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Baby Shower Planning Guide

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Ideas for Choosing a Theme:

Begin by choosing a theme for the baby shower. Once that's done, it will be easy to plan your invitations, decorations, party favors and even the games.

Baby Shower Ideas - Cute ideas, sweet ideas, and even unusual ideas, find inspiration in this article for the perfect theme for your baby shower.

Alternative Baby Showers - Baby showers can be as different as the mom-to-be. Find alternative ideas to the traditional shower format.

Special Situations:

All new babies deserve to be welcomed. Here's how to handle those special situations that may raise a few party planner questions.

Welcoming an Adopted Child - An adopted baby brings with it different circumstances and the type of celebration may have to be adjusted from the traditional baby shower format.

Showering a Second Time Mom - Why should only first babies receive a shower? A second or later child is as eagerly anticipated as the first.

Organizing a Baby Shower at the Office - A shower at the office can go a long way toward building spirit, but the etiquette involved is a little bit different.

Baby Shower Invitations:

So you've gone ahead and selected the theme, time and the place for your shower. The next step is to find the perfect baby shower invitation to set the tone for your party.

Baby Shower Invitations

Baby Shower Centerpieces:

Centerpieces help to set the festive tone for any party. At a baby shower, they help to focus attention on the prospective guest of honor.

Baby Shower Centerpieces - Easy ideas you can adapt and create for your party.

Make a Diaper Cake - Find a step-by-step tutorial on how to create this combination centerpiece and gift for the mom-to-be.

Diaper Cake Video Instructions - This video will show you how to create your own diaper cake centerpiece and gift.

Baby Shower Cakes:

Part decoration, part dessert, I don't care what kind of party you're hosting, make sure there's a cake that's as yummy to look at as it is to eat!

Baby Shower Cake Instructions and Supplies

Baby Shower Cake Gallery - You'll want to take a look at some of these beautiful cakes submitted by readers.

Baby Shower Games:

I know they may seem hokey at first, but baby shower games help to break the ice as well as encourage guests who may be from different generations to feel comfortable sharing their childbirth and parenting experiences.

Baby Shower Games

Baby Shower Favors:

Baby Shower Favors You Can Purchase

Easy Baby Shower Favor Ideas that You can Make

Save the Memories:

Create a guest book that all the guests can sign with their advice and wishes. Be sure to assign someone to take photos and videos to capture the memories for the mom-to-be to enjoy once her baby has arrived.

Related Video
Baby Shower Centerpiece: The Diaper Cake

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