Plan the Baby Shower of the Year with help from Dollarwise!

Barbados News

With a new month on the horizon, you may be preparing for a busy month full of events, parties, and activities. If one of those events include preparing for a baby shower, this week's blog post is for you! Follow along for all baby shower necessities; from food, to desserts, and decorations.

A baby shower is a time to celebrate the arrival of new life, a day full of love and happiness, celebrating with friends and family. A time to enjoy each other’s company and spoil the mom to be. Although it can be celebrated inside, if the day calls for sunshine, why not bring the baby shower outside? This will leave room for outside games, a delicious barbecue/potluck, and make for an easier clean up.

It can be stressful if you're the one in charge of the baby shower, so don't hesitate to reach out to other guests for help with the preparation. Ask for small contributions, such as bringing desserts, picking up balloons, or being in charge of the guest list.

Food

Buying food for your guests can be a difficult task, especially if you’re expecting a large crowd or if you are dealing with dietary restrictions. The easiest solution is to have a pot luck! Invite your guests to each bring a dish, ranging from finger foods, salads, drinks, main dishes and snacks. This will ensure there is enough food for everyone, with many different options.

Pot Luck Tip - Have guests sign up prior to the baby shower to list what they are bringing to ensure every box is checked, and so you don’t end up with too many of the same food types.

Candy Bar

This is a creative and yummy idea to take care of dessert. Set up a candy bar by filling different shaped jars and bowls with candy and laying them out on a colourful table cloth. Stock up on small gift bags or mason jars for guests to fill. 

  • Stop in at Dollarwise to stock up on an assortment of yummy candies and snacks.  

Decorations

Time to get creative, try these two beautiful ideas for baby shower decorations. Depending on your colour scheme, the materials used can be changed or altered.

Diaper Cake
A creative and useful way to stock up the mom to be with baby diapers

Material

  • Large box of diapers
  • Rubber bands
  • Ribbon
  • Scissors
  • Straight pins

Instructions

Step 1. Roll Diapers
Roll up each diaper from the top to the bottom and secure with a rubber band.

Step 2: Make Bottom Tier of Diapers
Start combining the diapers together in a large round tier (just like a cake!), securing 3 diapers in each bunch with a rubber band then placing them all together. For the bottom tier, use around 48 diapers.

Step 3: Make Second Tier of Diapers
Follow the same step as step two but instead use around 26 diapers, secure the diapers in a circle.

Step 4: Make Top Tier of Diapers
Follow the same steps above using 13 diapers.

Step 5: Make the Cake
Place your diaper tiers on top of each other, wrap a ribbon around each tier and secure with straight pins.
Decorate as you wish!

Found on: https://www.makingmanzanita.com/baby-diaper-cake/utm_medium=social&utm_source=pinterest&utm_campaign=tailwind_tribes&utm_content=tribes&utm_term=358272684_11415394_222641

Baby Clothing Line

This decoration idea is simple and also allows guests to contribute a gift to the baby shower. This idea can be set up indoors or out (depending on the weather). All you have to do is simply hang up a clothing line and make sure it’s securely fastened. Using clothing pins, secure the baby clothes you purchase as well as the clothes your guests brought to the line.

Just remember, you don't have to spend a fortune on a baby shower, with help from friends, and these creative ideas, your baby shower will be a hit! The most important part is being together and celebrating the mom to be, everything else is just extra.

You can find more on Dollarwise's Pinterest page: https://www.pinterest.ca/dollarwisecarib/

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