Baby Shower Ideas

Planning a baby shower for you or for a friend can be a pretty big task. You have snacks, gifts, party favors, decorations, etc. to think about and those can be a real handful. Below are some great ways to make your baby shower that much more special, and even include dad in on the festivities as well.

The Gift

The first thing you have to take care of is the gift. There are so many options out there but maybe you’d like to try buy a stroller.  After all, it is just about as high end as you can go.  If you’re looking for the best strollers there’s heaps of advice online.  Below I’ll go into detail about my favorite stroller.
Maybe this article will help you make that decision without wearing yourself out. Fortunately, we found the BOB Revolution Stroller. The highest standards were used in the manufacture of this product. Not only that, but safety was the top-most consideration.
What makes this stroller a “revolution” in strollers? It is revolutionary in the fact that the highest level of performance was the guiding principle in its manufacture. You may wonder what advantage that would be when you take your child outdoors.
Here are just some of the special features of the BOB stroller that give it an edge over some of the more conventional strollers.
1. It has two operating modes: walk or jog. The air filled front wheel acts as a stabilizing force no matter which mode you choose. All the wheels are made of a high-impact polymer composite.
Just want to walk so you can enjoy or explore the outdoors? The front wheel swivels to change direction easily and quickly.
Jogging puts more demand on the stroller and the wheel. But this stroller was manufactured with heavier use in mind. The wheel locks forward to provide more stability. In this mode, the front wheel does not swivel. This feature is especially important if the terrain turns rough.
2. Its high strength aluminum alloy frame makes it not only heavy duty, but it is lighter than most regular strollers. Its total weight of about 25 pounds (11 kilograms) makes it easy to lift and carry around; then just two quick steps lets you fold it for travel in your car’s trunk or storage at home.
3. The bane of any stroll or jog you take with your child is uneven ground when sidewalks are not available. With the BOB Revolution Stroller, the comfort of your child is not sacrificed because this stroller actually has a suspensions system installed by the manufacturer.
It boasts of shock absorbers that allow for three inches of wheel movement. Plus there are knobs that allow you to choose two shock positions depending on the weight of occupant. There is one for 0-40 pounds and another for 41-70 pounds.
Coupled with the suspension system, the pneumatic front and rear tires add to your child’s comfort no matter the terrain.

Air purifiers

A thinking outside the square idea is an air purifier.  Babies spend so much more time in rooms that don’t get much air circulation these days.  For millions of years babies smelt nothing but fresh air, now we stick them in rooms with poor ventilation and wonder why allergies have increased so much.  The best air purifier for allergies is the germguardian ac4825.  I found a great review of the germguardian ac4825 here.

High Chair

Another great idea for a baby shower is a high chair.  It’s something that most parents don’t think of because they actually won’t need the high chair for several months until the baby can sit up a little bit.  There are many high chair reviews online but we found that avaandashley.com has the best information on what is the best high chairs.  You can check out their guides over here at avaandashley.com – high chairs.

Create a “Candy Bar”

These are awesome ways to curb a sweet tooth while making unique décor statements. You can place bulk candy items such as malt candies, taffy, etc. into mason jars or decorative jars/vases and printing out old school labels an attaching them with ribbon.

Hold the baby shower outside

Have an awesome picnic themed baby shower that can be decorated with paper lanterns. You can use vinyl tablecloths and have finger foods.

Keep it simple and at home

You can always display playful fabric or paper banners and even throw in bouquets of flowers, whether they are fresh or silk is up to you, and even go all out and use what you have at home by making ribbon flowers for a unique decoration.

Serve a minty refreshment

You can serve up an iced tea that is flavored with fresh mint and lime juice that will accompany almost any type of food that you plan to serve. You can use a natural infuser if you prefer. For decoration, use a plastic or glass tea jar that has color ribbons tied to it.

Finger Sandwiches can be fun

You can serve up savory finger foods like pear and blue cheese, easy-to-eat BLT salad, chicken salad with mango chutney, or radishes with sea salt and butter.

Deserts can be decorations

You can take all your favorite deserts and place them on decorative cake platters on a buffet style set-up. You can place cute handwritten name cards decorated with small bows to take the guesswork out of figuring what it is.

Serve Color appropriate drinks

If you are having a boy, trying serving non-alcholic blueberry mojitos, or for a girl a nice non-alcholic strawberry margarita.

Make Ice cream sandwiches

For those who are keeping the baby’s gender a big secret, you can make this treat to be gender neutral. You can use store bought wafers or even use chocolate graham crackers and fill them with neopolitan ice cream for a great treat for all ages.

No matter what you decide to do, you can always make a baby shower fun.

For more ideas check out these-

http://www.partycity.com/category/party+ideas/special+occasion/baby+shower.do

http://www.countryliving.com/entertaining/g742/baby-shower-ideas-0309/