How to plan a baby shower? 2020

by Zol Larice
How to plan a baby shower

Planning a Baby Shower is a very emotional time for the mother and, without a doubt, the perfect excuse to reunite with friends and family. In these celebrations, it is very traditional to play games with challenges where all the guests participate with great joy.

The baby shower is an English term that means the party which prepares future mothers to celebrate and welcome the unborn baby.

Here in France, this tradition does not exist, and the traditions are also very different; for example, here, you should not reveal the name of your little one till the day he is born, which surprised me.

el nombre del bebé que esta en camino es un secreto atesorado por los padres que ni siquiera se le comparte a los familiares ( sí, muchos futuros abuelos no son muy felices con sus propias tradiciones 😉 

As for the baby shower party, it doesn’t exist! It was such a surprise to me when I was told that it is not celebrated in this country or not within french families, at least.

With the arrival of my second baby, it was different since my friends were more informed about this tradition,

and they organized a very nice surprise party which made me happy.

I will share here some games that the girls prepared and others that I have looked for so that you can make an unforgettable Baby shower party.

at home baby shower ideas

At home baby shower ideas?

According to tradition, the organization of the baby shower should be carried out by someone close to the mother. Ideally, it should be a friend or relative.

In this case, the organization will be handled exclusively by the organizer. She will have to investigate the mother’s preferred close relatives, such as sisters, sisters-in-law, or close friends.

Of course, the future mother should not suspect anything at all; It is a research task where nothing could fail, and no details could be forgotten.

This party is held at least six weeks in advance so the mother can see what kind of gifts she got

and what is missing before buying the baby’s first things and, on the other hand, to be able to confirm the guest list?

Some of the most important things to consider when organizing a baby shower are:

1. Guest List for a Baby Shower

It must be prepared one month in advance so the guests can confirm their attendance.

2. Ideas decoración baby shower

When decorating, the most used are balloons, diapers, bottles with juice or milk, streamers, porridge, diaper cakes, and bibs.

3. Ideas for baby shower food

The food for a baby shower is easy and economical since it is generally an afternoon event and does not last for more than 2 to 4 hours.

You can prepare easy and healthy snacks for everyone. Serving tasty finger foods can be cheap and easy to get done.

As for the drinks, you can offer natural fresh juices and water. Let’s keep it healthy 🙂

To add a personal touch, I recommend you make some delicious homemade cookies; you will undoubtedly surprise them if you do not know how to make the cookies click here: Delicious homemade cookies.

Snacks Baby Showers

3. were we to host a baby shower?

It usually depends on the number of guests you are planning to invite. It could be at home or a social hall of your resident

4. ideas theme for a Baby shower

Choosing the party’s theme is the personalized touch of the event, which can inspire us to do the decorations and games.

There are very beautiful themes that you could find to inspire you to decorate your baby’s shower party. Regardless of the sex of your baby, you can choose the theme of bears, angels, storks, cribs, or some popular children’s character.

It is quite common that the color used for decoration is allusive to the sex of the baby if it is known. (all pink or blue)

5. For Baby shower souvenirs,

you can choose a handmade detail like a bottle filled with candy, a plant with a message, or a key ring; be creative.

Now is the time to have more fun with these baby show ideas.

A continuación algunas ideas para organizar los juegos de baby shower y no perder la tradición de jugar y compartir un rato  agradable con tus invitados.

Ideas and Games for a Baby Shower

Ideas and Games for a Baby Shower

1. Games with baby names

This game consists of looking for the meaning of the names. Besides fun, this game is very interesting. Find out what they mean by separating the names and their meanings in two scrambled columns.

Make copies for everyone and give them a few minutes to find the meanings of the names. Who wins more names wins. This list of Names of Popular Men In Spain and their meaning will be very useful for this game.

2. Dress up a baby game

The dynamics of this game consist of forming teams. Each will choose a representative to disguise as a baby. They are provided with the same material and have five minutes to do so.

The best costume wins. You can use cardboard, scissors, china paper, staplers, clips, insurance, markers, and cotton.

3. Fun Baby’s Bottle Game

We should first select some guests, and each person is offered a bottle of juice, water, or milk. Let them form a line, and on the word “Ya!” they should drink from the baby bottles as fast as possible. Whoever finishes first wins.

4. Set of clothes for the baby

for this game, we will need two ropes; two of your guests will be assigned to help hold the ropes on both sides, in this way, two clotheslines will be made.

On each basket side, you will have baby clothes and clothespins. One participant from each team will lay the garments; at the end of the other, they will be unattended and put in the basket; the first to finish wins.

