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Whether you’re throwing a baby shower for yourself or a loved one, here are some ideas to help get you started.

 Determine Your Budget
Baby Shower 1While it’s common to have a friend or family member arrange your baby shower for you, that doesn’t mean you can’t throw one yourself or help in the planning or budgeting. When you determine how much money you have to spend, you can begin to map out a plan for the event: from how many people to invite, to how much to spend on party supplies, including food and drink.
 
Find a Location
Baby Shower 2Your location helps determine how many people you can invite (how many can fit in the space?) and whether it’s a casual or more formal affair.
 
 Decide on a Theme
Baby Shower 3Once you decide on a baby shower theme, you can start working on your invitations, gathering decorations, selecting food and beverages and planning activities that fit that theme. There are so many cute and creative baby shower ideas to play with!
 
Decide Whom to Invite
Baby Shower 4To help your guests choose baby shower gifts, register at shops that offer a wide range of baby products. Make sure you register for essential items as well as higher-priced items, so that your guests can purchase items individually or purchase a larger item as a group.
 
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Baby Shower 5Ask key invitees (like grandparents) about their upcoming conflicts before setting a date. If you’re hosting for a loved one, ask them for a list of guests to invite.
 
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Baby Shower 6You can mail traditional paper invitations, send an online invite or get creative! Pacifiers or rattles can serve as a cute substitute; attach a tag with all of the details. If there’s a gift registry, make sure to include the registry details in the invitation.
 
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Baby Shower 7Purchase decorations and disposable utensils (for a casual event). If you’re cooking yourself, plan a menu, and closer to the date buy the food and beverages you need. Make what you can ahead of time; freeze or refrigerate it until the day of.
 
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Baby Shower 8The most important thing is that Mom, Dad (if he’s invited) and guests have fun. If something unexpected happens (you forgot the cake!), laugh it off. Motherhood is not about being perfect — it’s about love, and baby showers are about sharing this love with family and friends.
 

 

We’ve put together a few more great resources to help with everything from planning and hosting a memorable baby shower, to picking the perfect present (hint: the best gifts have sentimental value and an element of practicality).

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Baby Shower Ideas

Get ideas for a baby shower and inspiration for group games and crafts, to help you throw a memorable, fun-filled celebration.

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Top 15 Baby Shower Gifts

Find out the best things Moms received at their own showers, and give your guest of honor a gift she absolutely loves.

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Tips for Man-Friendly Baby Showers

Baby showers don’t have to be ladies-only affairs! By tweaking a few traditions, you can throw a shower that everyone enjoys.

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Baby Registries

A gift registry helps guests pick out the perfect gift for the new baby. Major retailers such as Rustan’s , SM, Mothercare all offer registry services. Don’t forget to include a link to the registry in the invitations.

Our Promise to Babies

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Baby Showers Around the World

A new baby is celebrated differently in communities around the world. Visit BabyCenter® to learn about the unique ways other cultures welcome new babies.

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We are committed to working with moms, healthcare experts and scientists to ensure our products continue achieving the highest JOHNSON’S® baby standards.

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