Now that you’ve had the baby shower all planned out, it’s time to par-tayy! Not so fast. Mistakes often happen, and more so if you’ve never held a baby shower before. You don’t want to let unhappy mistakes ruin the day, so it’s best to make sure that everything’s going smoothly. Here are some common mistakes people make:
1. Don’t reveal too much information about baby.
Well, it’s fine if mom and dad are open about sharing the information or has already shared it. But if they haven’t, it’s not your place to do so. If they’re keeping it private, make sure the baby’s name, sex, or name is not etched anywhere in the baby shower. This means that the cake, deco and all other stuff has to be free of that information.
2. There’s no theme.
This isn’t a huge mistake per se. Baby showers have been successfully thrown without a theme. But like we mentioned in a previous article, having a theme will make everything easier.
3. No photographer??!?!?!
Now, if you’ve committed this ultimate sin, we don’t know if you should be forgiven. Okay, we’re just kidding – it’s not a matter of life and death, but we’re pretty sure mom and dad would be pretty bummed not to have any professional-taken photos of the memorable day. Sure, all guests are probably armed with a camera (on their phone) and snapping off every moment, but you don’t want to go through the hassle of messaging everyone for their photos and sifting through the bad ones. Plus, there’s no guaranteed that there would be enough nice photos from the guests.
4. Don’t forget – mom-to-be is the important one here.
Do not make her feel left out. Yup, it’s called a ‘BABY’ shower, but it’s also a celebration for and to mom. Make her feel appreciated and honored. Shower her with love and attention. Make sure all activities are centered around her. But don’t overwhelm her. Oh, and please, PLEASE, consult her whenever you make important decisions!