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Planning a Girl Themed Baby Shower

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Your friend or a relative is expecting a baby girl and you've offered to throw the shower. Here are some ideas to simplify the planning from selecting the venue to choosing the right baby shower favors, decorations and supplies. Like all parties, it's really the people that make the event a success but you can always add thoughtful details to make the shower even more memorable.

First decide where you want to hold it whether in your home or a friend's, at a restaurant or café. It's always nice to host the shower at your home or friend's home, but that can be time consuming and require a lot of work and effort, especially if you have a hectic schedule. A restaurant is an ideal option to host a shower as it saves you some time on cooking and clean up. When selecting a restaurant, look for places that have a private room or section you can use. Check prices and if you're expecting guests to share in the cost, let them know this ahead of time.

You may find that others also want to help with the planning. Feel free to share the responsibilities. Just because you offered first or are closest to the mom-to-be doesn't mean you have to do all the work. Assign someone to pick out the cake or even just pick up the one you order. It's nice for other people to be involved and knowing you don't have to manage every detail will allow you to focus on the guests.

Pink is the obvious choice of color for a girl themed baby shower decorations but feel free to combine with white and green for a fresh look or opt for pink, black and white for a sophisticated urban appeal. Look for baby shower party supplies like plates, napkins and tablecloths in your chosen color palette to showcase your theme. You can also create a diaper cake with a bottle of pink champagne in the middle, diapers in layers all around, wrapped in pink cellophane and black and white ribbon as a show stopping centerpiece that the mother to be is sure to appreciate.

Instead of colors, many decorations showcase baby motifs like ducks, lambs, bottles or baby clothes. You can easily find baby shower supplies to match all of these ideas. If you know how she plans to decorate her nursery, then try to go with that theme but any of these motifs can be fun. Put a banner inside the party room and decorate the door and the room with balloons or baby clothes such as onesies. You can also double your baby shower decorations as baby shower favors. For example, baby shower cookies or baby shower favor cake kits can serve as perfect decorations as well as favors for your guests.

For a fun activity, be sure to play some unique baby shower games which involve all your guests. Word scrambles are fun and easy. You can make them yourself by taking a dozen baby items and mixing up the letters. Give everyone 3 minutes to unscramble the words and award a prize to whoever gets the most or does them soonest. Another option is to place a tray of baby items in front of everyone for 60 seconds, then take it away and ask them to write down as many items as they can remember. Some of the other popular baby shower games are baby shower bingo and trivia.

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