If you have the exciting – or daunting – job of organising a baby shower for someone special, don’t stress! Take our advice and throw a baby shower to delight with the help of an RCS Personal Loan.   

MAKE A GUEST LIST

You’ll want to include close friends and family, check the list with the mom-to-be and decide whether it’s a co-ed shower or girls-only event. Invites should be sent out at least four weeks in advance, and evites are a totally acceptable and environmentally friendly way to do this. Showers are usually held in the last two months of pregnancy, but don’t leave it too late in case baby makes an early appearance.

 

 

CHOOSE A THEME

It doesn’t have to be over the top, but it will help you narrow down the food and décor. Consider what your mom-to-be would love. Is she quirky and colourful, modern and chic or a total earth mama? Does she love a big fuss or prefer low-key and simple? You could go bold with a happy Mexican fiesta or elegant with a simple English garden tea. Create a relaxed boho setting with big blooms or use a chic rose gold and marble colour scheme. If guys are attending, how about a laidback Baby-Q?

DECORATE IT

Flowers, greenery and fancy balloons are an easy way to fill blank space and paper décor is making a big comeback too. We love pretty paper cups and plates, and wooden cutlery that can be recycled. Less dishes for the host – genius! Superbalist has a gorgeous range of paper partyware to help you create a beautiful setting.

 

 

 

GO FOR FINGER FOOD

Easy-to-eat snacks work best for this type of occasion and could include anything from scones and finger sandwiches to flatbreads with hummus and olives or a rustic cheeseboard. Themed cakes are special and make wonderful centrepieces, so if it’s in the budget then pick one with the wow-factor.

 

PLAN GENUINELY FUN ACTIVITIES

Ditch cringe-worthy games like measuring the belly and melting chocolate in nappies – ain’t nobody got time for that. Instead make an Instagram-style photo wall of your guests now and when they were babies and let people try and match up who is who. Or, play a game of “Name That Baby Tune”. Create a playlist of songs with the word “baby” in the title and then let guests test their music knowledge. Favourites like “Ice Ice Baby” and “Hit Me Baby One More Time” should give everyone a couple of points.

 

 

 

SUGGEST A GIFT

As the host, you can give a few subtle gift ideas in the invite or in a separate message. Some moms prefer to be in charge of their baby’s wardrobe or they don’t know the sex yet, so suggest nappies or a favourite childhood book instead.

THROW A BEAUTIFUL BABY SHOWER WITH AN RCS PERSONAL LOAN

Baby showers are special occasions and you can throw one to impress with the help of an RCS Personal Loan. The application process is really quick and easy and you’ll get access to the cash you need for the perfect décor and the yummiest food within 24 hours! There are flexible monthly instalments and customer protection insurance so it’s a no-stress option. Apply today!