d00ch Baby Showers April 06, 2019 17:37:38
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.
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.
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.
The goal of Cindys colleagues and friends: to create an atmosphere both casual and festive. Cindys sister Debra, the mother of 4-year-old twins, offered a simple bit of advice over lunch: "Get plenty of sleep while you still can!"
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.
Although it used be considered a faux pas by etiquette experts to have a second-baby shower, its totally okay these days. "A shower is about celebrating the new life – and if people want to celebrate every birth, even if they have 20 kids, thats fine," says Cheri Osmundsen, a mom of three in San Clemente, California. If you feel strange about having a big baby bash when youve already celebrated childbirth once or twice before, consider a smaller-scale get-together or brunch so your friends can "sprinkle" you with love and token presents rather than showering you with gifts.