Unlike a usual birthday party or a casual gathering, hosting a baby shower requires significant planning and organization. Here are a few things to get you started:
Setting the time
One of the most important things to do is to set a time. Baby showers are hosted at the end of the second trimester or beginning of the third trimester when the expecting mom is glowing with a baby bump and is yet not too tired to interact and participate in the baby shower proceedings. It is best to ask the expecting mom when is the most comfortable time for her and then plan it around that time.
Baby shower food doesn’t have to be a five-course meal or a full-fledged dinner or lunch unless you are hosting it specifically at meal times and wish to serve a meal. Usually some appetizers, one or two mains and a few soft drinks are the most you need. You must remember to contact Toronto’s best party rental and supplies to ensure you have adequate cutlery, plates, silverware and glasses to accommodate all your guests.
Baby showers can be quite a fun-filled affair. You may want to organize a few popular baby shower games like guess the baby food, baby diaper pinning competition, guess the gender, feed the baby etc., to keep everyone interested. Have everyone participate in the games and have some small gifts ready for the winners.
Party favours are not a requirement for baby showers but they have become a recent trend. Many people choose to give out baby themed party favours to all the guests as a token of remembrance. You can choose to give simple potted plants with a pink and blue theme depending on your baby’s gender, little soaps, personalized shot glasses, etc., as party favours.
Supplies and rentals
One of the most crucial things to plan is to get an estimate of the number of guests arriving for the baby shower. It is best to send invitations at least a month prior and get a confirmation from the guests. A lot will depend on the number of guests planning to attend the event. Once you have an estimate, you may want to contact Toronto’s party rental and supplies service for getting an adequate number of chairs, tables and other party supplies like cutlery, silverware, glasses, cups, etc., It is always better to have a few more supplies than the estimated requirement so you don’t fall short on that day. You may also want to consider additional tables required for placing party favours, gifts and game props so that everything looks organized. If you are having a buffet system, snacks and drinks will need extra table space. Make sure to book the rental at least two weeks in advance so that you get the delivery on time and your party can get started without any hindrance.