(Closed) Baby Shower Tips?

posted 7 years ago in Parties
Post # 3
3771 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 1999

Definately ask her what kind of shower she prefers. Things to ask her-who to invite, games (yes or no-some don’t like games, themes). A potluck would be fine. I would do the cake, punch, and maybe deli sandwiches if I were hosting. My two favorite things I have seen at baby showers (one was at my one) was a game racing to drink juice out of a baby bottle, it is harder then you think it would be and a diaper raffle- bring a pack of diapers and enter a raffle for a prize.


Post # 4
5118 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@bubbles83: Hmm. I’ve never hosted a baby shower before, but the ones I’ve been to have been rather simple and low-key. Instead of having people bring dishes, maybe do something in the afternoon so it can be a simple aps, cake, and punch type of thing between lunch and dinner. I’d include the registry info on the invite as well as the other info you mentioned.

I’d check with your pregnant friend about whether it should be a couples’ shower or if kids should be invited, and go from there. It’d be best to get a definitive answer from her first so that you can field questions from guests.

If it’s going to be a lot of work to politely work with the other ‘friend’ and it’d be tough to watch her take credit for all of the work, then I’d skip out on co-hosting. I’m sure that if you make the RSVPs to you, people will understand that you’re a host/organizer, so you shouldn’t have to worry about people listening to her talk. And if you do a simpler cake and punch type of shower, it should be reasonable cost-wise to handle yourself.

Hope that helps a little. Maybe some pregnant bees or those that’ve thown a few showers can give you more advice. 

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