By tommy. Baby Shower. Published at Tuesday, May 16th, 2017 - 04:55:03 AM.
Daddy Showers - Throwing a Baby Shower for a New Dad For years daddies have been left out of the baby shower world. However as daddies are becoming more active in the lives of their babies, they are gradually be included more and more in showers. Over the past 10 years, couples showers have grown in popularity. They bring the new daddies into the celebration. Now men are beginning to take it a step farther with the Daddy Shower, also known as the Dad-tchelore Party. Who can throw a Daddy Shower? A daddy shower is generally thrown by a friend or coworker of the expecting daddy. If the party is for a bunch of daddys buddies, then a good friend may choose to throw a mens only baby shower. Office daddy showers, or daddy showers thrown for men who are no longer in a relationship with their babys mother, are more likely to be co-ed and thus can be thrown by either a man or woman. Who is a Daddy Shower for? A daddy shower can be thrown for any man who is expecting a child soon. It could be for a man who is expecting a new baby. Men who are adopting can also be graced with a Daddy Shower. Why a Daddy Shower? Daddy showers are a way to show support for a man who is about to become a new father. There are many reasons why you might choose throw a shower for a daddy. If the new mommy is having a mommy only baby shower with her girlfriends and female relatives, a daddy shower can be a good way for the men in the family and for the new dads friends to show him their support. A daddy shower is also very appropriate in a workplace. It is a great way to recognize a man who is soon going to be taking on this important new role. It allows co-workers to celebrate with him. While also helping him provide for all of those new baby necessities. Another time when a daddy shower becomes even more important is for the new dad who is no longer with the babys mom. Sometimes, for one reason or another the parents are not involved in a relationship when a new baby is born. In this situation the new dad will need all of the same supplies that the new mom will need. Hell also need all of the support his friends and family can muster. A daddy shower is a great way to make him feel important and supported. What do we do at a Daddy Shower? Most men arent too interested in the traditional baby games. Instead options like have a back yard grilling party, a football party, or even just hanging around talking tend to be more popular with men than a traditional style shower. If games are desired, most men seem to prefer the ones that get everyone laughing. Baby Bottle chugging, taste the baby food, and the dirty diaper game are good game options. Do we need to bring gifts? What kind of gifts should we bring? The situation of the man and instructions for the shower will play a big part in what gift you decide to bring. When the guys get together to celebrate with dad, a lot of times they have no idea what to bring. For that reason, many daddy showers specify right on the invitation that the attendees should bring a pack of diapers. This makes it great for everyone. The daddy gets lots of diapers for the baby, thus saving a bundle. Many men like this because they know what to bring. Also, no matter what size of diapers they bring, they cant go wrong, sooner or later the new parents are bound to need them. Plus, if the new mommy is having a shower, shell end up with many of the things the couple needs. By bringing diapers the guys wont have to worry about doubling up on gifts. If the invitation doesnt specify, its a great idea to bring fun things that the new dad can do with the baby. Daddy diaper tool boxes and tool belts, books for daddy to read to the baby, as well as balls and toys tend to have more appeal for the new daddy than baby clothes. If the new dad will be parenting separately from the new mom, then he will have a need for a lot more baby goodies, and thus gifts like those generally given at baby showers would be much more appropriate. With the ever growing role that new dads are taking in raising their babies, its time that we give them a chance to celebrate and be supported. The time of the daddy shower has definitely come.
