Create a Time Capsule. Ask all your guests to bring along an item which is relevant to the world today. When guests arrive get them to place the item in a box at the end of the shower and give it to the mum to be to keep for the baby. Ideas for the capsule include the days newspaper, a light bulb, CD, disposable camera, things that probably won’t exist in a few years.
Perfect Baby Shower has some lovely Guest Signing and Mum to be advice books. This is a lovely way for the guest to write a note for the mum to be so she has a keepsake from her shower.
Include your guests in a group photo, this can later be emailed to everyone or the mum to be can put a copy in the thank you notes to everyone.
Think about all the little things you might need during the shower and have these ready prior to guests arriving. If you are playing games you may need props, paper and pencils. Be prepared to record gifts as they are opened.
If the shower is in a home, plan ahead for the entertaining items you will need during the party. This includes chairs, serving dishes, extra tables, ice candles etc. If your shower is at another venue make reservations in advance.
Music is a nice touch; make sure you have a selection on hand if it is appropriate for the type of shower you are hosting.
Depending on your group, you may find nametags and or place cards to be beneficial.
Be prepared for lots of gift-wrappings by having plenty of large bin bags on hand. Also be ready to help the guest of honour pack up the gifts and get them home, she will appreciate this extra effort.
Don’t forget your camera or ask one of your guests to be the official photographer for the day.
....Most of all enjoy yourself!! xx