Throwing a baby shower takes a lot of effort and energy as it is, but knowing that the special mama-to-be is a minimalist can add a few wrinkles to the standard baby shower planning.
You’ve been entrusted with a monumental duty if you’ve been chosen to hold a baby shower for a minimalist friend or family member.
The good news is that, because your friend is a minimalist, throwing her a baby shower may be easier because she believes that less is more for her.
Keeping it simple does not imply that the shower will be any less special. Without all of the normal props and products that seem to be required in our modern culture, a minimalist baby shower can be just as significant.
My sisters and mother, in fact, threw me a simple baby shower when I was expecting my twins. Because it was simple, I never felt it was any less special.
I’m going to provide some unique ideas for cutting the fluff and amplifying the meaning of your baby shower without sacrificing any of the key elements.
Rather than going to a restaurant, take a baby shower at home.
You’ve already lessened the formality of the celebration by changing the location, which is likely what the expectant mother would prefer.
If hiring a hall isn’t an option due to space constraints, it’s another approach to keep things simple.
Instead of a luncheon, have a brunch, dessert bar, or tea.
You can save money on sophisticated food by holding the baby shower before or after lunch.
Brunch with basic breakfast-type dishes like bagels, muffins, fruit salads, a charcuterie board, or quiche is a terrific idea after a mid-morning shower.
With a post-lunch shower, an afternoon tea with finger sandwiches or a dessert bar is ideal.
This style of shower is perfectly acceptable as long as visitors are informed ahead of time that they should not expect a full dinner.
Keep it short and sweet.
This is a period when less is clearly more. A pregnant woman has limited energy, and she needs to devote the majority of it to caring for her unborn child!
There’s no reason for her to take a shower that lasts hours and hours and exhausts her.
Consider your scheduled activities and make adjustments as needed. Two hours is usually plenty to cover all of the essentials.
Instead of just pretty centerpieces, create functional ones.
My sisters made diaper cakes as decorations for my baby shower. They were adorable, and they were obviously very valuable to me subsequently!
Simple centerpieces that also serve as storage for items the mama truly requires are a terrific way to keep things simple.
Keep games and activities to a minimum.
Some individuals enjoy games and activities at baby showers, while others are less enthusiastic.
Most minimalists, I believe, lean toward the “meh” side of the discussion.
If you want to include games, make sure the visitors are involved in activities that have a purpose.
Fill out a page for a baby advice scrapbook and have the ladies sign it. Alternatively, have visitors make a ‘baby bucket list’ of activities for mom and baby to do during the first year.
Have guests create a onesie for the new baby as another enjoyable activity that can benefit mom and baby in the future.
Simply get a bag of white Gerber onesies and some fabric markers to get started. It’s also a good touch to have some basic design ideas on hand for your less imaginative guests.
Guests can join in the excitement and assist in making any ‘crafty’ nursery décor that the mama desires, such as these delightful and affordable paper poms. All you’ll need is a few packets of colorful tissue paper, scissors, thread or string, and an iPad to watch the YouTube tutorial.
Rather than sending out paper invitations, send out evites.
Some traditionalists may scoff at this, but if the mother is truly a minimalist, she’ll love it.
For her visitors, there is no paper waste or mess.
You’ll also make it absurdly easy for visitors to RSVP with a single click, which is fantastic for you, baby shower planner extraordinaire. Paperless invites are a win-win situation for all!
Free Pink Hibiscus Baby Shower Invitation Templates
Hibiscus flowers have long been prized for their beauty, as well as their medicinal and culinary properties.
Little girls are frequently presented with pink hibiscus flowers. They can represent friendship as well as several types of love (including romantic love, but also other kinds of love, like platonic or familial love).
In my honest opinion, these free Pink Hibiscus Flower Invitation are just perfect to be included at your baby shower party. The colors are just amazing, with the ornaments inside.
In addition, I’ve left a lot of room in the center of the invitation for you to write or type your party details in a way that your guests can see easily.
How to download
- Firstly, choose your favorite design, then right-click that preview image.
- Select “Save image as” and Locate where you want it to be saved in your device.
- You can leave it as it is, and open it later when the download is finished.
Open the file with third party apps such as Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Paint, Corel Draw and so forth.
For beginner: it’s better for you to use Ms. Word, and it’s capable of doing that flawlessly and there are many features to help you, like inserting text, changing the font styles and so on.
This is a really special day for the expecting mother! The most beautiful present in her view is being surrounded by family and friends who already love her and her unborn child.
Honoring her simple lifestyle in her shower will not only mean the world to her, but will also be of greater assistance than she can express.
You’re genuinely giving her the best gift in the world by doing less.
Your little family is about to get bigger and cuter. Wishing you moments of joy with your new little baby!