Turn the tables on the standard baby shower have guests dining on "beds" (seriously!) at a bedtime-themed baby shower. After all, Mom will soon value her sleep more than ever!
Décor: Turn standard six-feet banquet tables into beds using sheets, blankets or inexpensive duvet covers in the style and colors of your choice. Tip: purchasing twin-sized bed linens can actually be more cost effective than renting tablecloths! Use baby pajamas, baby blankets, pillows and stuffed animals as party décor, and use easels or plate stands to display both new and classic bedtime storybooks all throughout the space. Sleep masks or boxes of sleepytime tea make fun party favors.
Cute idea: Create a dessert buffet that’s a grown-up version of milk and cookies. Stock it with a variety of gourmet cookies and tall, chilled shot glasses filled with regular and chocolate milk.