Even just a few years ago, baby shower were practically unheard of. Very popular in America, they were the reserve of the rich and famous, but not anymore! The good news is that baby showers can be as individual as you are. And they don’t need to cost the earth!
When to have it
Baby showers are usually held four to six weeks before the baby arrives. Late enough so that the pregnancy is well established, but early enough so that the baby is unlikely to arrive before the party!. Choose a date that gives your guests advance notice in case they need to arrange a babysitter or day off from work.
Where to have it
Depending on how many people you invite and how good you felt during your pregnancy. You could just have a nice relaxing afternoon meeting up with friends, or you could arrange for someone like a makeup artist, spray tan, or hairdresser to come and do some demos. Spas, game parties and dining out are also favorites, but don’t forget that pregnancy can put a strain on your body (how might you forget!). So you might want to consider avoiding a long evening or low-seat seating if you get tired.
Food and Beverages
Whether it’s a friend or a close relative who is organizing your baby shower, or you are trying it on your own, the important thing is that you have fun! If you’re planning your party at home, throw out plenty of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks and appetizers to keep everyone going. If you’re planning the party on someone else’s behalf, try to keep in mind the types of food they like, especially if they’re vegetarian or vegan.
If party games are your thing, there are tons of fun ones for you to try. For example, if you’ve ever thought that canned baby food looks less like carrots or apple puree than it should be and more like a random mush, the Guess Baby Food game is definitely for you. To play, choose from seven to ten unique flavors of store-bought baby food, number each lid, and remove each label. Then invite your guests to start sampling! The guest with the sharpest taste buds wins an award for getting the most correct.
Or, if that sort of thing makes you feel slightly nauseous, you might want to try a new twist in Pin the Tail on the Donkey. Simply blow up a poster-sized photo of you standing with your pregnant belly in profile. Then blindfold each guest and give them a cropped image of a baby. After a few turns, each guest approaches the wall and nails the child to the mummy. Whoever comes closest to the belly wins.
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Baby Shower Gift Ideas
When it comes to baby shower gifts, the sky is the limit! You may find friends and family who ask you well in advance what you would like. Both for you and your baby, whether they come to the baby shower or not. Gift ideas can be tricky because it’s hard to think on your feet when someone suddenly asks you what gifts you would like. It can also be a little awkward when two people come up with the same thing!
Here at Love To Baby, we have the perfect solution with our baby gift list service. It works the same way as a wedding gift list, except with Love To Baby. You don’t have to limit yourself to just one shop. All you have to do is sign up (it’s FREE!) And create your list with all the items you want, from any store. Once done, share your gift list by email or on social media, then sit back and relax.
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However you choose to organize your baby shower, or that of a friend. Make it a day to remember by taking tons of photos and having fun. After all, this may be the last time you are all together before your new little one arrives!