Baby and child showers are a wonderful way to celebrate the arrival of a new member of the family! Here are some suggestions for planning your shower.
Themes ~A theme helps give a shower focus, so invitations, food and games can be easily coordinated. Themes also help guests know what to give to the new parents-to-be. There are many clever ways to announce and plan a shower for a child joining your family through adoption. Below are several themes that can help you in planning your shower:
Invitations ~The excitement starts to build when invitations are made and sent out! The big day is getting close at hand; so try to send out invitations 4 to 6 weeks before the party day. Guests should be informed where the new parents are registered and if there is a group gift available, whether it is included with the invitation or you tell them when they RSVP. Many times adoptions happen so fast that there isn’t time to plan the shower before the great event, so host a party after the arrival where everyone can meet the new addition. Be sure to send an invitation to the new parents or save one for them to add to their child's memory book.