Office baby showers vary greatly depending upon the size of the company, the office environment and the time chosen to throw a baby shower.
The most common time for throwing a baby shower is over a noon hour or an extended one. Break rooms or a large conference room are great locations for office showers!
The hostess will need to watch the clock during an office baby shower. Combine the time spent eating with the gift opening.
Office baby shower decorations
Since time is an obstacle, choose decorations which can be quickly set up and taken down. Or if possible, decorate your setting more elaborately before work begins.
Office baby shower guest list
If office policy allows, send an invitation to all employees through office email. Make sure there are no employees without an email address (maintenance staff and others may not). Mail baby shower invitations to any other guests (the daddy-to-be, business liaisons or others).
Office baby shower foods
Organizing a pot luck dinner is difficult, due to refrigeration and heating needs. Save yourself the hassles and have this catered! Sandwich plates are a popular choice. Hopefully coworkers can pitch in for this expense.
Office baby shower games
Since this shower has time constraints, choose baby shower games that can be quickly played. Consider these:
Office baby shower etiquette
Though it's not taboo to throw second baby showers in other settings, we'd suggest not throwing a second one for a mother in an office setting. Some coworkers might feel fleeced if they need to repetitively gift the same expectant mother.