Personalise your baby shower
Baby showers are a time honoured tradition for many new mums-to-be.
The day was traditionally organised by female friends, colleagues or family members to celebrate the impending arrival of the new baby at home, but before you decide to arrange an event, it’s important to take into consideration the lifestyle and circumstances of the mum-to-be and make it a day they will enjoy.
Who to invite:
In this day and age, baby showers can take any shape or form and include a much wider circle of friends of the mum-to-be. Many people now opt for a baby shower that includes their partner, male friends and male relatives.
Consider a barbecue or picnic to include the wider group or throw an evening party.
Some mums-to-be may prefer something a little more low-key.
Think about having a casual drop-in style morning or afternoon for everyone to drop by and enjoy a cuppa or if you think it would be welcome, throw a surprise party.
Just be ready to organise the guest list, food, decorations and ensure the mum-to-be will be available that day.
Don’t let distance be a barrier to an enjoyable get together, consider getting friends and family together with a video link, Skype or webcam session as well for those who cannot make it on the day.
Some mums-to-be may prefer a baby shower after the baby is born.
Talk to her and see if she would prefer this option, once everything is settled after the baby’s birth.
Some mums-to-be may also be open to the idea of celebrating the birth of a second or subsequent children, an ideal solution to this may be a smaller-scale version of a baby shower, still with the theme and food but less expectation of baby gifts.