d00ch Baby Showers March 15, 2019 17:22:33
Sleepytime tea party. Tea sandwiches and herbal teas are on the menu at this relaxing shower. Gifts might include a nursing pillow, a cozy throw, or a robe to take to the hospital. Guests take home a vintage teacup and a tea sampler.
Soon enough, just about everything in your life is going to revolve around your baby. If thats not reason enough to let someone throw you a fabulous mom-to-be bash, consider this: "A baby shower can really help you feel less overwhelmed by equipping you with a lot of what youll need when the baby arrives," says Jodi Cohen, cofounder of JOWY Productions, a Los Angeles event company. Whatever helps relieve new-parent stress is a very good thing. Thats why were answering expectant moms most common baby-shower questions.
For parents who already have most of the baby gear, throw a "bring-a-dish-to-freeze" party, so that Mom and Dad dont have to worry about whats for dinner when theyre adjusting to life with one more. If the guests of honor dont have enough freezer space to store everything, the host or hosts can keep some of the dishes, to be delivered periodically after the baby arrives.
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.
Consider your crowd when it comes to planning guest activities and incorporate games that involve both partners—and that both male and female attendees will want to play. Kertzner had guests at the co-ed shower she planned face off in "Baby Bottle Chug." To play, give each guest a baby bottle filled with milk, juice, water, soda, or beer, which they try to drink as quickly as possible. Whoever finishes first is declared the winner.
Give everyone fabric paints and a plain white one-piece and bib to decorate. The best part of this messy-but-brilliant baby-shower activity is that its not only fun for guests, but the mom-to-be ends up with handmade keepsakes that shell actually use. Leave it casual, or turn it into a contest by having guests vote on their favorite piece and giving the winner a bottle of wine. Another option: Have each guest write a message or draw a picture with permanent markers or fabric paints on a square of fabric; then, post-party, Moms craftiest friend can sew the squares together into a cute play blanket or quilt.