How to Plan an Unforgettable Baby Shower

How to Plan an Unforgettable Baby Shower at Lost Trails Ranch

Our venues at Lost Trails Ranch in Mulberry, AR, offer an ideal location for hosting a baby shower. In addition to being a delightful and enjoyable event, a baby shower serves a purpose in helping new parents navigate the journey of parenthood. It allows the expectant mother’s closest friends to offer support and share their experiences. The reassurance and understanding from loved ones who have faced similar worries and anxieties are truly invaluable.

We are happy to offer a few helpful tips for planning a baby shower here at our modern and convenient venues or anywhere else.


Celebrate new life with an unforgettable baby shower!

Four Things to Personalize When Planning a Baby Shower

Choose a Theme

You can unleash your creativity when choosing a baby shower theme. There are so many ideas to explore. Focus on ones that reflect the personality of the mom-to-be. Everything else related to the baby shower can be connected to the theme, including gifts, food, favors, and games. A few ideas to explore to get you started include the jungle, flowers, puppies and kittens, bees, horses, outer space, and the circus.

Plan Games, Fun, and Favors

The baby shower is likely to last just a few hours. However, the games and favors you choose can help make the memories last a lifetime. Planning games that involve giving prizes away can add to the celebration and fun and usually lead to lots of laughs. Try to have anywhere from three to five games planned. A few popular options include Name That Nursery Rhyme, Baby Food Guessing Competition, Baby Bottle Toss, and Celebrity Baby Name Game. These games are fun for parents and non-parents. 

Arrange for everyone to have favors they can take home, including mom. Favors can be based on the theme of the shower.

Create a Menu Everyone Will Enjoy

Baby shower menus are lots of fun to plan. There are so many ideas you can explore. You can plan a potluck where everyone can bring something to share. You can keep things light, simple, and elegant by serving finger foods, hors d’oeuvres, and mini desserts. Or you may want to have the event catered, allowing everyone to enjoy a delicious meal and convenience.

baby shower treats

Baby shower menus are lots of fun to plan!

Make a Guest List and Send Invitations

Work closely with the mom-to-be when determining a date for the baby shower and the guest list. Once the date and venue are determined, start working on the invitations. Whether electronic or printed invitations, create them based on the chosen theme. You may want to include information about a gift registry in the invitation. Consider creating a Facebook event that counts down to the special day.

Helpful Planning Tips

Before starting to plan, having a few simple tips in mind will be helpful. Keep personalization and creativity in mind as you strategize for the baby shower.

  • Make big statements with simple decorations, like confetti, flowers, and balloons
  • Base all things on the mom-to-be, including her preferences and favorite foods
  • Have the goal of creating a festive and informal environment where everyone can mingle and have fun
  • Use the invitations to give everyone an idea of what to expect
  • Create an especially festive centerpiece where gifts can be placed
  • Make gift opening part of the games
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Our venue at Fireside Lodge is just one of our options for planning celebrations with loved ones.

Create Lasting Memories at Lost Trails Ranch

Baby showers are the perfect way to pamper a mom-to-be and celebrate new life. We are happy to offer modern, spacious venues with everything you need to host the perfect baby shower or other celebration. Contact our hospitality team today to learn about our venues, lodging options, restaurant, and more.

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Written by Taiye

Friday, Jul 14

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