Recently, I hosted a baby shower for one of the members in our Church. Hosting a baby shower is a fun way to practice biblical hospitality. The most important thing is to ask the mom-to-be what her preferences are for the food, décor’, and what theme she has chosen for the nursery.
It is important to set the plans early when hosting a baby shower and keep in mind the timeline so you complete everything by the day of the shower.
My goal for the baby shower was to personalize it, make it a fun day, and to involve as many of the women of the Church so everyone would be a part of the shower.
After confirming the date, I setup a Facebook invitation. That was an easy way to keep track of the RSVPs.
Blessing the Mom-to-Be
I knew that I would not have time to provide the decorations and the food so I asked two of the women to coordinate the food. I really wanted the mom-to-be be blessed by the women of the Church.
I love planning an event. I am energized and love knowing I am blessing a person using my gifts and abilities.
When planning an event, I consider:
- The number of guests attending
- The number of tables that need decorations
- The color scheme
- What decorations will I purchase?
- What decorations will I make?
- What items I have on hand that I can use.
I knew I wanted to use some of my daughter’s baby items as decorations. That was such a fun part of providing decorations. I had forgotten what cute items she had.
I used some of her dresses to hang on the wall using twine and her baby shoes as part of the table decorations.
I have a large collection of Mason jars that are my favorite items to use when making flower arrangements.
I have a large selection of scrapbooking papers, letter stickers and chalk paint. The first thing I thought of making with those items was alphabet blocks.
I purchased three square canvases, painted them, applied the letters, and used Mod Podge to seal them.
For the gift table, I made a canvas and used my Mason jar I had painted with chalk paint and put a simple flower arrangement of Baby’s Breath with roses.
The mom-to-be wanted soft colors of pinks and jewels tones with a vintage feel so I chose to use a soft pink as the primary color since it was for a baby girl. Each table had different table décor’. I used my daughter’s baby shoes as an accent.
The mom-to-be had several requests to go with the vintage theme. She requested cream cheese pinwheels, cucumber sandwiches, chicken sandwich croissants, cheese, crackers, and a fruit tray. The women of the Church did a wonderful job.
The drinks were served in a double decker container. It saves on space on the table. I ordered the plates, cups, and silverware to match the theme.
I also wanted a fun element to the event so I set up a photo booth.
Hosting this baby shower was such a fun time. I loved planning what decorations I should make and how to decorate each table.
The mom-to-be felt loved and honored and ready for the baby. We, as a women’s group worked together to make her baby shower special.
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