How to plan the perfect baby shower

plan the perfect baby shower

How do you plan the perfect baby shower and make it a day to remember?

by Emma Oliver

Traditionally a US idea, it’s becoming the norm here in the UK. Baby showers are a wonderful way of getting together to celebrate the impending arrival of the new addition. So how do you plan the perfect baby shower and make it a day to remember?

First things first, someone else, not the mum-to-be, should be responsible for planning. She may well be feeling the physical exhaustion of her pregnancy, which is why you need to create a relaxed occasion for her to enjoy.

Someone that knows her well should make sure everything is perfectly suited to her. Don’t set the party too close to the due date. Around six weeks earlier is ideal.

2Up to 15 people is plenty – eight to 10 is perfect. Invite the people she wants, keeping it personal and fun.

When it comes to where, it may be that she would like the shower at home, or at a friend’s house. In this case, companies such as my little day My Little Day offer no end of bright ideas, from tableware to decorations.

Or you may wish for a more magical setting; there are some beautiful locations, offering bespoke packages.

Why not theme the party? Name badges for guests and party games are a brilliant way to break the ice. Guess the sex, birth weight, mummy’s circumference… and don’t forget the camera!

Capture memories for a keepsake book to give to the new mum when baby arrives, or have pictures emailed, printed, framed and delivered back to her, using a superfast service like When it comes to present choosing, the mum-to-be may have a wish list lined up (in the same way a wedding list works), or she may enjoy being surprised. Either way, we’ve some charming gift ideas for new mothers and their babies, along with idyllic settings in which to organise your special party.

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