Add to the fun and make your day more memorable with baby shower cakes from Bakers & Cakers. Whether you’d like something simple in pink or blue, are planning a gender reveal, or have a theme in mind, our talented team of local cakers are sure to delight. Don’t forget to create a free account, so you can save your favourites for easy retrieval later.
Gender reveal parties are a huge trend right now but incorporating the big reveal into your shower takes a bit of finesse to pull it off smoothly.
1. Consider lots of options. Many people opt for baby shower cakes that have candy filling or are solid pink or blue on the inside for the reveal. However, cake cops, cookies, cupcakes, and all sorts of variations are possible too. If you like the traditional choices best, run with it, but don’t be afraid to go with something a little unconventional if it suits you better.
2. Plan it out with your caker. If you see a design on Bakers & Cakers, you can connect directly with the caker who made it. Chat with him or her about your preferences and what ideas they have before nailing down the details.
3. Make sure you’ll have the results well in advance. Your caker may need to know if you’re expecting a boy or girl weeks in advance to allow time for ordering supplies. Allow extra time for this and for “shy” babies who may not want to reveal their gender at the first ultrasound.
4. Consider using a gender-neutral theme. Naturally, a lot of fun can be had with the gender reveal, but bear in mind many guests won’t know what to bring as a gift if your whole theme surrounds the reveal. Offer them some inspiration by choosing a theme which coordinates with any supplies or décor you’ve already purchased.
5. Let your guests know about the reveal on the invite. Let people know about the reveal on the invite to save yourself time answering questions about it later and to build up excitement.
6. Play it up. Create games around the reveal, such as leveraging old wives’ tales to predict the gender or letting people guess which gender the baby is and offer prizes to those who guess right. You can also do things like taking photos of the group with props to signify their guesses or have signature books to log them.
If you’re the mum-to-be, relax. It can be tempting to try to manage it all, but if you have friends who are willing and excited to help, let them tackle the details.
Only keep the traditions that matter to you. Want to have a soiree or brunch instead of a shower? Go for it. Want to invite men and children? Have at it. Expecting your third child and not sure a shower’s in order? Call it a sprinkle and celebrate the new life! Most of the traditional rules have been thrown out the window by the modern woman, so keep the ones you like and create new ones when the old don’t suit you.
Load them up with food and mocktails. More and more women are going with a full meal and mocktails in addition to baby shower cakes instead of finger foods alone. It doesn’t really matter what you serve, but make sure there’s ample food, drinks, and sweets for everyone.
Get crafty. Bring everyone together for a craft session. Consider having everyone decorate a onesie or other article of clothing. A popular alternative to this is to have guests decorate a quilting square. This works particularly well if a guest in attendance is a talented seamstress and can bring them all together to create a blanket.
Have fun. Try to avoid some of the common games that can make people feel out of place or awkward, like guessing the circumference of the mum-to-be’s tummy. Passive games may work best, but consider the crowd. For example you could give each person one item, like a clothespin or necklace on the way in and establish a forbidden word like “baby.” If someone catches the guest using the word, they get to collect their item. The person with the most at the end wins. A who’s who guessing game using baby photos of attendees can also be entertaining and people can register their guesses as the party goes on.