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Author: Dee Schrock
Gone are the days of Aunt Tilly ooing and awing over cute little baby booties. New Mothers-to-be are spicing up the traditional showers to include more entertaining games and activities, including roping the dad-to-be into the fun!
Baby showers were traditionally held for women only. These days, it is more acceptable (and common) to hold couples showers.
Baby showers can be held at any time of day and can either be a surprise or involve the mom-to-be in the planning process.
Who said baby showers have to be boring? Here are a few ideas to liven up your celebration:
*Is the mom-to-be known for any particular hobby or activity? How about an all-inclusive activity such as bowling or based on her interests such as a natural history museum.
*Baby predictions theme. Will the baby be a boy or girl? A football star or Tasmanian Devil? Use a fortune telling theme complete with palm readings and crystal balls.
*Pamper the mom-to-be. You can pamper her with a day at the spa complete with manicures, pedicures, and massages. It can take place at the spa itself, or create a pajama party for in-home pampering.
*Create a time capsule to be opened in five years. Include some of her cherished pre-baby items and a questionnaire about what she thinks motherhood will be like. Make a video of the party to include in her time capsule.
*Videotape funny parenting advice for the couple.
Think blue or pink if you know the baby’s gender. If not, yellow or mint green can be used. Think rattles, ducks, pacifiers, baby footprints, storks, etc.
Light and easy to eat finger foods go over well. Try wraps, veggies, meat and cheese trays, and salads.
Have a sensational celebration!
About the author
Dee Schrock has put together hundreds of theme party tips and fun ideas for easy (and budget conscious!) party planning.
Visit her website http://www.fun-theme-party-ideas.com/baby-idea-party-shower.html for tons of popular theme party ideas, including decoration, costume, game, and party drink ideas, as well as printable invitations.