When organizing a baby shower party, there are several things you need to decide: the date, the venue, the guests, the menu, and the decorations. Also, you need to choose the time of day that is suitable for the guests and the future mom. Most of these events take place in the afternoon (2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.) or in the evening (5 p.m. or 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. or 10 p.m.). Hosting late-night baby showers is really rare, but baby shower brunches are all the rage lately. However, most baby showers are organized in the afternoon or evening.
There are pros and cons for both afternoon and evening. Before printing the invitations, be sure to check the time with the future mom and important guests (close friends and relatives of the mom-to-be). Also, it is better to choose a weekend day for the party, since during the week everyone works and they may not have time to attend the party.
The afternoon party is a great idea, because pregnant women get tired pretty quickly and may want to be in bed by 9 or 10 at night. Afternoon baby showers are the right choice if you plan to invite families with children to attend the party. Another great thing about afternoon parties is that they provide the pretext for special themes, like afternoon tea. You can host a truly special afternoon baby shower with tasty sandwiches, cookies and cakes, strawberries and whipped cream, and delicious teas. If you plan to have the party start around 2 or 3 p.m. M., Your guests will have enough time to talk, play, eat the delicious snacks you prepared and you will not have to worry that the future mom is exhausted. . On the other hand, most people are busy during the afternoons, even on the weekends, and for some of the guests, getting to the party could be a challenge.
Nightly baby shower parties start around 5 or 6 p.m. M. And, since the party will last at least three to four hours, the party will end around 9 or 10 p.m. M. It is not that late and if the future mother is not very close to the deadline, like a couple of weeks close, she will be able to attend the party without any problem. A great advantage is that in the afternoons people are usually free, so your guest will arrive at the party without any problem. If you are hosting an evening baby shower, you can choose any day of the week, not just weekends. Since it’s nighttime and people dine at that time of day, you might consider serving not just snacks, but something that looks more like a meal. You don’t have to host a formal dinner; after all, it is an intimate party, with friends and family. A buffet with two types of meat, some side dishes, and salads will do.
Remember, your most important goal is to keep the expectant mom comfortable and happy. So check with her to find out when she prefers the baby shower to take place.