A child's birth is one of the marked
events in the life of a woman. Making this event by throwing a baby
shower for the mother brings a memory that is important to not just
the mother but to the whole family and guest that attend. The gathering
promotes closeness and gives the parents to be a network to rely
upon. The hard thing about a party is creating the guest list and
making sure the mother and guests have a good time and take memories
back with them that will last a lifetime as well.
So while planning the baby shower, try to give a little something
back to the attendees as well. Grandparents, close friends and family
take note of the small things that happen at a baby shower. Remember
you are helping create a network of friends and people that will
be there and support the parents to be for the life of a child.
During the preparation for the baby shower, one would do well to
include a little gift to let the guests who attended that they are
appreciated. This does not have to be anything extravagant, for
all of the guests know the shower is for the benefit of the parents
to be. A little token of appreciation goes a long way and does not
have to include a second mortgage to create. The time that it takes
to be original and thought out does not have to be a constraint
on the person throwing the party either.
Items that go over well are ones the people can keep without adding
clutter to their homes. Here are a few ideas that I appreciated
as a guest and hopefully add to your data bank of ideas that you
have going. One party included simple photograph frames with a heart
made of silver attached to the corner. These run about two for a
dollar at any local discount store. Inside was placed a photo of
the mother to be pregnant. Often mothers to be nowadays have one
of these photos taken and if not, there is not a huge problem in
getting a photo taken, or taking one yourself. The cost is low and
printing multiple copies still stays in most budgets. Each place
setting had one of these at the seat and made the event really special.
Another such idea is to take a poem that embodies the event for
the mother or the preciousness of becoming a parent and typing it
out and after copying it to appropriate paper, rolling up as a scroll
and tying it off with ribbon that matches the sex of the baby. If
you want to go the extra bit, you can attach a name tag to the paper
that gives the babies name. It is a little announcement that bodes
well in a scrapbook.
Many people turn to the gift bag as seen traditional. Brightly
colored bags that match your theme can be filled with items such
as confections, embossed candies that state the babies name or say,
"its a boy/girl" always go over well. Some people have
put in little items such as joke gifts, or items that surmise the
personality of the crowd attending. Tying off the top of the bag
does not have to be a major undertaking. It can be as simple as
a silver twisty tie that is available at most any party store. Attaching
something of relation to a baby is a great idea. A small rattle
or a pair of miniature baby shoes are also available at local stores.
The important thing with a gift bag is to let the guest know you
thought of them. To give them something to remember and make sure
the small details of the event are taken care of and handled with
love, right down to the gift bag.