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Advice and decorating tips and tricks for a “baby celebration”
A baby shower is the main event held to celebrate the little one’s arrival and pamper the parents-to-be. Here are our best tips and advice for making it a unique event.
The shower is usually organized by someone very close to the mom – a friend or relative. She coordinates and plans everything, and invites all the future parents’ friends and family. These days, some moms-to-be even organize their own baby shower.
We suggest you have the shower in the last trimester of the pregnancy, between Months 7 and 8, so you can better prepare for baby’s arrival without being too last-minute if a surprise early delivery happens. Plan the whole thing in advance and get someone to help you organize!
So you already know if it’ll be a boy or a girl, or the look being planned for the nursery? Why not use that theme for your shower decorations! Need inspiration? Here’s a piece on decorating tips for your shower.
There’s no specific baby shower format. The event should be a reflection of the parents-to-be. You can have it in the afternoon or go with a happy hour-type event, a brunch, a tapas night, or even a potluck, where everyone brings their specialty. Just choose whatever works best for you. What could be better than cookies and macaroons among friends? Just one thing, though: make sure you have non-alcoholic drinks for the mom-to-be. Check out our smoothie recipe here.
You could plan a few games for the shower or just have a few friends get together and exchange gifts. And why not have a symbolic game that’ll continue into the first few years of the little one’s life? Each guest writes a short message, which the child will receive when he or she reaches the age picked in a draw. Like our “message frame?” Here’s an easy tutorial for making one yourself.
Don’t forget the gifts! When we think of baby showers, we often have baby clothes or toys in mind, but who wants to get 4 sets of pink pajamas? Why not do things differently and chip in as a group to buy the essentials the parents will surely need? Here are our gift suggestions : mom-essentials
One thing to remember: Keep it simple – happiness is the simple things in life! Make room for what matters.
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