What a wonderful joy it is to welcome a baby into this world. The second greatest, most special moment one could ever experience (the first, I would imagine is your wedding day!). It gives me butterflies just thinking about how it must feel to become a mommy or daddy for the very first time.
Throwing any type of party at your office can be tricky. Everyone is probably tight on time and more than likely, not wanting to leave their desk (because they’d rather be doing work…hmph!). So, with that being said, there are a few tricks to get people to enjoy these types of events, and to get them to forget about work for thirty minutes (let’s hope).
A shower should be a couple things; memorable, elegant and most importantly, fun!
1). Get lots of decorations. Transform the space by decorating your break room or conference room. Feeling like you’re in a different place, and not at work, will do the soul good. Trust me. Also, if you want to add a touch of greenery, you might want to hire some office plants for your party. There are plenty of companies online nowadays that offer indoor plant hire for offices so do not be afraid to research a few different options online. Plus, you might find that you like the plants so much that you decide to hold on to them to keep your office looking fresh all year round.
2). Plan a party around everyone’s lunchtime, well, because people do need to eat. If you plan something at the end of the day, expect people to not stay too,too long, they will unapologetically want to get home to their own families (I don’t blame them).
3). Plan lots of fun games. Turn this into something super fun, give your coworkers a reason they go back to their desks with smiles on their faces, and not a “that was lame and a waste of my time” frown. Make it competitive and have prizes for those who win. (I used Dunkin Donuts and Starbucks gift cards for mine-and they don’t have to be much, $5 is plenty!).
1). Choose a theme (or color scheme) and stick to it
2). Have a designated table for gifts, and have a separate table for food
3). Have someone record the gifts and who they are from (this make it easier on the mother to be to write her thank you notes). Speaking of gifts you might also want to team up and buy the expectant mother a useful gift from the entire office. A stroller would be an excellent choice. Why not pick out a stroller with umbrella attachments for an extra cute touch?
If there is something you see that you like, I’ve created a list of things you’ll need!
DIY Gold Chalk Board
Cover all parts of chalk board, exposing only the frame. Spray with gold spray paint (or any color) protecting surface underneath board with news paper, allow to dry, then remove tape.
1). Any chalk board
2). Gold spray paint
3). Chalk pen
4). Painters tape
DIY Gold Ball Jars
1). Gold spray paint
2). Ball jars
2). Pom Poms
3). Table cloth
4). Cup Cake Tier
6). Diaper cake
Plates, Napkins, etc.
1). Gold cups
5). Ivory Flatware
6). Food labels