Baby Shower Poems - Secrets Revealed! When it comes to "special parties" in life, weddings and baby showers come up tops on the list! This article will reveal all the very many creative ways to use poems at baby showers. If you are going to have or throw a baby shower, please consider using poems! Read the reasons I list below to see "why." Our Focus will be on these areas: • Why use poems at a baby shower? • Who comes up with the poems? • Do you have to be a poet? • Sources of "Poemspiration" • Poems in the invitations • At the party, who reads the poems? • How do I implement the poems into the Baby Shower Party? • Thank You Poems • Cake Poems • Poems for Activities • Poems for Favors • Poems for Departure of Guests • Poems for Mother-to-be to give. 1.) WHY USE POEMS AT BABY SHOWERS? Why the heck not?! Poems will totally personalize your baby shower! Poems will help inject to your baby shower atmosphere what you are trying to convey -- sentimentality or fun or theme. What an excellent addition to add to any Baby Shower! 2.) WHO COMES UP WITH THE POEMS? Ah! Well, that depends on what the poem is used for. The mother-to-be and work together with her Shower Host and come up with some goodies for the shower parts she is involved in. If it is a surprise baby shower, then it would be the Host(s). The mother-to-be can definitely come up with the thank you poems. The mother-to-be can also write poems to her host after-the-fact, and her mother. Make them sentimental and show your heartfelt thanks! The host(s) can come up with the poems to be used on the cake (we will discuss that later), for the activities (before and after or for the winners and losers or best runner-uppers), for the party favors, and for the thanking of the party guests who went out of their way to attend the baby shower. 3.) DO YOU HAVE TO BE A POET? No way!! Be creative and fun and original! Express yourself! These poems can be long or short. Funny or serious. YOU DECIDE. Perhaps express the baby shower theme (fun, silly, sentimental,etc.). Just be yourself and your true light will shine through the poems making it even more special to the guests. Perhaps the host can get a little group together that is in charge of the poems. After all, the host has so much to do! 4.) SOURCES OF "POEMSPIRATION" Like that word, "poemspiration?" Thank you! I just made that up! There are many sources to dig up your inspiration! There are online inspiration (absolutely fantastic! I recommend this!). Go online with your computer and look on Google Search or Yahoo Search and look up "baby shower poem samples" or "baby shower poem ideas" or "baby poem ideas" (you get the idea!). There are so many Baby Shower sites out there and I am certain you can obtains tons of "poemspiration!" Another thing you may want to check is e-cards. There are so many e-card sites! Again, go to the Google Search (or whatever you fancy!) and type in "free e-cards". Be sure to just use the cards as sources of inspiration...be sure to personalize them as fit for what they are for (thank you, game wins/losses, etc Remember: use them as a source of inspiration! Personalize to suite yourself.) Also, one may want to check out Hallmark or anywhere where they sell cards...peek through them for inspiration! There is also the library! Look at the Poems area or Baby Shower books or Invitations or Thank You Idea books. Ask the librarian for ideas as to where to research. 5.) POEMS IN THE INVITATION Now, this is sweet! Why not have one general poem in the invite? It can even be the invite itself, perhaps? Perhaps use a beautiful font, or wonderful ink (silver? gold?), or decorative paper or vellum paper? So many ideas! (check out "card ideas" on the internet!) If it is not the invite itself, it can be a wonderful "bonus" to the invitation (and also a prelude hint to what the Baby Shower will be scattered with: Poems!). A Sample of an invite in poem verse may be: "Just a little party With a little treat In honor of somebody special Wed like you to meet! A baby shower is being held for xxxxxx and his/her mommy xxxxxx" (and the info, of course!) But, an added Baby Shower Poem (to the invite) is a lovely idea! Make it heartfelt. Make it silly. Whatever applies to the Baby Shower theme. For example: "Heathers having a baby (We know that you know) Come see her big tummy now And her new-mom-to-be glow!" 6.) AT THE BABY SHOWER, WHO READS THE POEMS? Good question! This is where you can get creative! If you are the mother-to-bes mother, perhaps YOU want to be the one to read a lovely poem directed to your daughter as a new-mother-to-be...or perhaps directed towards your grandchild to be. If you are the shower host, perhaps YOU want to be the one who reads the poem that welcomes the guests....and the other poems scattered throughout the baby shower (more later)....and the final "thank you" for attending poem...