Baby Shower Party Guide

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The party guide helps plan a themed Baby Shower event with ideas, tips in the food departments, creative crafts, and clever conversation chats, menus, recipes, cookies, cakes and food labels. Free printable games, puzzles, place name cards and coloring pages.

When first compiling a baby shower themed song playlist, you may be at a loss. After all, what type of music should be played at a baby shower? It is not exactly a no brainer or an easy guess.There are two ways you can compile your list; one is to pick songs that have “baby” in them or simply have popular music with “themed” songs thrown in the mix.

If you are a stickler for sticking solely to the theme of a baby shower and feel all party supplies should follow suite, go with the baby themed songs such as:

Pete Seeger – A Little Brand New Baby
Smokey Robinson and the Miracles - Ooo Baby Baby
The Supremes – Baby Love
Janis Joplin – Cry baby
TLC – Baby, Baby, Baby Baby guests with these many and melodic situations.
If sticking with only songs that have “baby” in them is not for you, mix them in with popular songs of 2011 or earlier. This could include songs by Rihanna, Mariah Carey, Lady Gaga, Black Eyed Peas and more. There are plenty of great hits to include in your playlist with some “baby” themed songs to fill in between. Plus a nice and varied mix will keep guests entertained.

Do not feel like you are stuck to conforming to the traditional theme of a baby shower. Have a playlist that reflects the personality of the mother to be. This is really and truly her personal play list. Ten to one, the people at the baby shower will have the same feel for music as the mother – plus or minus a few people. One truly can't please all the people all the time. Inspirational suggestion: Go to bed early so that you can get enough sleep before the demands of the next day. Good organization is the key to planning an occasion with less stress, so may lists and check things off as you go. Group activities and games can be used to keep the guests entertained while keeping them busy at the same time.

Homemade baby shower party supplies are definitely the right idea for those seeking to save money. Numerous handmade baby shower centerpieces include floral arrangements, baby bottle or toy centerpieces, and handmade paint baby jars. Take a few baby food jars and paint them as desired and decorate the party area with them. Have friends come over and help paint the baby jars and/or have guests paint their own jars when they arrives. This is a creative concept for the frugal party planner.

Handmade baby shower party supplies and very easy to make because the simplest baby items found can be used as baby shower party supplies. One would be surprised to know what they can use. For example, take a handmade floral arrangement and place the bottle in the center of the floral arrangement. Research different floral arrangements tto snure it looks as beautiful as it should be. As always, it's best to say it with flowers. Decorate the baby with cellophane, stickers and anything else that looks appealing.

Other baby homemade baby shower party supplies to consider include baby bootie candy holders. Take knit baby booties and insert small candy in them. Offer these to party guests as party favors and/or use as party decorations for the table of tables. What a sweet little accent--and a truly yummy one! Take a small poster board and make a baby collage with all things baby and baby related. Use baby images, soft pastel images such as teddy bears, rattles, ducklings, and baby-like fonts.

A personalized baby shower theme cake is the best way to go when throwing a baby shower. After all, nothing is truly more personal than motherhood. Using the typical blue for boy, pink for a girl and yellow as a neutral color will be perfect for the cake and party supplies both. The color makes all the difference, so please choose very carefully!

Creating a baby shower cake is easy and fun. However, the host must come prepared for the experience. You will need to gather the following things:

A cake of your choice
3” to 5” inch mirror – like the ones candles are placed on
Newborn baby shoes or booties
Theme color curling ribbon
Scissors, hot glue, hot glue gun
Icing and an icing bag with tips or piping gel

First, wash the mirror well, including the bottom; this will be touching the cake so it needs to be very clean. Next, place it on a clean surface, trying not to touch the bottom too much. Place a few dabs of hot glue on the mirror (wherever you would like) and place one shoe down. You can place the other shoe however you would like; slightly on top, on the side, etc. Be sure the shoes are glued well in place. When finished, place the mirror with the shoes where you want on the cake. Follow these instructions to the letter for best results.

