Baby Shower Ideas
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Congratulations on your pregnancy! This is indeed a cause for celebration. One of the best ways to celebrate your pregnancy is to have a baby shower. Normally the tradition is that your close friends and family would surprise you with one. But we live in the new millennium now (way past that actually), but who says you can’t throw your own party. That would be much better because you will be able to choose the kind of party you want. That being said, here are easy and inexpensive baby shower ideas for your party!

Idea #1: E-Invites

It’s the age of technology. You don’t need to print invitations anymore. All you need to do is use a little bit of creativity and upload your electronic invitation on social media networks such as FaceBook. Just tag away and let your friends RSVP.

Idea #2: Keep it Close

Don’t be obliged to invite everybody! Keep the guest list to a minimum by inviting your closest friends and family only. This way, you won’t need to spend too much for food and you won’t even need to rent a venue any more.

Idea #3: Baby Shower Giveaways

Send off your guests by giving them a simple trinket to remember the event forever. You don’t need to buy anything expensive. Use your own creativity and imagination so you won’t need to spend much. For instance, a very popular giveaway for baby showers, or for any kind of event for that matter, are candles. You simply need to buy a ribbon to tie on the candle and then print small “Thank You” notes that you can attach. Simple and easy, right?!

Idea #4: Video Messages

This is something that you can easily do with a high end camera phone or your video camera. During the event, document a message from each of the guests addressed to your unborn angel. This will also serve as a great gift for your child in the future.

Idea #5: Gift Registry

Your guests will probably bring gifts for your baby. It’s more practical and wise to have a gift registry before the actual event so that they know which gifts to get. You don’t want your child to end up with 2 cribs and zero strollers. Besides, your guests probably also have no idea what to get you on your baby shower so it’s best to just tell them what you need.

Idea #6: Games, games, games!

What would a party be without any games? There are many baby shower games that you can choose from. You will need simple props and maybe even none. Example of a baby shower game is the Guess the Gender game. However, this only applies to couples who have not revealed the real gender of their child. Another would be a diaper race where two groups would race and change a doll’s diaper at the end of the finish line. The group that finishes first wins.

5 Fun Baby Shower Games

Baby showers are tradition. It’s part of many families’ cultures all over the world. You ought to have one for yourself because you don’t get to be pregnant many times in your life. Try to make it as memorable as possible.  

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