(or, perhaps you as the host would have a wonderful sentimental "thank you for coming" poem written in advance by the mother-to-be, not telling her WHEN the party is, if it is a surprise. This could prove very touching and meaningful to the guests who attended.) 7.) IMPLEMENTING THE POEMS INTO THE BABY SHOWER. This is a fun creative part, too! Enjoy really giving this part good thought! Some ideas would be as follows (but use this as a jumping-off point): • A Welcoming Poem to the guests as each arrives. (Perhaps scrolled and placed in an inexpensive tiny baby bottle?). • The Host can welcome the guests after they are all there in poem and also introduce the mother of the mother-to-be in poem. • The mother of the mother-to-be can stand and then read a personal poem written to her daughter who is now a mother-to-be for the first time...and also address one to her grandchild to be (also, she can then hand them to her daughter perhaps framed for a wonderful heartfelt keepsake! The baby will love this when the baby is older!). • The Host can start the party games/activities with poems and also end each activity/game with another poem for the categories of winner, loser, best effort, most creative,etc. Make them fun and related to the activity! The more giggles you get, the more bonding is done and the more heartfelt enjoyment by all. • There are more ways which I will cover later (below). But, these are some to get you going! 8.) THANK YOU POEMS Well, this can actually be two categories: thank you for attending and thank you for the gift. • Thank you for Attending Poems. This can be a poem read by the Host (or if done in advance by the mother-to-be) to the guests. • Thank you for the gift poem. This is written by the mother-to-be after the party (after all, she needs time!). She can write a cute poem that incorporates the gift received. It can be brief but it will tie-in the poem theme (within a theme!). It also will show the sincere heartfelt thanks by the mother-to-be, as it takes time and effort to do this. • Another cool thank you poem may be for the mother-to-be to surprise her mother with a beautiful heart-wrenching poem about how grateful she is to her mother for giving birth to her, etc. (Keep tissues on hand!) 9.) POEMS FOR CAKES Just to tie it all together, why not put a single nice verse on the cake?! 10.) POEMS FOR THE ACTIVITIES I already pretty much went through this above. But, just a reminder: it is a neat idea to open each activity/game with a fun poem (to keep the atmosphere friendly and fun!) and even perhaps make a special funny silly one for "levels of winners (or losers!)." Also--prior to bringing out the cake...announce it with a poem! Perhaps, have a funny silly poem the host can stand and read out loud loudly to the first guest who gets up to use the restroom! (Be sure not to embarrass! Keep it light and playful.) It can be suggested that winners or losers (or both!) come up with an on-the-spot poem before getting their prize! This should make for lots of laughs! 11.) POEMS FOR FAVORS A nice added gift to the party favors might be to add a poem to it! You can have it on a cardboard square with a little diaper cut-out (or something with a baby theme) and tie it onto the party favor. You can also have it tied up as a little scroll and attach it via ribbon or rubber-band,etc. The Baby Shower Poem should be related to the party favors in some way. Be Creative! Have fun! 12.) POEMS FOR DEPARTURE OF GUESTS I did mention this above, but to recap: the host can read off a lovely poem to the guests before they depart thanking them for coming and telling them how very much appreciative you are for their participation,etc. The mother-to-be could have (weeks or months in advance) have written this "poem for departing guests" and she could stand and read it. That would actually be very touching!! 13.) POEMS FOR THE MOTHER-TO-BE TO GIVE. Besides everything mentioned above, the mother to be can give our personal thank you poems to each guest (they can be short and easy!) and thank them verbally as she places it lovingly into their palms. No guest would feel their presence was unnecessary. This would be most touching! The mother-to-be can give her mother a framed poem she wrote for the baby shower occasion...reading it out loud at first (why not film this?!). The mother-to-be can include a personal poem fitting in the unique gift she received from each guest in her shower thank you cards. After reading my article, I hope you also agree that these are wonderful secrets on how to implement poems at a baby shower!
