Published March 24, 2008 by
Planning a baby shower for the expectant mother is the best way to congratulate her blessed event.
Who plans the baby shower? Any relative, close friend or coworker can host the baby shower.
Most baby showers are held before the baby is born. Some are held after the conception but, more often than not, most baby showers are held toward the end of pregnancy. It is a welcome diversion for the expecting mom to have her baby shower in the last trimester. It also brings more enjoyment and fun as the new mom is sporting a big belly towards the end.
However, before setting a date for the party, ensure to consult with the parents-to-be first and foremost. It would be a shame if a party is planned and invitations are sent and then find out that the most important people cannot make it.
Send out invitations early enough to give the guests a few weeks’ notice. This allows the guests to free up their schedules as well as to shop for the perfect gift.
In the traditional way, baby showers were held for the mother-to-be. However, there is increasing popularity for co-ed baby showers. In my opinion, a co-ed baby shower is probably more enjoyable and it is wonderful if the father-to-be is included. A father often feels left out throughout the pregnancy and after the birth of the newborn baby. A co-ed baby shower is a wonderful way to congratulate the father as well!
Themed baby showers are also very popular and makes the party more festive. Plan your theme and purchase matching invitations, napkins, plates and all other baby shower party supplies. Although it takes more work to plan, a themed baby shower can make the party seem more organized.
The most favorite and enjoyable tradition of a baby shower are the activities and games. Here are some popular and fun games:
There are many, many other baby shower games and activities that you can choose to make your baby shower fun and exciting.
Lastly, what makes for a great baby shower gift? Chances are the new mother requires many baby necessities including clothing, bottles, a car seat, bibs, personalized baby blankets, and more.
We have has charming baby gift baskets that are guaranteed to make the new baby squeal in delight, functional gift baskets filled with baby necessities that every new parent wants and needs and personalized baby gifts that make exceptional keepsakes of the blessed event. Be sure to browse our adorable musical crib mobiles and soft, cuddly baby blankets.
Make the new mom’s baby shower one to remember. This is a wonderful event in her life and what better way to congratulate her!