If you’re planning a baby shower for a family member or friend, there are many things you need to consider, including the location, who to invite and what you’re going to serve. One of the major decisions you’ll need to make is which baby shower supplies to choose. With so many options, it can be overwhelming.
Here are some things to consider when shopping for baby shower supplies.
Do You Have a Theme?
If you plan on having a themed baby shower, then you will want to choose supplies related to this theme. If you have difficulty finding these items, then you may need to get creative, make your own decorations, or change your interpretation of the theme.
What’s the Mother-To-Be’s Style?
You can also choose supplies based on the mother’s personal style. Is the mother-to-be casual, conservative, or quirky? You can use their personality and style to determine which supplies and decorations to buy. By thinking about the mother-to-be and what they would like, will make this party more enjoyable for her.
Where are You Holding the Shower?
The location of the shower will determine the types of supplies you need. If you’re holding it in a restaurant or an event location, then you will need less serving and eating supplies. You may also be limited in the decorations you can use.
If you’re holding it at someone’s home, you may need supplies to serve food. At a person’s home, you are able to do more decorating than you would as a rented space, which means you may end up spending more money on decorations.
Do You Know the Gender?
The supplies and decorations you choose may be different when you know the baby’s gender. Traditionally people use pink decorations if they know it’s a girl, or blue if it’s a boy. If you’re going to do a gender reveal at the party, then you would use neutral colors until the reveal, which can be done with the inside of the cake.
Who is Invited?
The supplies and decorations may be different for a couple’s baby shower, then a women’s only event. While a women’s only shower may be traditional, many people are choosing to have a shower that includes both parents. You can choose the decorations based on the taste of both parents.
These are only a few of the things you should consider when purchasing supplies for a baby shower. In the end, your choices will be determined by what you think your loved one will enjoy.