Baby Blankets and Baby Shower Games Its time to party for a baby shower. This festive party time makes a great theme for any baby shower since there are so many things you can do to tie for the party. Celebrating the anticipated arrival of a couples first child is an important event that takes Baby shower games are almost a necessity for this very special occasion. You can find a lot of entertaining and fun activities that will keep your guests occupied throughout the event. So youve gotten the job of planning a shower for someone who is expecting. This is both an exciting and frustrating thing. Its wonderful knowing that you get to share in the joy of such an important occasion, but with all the details to take care of, it can become overwhelming very quickly. There are many things to consider including the invitations, the food and the baby shower games. Many people who host these occasions may find that choice is a great thing. However, it can be pretty difficult deciding which baby shower games to choose and it may be a little tricky deciding how many activities to incorporate into the afternoon. There are a handful of ways to make the task a little easier. When it comes to the invitations and the food for the shower its best to consider what the mom-to-be would like. If its a surprise shower, youll have to put some extra thought into this. If she is well aware that its happening, you have the luxury of asking her what shed enjoy. This makes the job much easier. When it comes to the baby shower games there are resources that you can turn to for help as well, and one of those is the Internet. Many websites have dozens of ideas that will help someone planning any type of shower, be it wedding or baby. This includes many different baby shower games that are fun for everyone attending including the expectant mom and the guests. One of the baby shower games that have been popular for decades is a word search. The type of word search puzzle that youll use for a baby shower will include words that focus on an infant. With baby shower games where the participants have to complete a task, like puzzles, you can have a prize for whoever finishes first. This gives everyone a little extra push to do their best. Try choosing baby shower games that are timed. This is the ideal approach to keeping a tight schedule during the party. There are plenty of activities that have a definite beginning, middle and end. These baby shower games usually do require a timer to help them along. A great baby shower to play for example is you could have the guests list as many songs that have the word "baby" in the title as they can. You want the activity to take about 10 minutes to complete from beginning to end. Consider the couple minutes it takes to give directions and pass out the pages when scheduling the baby shower games. The guests have about 3 to 5 minutes to come up with as many songs as they can. The time is at your discretion but I do lean more towards 3 minutes unless there are a large number of guests. Baby shower games usually take a little longer to complete when there are more people playing. Another really fun idea that many new moms particularly enjoy involves baby food. The host purchases several different types of baby food and places them each in small dishes. With a few plastic spoons for tasting, each guest must sample the infant delicacies and write down what they think it is. Before you play baby shower games that involve food be certain that no one is allergic to anything that is in the products. You certainly dont want to cause any discomfort to your guests during the baby shower games. Finally the new mom is really the center of attention on this special day so why not devise a task just for her? One of the baby shower games that will put the expectant one on the spot is a dress the baby game. Here she will be blindfolded and given a plastic doll along with the various items one needs to dress an infant including a diaper, some booties and a Baby Blanket Then shes twirled around a couple of times and left to dress the baby, all while her eyes are covered. This may be embarrassing for the soon to be mom but it certainly entertains everyone at the shower including the new grandmas who may just decide upon seeing the results of the dress-up game that they need to play nanny for a few weeks after the delivery. Some baby shower games can take more time no matter how many guests you have. Baby bingo is a great idea that requires nothing more than some pens, blotters or markers and papers with grids. Guests fill in the squares with presents that they believe the mom-to-be will receive. As the gifts are opened, the guests mark off the items on their pages. The first one to get a "bingo" wins a prize. This is one of the longer baby shower games to play but it is a fun activity that will keep everyone occupied. You can also opt to have more than one winner for this activity. Speaking of winners, baby shower games should also have prizes. The winning guests can choose from grab bags or the attendants can hand out presents as the baby shower games end. Not only this, but a baby shower is also an opportunity to pamper the guest of honor. Once the new baby joins the family, it may take the new parents a considerable amount of time, money and effort indulge in greeting and partying with the baby showers guests. So, instead of burdening them further with more responsibilities. Why not treat them so something special?
