Guest post by Jackie Walter, Owner of Sprinkles & Confetti party supplies, one of our MN VIP partners.
There’s few moments more exciting than finding out someone you love in life is having a baby! Until you realize you should probably be the one hosting their baby shower. And if you’re anything like us, you may be the first one in your friend or family group hosting a baby shower in the last decade and you have no idea what a good baby shower looks like. Add to the mix that your sister, cousin, best friend in life is having their baby shower in the middle of winter and there’s no way you can get away with your typical backyard BBQ hosting. We’ve experienced those moments of excitement and panic too, but this time we’re calling in the experts at Sprinkles & Confetti to share ideas on how to keep your baby shower memorable and simple too!
GUEST LIST DETERMINES LOCATION
Of course every party starts with a guest list, but when you’re hosting in the winter it’s even more important to be realistic about your guest list. Simply said you’re more likely to be contained to the indoors and it’s important to be considerate of the space you have to entertain. Do you need to keep the baby shower reserved for family only, do you have the space to entertain more guests in your home?
If you’re hosting a bigger celebration and reserving a neighborhood venue understand their cancellation policy. It may seem crazy, but if you live somewhere prone to large snow storms then you should certainly ask about their bad weather policy? Will they reschedule or refund you if you get hit with a disaster of a snow storm and are unable to host on your scheduled day? We don’t share this to scare you, but trust us it happen.
KEEP THE DECOR SIMPLE
Fall and winter are full of holidays and sometimes so is your home decor! If you can use those to play into your baby shower decor do it! And if that doesn’t feel right, keep it simple. When we hosted this baby shower it was right before Christmas, so bringing in some of the metallics, using ornaments as a table runner, and mixing in winter greens was totally appropriate. It’s okay to play off things that are already in your home and still make the event feel completely special without spending a ton on cheesy disposable baby decor. When you are buying pieces, consider items that can be used in the nursery or play rooms later. Small signs, colorful statues, and nursery organizers all make functional baby shower decor items that make a big decor impact with the added benefit that the mom-to-be can actually use them too!
If you need inspiration & ideas we like to keep them all in one place on our Baby Shower Pinterest Board, but don’t get overwhelmed our favorite baby shower collections are ready for purchase and take the guessing game out of styling your baby shower.
CONSIDER A MEMORABLE ACTIVITY
I can’t end this post without sharing my absolute favorite baby shower activity. Wondering what we’re all doing in the picture below? Creating an alphabet book for the mom – to – be to read with her special baby boy. Not only was this one of the easier shower games to involve everyone in since both great grandma and your 5 year old niece can participate, but it was so special to create a gift mom could enjoy well after the shower!
HAVE A LITTLE FUN
You know the mom – to – be best and what style baby shower will work for her. So don’t stress out about hosting a winter shower, have fun with the decor and embrace the idea of indoor entertaining! We’ll get you started by sharing a special discount code BUMPCLUBSAVES, Bump Club readers save 10% until December 31, 2019
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A mom owned business, Sprinkles & Confetti makes parties simple by offering quality party supply collections from several stylish party brands & creating affordable custom party packages to bring your party vision to life! Even the smallest parties can feel special with your inspiration and their party expertise. So let go of the endless hours of inspiration browsing, save yourself the time of errand running, and get excited when your party package is delivered right to your doorstep while also knowing you’re giving back to the local community through their support of The Birthday Party Project spreading joy through the magic of birthdays for children.
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