- When should I have my baby shower?
- Who should I invite to my baby shower?
- Surprise baby shower
- Where to organize your baby shower?
- What theme should I choose for my baby shower?
- Tea party or evening… What time should I invite my guests?
- Baby shower or Gender reveal: should I choose?
- What gifts should I choose for my baby shower?
- Difficult pregnancy: after birth, it works too!
When should I have my baby shower?
Traditionally, the baby shower is organized between the 6th and 8th month. Not too early to be confident that baby is doing well; nor too late to prevent mom from being too tired!
Who should I invite to my baby shower?
Originally, baby showers were exclusively for women. In your guest list, mom, sister(s) and best friends are there! It's an intimate moment to celebrate your pregnancy, you will surely want to spend it close to people with whom you share a very strong emotional bond. However, morals are changing, and gentlemen are now also welcome! You can therefore invite family and friends, men and women, the number depends only on you. Some of you prefer to make it an afternoon with friends, while others a more important event that brings together all your loved ones. Either way, try to send invitations well in advance to ensure everyone is available.
Surprise baby shower
Do you have a feeling that someone close to you is organizing a surprise baby shower in your honor? Try discreetly slipping the names of the people you would really like to share this moment with to ensure that everyone important and involved is present.
Where to organize your baby shower?
This is why it generally takes place at home. In addition, this prevents the future mother from having to move around and get tired: very practical for bedridden mothers who can enjoy this lovely moment while remaining comfortably seated on their sofa!
However, you can also decide to make it an even more grandiose event by privatizing a special place : barge, café... Smaller budget? If time permits, why not organize your party in a park for a picnic party!
What theme should I choose for my baby shower?
Although choosing a theme is obviously not obligatory, it may be wise to choose one if only to help you with organization and preparation. Indeed, by choosing a theme you will be quicker in choosing your decorative elements and invitations.
The sex of the baby hasn't been revealed yet? You can choose neutral themes : white and gold work very well for a chic and delicate theme. You can also let yourself be tempted by multicolor for a more sparkling theme, or even pastel colors that will recall the sweetness of a baby!
Furthermore, preparing for a baby shower takes time and energy. So don't hesitate to ask for help from your loved ones who are involved in your pregnancy, or why not from a specialized agency. Although agencies require a slightly larger budget, they can be very useful if you lack time and/or imagination!
Tea party or evening… What time should I invite my guests?
Traditionally the baby shower takes place in the afternoon because it is the most suitable time for the mother, who, as you may already know, can quickly become tired in the evening. To taste, it is therefore rather a sweet buffet which is required! Cakes, cupcakes, popcorn, donuts, fruit skewers... The buffet is generally the simplest option because it requires less organization.
Are you not very sweet? You can also invite your guests to lunch or brunch !
Once again, it is simpler to offer a buffet where everyone can serve themselves as they wish. But this time offer small savory snacks: petit fours, mini sandwiches, savory cakes, toasts and verrines…
For drinks, why not offer your guests delicious, fresh and super healthy smoothies ! From the simplest “strawberry/banana” to the more daring combination of flavors like spinach and kiwi, there is no shortage of recipes on the Internet! Seasonal fruit juices are also very simple to make and always have a great effect!
Baby shower or Gender reveal: should I choose?
Gender Reveal is the revelation of the sex of the child. A concept once again coming straight from the United States and now increasingly popular in France, it is, just like the baby shower, an opportunity to celebrate baby by discovering his gender surrounded by your loved ones.
But should you choose to organize one or the other? Not necessarily ! If some decide to organize two separate events: a baby shower AND a gender reveal to celebrate baby twice, you can absolutely combine the two at the same time: saving time and preparation!
What gifts should I choose for my baby shower?
The baby shower is also an opportunity to be spoiled by your loved ones and to receive gifts! If your loved ones ask you what would make you happy, there are several options available to you. You can share your birth list with them if you have made one, this avoids duplicates and ensures you have a gift that you will have real use for. But you can also ask for gifts to take care of yourself : massage, spa day, or even Daylily Paris gift boxes! The My Baby Bump Box, or the Mama Self-Love Box, they all consist of natural and cocooning care that will delight you during pregnancy, but also after!
Difficult pregnancy: after birth, it works too!
Are you dreaming of a baby shower but exhausted from your pregnancy? You have every right to deviate from the rule. Now some mothers prefer to organize a baby shower when their baby arrives out of health concerns and/or superstition. And yes, there are many superstitious people who wish to wait until they have given birth to celebrate the arrival of their little one more peacefully! This “new” concept is called “Sip and See”: in other words, your guests come to meet baby while enjoying a drink with the parents.