A baby shower is a joyous occasion that celebrates the upcoming arrival of a precious little one. It’s a special event where loved ones gather to shower the expectant parents with love, support, and thoughtful gifts. Planning a baby shower can be an exciting and fulfilling experience, but it can also be overwhelming without proper guidance. In this blog, we will walk you through everything you need to know to plan a memorable and lovely baby shower.
Baby Shower Etiquette
When planning a baby shower, it’s essential to consider the following etiquette guidelines:
1. Determine the Guest List
Consult with the parents-to-be to create a guest list that includes close family members, friends, and colleagues. It’s crucial to involve the expectant parents in this decision-making process to ensure that no one important is left out and that the event remains intimate and meaningful. If it is a surprise congratulations party, you can consult with the parents-to-be’s close family members and friends to ensure that all the important people in their lives are included in the baby shower.
2. Timing and Invitations
Send out invitations four to six weeks in advance to provide guests with ample time to RSVP. This time frame allows guests to mark the date on their calendars and make necessary arrangements to attend the baby shower. When designing the invitations, you can choose from various options, such as physical invitations, e-invitations, or even creative DIY invitations that reflect the theme or colour scheme of the event.
3. Theme and Decorations
Choose a theme that reflects the parents’ preferences and decorate the venue accordingly. Whether it’s a whimsical garden party, a cosy tea party, or a gender-neutral colour scheme, selecting a theme adds a touch of personalisation to the baby shower. Coordinate decorations, including table settings, centrepieces, banners, and balloons, to create a cohesive and festive atmosphere.
4. Food and Drinks
Plan a menu that caters to various dietary preferences and consider a range of non-alcoholic beverages. Take into account any dietary restrictions or allergies of the guests and ensure there are ample options available. Finger foods, appetisers, and bite-sized desserts are often a hit at baby showers. You can also consider incorporating baby-themed treats or personalised items, such as custom-designed cookies or cupcakes.
5. Games and Activities
Organise interactive games and activities to entertain guests and create a lively atmosphere. Baby shower games serve as icebreakers and can provide a great source of laughter and enjoyment. Traditional games like “Guess the Baby Food” or “Baby Bingo” are always popular choices. Additionally, consider incorporating activities such as a diaper-changing challenge, a photo booth with props, or a crafting station where guests can decorate onesies or create a scrapbook for the baby.
Baby Shower Gift Ideas
Selecting the perfect baby shower gift is an opportunity to show your love and support for expectant parents. Here are some creative and thoughtful gift ideas to inspire your gift-giving:
1. Personalised Baby items
Personalised baby items make for cherished keepsakes that add a special touch to any baby shower gift. Consider gifting customised blankets, onesies, or stuffed animals with the baby’s name or initials. These personalised items not only create a unique gift but also become cherished mementoes that the parents and the baby will treasure for years to come.
2. Baby Clothes and Toys
When it comes to baby shower gifts, baby clothes and toys are always a hit. Choose from a wide range of adorable and comfortable outfits for the little one, including onesies, rompers, and cute ensembles. Opt for soft, breathable fabrics that are gentle on the baby’s delicate skin. Additionally, consider including age-appropriate toys that stimulate the baby’s senses and encourage their development. From our Plush White Sheep, perfect for cuddling, to our Rabbit Baby Rattle, which offers interactive play, there are plenty of options to choose from. With such a wide array of options available in our Marketplace, you can build a gift that combines practicality with joy and playfulness, making the baby’s early years even more special.
4. Memory Keepsakes
Preserving precious memories is a heartfelt gesture, and memory keepsakes make for cherished baby shower gifts. Consider gifting a memory book or a photo frame to capture the milestones and special moments of the baby’s journey. A memory book allows parents to document the joys and milestones of their little one, creating a treasured keepsake that can be cherished for years to come.
5. Congratulations Gift Box
Make the baby shower even more special with a congratulations gift box from Exclusively with Love in Singapore. Our carefully curated gift boxes in the “Congratulations” and “For little ones” collections have multiple gift options to celebrate the joyous occasion of a baby shower. From adorable baby clothes to thoughtful accessories and keepsakes, these gift boxes are filled with items that are both practical and sentimental.
Celebrate Baby Shower with Curated Gift Boxes at Exclusively with Love
Celebrate the joy of a baby shower with thoughtfully curated gifts from Exclusively with Love. Our meticulously designed gift boxes are filled with high-quality items that are both practical and sentimental, perfect for welcoming the new arrival. From adorable baby clothes and soft blankets to baby care essentials and charming accessories, our curated gift boxes are beautifully presented and ready to be gifted.
Taking this a step further, you can also avail of our gift concierge service and conveniently create a customised baby shower gift. If you have your own gift ideas but don’t have the time to do the purchase and gift wrapping yourself, we can do the work for you. Share your ideas with us, and we will do the purchasing, wrapping and delivery of your customised congratulations gift box to your selected location across Singapore.
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