I’m not sure about you, but as a thirty-something-year-old woman, I have been to at least a dozen (and a half) baby showers in my lifetime. They come in all shapes, sizes, and themes, but the goal is always the same: to celebrate the mother-to-be and to shower her with gifts for the baby. Some people prefer small, intimate baby showers with just a few close friends and family members, while others go all out to have a luxurious and elaborate baby shower with a ton of people present. No matter what option you go with, it will be a joyous occasion, but if you are someone who is looking for ideas on how to throw a luxury baby shower without breaking the bank, then you’ve come to the right place.
The invitation should be the first indication that you are throwing a luxurious shower. The invitation should be sent out at least 3 weeks in advance, and it should include all the pertinent information such as date, time, location, dress code, and RSVP information.
You’ll want your invitees to know that you are going all out for this baby shower so choose a paper with some flair – something with lace or gold foil on top would work nicely! You can also use fun fonts like cursive or script if you want to add some personality.
Skip The Outdated Games
We’re not saying you should never play baby shower games again. There are some that are really fun and will be appreciated by both mom and guests, like a DIY diaper cake or a picture frame activity. But skip the traditional games entirely if you can—they’re often boring and unoriginal. Plus, this is a fancy baby shower, remember? But if you absolutely must have games, opt for something a little more low-key, like charades or Just Dance. This way, even those who aren’t coordinated enough to win will still have fun!
Feed Your Guests Like Royalty
Remember: If there’s one thing everyone loves doing at parties, it’s eating! You can make sure everyone has a good time while keeping them fed by serving up snacks throughout the event. Here are a few other things to keep in mind when it comes to feeding your guests:
- Provide a variety of foods and drinks. The best way to make sure that your guests are happy is by providing them with a variety of food, including both hot and cold options.
- Offer at least one dish for each course (appetizer, entrée, dessert) so that everyone can find something they like.
- Make sure there are vegetarian options available for all diets as well—veganism is becoming more popular every day! People don’t want to feel like they’re missing out on anything just because they prefer not to eat meat or animal products in general.
- Be sure that there’s something for everyone…even those who aren’t big fans of sweets! Everyone deserves a treat now and then; even if it’s just coffee cake instead of cake itself!
A Cake Above The Rest
The baby shower cake is the centerpiece of any party, so you want to make sure it’s something special. A lot of people decide to go with a classic white sheet cake, but that doesn’t really cut it when you’re throwing a luxurious baby shower for someone who’s expecting. Instead, consider getting a custom cake from one of your local bakeries. There are plenty of options available depending on your budget—you can choose from fondant or buttercream frosting, elaborate designs and decorations like flowers or snowflakes (think: edible glitter), and even flavors like chocolate mocha or strawberry lemonade!
When choosing which bakery to order from, think about what kind of style would fit best with your other decorating choices—the vibe you’re going for should match up nicely with everything else in the room!
Mocktails & Libations
If you’re throwing a baby shower and plan to have some libations for the guests, make sure that you include plenty of non-alcoholic options for the mom-to-be! Skip the red plastic cups and opt for something more fitting for a luxurious event like this. Try plastic flutes or glasses instead, and set up a ton of garnishes and options for beverage options (be sure to label clearly what is alcoholic and non-alcoholic).
The momma-to-be is the star of the show and should be treated like one. She is going through a lot of changes and needs special attention from her friends and family. Treating her like royalty will make her feel like she’s in a fairy tale, which will make it easier for everyone around to see the beauty in what she’s going through. Let’s keep in mind that this may be one of the last times you see her without her little bundle of joy.
So, you’ve got all this fabulous planning done. You’ve invited everyone to the party and taken care of every last detail. Now it’s time to relax and enjoy the moment with your friends and family. You’re going to have a grand ol’ time!