d00ch Baby Showers April 10, 2019 16:36:54
Tradition states that a shower should not be hosted by a close family member of the parents-to-be, but instead by a friend or more distant relative, such as a cousin or an aunt. This rule was meant to avoid the appearance that the family was simply on a mission to collect gifts. However, like many traditions, this rule isnt strictly observed these days. In fact, its usually considered perfectly acceptable for a sister, mother-in-law, or even the guest of honors mother to host or co-host a shower. Its still unusual for a mother-to-be to host her own shower, though.
Another popular option: The mani-pedi party. Just block out a couple of hours at your favorite salon, or find a local "mobile spa" service that will come to you and your guests. And one last idea, not for the faint of heart or bashful of body: a women-only group belly-dancing lesson. Talk about celebrating your baby bump! Get everyone matching tank tops and beach wraps or simple pareos, and let the hip shaking and belly quaking begin.
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).
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.
Babys bed and bath shower. A great way to provide the basics every new parent needs: layette items, an infant tub, linens, changing-table gear, and more.
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."