One of the most important days in a person’s life is the day that their child is born. In most cases, they are going to want to share that special day with you by having a baby shower in advance. Even if they do not schedule a shower, it would be a good idea for somebody within their family or close circle of friends to have one for them. Of course, I’m sure that you are as interested as possible in making sure that the shower goes off perfectly. Here are some tips to help you to throw a perfect shower that will be remembered for many years to come.
One of the first and perhaps most important things that needs to be done is to set up a time line. You need to establish that timeline early because you want to make sure that everything falls into place in the time that is necessary. Keep in mind, some children are going to want to show up a little bit early, so don’t schedule the shower at the last minute. You should also ensure that everybody is aware of the shower well ahead of time so that you will have a turnout that will be impressive.
The type of gifts that are given at the shower is also going to be something that needs to be considered. Provided it is not a surprise shower, it is a good idea to have the mother register at a local store. Some mothers even register at multiple stores to give more choices to those that are going to be attending the shower. It is also possible for you to purchase other items, such as hooded towels or custom baby bibs that will be appreciated by the new family.
It is a good idea to have some games available for the shower. The types of games are going to depend upon the personality of the guests that are visiting. Of course, you would want to avoid any type of embarrassing games or those that would be awkward for the new parents. In addition, you would want to give a choice of many different games to give the opportunity for more people to get involved. It is just one more thing that you can do which will help to make the shower a perfect one.
If this is the first child, it may be a good idea for you to give some assistance in setting up the home for the child to arrive. This can be done above and beyond the shower that is given. Make sure that you give attention to the child’s room, getting it painted and putting everything in place before the child arrives. This not only helps everything to be less stressful but it also is a healthier choice. After all, the fumes from painting can last for quite some time, and you would not want to expose the newborn child to those fumes. Helping the new family with these necessary chores is going to be an act of kindness that will not be forgotten.