Having a baby is a beautiful thing, and we’re sure you can’t wait to share your pregnancy announcement with your family and friends. But planning a party for it can be stressful and without the right tools, it’s possible that you’ll slip up.
Luckily, we’ve compiled some incredible tips and tricks to help you throw the most amazing and wholesome party to announce your pregnancy at home. These tips won’t break the bank, and they’ll ensure a smooth planning process. So let’s dive in!
1. Create some stunning invites
Once you decide on your guest list, it’s time to send out the invites. You can save up on printing costs by creating digital invites and emailing them to your guests.
If you have no idea where to start with designing an invite, don’t worry! PosterMyWall is here to save the day. The site has tons of pregnancy announcement templates. All you have to do is pick the one you like and customize it according to your preferences. You can add stickers, images, banners, and so much more.
Send out your invites at least two weeks in advance so that your guests can save the date (and find time to get you a present).
2. Set a theme for your party
A nice theme is exactly the thing that will take your party from good to great. Pastel or earthy tones work best for pregnancy announcement parties and baby showers. We recommend that you go with shades of baby pink, sky blue, lilac, or pale orange.
Once you decide on your theme, you can buy party supplies accordingly. For instance, pastel-colored balloons, streamers, and banners. Or pastel tablecloths and napkins. You can even ask your party guests to wear baby pink or whatever other color you choose, to your party.
3. Think about the food
The food that you choose for your party will depend primarily on the time of your party. If your party starts sometime during the afternoon, you can plan a fun tea party with sliders, pastries, pizza bites, and other bite-sized foods.
If you’re having a dinner party, you’ll need an entree, a main course, and a dessert. Similarly, if you’re planning to invite your loved ones to a morning event, you can host a little brunch with mimosas and omelets.
If you’re not a great cook or if you simply don’t want to cook for that many people, host a potluck. Everyone should bring one dish, drink, or dessert of their choosing. This will greatly relieve the stress of preparing all the food, and it’ll be an opportunity for everyone to participate in the event. If you go for the potluck option, make sure you mention it clearly in the invite so that people know they have to bring something.
4. Organize some fun games
Games are great ice breakers. They will help your party guests get to know one another, and they’ll help you pass the time without any awkward silences till it’s time for food.
Here are two exciting games you should definitely try:
Who knows mommy best?
For this game, you and your family can come up with some fun trivia about you (the mom) and write down the questions on a piece of paper before the party. When the game starts, everyone gets a pen and paper. You will read out the questions and the guests will have to write their answers down. In the end, all the answers will be revealed. Whoever gets the most correct answers, wins!
Guess the baby food
This game will require a little more prep, but it’s worth it. Google 3-4 homemade baby food recipes, make them and put them in separate jars. At the time of the game, place the jars in front of your guests, have them taste each jar (we would recommend that you get disposable spoons for this), and then write down what they think the ingredients are for each.
Make sure the recipe isn’t too complicated so people have a chance in the game. Whoever makes the most number of correct (or close to correct guesses) wins!
So what are you waiting for? Use these tips and start planning your pregnancy announcement party today!