With the majority of women feeling overheated during the last few months of their pregnancies, carrying a child during the summertime can be a difficult and uncomfortable experience. If the mom-to-be in your life is struggling with summer heat, throwing a surprise Christmas-themed baby shower can help to lighten her spirits and provide cooling comfort. A unique and unexpected shower theme, a 'Chrismas in the summertime' motif is a relatively easy fete to pull off and is sure to delight the guest of honor and her pals. Crank up the air conditioner and follow these suggestions to throw your own faux winter ball.
Invitations. Although Christmas cards can be difficult to find during this time of the year, inexpensive invitations can be printed to look like holiday stationery with a snowflake pattern or a baby dressed up as Santa Claus. Make sure you fill guests in on the surprise and ask them to bring a sweater or cool weather-appropriate clothing (you should plan to have a sweater or blanket on hand for the expecting mother to use if needed). Sending a holiday ornament brownie out with invitations is a fun way to inspire the Christmas spirit with some edible holiday joy.
Decorations. Think Santa's village when decorating for this event, making sure to run the AC at full strength for a few hours before the party to get the house down to a chilly winter temperature. Spread Christmas cheer using garlands, frosted glass snowflake tea lights and mini felt winter mittens to decorate the room and set the table with snow white tablecloths using red and green napkins and snowflake place card holders to complete the look. Of course, no Christmas would be complete without a tree, and a simple house plant that can be given as a gift to the mom-to-be should be decorated with mini Christmas charms with guest gifts lined up underneath.
Favors. Send guests home with personalized holiday chocolates and snowflake rice crispy treats for winter friendly feasting later on. Wrapping favor packages with Christmas-themed paper and ribbon is a fun way to present the end-of-the-party treats.