As your calendar slowly inches closer to your due date, there is a lot of planning and preparation to be done before your little one enters this world. The best way to celebrate the birth of your baby is by having a baby shower! Nothing is more special than having all of your loved ones help you commemorate this momentous occasion. Take advantage of the happiest season to help celebrate the happiest event! Here are 8 tips for hosting the ultimate summer baby shower.
When making baby’s nursery, read this article to find out what items you should not put in the nursery!
Take advantage of the warm weather by choosing an outdoor venue or dressing up your own backyard for your summer shower! Make sure to offer shade as the sun’s UV rays can be especially harmful between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. To beat the heat, opt for an early morning brunch or a late afternoon soireé. Make sure to have lots of sunscreen on hand!
Deck out your tabletops like a lavish garden! Strong sunflowers, pretty peonies, and dainty daisies are the easiest way to summer-ify your baby shower. Try arranging elaborate bouquets for your tables and counters or try crafting your own crepe or tissue paper fauna!8 Simple Tips To Help You Plan The Ultimate Baby Shower Click To Tweet
Nothing screams summertime like a table adorned with mason jars! Fill them with fresh pink lemonade and striped paper straws, or use them to hold flickering tea candles. You can even paint them to match your theme!
Choose a bright color palette to reflect the happiness of welcoming your baby into the world and the great weather! Bold pinks, oranges, yellows, and reds in the form of flowers, fruit, candy, or cutlery are perfect to grab your guests’ attention.
Deck out your venue with twinkly string lights, paper lanterns, and lamps. These soft lights are not only functional, but they create the perfect summer ambiance! Nothing makes the setting more magical than fairy tale lighting.
Finger food and appetizers are perfect for munching on while playing baby-naming games and unwrapping shower gifts. During the summer months, your appetite can decrease from excessive heat. When it already feels like an oven outside, avoid foods that are served hot like soups and casseroles. Try cool cucumber sandwiches or seasonal fruit on a stick to keep your menu light and refreshing!
Entertaining in the summer means fresh and fruity cocktails! (Or, in mommy-to-be’s case, mocktails!) Fun refreshments are the perfect way to make sure your guests don’t become dehydrated in the summer heat. Get creative mixing your favorite seasonal fruit, and try freezing some in ice cubes for a fun touch! Make sure nothing goes to waste by serving punch in a hollowed out watermelon!
To amplify the sweet smells of summer, update your candles and incense with the changing of the season! Gingerbread and evergreen scents are sweet, but they should be saved for winter and holiday months. In the summer, try refreshing scents like ocean breeze, sea salt, or cucumber!
Your baby shower is meant to be fun, not stressful! Enjoy this special occasion, and take lots of pictures so your little one can see who came to celebrate! What are your favorite baby shower activities? How about summer themes? Share in the comment section below!