How To Host A Baby Shower: Tips & Tricks To Wow Your Guests
Wondering how to host a baby shower? Then Peerspace has you covered! If one of your favorite ladies in the world is about to become a mom, you are no doubt thrilled for her and her growing family! She’s always been super special to you, and she deserves a baby shower that’s as unique as she is.
But if you’re feeling stumped on where to begin, we can help you out. Here’s everything you need to know about how to host a baby shower that’ll wow mom-to-be and her guests!
1. Pick a special theme
Wondering how to plan a baby shower that’s a cut above the rest? Start with an awesome theme. The theming of your party should inform all your choices on decorations, party favors, and even the food, so make sure you choose a good one!
If the baby is due in the spring, you could decorate with fresh-cut flowers and serve afternoon tea in a lush garden. If the mom-to-be is a huge Disney fan, go all out with adorable plushies and serve up some Mickey-shaped food offerings. You could even take some cues from her baby’s nursery plan and use the same colors and design elements for her shower!
This all depends on the mom-to-be’s specific style and taste.
2. Host at a breathtaking Peerspace venue
Hosting at a unique location is an excellent way to up the wow factor for your shower. Suppose you need help finding the perfect place to host; just head over to Peerspace. You can find bright and open lofts with a sophisticated twist or even an elegant mansion with a sprawling outdoor garden.
Here are a few of our favorite baby shower-friendly Peerspaces to get you started:
- This eclectic industrial RiNo venue in Denver (pictured above) with indoor and outdoor space
- This urban natural light event space in Seattle with tables, chairs, and plenty of open space
- This Beltline loft studio in Atlanta with a kitchen, plenty of comfy seating, and a chic design
- This natural light studio in Los Angeles with an AC, a large balcony, and boho style
- This bright and modern loft lounge in Houston with a patio, kitchen, and city views
- This chic Scandinavian-style loft in Soho, NYC with tables, chairs, speakers, and city views
As you can see, Peerspace has a lot of options out there for you! No matter what kind of atmosphere you’re going for, you’re sure to find the perfect spot to host an unforgettable baby shower.
If none of the places above suit your style or location, start your own simple search here. Filter listings by budget, size, amenities, and overall aesthetic until you find just the right one.
3. Wow with custom invitations
Once you’ve chosen a theme, a time, and the perfect place, it’s time to get the word out. Wow your guests before they even arrive with some adorable custom invitations. If you’re feeling crafty, DIY them by hand for a homemade touch.
Not feeling up to it? Order some from a custom invitation service like Inviteshop. Your invitations should reflect the theme of the shower and get guests excited before they arrive at your venue! Remember to include important information, like the date, time, place, and a link to any gift registries too.
4. Decorate to the nines
After you’ve chosen the perfect venue, it’s time to make it as gorgeous as possible with banners, balloons, streamers, tablecloths, centerpieces, accents, and more. Pinterest is your best friend for adorable inspiration on color schemes and homemade decorations. All the little details add up to a single impressive venue.
If you book a Peerspace venue, you may rent a space that is already so chic and stylish that decorations are not needed. Either way, remember to consult the mom-to-be on anything you’re not sure about or a trusted friend or relative if you’d prefer to keep specifics under wraps.
Our baby shower decoration ideas provide even more amazing inspo!
5. Curate a mouth-watering menu
Now it’s time to start planning some delicious eats for your baby shower bash. Remember that pregnant women have specific dietary restrictions, so steer clear of any problem foods for mom-to-be. Platters of fresh fruits and veggies are always a good choice. Don’t forget dessert either, like a donut platter or mini cake-pops in blue or pink.
Instead of serving up snacks, you could also combine your baby shower bash with a special meal, like brunch or afternoon tea. And if you need any help with serving up the perfect menu, the Peerspace Concierge service can connect you with a caterer for the occasion.
6. Make it a surprise
Wondering how to host a truly unforgettable baby shower? Start the festivities off with a surprise! While you usually plan a baby shower with the mom-to-be in a consulting position, you can up the wow factor for the shower by making it a total surprise for her.
Invite her to your venue under the guise of looking at some used baby furniture or toys. Then surprise her with the baby shower of her dreams! It’s a unique spin on a traditional shower that definitely ups the “wow” factor. Make sure you’ve got a camera on standby for the big reveal.
7. Keep the spotlight on the lady of the hour
While everyone will have plenty of gifts for the new baby, make sure you throw in something special for the mom-to-be herself! After the baby arrives, she’ll need some quality mom time to recharge. Give her some fun ways to pamper herself, like some homemade bath bombs or soothing candles. A gift certificate to a spa or salon is sure to be appreciated, too. You could even throw in a “coupon” for your babysitting services.
Your favorite lady will get the day off all to herself, and you’ll get some quality time with her adorable little one. It sounds like a win-win to us!
8. Don’t forget dad
While mom-to-be deserves to be the center of attention at her shower, don’t forget about dad-to-be either. If he’s taking part, make sure that there’s something special at the shower just for him.
Give him a gift like a dad-inspired diaper bag, play an engaging game like a speed-diapering competition, or even serve up some of his favorite foods at the baby shower buffet. Brats and wings, anyone?
Check out more details about planning a baby shower to remember here!
9. Surprise her with a special custom gift
Our next tip on how to host a baby shower involves giving a little something from the heart. You’ve already gone all out with making the shower itself as spectacular as possible and given some fantastic gifts to both mom and dad. Now it’s time to round things out with an extra special gift for the newest bundle of joy in their lives.
This could be a keepsake baby book both parents can fill out as their baby grows or even some custom monogrammed clothes or toys with the baby’s initials. Mom-to-be is sure to appreciate all the love you’ve showered her with on her special day, and her guests aren’t going to forget this awesome party any time soon, either.
Bonus: A baby shower retreat surprise
As we mentioned, the mom-to-be is about to start a whole new (and super busy!) chapter in her life. Give her some amazing memories and one last restful experience (for a while, that is!), and book a Peerspace retreat venue for her baby shower.
For instance, you can book a few hours at this space house in the forest in Pauma Valley, CA (pictured above) that is an eco-chic retreat with sweeping ocean views.
Or, how about this bohemian beach view condo in Gulf Shores, AL that boasts four bedrooms, indoor and outdoor pools, a sauna, and a hot tub, along with its stylish boho decor.
Consider it a little girls’ trip before the baby comes and enjoy every second relaxing in stunning surroundings.
How to host a baby shower: conclusion
It may seem like hosting a baby shower for a loved one is difficult, but hopefully, this guide has made it easier for you. After all, all you really need is a beautiful setting, the lady of the hour herself, and these amazing ideas!