5. Fun game: It’s forbidden to cross your legs!

This game will undoubtedly make your guests laugh. The game is that it is forbidden to cross your legs throughout the party.

All the guests interact in this dynamic since the idea is that anyone can give away the name of who has his legs crossed. To make it more fun and exciting, you can put a punishment, either money or penance. All the guests are given five hooks of the same used in the dynamics of clothes hanging.

If you found someone with their legs crossed, you could remove their hook. The person who accumulated more at the end gets a surprise gift.

An ultimate tip for a baby Shower

So, if you are unsure how to organize your baby shower with so many people involved, assigning each one responsibility is an ideal way to avoid confusion.

Then you can explain ​​how you imagine that Baby Shower; you can use this simple list as a useful small guide to help you plan your perfect Baby Shower.

The party will be special because the guests will be there: The Baby, you and all your loved ones.

Who Organizes the Baby Shower?

The current trend is that the host/organizer of the Baby Shower is a friend or relative, such as a cousin or sister.

Who Organizes the Baby Shower?

The current trend is that the host/organizer of the Baby Shower is a friend or relative, such as a cousin or sister.

Lo ideal es iniciar el BabyShower con un juego  divertido para romper el hielo.

What gifts to take to a Baby Shower?

What gifts to take to a Baby Shower?

Gifts for the baby: The guests paid close attention while choosing their gifts, and the most fun part was seeing the future mom open them. We suggest that gifts be opened at the end of the Baby Shower.

On the other hand, you can make one last dynamic that involves parents and guests.

All gifts must be without a card or a name. The parents must guess whose gift it is; if they don’t get it right, the guest should get up and paint freckles on their faces.

Thank you notes

As a suggestion, it could be a good idea for the future mom to send thank you notes. For this it is important to have a record of the gifts and who gave them to you, it would undoubtedly be a nice detail for your guests.

A proper farewell

If some guests leave early, the hostess should be on the lookout to say goodbye and thank them for their presence. Keep these tips present and enjoy your Baby Shower !!!

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Andrea Minski junio 26, 2020 - 9:27 am

Me encantó este blog. Hace unas semanas hice un baby shower en mi casa y la decoración era con pandas

Zol junio 26, 2020 - 9:27 am

Hola Andrea,
Debe de ser una ternura ver la deco de un Baby Shower en Panda. Si compartes fotos me puedes Tagear, me encantaría verlas. xx

Vanessa junio 26, 2020 - 9:27 am

Yo tuve 3 baby shower! Y la suerte de no organizar ninguno 🙂 este bebeste bebé fue muy esperado y querido; lo único que me a faltado las notas de agradecimiento por lo demás todo acorde con lo que cuentas.

Michel Taveras junio 26, 2020 - 9:27 am

Me divierten los baby showers. Todas las travesuras y juegos durante ellos pero sobretodo el momento de revelar el genero.

Leticia Esteves junio 26, 2020 - 9:27 am

Me ha encantado este post! Mi hija está embarazada, así que nos vienen como anillo al dedo todos tus tips para el baby shower de mi Segundo nieto! Gracias

Yaimar Perez Nuñez junio 26, 2020 - 9:27 am

Me encanta el baby shower! Yo me salí de la tradición, porque el mío lo organicé junto a mi familia, fueron mujeres y hombres! Y me encantó! Están buenísimo estos tips!

Romina Tibytt junio 26, 2020 - 9:27 am

Que guía tan bonita para organizar un baby shower. Te cuento que en Argentina tampoco se realiza. Cuando me mude para USA y me hicieron baby shower sorpresa para mi primer hijo, me encantó, es una hermosa celebración.

Enriqueta E Lemoine junio 26, 2020 - 9:27 am

Zol querida esta es, sin duda, la guia mas exhaustiva y completa para organizar un baby shower que he visto en la web. Te felicito. Como fui primigesta aniosa, en mis baby shower hubo mucha comida, champaña, dulces y chacoteo, nada de juego porque asi lo pedi! No te imaginas la de regalos que recibi y lo mucho que nos divertimos.

Alejandra Graf junio 26, 2020 - 9:27 am

I love these baby shower ideas, we are going to be in this season soon and I need ideas for these parties.

Fabiola Acosta junio 26, 2020 - 9:27 am

Zol I was fascinated by this article on the tradition of the Bsby Shower. And also to know a little more about the traditions in France about what is not celebrated and the treasured secret about not revealing the baby’s name until birth. Thanks for sharing.

Blanca D junio 26, 2020 - 9:27 am

Very good ideas and all very complete. I love baby showers and I think it is super nice when you organize it for someone special. It is a very nice gesture.


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