d00ch Baby Showers March 18, 2019 01:14:43
Instead of typical shower fare like dainty cucumber sandwiches, offer heartier eats that men and women alike will enjoy chowing down on. State College, Pennsylvania-based creative services company threw a casual backyard barbecue for a soon-to-be mom and dad of three. The summertime shindig featured lots of grilled goodness and picnic-inspired decor, with just a few baby-related items.
Exactly whom to invite – tight-knit friends and immediate family only, coworkers, your grandmas friend Helga, husbands and boyfriends – is 100 percent up to you and the host. But for the most fun event possible, Cohen suggests inviting only the people who are closest to you, so everyone truly shares in your joy, rather than feeling obliged to attend.
Make sure to offer a variety of beverages that appeal to teetotalers and drinkers alike. Though the mom-to-be may be sticking to , be sure to keep the bar or ice buckets filled with beer and bubbly for the rest of the party crowd. Placing bottles in silver buckets with some on-theme decor makes it easy for guests to serve themselves while maintaining a special vibe.
As an alternative, there’s a growing trend of waiting until after the baby is born and then having a "welcome baby" shower, which can be combined with a bris (ritual circumcision), baby naming, or christening.
As a keepsake for the baby, each guest brought a copy of her favorite childrens book, and the group jointly presented a crib quilt with messages written on top. "I cant decide whether to use it or frame it," said a delighted Cindy, who later noted, "This is such a special afternoon. I feel blessed to have so many wonderful friends."
More and more moms are opting for parties that feel closer to a girls night out than a standard baby shower. In fact, fancy mom-to-be soirées have become so popular at Stephanie King-Myers original art-and-wine studio, in Chicago, that she now offers "Baby Bump" parties at all 13 of her Bottles and Bottega locations around the country. Guests drop in, have light hors doeuvres, sip champagne, look at art – and, if they want to, even create some of their own with the help of the studios resident artists.