Baby Shower Planning Tips

4 Tips For Planning A Great Baby Shower

Do you know someone who’s expecting a Baby? 

Then consider surprising the mum to be with a Baby shower. A Baby Shower is a party to celebrate the new person entering the world and can be great fun, both for the mum to be and guests

The practice of holding a Baby Shower has significantly changed over time and has gradually become more and more elaborate and well planned.

Baby showers can make the mom to be feel more secure in the fact that her friends are all there for her and giving her moral support

Usually the baby shower is organized by non-relatives as a surprise however family members, support group members, church friends and pretty much anyone except the expecting mother can organise a Baby Shower

1. Who to Invite

Who should you invite? Usually, the guest list will include those nearest and dearest to the mom-to-be. It wouldn’t hurt if she gets a first look at the guest list so that she can suggest who should be invited. Of course, if you are planning a surprise baby shower, you will have to do a little research on who should be attending but that might be easy enough by asking her best friends

2. How many to Invite?

Firstborn baby showers tend to have a larger guest list, after all, it is the mother’s first time. If the child is not a firstborn, you may opt to keep the number of guests down to the closest friends and relatives

The thing to remember is that the nature of baby showers is intimacy. So, for any baby shower party, try making the gathering one of intimate friends

The way you invite the guests will depend on who it is. These days email, phone and posted invitations are possible….in some cases even via online platforms

Invitation cards and letters are the best way as they provide a beautifully visual way of invitation. Plus, it is the most sure and formal way to invite a person – and in many cultures – the only way.

3. Do you want the Guys there?

The nature of the party is probably going to be more for the ladies; with topics such as pregnancy, children, and other motherly topics, guys might not be that excited to join. All in all, it depends on the preference of the organizers

4. Where to have it?

Anywhere! As long as it can keep with the placid and fun nature of the occasion, any place would be fine. The more usual places on baby shower lists are backyards, formal halls, restaurants, and basically any room that has the amenities to make a baby shower successful. Just make sure the venue is not crowded and stressful to the mom-to-be

When is the best time?

Often people choose one or two months before the due date. The baby shower is the perfect time to get your friend baby needs and stuff she may not have had time to purchase yet. It has to be well-timed though – not too close to the due date, and not to far before as that might dampen the excitement


Baby showers are meant to be a pleasant surprise for the mom-to-be. It can take a lot of the stress of expecting a child off of the new mom’s  mind and provide a means for friends to show support and concern (and of course, baby gifts)

A caringly coordinated baby shower will be greatly appreciated and forever remembered by moms long after the little ones have grown up


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