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A Guide to Plan a Baby Shower for Twins

Planning a baby shower for twins is not as easy as it may seem. Hence, we've provided a simple guide and checklist that will help you plan this party successfully.
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Tip to plan a baby shower for twins
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Make the seating area for the expecting mother extremely comfortable so that she can enjoy the party for a longer time.
A birth in the family is a moment of inexplicable euphoria and sheer joy. However, the birth of twins doubles this excitement, for parents, friends, and family. So, for a friend expecting twins, a baby shower is a must to let her know of the support she can bank on, both, before and after the arrival of her little ones.

Hosting a baby shower for a mother of expecting twins, naturally, suggests that everything needs to be doubled. The ideal time to host such a shower is well before the birth, as the mother will be healthy and cheerful enough to participate in the celebration for a longer time. To make this task easy, we've provided you with some crucial tips to consider and a checklist to keep a track of things.

Things To Do
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2 Months Before
  • Pick a date
  • Decide a location
  • Make a guest list
  • Finalize a budget
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1 Month Before
  • Talk to the mom-to-be about the menu
  • Decide the menu with the caterers
  • Pick a theme
  • Plan the games
  • Send out the invitations
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3 Weeks Before
  • Meet the caterers and finalize the menu
  • Go shopping for decorations and favors
  • Sign the thank you notes
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1 Week Before
  • Get all your decorations in order
  • Assemble the favors to be given away
  • Buy your gift for the expecting mother
  • Assign a photographer
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1 Day Before
  • Set up all the decorations
  • Make sure all the tables are laid
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Important Tips While Planning a Baby Shower for Twins

Pick a Date
While planning a baby shower for twins, picking a suitable date is very important. The expecting mother should be able to appreciate and enjoy the shower, and take home some good memories. Hence, choose a date when the expecting mother will be active enough to do all of these things.

Decide a Location
While choosing a location, it is important to consider the convenience of the expecting couple. Prefer a location that is closer to their home and can be reached easily. Another factor to be considered is the number of guests that the location can accommodate. Above all, the location should fall within your budget too.

Menu Planning
Expecting mothers are sensitive towards certain odors, foods, and ingredients. Considering this scenario, the safest way of planning a menu for a baby shower would be to consult the expecting mother herself. Also, take into account her food cravings and diet restrictions. Caring about the expecting mother's needs will really make this baby shower special for her.

Shower Theme
A baby shower for twins definitely needs a theme! With so many unique themes out there, you have to pick one that will set the mood for the party. Two Peas in a Pod, Look Twos Talking, Double the Joy, Noah's Ark: Two by Two, and many more such themes will give your party an interesting twist.

Games
The games will largely depend on the theme of the shower. Talk to the expecting mother about the games that would be suitable for her to participate in. Keep the games as simple as possible so that the expecting mother can participate. Additionally, the simplicity of games will also keep your guests engaged.

Gifts for Expecting Mother
The most important ingredient of a baby shower are the gifts that the expecting mother receives. Diapers, frozen meals, baby food, clothes, and coupons to baby stores are a few gift ideas that will be appreciated by the parents-to-be.

Favors
Every party must end with favors. They are a way of ensuring that the guests remember the shower through your token of love and appreciation. Personalize them with names to make these favors even more special.

To make this baby shower for twins memorable, think from the expecting mother's point of view. Make it utterly comfortable for her so that she enjoys it and feels loved and cared for. After all, feeling treasured and knowing that there is support, is what matters to a woman who is about to take on a new challenge in life.
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Published: March 1, 2014
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