Published at Monday, May 15th, 2017 - 21:59:03 PM. Baby Shower. By tommy.
Creative Ways of Your Baby Shower Cake Baby Shower Cakes Are you on cloud nine to welcome your newborn, yet? Youre thinking of planning your amazing baby celebration, a baby shower to mark the onset of a new life, your new baby. Well, its included in almost all rituals to follow starting now; your baby shower will come together with a sense of flair and fun. In earlier days, the baby shower ceremony was intended only for a first-born child. But nowadays baby showers are for all successive births. Pretty soon, you can discover how-to get my secret to a baby shower cakes. Imagine a cake that looks and tastes like it was make in heaven. With just little planning and your time and attention your cake and baby shower will be talked about for months and even years to come. First time parents can sometimes get bit overwhelmed by just the idea of becoming parents. But theyre also scared and agitated as to what is needed for a new baby, at home. Relax and be happy, no kidding. The baby shower aims at fulfilling some of the needs of would-be parents. The close relatives and friends usually give this party and try to bring as many baby things as possible. However you must thoroughly enquire whether it is in the custom of the house to bring such baby presents before the baby is born. And in some cultures, a shower is not allowed, period. But in America we just love the baby shower. With time, the baby shower has developed into different rituals. When mothers enjoying being the center of attention, why not the would-be dads? " Daddys shower" seems to be an evolution of baby shower ceremony to celebrate the joy of fatherhood newly bestowed on dad! Grandma is the potential source of experience and guidance in case of a new born. She needs to be well prepared to take care of the newborn and also the new mom. So, some celebrate the "Grandmas Shower" when the guests like to bring baby items ranging from cribs to even changing pads. In todays busy world, some like to arrange small-scale parties like "Diaper showers" or "Baby Sprinkles" not to overburden the guests as well as to welcome the occasion of the successive births. As with any other party, the babys showers party also has a theme on which to build the plans ahead. No party is complete without cakes. Also, there are loads of presents, games and no doubt, delicious food, yum-yum. Cakes can be the center of attraction for any baby shower. Many techniques are used to create a delicious and eye-catching cake. Some folks like to add dry ingredients initially to the food processor and then add the liquid items. This is termed as "all in together" type of cake. Another "creaming method" is also much in vogue. In this, sugar and butter are added together and later other ingredients are mixed in it. To make your cake more spongy and soft, "rubbing method" is also used in which, the butter is rubbed into the dry items and then liquids are added. Even melted butter is used that is added to the already mixed dry ingredients; liquid is then added to complete the procedure. Another a bit tricky procedure is "Sponge making". In this a froth is obtained by whipping together the eggs and sugar. Then the flour is added. However, here no raising agent or fat is used. So, this requires a skilled hand to make a soft sponge. Obviously no cake is attractive without icing or toppings like sprinkles, chocolate, carrot, butterfly and cheese. These few tips hopefully will inspire you to make your own baby shower cake. I do have a baby shower secrets that can make the difference to your baby shower and your cake dreams coming true. Do not let yourself to get stuck with some boring ho-hum cake. One (of many) big secrets: Catch the feeling of fun (make-it-bigger) and share it. AND share this article with your girlfriends. -Amazing Baby Showers and much more, with good ol fashion American know-how. Theres like a zillion different cakes to choose from. Also, there are many ways of presentation like toy cars or belly shape etc...the sky is the limit. So, go creative, have fun and make your baby shower cake memorable, allow yourself to have fun. -Enjoy your baby shower. Marisa Meidle is an expert in everything baby and all aspects of Baby Showers AKA: the Baby Shower Queen. For more of her ideas you can visit her at Baby Shower Cakes page.
