Do you know a modern mom-to-be that is VERY pregnant and ready for the baby to be born? Looking for a different and inspired baby shower for the new mom? Put the mom-to-be in the spotlight by throwing her a “Ready to Pop” themed baby shower. Below are some tips on how to organize a successful Ready to Pop themed baby shower.
Start the party off right with modern invitations. Hip red and black Ready to Pop baby shower invitations depicting a very pregnant mom will set the stage for the party. A Ready to Pop themed party is perfect for couples baby showers or parties that will have kids in attendance. If you plan to expand your guest list beyond women, be sure to let guests know when you send out the invitation.
Your Ready to Pop party is an excellent gender neutral theme for parents who do not know the gender of their baby or are keeping the gender a secret. However, if the parents are sharing the gender of the new baby, be sure to include this information on the invitation so guests can bring appropriate gifts.
Use your imagination when decorating for the baby shower. You’ve already established the color scheme and theme with the invitations, now you just need to build on those with a couple of statement decorations, and smart attention to details. Welcome guests and the mom-to-be with a personalized banner. For a useful and notable table centerpiece, order a personalized, tiered diaper cake.
Continue the theme throughout the party with smart attention to details. Use red and black balloons around the room, place popcorn boxes around the room with different flavors of popcorn for guests to snack on during the party, and wrap bottled water with personalized water bottle labels.
Everyone loves to indulge in some treats when they go to a movie. Model the food for your party on popular movie theatre refreshments – with a little refinement. Instead of chili cheese dogs, serve miniature hot dogs topped with cheese and wrapped in crescent rolls. Greasy cheese pizza can be replaced with individual healthy vegetable pizzas or pizza margheritas on herbed focaccia bread. Reinvent movie theatre nachos by offering delicious queso dip, homemade salsa, and fresh guacamole dip to accompany baked tortilla chips.
It’s easy to coordinate the prizes and favors for your Ready to Pop themed baby shower. For prizes, fill popcorn boxes with mint candy tins and cellophane bags with traditional movie theatre candy such as runts, dots, snowcaps. You may also want to include tickets to an upcoming movie at your local theatre. Send all of your guests home with one of everyone’s favorite movie theatre indulgences – a candy bar wrapped in a personalized wrapper. And don’t forget to order matching thank you notes to make it easy for the mom-to-be to personally show her gratitude to all of the guests.
With just a little creativity and attention to detail, you can throw the perfect baby shower to help the special mom-to-be get ready for her feature presentation!
This article was written by Nikki Heinrich of Candle and Favors