A baby shower is a birth party and essentially a party organised to celebrate the imminent birth of a baby. It is also a way for friends and family to help new parents get everything they need. After all, babies need a ton of things and the list can be very expensive!
How do you plan a baby shower?
Traditionally, the expectant mother does not plan a baby shower herself. Instead, friends and family get together to plan the celebration. If you are a mother-to-be and no one shows up to plan your baby shower, it is perfectly acceptable to contact a close friend or family member to ask them if they could do so. And even though most mothers choose to relax and let others plan the shower for them, you can still help your loved ones plan for the big day, if you wish of course. You can also create a gift registry. A gift registry can be very useful for guests who don’t know what to get you. It can also help to avoid duplicate gifts from different guests.
Where can a baby shower take place?
The choice of location for your party will depend on the number of people you want to invite. For a small family party, a house will certainly suffice. It could be the house of one of the planners or even the house of the new parents. However, planners should keep in mind that if the shower is at the mother’s house, someone should stay with her to help her clean up. Also, you can do a quick Google search to find popular baby shower locations near you. These may include community centres, tea rooms, restaurants, parks, hotels or lodges. Either way, the most important thing is to keep in mind mom and dad’s preferences, and choose a location that will suit the type of activities you want to do on the big day. So a park or clubhouse can be ideal if you plan lots of fun games. A restaurant or tea room, on the other hand, might be more appropriate for a quiet and elegant baby shower. In short, it all depends on who you want to invite, what Mum and Dad’s expectations are and what activities you want to do on the big day. But how does a baby shower work?
How a baby shower works
Baby showers can be playful and fun or relaxed and elegant. It really depends on what mum wants and what she feels like doing. Although mom doesn’t usually plan her own baby shower, it’s always a good idea to ask her advice on what activities to plan. You can start games to entertain guests, such as guessing the size of mom’s tummy. For food, you can choose a buffet to which everyone can contribute. You can also ask guests to buy everything before the day. If the parents have created a gift registry, each guest can choose to bring their own present to give. Clothes, toys and baby diapers are popular gifts. So you can give Mommy something to pamper herself with, such as face masks, scented candles or even pretty make-up. If she likes all of these things, she’ll certainly be delighted. However, if you know her well, it will be easier for you to find the right gift for her.