An Around the Clock Baby Shower Party

As new babies are certainly an around-the-clock experience, this party theme is especially appropriate for a baby shower.

The Theme

Here are tips and ideas that play upon the theme of "time."

  • When you send out the invitations, be sure to assign each guest an hour of the day or night (such as 9 p.m. or 1 p.m.). Ask guests to bring a gift that applies to their assigned time.
  • Be prepared to answer questions and offer gift-buying advice when guests call to RSVP. First-time attendees of this type of party may need some additional support.
  • Decorate on party day with time themes, such as watch- and clock-face paper goods, and sun, moon, and stars wall hangings.
  • Present foods with a time theme, such as Midnight Snacks, Breakfast Bars, and Teatime Sandwiches.
  • Start a pool to predict the baby's time of birth.
  • Set up several alarm clocks at the party scene. When one rings, award a small prize to the guest seated closest to the mom-to-be.
  • Organize a time-based mixer. Have guests remove their wristwatches and place them in a bowl. Then each guest picks out an unfamiliar watch and seeks out the owner.

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