Baby showers are the perfect excuse to cheat on your diet by eating a million pieces of cake and staying out late with your girls.But, planning any party can be stressful especially when it comes to making sure your guests are having a great time. MumsVillage has your back, so we’ve come up with tips on how to throw an awesome party without stress.
There will definitely be at least one pregnant women at a baby shower, and they get thirsty – a lot. Therefore, you need a drink that isn’t too basic, like water, and is pocket friendly as well not forgetting delicious. The new Minute Pulpy Orange is just perfect! Serving the juice to guests in thier bottles can save you the cost of buying plastic cups or washing dishes if you decide to use your own.
If you want to go the extra mile, you could do yummy mocktails. Take your favorite cocktail recipe, that you enjoyed (before pregnancy of course), and swap out the alcohol for sprite. Works 90% of the time.
Another cool idea would be to have a mocktail station. You would provide basics like, sprite, Minute Maid, ice cubes, frozen fruit and lemon slices so that your guests can make their own drinks.
I have one word for you – miniature. Getting lots of miniature food will have your guests full faster and may be cheaper (depends on vendor and quantity). It will also look super cute. Thus,you could go for snacks like cake pops, mini cupcakes, mini samosas and mini pizzas. Check out pinterest for more fabulous ideas.
3. Have Entertainment
You will need to keep your guests entertained especially if your guests are from different pools of friends. Games will help break the ice and get them to connect.
Game and activity ideas:
- Decorate the baby shirt
- Blindfold diaper change on dolls
4. Pick a Great Location
Be sure to check weather predictions beforehand to figure out whether to have the party indoors or outdoors. If you decide to go with outdoors ensure you have a tent or some kind of cover in the event that it rains or the sun is super fierce. If you opt indoors and the location is your home you’ll need to move things around. Know your guests, so if they have children keep away any items that may fall and break. Keep valuable items away as well, a friend may bring along a stranger. It is better to be safe than sorry.
5. Have help!
You may think that you’ve only invited 30 friends so clean up and set up should be pretty easy right? Wrong! 20 people can turn into 30 and you’ll be overwhelmed. The best you can do is to be prepared for more people than you invited. Appoint a cleaning ambassador so that clean up is completely off your plate. Hire extra help if you have to. You’ll be glad you did.
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