A baby shower definitely is a joyous occasion, when family and friends gather together to congratulate the mother-to-be, play games and eat. But, the purpose of a baby shower is more than just fun and games. It is an opportunity for family members and friends to offer advice and support to the soon-to-be Mom (and Dad). The custom of celebrating a new baby has been around for centuries. Although the times have changed and traditions differ from one culture to another, the central purpose of baby showers remains the same: to share in the joy of an expectant couple’s upcoming arrival and help them prepare for their new lives as parents.
The centerpiece arrangement at a Baby Shower may be the first thing your guests discover as they arrive. Do you want to do something a little different, but don’t have any ideas? Centerpieces can range from baby-themed floral arrangements to Diaper Cakes to a unique edible Baby Cake! Centerpieces can be placed in the middle of the main food table or in the middle of the gift table. If you are having a Baby Shower luncheon, consider a cute or unusual centerpiece at each guest table. Add a “prize” that one of your guests can win.
Flowers arranged from a florist or a very creative person make a lovely centerpiece. They can be arranged in pinks or blues if the sex of the baby is known. Add some little trinkets in with the flowers to give it a festive baby-themed arrangement.
What is an American celebration without balloons? Consider helium balloon collections for your baby shower centerpiece. At the base, tie some little stuffed animals or baby rattles to the balloons. If you have several guest tables, make smaller versions of the balloon arrangements for each table.
At many baby showers, a beautiful baby shower edible cake can serve two purposes. Cakes are a delicious dessert, usually served at occasions such as this, and they make a great main table centerpiece. To get a cake to match the theme or the look of the baby shower, you must shop ahead and order it with plenty of time to spare. For those who enjoy baking, you can bake a beautiful cake. There are many cake decorating books available. You can also find ideas on the internet. I would do a “search” for baby cake ideas or decorating baby cakes and go from there. If you find something you really love, you could also take a picture of it to your local baker to request a special-order cake.
Fruits & Candies
Visit your favorite grocery store to get colorful, delicious items that make attractive, yet inexpensive and artistic centerpieces! Fruits with bright colors may be heaped in a basket or a beautiful bowl. For something really out there, take an item such as baby’s first bath tub, and fill it with fruits – such as oranges, apples, bananas, grapes, and a pineapple. In the bulk food candy section, fill some plastic baby bottles with pink, blue, green, or yellow candy. Use them for centerpieces.
I had never seen a diaper cake until a few years ago. I didn’t have a clue as to what it was! One day at work, a co-worker brought in a diaper cake to show us. She was making it herself. The way the diapers were arranged, it looked like tiers on a cake. You can add other little items in with the cake for added decoration. They can range from simple homemade diaper cakes to very elaborate cakes available for purchase online. The diaper cake business has exploded and on the internet you see them everywhere. There are endless possibilities with this idea!
Whatever you end up doing, make it a festive and fun experience for all your guests. Everyone wants to share in the joy of the upcoming little arrival.
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