Having a baby is always a very special time. It is easy to become flustered, overwhelmed and distracted when it comes to the baby shower and even though the shower is usually organised by a close family or friend of the Mom to be, that doesn’t mean Mom won’t be heavily involved in the planning. The day of the shower will quickly come and go and before you know it, it’s time to start planning the arrival of bub. Mom will have received lots of special gifts for bub, from well-wishers and family members that attended the shower, but what better way to remember all the special people that this bub will have in their life, than to have a baby shower, guest book keepsake.
A new mom always wants to remember her baby shower – and especially all the family and friends who came to help her welcome her little one into the world. As the hostess, giving the new Mom a baby shower guest book, is the perfect keepsake that will record all of the shower attendees and is something that any mom-to-be will treasure for many years to come. It can be as straightforward or as unique as you want to make it. Either way, you’ll be helping her remember a truly cherished day.
We have done all the hard work for you and put together a list of wonderful ideas. You can choose a guest book to suit your shower theme or even get crafty and personalize a homemade one for Mom.
Here is a list of some out of the box ideas:
This is a cute idea and one that would go beautifully at a shower that has a theme e.g color, animal, gender etc. It is simple and straight forward but would look beautiful hung up on the nursery wall. Simply choose from a design that best suits either the nursery or the theme of the baby shower. Have each guest, on entry, sign their name on the thumbprint, balloon or love heart for bub to see just how many people adore him.
If you are looking for a quirky way to have your guests give you pointers or advice on raising your wee little one, especially if you are a first time Mom, then this idea will surely be a hit. Instead of a traditional book that your attendees would sign, have them write something on the individual puzzle pieces you provide at the beginning of your shower. It’s then up to Mom whether she would love to frame the puzzle piece for bub’s nursery or have the puzzle as bub’s first toy, that also holds a lot of sentiment.
If your baby shower is set to have loads of games and activities, then late night diapers is the perfect, quirky “guest book” your attendees will ever sign. The idea is to have all of your guests write something either funny, useful, wise, helpful or even words of encouragement on a diaper, so that in those testing, early morning diaper changes, Mom or Dad have something to look forward to reading whilst cleaning up bub. It may just be that little push Mom or Dad needs to get through the months of little sleep.
A great way to capture the love of all the people at the shower who hold such a special part in Mom’s and Bubs life would be to get snapping! Polaroids are back and such a great way to capture those special moments. Set up a photo booth for your guests, have them write something down on a chalk board for baby or Mom to read later and get snapping! It’s the perfect way to show bub pictures of all the people that love them, especially if some live far away.
If you like to keep it old school and stick to your traditional guest book then fear not, there are plenty of beautiful designs and themes out there that will work perfectly for your baby shower. Sometimes it’s also nice to go back to basics.
Whether you would like a book that each guest signs, a special framed picture of all the fingerprints and signatures from each guest or a personalised book with a little something written to bub by each attendee. Whatever you decide, it will surely be a once off, heartfelt, special keepsake for you and your baby. One day yourself and bub can look back at this keepsake and appreciate all the people that love and care for your little one.