How to host an awesome classroom baby shower
Sometimes hosting a classroom baby shower for your child’s teacher is more fun than doing a traditional baby shower. That’s because the kids make it so much more exciting. And it doesn’t have to be stressful. Here’s some simple tips to make your classroom baby shower a success.
#1 Plan ahead with your teacher
Although it might seem fun to do a surprise classroom baby shower for your teacher, there are so many logistics to work out that sometimes it’s not worth it. My friend did a surprise classroom baby shower and when they showed up, the teacher was stuck in a mandatory faculty meeting. Just keep it simple and work out a date and time that will work for everyone. She will be just as excited.
#2 Recruit the parents
I used a parent email list from our teacher and sent out a group email with a baby shower invitation and applicable information. Click the link below to download your own free printable baby shower invite. I offer this printable for FREE to all visitors of my blog, but if you’d like to show your support, feel free to buy me a taco 🌮.
FREE Baby Shower Invite Printable
I was amazed at all the support I received. I requested a small donation of $3-$5 to help with a group gift. The majority of the parents sent me their donation via Venmo on my phone. A handful of parents sent their money in an envelope with their child to school and then there were some who decided to bring their own gift on the day of the shower. We received $175!
#3 Keep refreshments simple
About four parents brought about 2 dozen cookies/cupcakes each. Then we just had water in paper cups. The kids don’t care if we make super cute and fancy baby shower treats. They are always happy with a cookie. Plus, clean up was a snap.
#4 Prepare two kids activities
Aside from opening presents and eating refreshments, two mothers each prepared an activity for the kids during the classroom baby shower. The kids drew a picture of what they thought their teacher’s baby was going to look like. Then they colored a page with a letter of the alphabet on it. Check out this website for a template you can use. All of these pages were laminated and compiled into a book to give to their teacher. It was an easy way to capture a fun memory of this excited time in their teacher’s life.
Here’s a free printable you can use:
“Draw your teacher’s baby” handout
#5 Open presents!
This was by far the funnest part of the classroom baby shower. After the two activities, the kids all gathered in front of their teacher on the rug and watched her open her presents. There were oohs and aahs all over the place. It was so cute. Those kids were so excited. Plus, our teacher got so many wonderful gifts!
Overall, our classroom baby shower was a huge success. All of the parents helped so much. All I had to do was show up with the presents and everything else was taken care of. It was great to do something nice for our teacher after all she has done for all of our kids.
Check out these party favor bags that you can give the kids at the end.
If you’re a room mother, here’s some helpful tips to make your life easier and make your child’s teacher feel special. What tips do you have for throwing a classroom baby shower? Leave your comments below.
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