Five Brilliant Reasons to Host a Baby Shower!
This article was kindly provided by Jo from Best Baby Shower
Over in the US, baby showers are so popular that most pregnant ladies will have a baby shower party of some sort. However, it’s still a growing phenomenon in the UK and although they are on the rise there are some who are still dubious about having a baby shower or hosting one for a friend or family member – so here are my 5 brilliant reasons why it’s a great idea!
- To celebrate the miracle of life!
Growing a new human being is an amazing process. In just nine months a tiny cell will have grown into a whole new person inside their mum. The amazing science of growth each baby goes through is mind-blowing and should be celebrated.
- To acknowledge the hard work mum has done in growing her baby
It ain’t easy being pregnant! There’s the nausea, bone-tiredness, greasy hair, spot outbreaks, food cravings, lack of sleep, heartburn, achy joints
and not being able to tie up your own shoelaces by the end. She’ll really appreciate your acknowledgement of what she’s going through and it helps
her see what it’s all for in the end.
- To pass on your words of advice
Most baby showers are thrown for first pregnancies and therefore are a great opportunity for those with children already or experience of childcare to pass on their advice and wisdom. Think about what you’ve learned from raising your children – getting them to sleep through the night, breastfeeding, weaning and so on. You can even turn it into a baby shower activity in its own right by collating the tips in a keepsake book or on advice cards so that the new mum can refer back to them after the baby arrives!
- To go ga-ga over super cute baby things
Whether you have kids or not, little baby clothes and keepsakes have the aahh factor. Enjoy choosing something gorgeous for the new baby (or mum!) and get to see the pleasure on mums face as she opens her presents. Or you could have a go at making a fun 2 in 1 baby shower centrepiece and gift such as a nappy cake or baby bouquet. It’s guaranteed to elicit a lot of ‘oohhing’ when people realise that the centrepiece can actually be dismantled and all items inside used. You could even turn the present giving into a fun game with baby shower bingo where the bingo ‘numbers’ are the gifts themselves.
- To have a great excuse for a girly gossip, laughter & lots of scrumptious cake!
This reason needs no explanation!
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