Many people enjoy getting together with friends and family for a baby shower in order to properly celebrate and honor the new life that will be coming into the world. And even though the process of planning the perfect baby shower isn’t quite as in-depth or complicated as planning a wedding, it’s important to take it seriously and make careful and calculated decisions in order to have the most success. Furthermore, there are many misconceptions that often get in the way of the enjoyability and planning process of a baby shower. Here are just a few common myths to be aware of when it comes to planning a successful baby shower.
Baby showers are only for women
This is probably the biggest myth surrounding baby showers in general, and quite frankly, it seems a bit ridiculous. Sure, baby showers may not be for everyone, but there’s no need to stereotype or exclude anyone who wants to be a part of the celebratory event. It may have been an old tradition, but coed baby showers are quickly replacing the outdated tradition as the new norm. Simply put, baby showers are for anybody and everybody.
Planning a baby shower is quick and easy
Another common misconception, this false statement tends to end up getting the best of even the savviest event planners. The fact is, planning a baby shower takes significant time and effort. Not only do you have to figure out where to have a baby shower by looking at various baby shower venues, but you have to align everybody’s availability, plan activities and decor, and much, much more. To put it into perspective, most brides (30%) plan their weddings for seven to 12 months, and a baby shower with more than 15 or 20 guests will probably take at least two to three months to fully plan, depending on how much time is spent per week on the process. If you’re truly in a hurry, it may be better to look into all inclusive event packages to see if any of them meet your event’s needs.
Ultimately, being aware of these common myths can help you plan a baby shower you never thought was possible! Keep an eye out for the next post, where we’ll debunk even more common myths surrounding baby shower venues and baby shower event locations.