Curl the ribbon with the scissors and make a bunch of curls. Tie a gathering together with the uncurled ribbon and then place them to decorate the top of the cake by the shoes and more.

Finally, finish off the cake with the babies name or “congratulations.” This extra, personal touch is sure to impress all guests. This is one baby shower theme cake that will not be forgotten!

Personalized Baby Shower invitations can add that special touch to your event. Even if you’ve already had the baby that doesn’t mean you can’t still hold a baby shower. If anything having the baby on hand can encourage more guests to show up at the party with lots of needed gift items. Make sure to tell guests on the invitations that this is a post-delivery shower, and indicate on the invitations what items would be the most appreciated. Do be certain to tell everyone that they needn’t feel obligated, especially if they already donated stuff before the baby was born and they certainly don’t have to bring something from the list if they happen to have a baby item on hand just bring it on over.

Also you’ll want to give your guests a little something in return for taking the time to buy or bring a needed item and coming over to celebrate this special holiday. There are two ways that work best. One, you feed them some good food and two; give them a little memento of the baby to remember.

It’s easy to make up a quick buffet of food such as cold cuts, relish dishes and a box of donuts. Drinks can be sodas, water, tea and coffee. Serve it up on baby shower themed paper supplies like napkins, tablecloth, and paper plates and it will be even easier to clean up.

The memento of the baby can be something as simple as a homemade card with the baby’s footprint. You can create this by pressing his or her little foot against an ink pad like they do at hospitals, and pressing it against the inside of the card. Then, you can add even more to the card by taping a photo of the baby on the opposite inside face of the card. These make great party favors to give to the guests, especially if most of them will be close family.

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Baby Shower History, Facts and Educational Resources

Add an educational twist to any birthday party, holiday celebration, or theme party.  Share the history of the Baby Shower theme to the guests.  Play some free printable educational party games.  Shhh don't tell the kids that they are learning!

The Baby Shower Party is one of the sweetest celebrations in today’s party scape; a family-oriented celebration that heralds the impending arrival of an adorable bundle from heaven. This'll rank among the most emotional dates on the social calender.

Although the warm sentiments behind the Baby Shower remain constant through the years, the celebration itself has morphed; both in terms of its location and the nature of the gifts given. Everything changes with time, it is true, this happening included.

In the ancient civilizations of Rome and Egypt, ladies gathered to bestow handmade gifts of clothes, toys and even food to the new mom in the comfort of her home. The presents were rustic and often homemade, but the sentiments behind them were warm and true. Many a memory was made at this very meaningful event.

As ‘expected,’ baby showers in the United States experienced a surge in popularity in the Baby Boom following World War II, where more pregnancies meant more parties. It was difficult to keep up with the birth rate. Yet the gifts at these festivities were store bought and included more sophisticated toys and clothes, plus accessories like carriages and basinets.

Today’s baby showers are dramatically different than their time-honored predecessors. In modern times, the guests at a Baby Shower can be both male and female (with fathers, uncles and grandfathers to be in attendance), and the location of the shower could range from the home of the mother or grandmother to be to a public facility like a restaurant, a rented community center, or even a book store. The possibilities are limited only by the planner's imagination.

Today’s moms can set up Baby Shower registries at toy and baby stores, and can expect modernized gifts like computerized baby monitors, electronic toys, nursing blankets, etc.

While the places and presents related to a Baby Shower Party have changed over time, the festivity itself remains a divine celebration of mother and child. Plan a Baby Shower today! The right favors given to the guests will allow them to remember that day many years from now. Never underestimate the power of a clear glass bowl; fill it with flowers, or glass marbles, or seashells, or candy or chips, or make it a dish garden centerpiece or put holiday ornaments in it. The right favors given to the guests will allow them to remember that day many years from now. The history of Baby Shower has different interpretations by each person, so use your own judgement. Share these facts with friends at a celebration.
The Party Supplies Hut has more free elementary educational teacher resources for Baby Shower to use in the classroom for active learning to create lesson plans with trivia questions, games and fun activities.

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