Norwalk, CONN. (PRWEB) March 16, 2007
Baby showers are a popular tradition that's celebrated differently in countries all over the world. In the United States, as AP9 Galleria USA reports, custom appoints the mom-to-be's closest friend(s) to plan and organize the festivities.
AP9 GalleriaUSA, a leading discount membership program offered by Adaptive Marketing LLC, is a source of savings for everyone involved in the baby shower, including both the organizers and the invitees. The members-only benefits offer savings at major retailers across the country, providing discounts on party supplies, favors, presents for the baby, new clothes for the mom-to-be and much more.
AP9 Galleria USA offers some useful tips to those who are in charge of organizing a baby shower. The goal is to enjoy the planning and execution of this special day and, ultimately, to make sure the mom-to-be has a great time:
--Teamwork. Putting a baby shower together is a task that involves time and lots of energy, so don't try to do it all on your own. Nowadays, it's more common to involve sisters or the mother of the mom-to-be in the planning and execution of the shower, since they love her and can offer neat ideas to make the party even more special. They can bring pictures of the mom-to-be as a baby or offer endearing stories to spark original ideas.
--Focusing on the couple. Celebrating both motherhood and fatherhood has become more popular in recent years, and some men love it as much as others dread it. If the goal is to throw a traditional baby shower, feel free to let the men do their own thing. However, if the idea is to celebrate the future baby and the parents, then make it a gathering that embraces both genders and their roles in the life of the baby. Make it a party about the couple and the new stage of their lives, adapt traditional baby shower games to include the father, and invite other men who already have kids to participate in all aspects of the party.
--Good timing. The shower can be held after or before the baby is born, depending on the wishes or needs of the parents-to-be. A useful idea is to hold the shower at least two months before the due date to give the couple time to prepare for the arrival of the baby, and also to avoid the interruption of the party due to the imminent arrival of the baby.
--Theme party. Sure, this party should be all about babies, but you can spice it up by choosing a theme that's related to the parents' likes or interest. Go beyond the simplicity of blue-and-pink theme parties, and incorporate ideas related to the style of the parents-to-be. Create a sports baby shower if the father is a sports fanatic, make it about fashion if the mom loves to shop, or choose a topic related to the future baby's expected month of birth.
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