d00ch Baby Showers April 10, 2019 16:37:04
Yet another fun option from mom Tracy Saelinger, of Lake Oswego, Oregon: "At my shower someone made up a list of traits and had me write down in advance whether I wanted the baby to get those attributes from me or his dad. The guests had to guess what I picked – eyes, dad; IQ, me, of course! It was hilarious, and we all had a good laugh about both my quirks and my husbands."
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.
Each partygoer is given a thin piece of cardboard and a thick felt marker and is asked to write a greeting, a wish, or another special message for the baby. The host then takes a picture of each guest holding up his or her greeting (a Polaroid instant or digital camera, for immediate results, makes this the most fun). The photos can then be assembled in an album or saved for the baby book. As he grows, the little one will surely get a kick out of seeing familiar faces and receiving the messages sent to him by close family and friends before he was even born.
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.
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.
Guests are asked to bring gifts for parents, wholl probably be spending most of their Saturday nights at home. This could include videos or DVDs of their favorite films, music CDs, a nice bottle of wine, and board games.