Throwing a baby shower for someone you love is such a blast. Sometimes it’s hard to come up with fresh ideas, so Dreft has come up with some for you.
There’s something so fun and gratifying about decorating, gathering friends together, and making the mama-to-be feel extra special. Plus, there’s usually delicious food involved.
Just because you don’t have weeks and weeks to dedicate to planning doesn’t mean you can’t have a really fun event. Here are some super fun baby shower ideas:
Ideas for a Baby Shower
Useful and Simple Baby Shower Ideas
Gifting a pack of diapers (always useful!) and a bottle of Dreft Stage 1: Newborn baby laundry detergent is a great go-to gift. Dreft is a perfect gift for expecting moms who need a gentle baby detergent for their newborn baby’s precious skin. Dreft Newborn is the #1 pediatrician recommended baby detergent and it’s hypoallergenic.
With Dreft, the new mommy can wash all the baby clothing she gets at the shower and have them gentle and ready for her new baby to wear. You might also want to add a bottle of Dreft Stage 2: Active Baby laundry detergent, the detergent mom will want to start using when her newborn becomes an active baby and starts eating solid foods. Tie a ribbon around each bottle, and you don’t even have to wrap them! Easy, practical, and an always-appreciated baby gift.
Baby Shower Flower Ideas
No reason to spend time coming up with an elaborate theme that’s going to cost you time and money! A few simple bouquets of flower make it feel festive and pretty (and bonus! You get to have fresh flowers around after the party is over). Using one type of flower across your entire home is best for creating a unified look. If you have a lot of flowers, you can send some home with guests as a pretty favor!
Baby Shower Food Ideas: Finger Foods
Especially if you’re hosting in a house that doesn’t have tons of table seating, most people are going to be standing to eat or balancing their food on their knees. Pick things that don’t need silverware, like mini quiches, chips or veggies with dip, fresh fruit, and pastries. Plus, you’ll cut down on possible spills – the last thing you’re going to want to do is spend a ton of time cleaning up!
Time-Out on Baby Shower Games
Don’t stress out about trying to plan clever games. Let your guests spend time with each other catching up and chatting. Games just interrupt the flow of conversation – and the party! Let everyone enjoy each other’s company, have some food, and worry about one less thing to do before the party.
Due Date Do’s and Don’ts
You don’t want to have to cancel the baby shower if that baby decides to make an appearance a few weeks early. Of course, you can never guarantee that a baby won’t be super early, but you’re less likely to run into this problem if you pick a date at least four to six weeks before the guest of honor’s due date. Plus, this will give her time after the shower to get all the new baby clothing prewashed in Dreft and put away and write some thank-you cards before that baby arrives.
The Most Important Baby Shower Idea: Have fun!
It’s not about throwing the most elaborate or perfect shower. It’s about gathering friends to let a new mommy know how much she and her baby are loved and cared for. Be sure to shop from all of our Dreft products for some of your baby shower gift giving ideas!