Facts You Should Know About Baby Shower Etiquette Whether youre hosting a baby shower for the first time or not, chances are youve got some questions regarding the right baby shower etiquette. You want to create a truly special time for the guest of honor without any unintended faux pas. This guide was specially created to help you do exactly that. The real basics • Take the wishes of the mom-to-be into account at every stage. That includes the games, food, invitation list and all other aspects of the baby shower. • You can have baby showers either before or after the baby is born. Generally, theyre held 1 or 2 months before due date. But theyre also held after baby arrives because of medical or other reasons. • These days, it is perfectly OK for a close relative or even the couple themselves to host a shower. Those "rules" about only non-relatives hosting a baby shower are quite dated now. • Before deciding on the kind of baby shower you plan to have -- girls-only or coed, theme or no theme and so on -- consult mom-to-be and find out what she prefers. • Who can be invited? Generally, anyone the mom-to-be feels she should call. Shes the best guide here. • Do you always need to send written baby shower invitations? It is usually the better choice. With a written invitation, guests have all details at their fingertips and need not rely on memory. Plus, you can (and usually should) include directions on how to get there. • At the same time, it is fine to just inform people on the phone. Do tell them well in advance, though. So they have enough time to buy gifts, arrange for a baby sitter, etc. And leave your contact numbers with them so they can reach you easily if they need any clarifications. • Can you hold a surprise shower? Sure. It can be a wonderful feeling for the expectant mother. But do consult someone close to her (mother, sister, etc) to know about her likely preferences in all areas. The devil is in the details Heres additional information on baby shower etiquette thatll help you host a truly great party. • Send out shower invitations at least 3 to 4 weeks in advance. Send them even earlier for out-of-town guests. Request an RSVP by a date 2 weeks before the baby shower. • If youre having a coed shower, you might turn the guys off if you send frilly baby pink invites full of baby talk. Stick to attractive, stylish invitations. • If youre planning a formal baby shower, avoid totally goofy games. At coed parties (or even at all-girl events), be wary of playing shower games that focus on expectant moms tummy -- she may not be comfortable with them. Check with her about choices of games and ice-breaker activities. • Greet all guests at the door as they walk in, provide them with name tags (if there are many guests) and introduce them to others to get conversations going. • Lots of women have very different food preferences when theyre pregnant as opposed to at other times. So do check with the guest of honor while finalizing the menu -- yes, every single item! She may have some ideas of her own about what baby shower food she prefers. Avoid foods are not recommended during pregnancy. • Its a real hassle for guests to eat a meal balancing their plate on their lap. Good shower etiquette demands that you provide sufficient tables so everyone can enjoy their meals. That way they dont have to worry about whether theyre about to spill food on the floor! • Dont skimp on quantities of food. Sometimes a lot more may get consumed than you had bargained for! Same holds for baby shower favors, drinks, ice, etc -- having a little extra buys you peace of mind. • Register for gifts at only one place. Even if there are reasons like another store being closer to some guests. Else mom-to-be may end up with duplicate gifts she may have to return. And guests will be disappointed if they find that someone else has chosen the same gift they have. • While giving gift suggestions, include items at a variety of price points, not just high-ticket items. And do suggest that guests can get together to purchase higher priced items. • If there are older siblings, make sure they receive a gift each. They may already be feeling somewhat left out with a new baby on the way, so this is a great idea. • Irrespective of whether its a coed baby shower or not, buy a gift specially for dad. He should feel that he was remembered too. • Record who gave each gift. Essential information when the time comes to send thank you cards! Sending thank you cards is essential baby shower etiquette. • Hand gifts to mom-to-be for her to open and take it from her once shes done with it. This will save her the hassle of continually getting up and moving about to pick up gifts. • Sometimes, some guests may need to leave early. Theyll appreciate it if mom-to-be will open presents while everyone is eating. • Start the baby shower on time and keep it fairly short. Dont get bogged down in any one segment like games. Be sensitive to mom-to-bes energy level and any signs of fatigue she may show. End the party if shes beginning to feel run down. Walk guests to the door as they leave and be sure to thank them for coming. • Dont expect perfection. No party ever is perfect. Theres always the unforeseen -- power goes off just as gifts are being opened, you forgot to dust one corner of the room, the pack of baby shower favors you opened just before the party turns out to be a different color than you ordered and so on. You cant control it all. Special situations You might have a friend or relative who just lost a baby, or is infertile despite all treatments. Should you call her for your baby shower? Attending may be a challenge for her. Being confronted with anothers pregnancy may be difficult for her to bear. The rule in such situations is -- ask. Check with her and find out if she is up to attending the baby shower. Dont just send an invitation in the mail. On the other hand, dont presume that she cant come and not call her at all. If shes close to the mom-to-be, she may well want to come. Or at least, she may send her good wishes and a gift. But if she tells you that she cant make it, accept the situation with grace. Never hold it against her in any manner. Even if she said she would come and later backed out. Remember, it is probably one of the most difficult times shes ever had, so be generous and supportive. Once youve understood these simple baby shower etiquette guidelines, youll be far more confident about hosting a baby shower. Have fun, and create a special time that will live on in everyones memories!
Any content, trademark’s, or other material that might be found on the ExposedWorkshop.com website that is not ExposedWorkshop.com’s property remains the copyright of its respective owner/s. In no way does ExposedWorkshop.com claim ownership or responsibility for such items, and you should seek legal consent for any use of such materials from its owner.