Welcoming a bundle of joy into the world is a miraculous moment for any couple. A baby shower is often called for to celebrate this moment. A baby shower can follow the format of any other party with the exception that the theme is the baby. It is an opportunity to get creative with gifts as the baby use them at one point or another. You can make a baby shower more interesting with a few tips.
A baby shower is more intimate than the regular parties. Very close friends and family can be invited. Do not feel tempted to tag along your friend who might need introductions to the parents. Remember this is not a birthday party so keep the guest list short.
It’s about the baby by grown ups
As much as the occasion revolves around the baby, the guests are grown up. If you are organizing a baby shower, do everything to keep it interesting. Have food and drinks, play games and generally make for good cheer. After all, you are celebrating. However, it is considerate to keep the feeding and drinking to a minimum. Allowing the baby shower to degenerate is also a bit disgraceful. Have the baby shower in the day hours to allow the family their rest time. If possible, the mom and dad should not have to hassle keeping the guests comfortable. Consider that the mom at this stage gets tired easily.
Remember the mother
As an organizer of the baby shower, remember it could not be possible without the mother. Make her feel appreciated. A shopping voucher is a thoughtful gift as she can pick what she wants in her own time.
A baby shower is not complete without the gifts. It pays know in advance whether it is a boy or girl. There are many ideas for gifting either boy or girl. Some neutral gifts include baby cards, swaddle packs, towels, night lights and much more. If you are short of ideas, look up the net and you will not lack for ideas. It is also considerate to be practical, do not bring gifts suitable for a 2 year old. This is a common mistake when choosing toys. It is better to keep off toys and think more of items that are useful in clothing and feeding the baby.
A baby shower shows appreciation for both parents and the baby. It will take good gifting ideas and a bit of etiquette to organize one, but if done in the right manner it is a great time to bond.