A close friend of yours that you care for dearly is having a baby! The spoiling begins. You’re trying to find the perfect gift for when the special event comes. Gifting a baby shower scrapbook might just make your friend cry.
As the main host of the baby shower event you can collect a few special keepsake items to incorporate into the baby shower scrapbook. Some might be the baby’s first early sonogram photos, the baby shower invitations, guest list, and copies of the mother and father-to-be pregnancy photos.
Most parent(s)-to-be register for some baby store or subscribe to a catalog at some point in their “having a baby” journey. As the host, you might even consider capturing the milestone by attending a registry selection appointment with the parent(s)-to-be. A fun idea, would be to make the appointment a photoshoot opportunity with the parent(s)-to-be. Capturing moments of shopping, selecting baby items, funny poses in front or inside the store, and photos of the baby catalog subscriptions.
A nice thought: request of guests to send you a special photo of one or both of the parent(s)-to-be with the guest. Ask them to send a few encouraging words about having a baby or a memorable moment they recall with the parent(s)-to-be that you can place into the scrapbook album. The best thing about this idea is it works for both guests attending and those who may not be attending the baby shower event. A nice way for those not attending the baby shower event to still play a role in the baby shower event and in making the baby shower scrapbook album rather than just sending a gift.
Another photoshoot opportunity awaits just an hour or so before the baby shower event begins. Ask guests to arrive a bit earlier before the parent(s)-to-be do so you may take photos of the guests in front of main table displays, decorations, or backdrops of the baby shower event to avoid missing special moments during the event such as the opening gifts or cake cutting.
Other great milestone moments to capture during the event would be the welcoming of main guests, playing baby games, opening of gifts, and cutting of the cake. The moment that the parent(s)-to-be arrive you can take photos of big hugs and kisses. While baby playing games make the most of it by capturing the funniest and most adorable moments. When the opening of gifts take place, capture photos of each gift being opened with or without the gift-giver and cards read aloud. Make notes of gifts received so that you can include those notes in the scrapbook album. Oh, cake! Take photos of the main guests cutting their beautiful cake and sharing their special slice together.
The most important suggestion of all is hiring a “day-of coordinator” professional to assist with capturing this baby shower event to the fullest. While doing all of the above as suggested, you as the host may not be able to fulfill you host duties to the parent(s)-to-be in excellence. It helps with the stresses that come with planning a baby shower event and the creation of a baby shower scrapbook.
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