Baby Girl Shower Supplies and Decorations
Planning a Baby shower can be an enjoyable and exciting experience. There is a lot to consider when making decisions regarding decorations, favors, entertainment and refreshments. Luckily, many of these items are widely available and commonly inexpensive. Here are a few suggestions to assist you with selecting the items that will make a good party great.
Some basic colors for baby girls include pastel pink, green, or yellow. If your party is to be more elegant, purple can convey this image of beauty. However, simple colors can easily be accented with silver or gold for an exquisite appearance. If you want your party to stand out, bright or complimentary colors can be paired to make a bold statement.
Common themes include storks, stripes, polka dots, and the recently trendy zebra stripes. It is important to maintain a constant theme while selecting decorations, plates, napkins, and cutlery.
When it comes to decorations, balloons and streamers are a low priced way to brighten and awaken the scene. They can easily be strung from mailboxes, signs, entrance ways and columns, or can simply be fillers for empty corners in a room. Curled ribbons can be added to balloons, stemware or signs. Any left overs can be used as confetti to lively up table cloths or displays.
Refreshments are important in keeping guests entertained. Fruit juices and soda are expected, yet virgin drinks can add a classy twist to the party. The easiest way to serve food at a baby shower is by setting up a buffet or simply serving small plates and bowls of appetizers. Finger foods like vegetables and dip, crackers, chips and fruit are an easy way to encourage guests to try different things. As with any party, cake is a must! Cookies, brownies, and cupcakes are a traditional way to sweeten your shower. Keep in mind that these are just common items, you can always jazz up your menu by incorporating your theme.
Aside from all the excitement of discussing the new baby and opening gifts, games are a ritual amongst showers. Some games are as simple as bingo or as silly as pregnant twister. You don’t have to spend money buying games exclusively for baby showers, when the common games are just as fun.
Party favors are a cute way to make your shower memorable. Most stores offer small trinkets, such as clear colored pacifiers, mini bottles, ribbons, baby shoes, even miniature rattles. These items can be included in sachets along with mints or small chocolates. You can easily make your own gift bags using clear cellophane and ribbon, and creatively displaying them at the party as decorations.
Most of the party items are available anywhere from chain stores, party stores, and surprisingly even dollar stores. You can always go the extra mile and order your decorations and favors online, having them monogrammed or made especially for your party. All the same, store bought decorations can be just as impressive, and you will get more for your money.