8 Steps To Planning A Baby Shower If you are hosting a baby shower for your best friend or relative then you want to make sure it will fun, memorable, and stress free! The best way to guarantee this is to plan the baby shower online. Creating a website for the baby shower will not only help you stay organized, but it will allow you to share and inform guests about all of the details and allow others to be involved in the planning process. Here are 8 steps to follow to begin planning a successful baby shower: 1. Select date, time and location When to hold the baby shower is up to the expecting mother. It usually occurs 4-6 weeks before the baby is due. Baby showers are usually held on Saturday or Sunday afternoons as this is usually the most convenient time. You need to make sure that the date/time is suitable for those must be there guests such as the future grandmothers, aunts, and G-d mother. Having the shower on the weekend also makes it possible for out-of-town guests to attend. You can select the best possible date and time for the shower by setting up a poll on the shower website. This is the best way to learn the availability of your guests and chose the date/time that accommodates the most amount of people. You should have a general idea of the number of guests that will be attending before selecting the location. Baby showers are usually held at the hostesses home as it is the most intimate option, however you want to make sure there is enough room for your guests to be comfortable. If you decide to have the shower at a restaurant, hotel or another venue, then you should book early to make sure you can reserve it for the date you want. The baby shower website will be able to provide your guests with all of the details of the event, including date, time, and map to location. It will also inform them about any changes or updates. 2. Set a budget Before arranging anything, you first need to establish how much you are willing and able to spend on the baby shower. Your budget will need to consider; invitations, decor, food and drinks, games, supplies and a gift. It is sometimes a good idea to have a co-host to help you with the costs. Having the baby shower at yours or another guests home is the most economical option. The menu and decor will also depend on your budget. 3. Create a guest list Asking the mother-to-be who she wants to invite is the best way to make sure you do not forget about anyone important. Friends, family and co-workers usually make up the guest list. You want to obtain the contact information (address, phone number, email) of invitees as soon as possible to be able to get an estimation on the number of attending guests so you can continue planning. 4. Choose a theme As the host, you can decide whether or not the baby shower will have a theme. Selecting a theme definitely adds to the ambiance of the shower and makes it easier to plan the website and invitation design, food, games and decor. If the expecting mother loves tea, then the shower theme can be a "tea party" whereby different teas will be served in fun and pretty tea cups. "Pampering mom" is another possible theme whereby everyone will receive spa treatments including hair, nails, facials, and massages. If you are having trouble deciding on a theme, you can ask your guests for their input and suggestions on your website message board. Themes arent necessary to plan a fun shower. You can simply choose pink or blue decor (depending if you know the sex of the baby) and can have supplies with pictures of toys and animals on it to add to the baby feel. 5. Invite guests It is so easy to invite guest online to the baby shower by sending out a broadcast email. The invitation should be informative and fun and include the following information: • Date, time, location and theme of the shower • Contact person information (# and email) • A link to the baby shower website • A description of activities that will take place • Explain how to RSVP online and mention RSVP deadline • Include baby registry information With you baby shower website, guests will be able to RSVP online, and should be encouraged to do so by a specified date. This will allow you to always keep track of your guest list, and send out reminders to those who have not responded. 6. Menu The menu will depend on the time of day the shower is being held. If the shower is taking place over a meal time then you are expected to serve various food options. It can be either a sit down meal or a buffet. If the shower is held during an afternoon, then snacks and appetizers are sufficient. If the shower is at someones home, the food can be homemade or catered. If you decide to have the shower at a restaurant or another venue, then you will need to create a special menu in advance. Regardless of the showers location, you want to create a menu that fits within your budget and is consistent with the theme of the baby shower. It is customary to have a cake for the expecting mom at the baby shower. You should decide early if you or another guest will make the cake or it will be ordered from a bakery. The design on the cake should be related to the theme of the shower. In order to make sure your food selection matches the tastes and dietary requirements of your guests, you can ask guests about their preferences and any restrictions on their online RSVP form available on the baby shower website. 7. What games will you play? A fun baby shower includes many silly games and prizes. Games and activities are a great way to get guests acquainted and mingling. They should be simple and easy to explain and set up. You need to plan this in advance to make sure you have all the right supplies. Games and activities should be selected based on the theme and baby related topics, and you want to make sure the mom-to-be can participate and enjoy. You can have any type of baby games such as baby name Scrabble, or pin the pacifier on the baby, a guess who gave it gift opening game. 8. Gift registry You and your guests want to buy the expecting mom something she actually needs and wants. A gift registry can be set up on your baby shower website with details and a direct link to the expecting moms online registry for guests to browse and purchase.
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