower for any time of day that suits the guest of honor. The refreshments you serve should also take a cue from the mother-to-be’s tastes and preferences. The Bountiful Baked Goods & The SideStreet BBQ team can provide the desserts as well as our barbecue menu.
Rather than the traditional sandwiches, our catering can be centered around a delicious barbecue along with bakery desserts. Not only is barbecue always a big hit, but it encourages guests to mingle as they enjoy their meal. Naturally, the guests look forward to dessert as well after the meal! That's what the Bountiful Baked Goods & The SideStreet BBQ team offers for your special day.