d00ch Baby Showers March 16, 2019 16:59:47
"My favorite shower game is when each guest brings a picture of him- or herself as a baby and you have to guess whos who," says Nicole Zeman, a mom of two in Portland, Oregon. Another matching game to try: Linking up weird celebrity baby names with their famous parents. Give little prizes to the winners of both. (Anyone who knows that Bear Blu is Alicia Silverstones son and Kal-El – Supermans real name – belongs to Nicolas Cage deserves some sort of reward for her trivia knowledge.)
Couples buffet dinner. An evening party for both parents-to-be and their friends. Unisex gifts might include diaper bags for both Mom and Dad, coupons for future babysitting, and gear such as a carrier and baby monitor.
Each guest is asked to bring a beloved childrens book or a tape or CD of favorite kids tunes. This is a great shower for co-workers to hold in the office (it spares everyone from bringing in bulky boxes and keeps the costs down).
Let your guests to get creative by making clothes for the baby. Have plain "Onesies" (cotton snap-crotch undershirts) and fabric paints, brushes, rubber stamps, and clean sponges on hand, and each guest can decorate one (or more!) for baby to wear. Be sure to buy an assortment of sizes so that baby has a supply of personalized threads that lasts the whole first year.
Providing the hostess with a list of names and addresses ensures that everyone you care about gets an invite. But what if your sister, your co-worker and your pal from the dog park are all planning separate showers for you? Having more than one celebration has become commonplace. "Its fine to have multiple showers," says Diane Warner, author of Diane Warners Complete Book of Baby Showers: Hundreds of Ways to Host a Unique Celebration (Career Press, 1998). "But the guest lists should be separate. If someone is invited to more than one shower, she is only expected to bring a gift to the first one."
Theres no sweeter celebration of friendship than a baby shower. Whether the guest of honor is expecting her first, second, or even third child, a shower is a wonderful way for friends to express their joy before the baby is born. Recently, the women of Big Production, a New York City-based publicity firm, gathered for a luncheon in honor of their companys expectant co-founder, Cindy Krupp.