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Everything you need to know to host your baby shower

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We present some of the most important points that you should take into account when organizing a baby shower

Everything you need to know to host your baby shower

A baby sower or gift party is a beautiful celebration in honor of the baby. At the same time, it will allow you and your partner to gather many of the things they will need after the arrival of your child. That's why, like any other party, it's important to plan ahead.

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Here we present some of the most important points that you must take into account:

1. Who will organize it?

Traditionally, relatives or close friends of the mother are responsible for making all the preparations for the event 8 weeks before birth. However, it is increasingly popular for mothers to plan their own baby showers to distract themselves a bit from the stress of childbirth.

In addition, at present there are also several event organizers dedicated to planning baby shower parties that could give you a hand.

2. Plan a budget

Think about how much money you want to invest in the celebration. This will depend on the number of attendees, the decoration, the activities, the food, and so on. Within this budget you should also keep in mind if you want to celebrate at home or if you should rent a private room.

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Keep in mind that with little money, you can also organize a fun and original party where everyone can participate. For example, you could make the decorations by hand with your friends.

You can ask each guest to bring a snack or sandwiches to share or you could offer very easy food to prepare such as chicken nuggets, cheese snacks, salty snacks and sauces, ham and cherry tomatoes, among others.

3. Make a guest list

Think of all those people with whom you would like to share the birth of your baby and then write them down. After this, you must send the invitations and it will be important that you have a clear decoration theme before doing them. Do not forget to tell your guests at least one month in advance so you know how many people will be in the baby shower.
4. Gift list

Help your guests decide the list of gifts for the baby shower. You can make a list of what you need and indicate the gift on the invitation card to avoid repeated presents. According to Baby Center, some of the most popular are diapers, waist packs, wet wipes, clothes, their first toys, items for the bathroom, a children's gym, among others.

5. Games for baby shower

Huggies explains that in some baby showers there are typical games to entertain the evening, such as guess how much is the diameter of the mother's belly, guess the gifts received blindfolded, put pictures of the guests when they were babies and that the future Mom guess which baby is each of the guests, among others.

 

LatinAmerican Post | Luisa Báez
Translated from "Todo lo que debes saber para organizar tu baby shower"

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