Published at Tuesday, May 16th, 2017 - 00:30:03 AM. Baby Shower. By tommy.
Memorable and Unique Baby Shower Ideas Hosting a baby shower to welcome the pending arrival of someone close to you? Are you tired of playing the same games and seeing the same themes over and over again? Well, luckily these days there are plenty of creative ideas to help you plan something that will make your older relatives say "I wish theyd have done that in my day!" Make Room for Daddy First of all, its no longer necessary to quarantine baby showers to adult women only. Fathers are more involved in the birth and child care of their babies, so why not have the guys there for the fun? Child care isnt just a womans job anymore. In the old days, men werent even allowed in the delivery room. Everything baby-related was "womens business", no wonder why they were excluded from the shower. Today, more baby showers are including the friends and family of the expecting parents, including the guys and kids. Kid-friendly showers are also becoming more popular. Put out a few crafts or coloring books for the kiddies to help entertain them. For the guys, encourage them to bring something for "daddy". Daddy "tool belts" or "kits" are popular. Also, Daddy Diaper Showers are a hit. If the guys in your life want their own party, let them! Have some snacks and games for the guys separately, why not? Have a little game of blindfolded "Pin the Diaper on the Balloon" for a really fun time. You can even wait until after the baby is born and host a "See and Sip". This is much like an open house where couples come and mingle, just like a cocktail party, but bring gifts and see the new baby! Whoooo Wants to be on Your Nursery Wall? If ducks and bears are your thing, fine. But there are some other creatures that are gracing the walls of the nursery these days. Owls are all the rage. And its easy to see why, theyre cute! Owls have made their way to the baby shower scene as well. Everything from the invitations and paper goods to the guest books and favors are now easily found with these guys. Mother Goose A fun and interactive baby shower idea involves each guest bringing the baby a copy of their favorite childhood storybook. This helps mom and dad to build up their soon to be much needed library of bedtime stories. They can also bring a gift associated with the theme of the book like perhaps a stuffed white rabbit for "Alice in Wonderland". Just a Sprinkle Showers arent just for first-time mothers anymore. The second or third (and so on) child is just as important as the first one. Why not celebrate their upcoming arrivals as well? If mom and dad still have everything from the first baby, just host a "Sprinkle" instead of a full-blown "shower". Guests can bring a small gift for the parents or newly needed items for the baby rather than the all out "I need everything" theme from the first child. Sometimes an "already mom" still needs a thing or two. Perhaps its been a while since the last baby came and things were given away or sold. Or maybe this new arrival is a surprise! If mom and dad didnt see this one coming, they might need an extra hand getting things gathered together again. Pink or Blue? The Gender Reveal Shower is one of the hottest new trends in baby showers. There are several ways you can do this, but the most popular way to reveal the gender is inside the cake. The doctor gives a sealed envelope with the babys gender to the hostess of the shower. The hostess tells ONLY the baker who then bakes the inside of the cake pink or blue, depending on the gender. The cake is iced with a different color. Everyone then gathers around the cutting of the shower cake to see what the baby will be! The only trouble with this type of shower is that since your guests wont know what the gender is UNTIL the actual shower, they wont be able to purchase gender-related gifts for you. But its still a sweet notion of shared surprise, nevertheless. Its easy to see why this one is so popular. Reach out and Touch Someone Long distance baby showers are great for those couples who have moved away from their main friend and family base. It may not always be feasible for the couple to travel, especially when theyre expecting! But their nearest and dearest will still want to shower them with baby gifts. Luckily, technology has made this super easy for us now. Online gift registries and e-invites help you pull it all together. Simply ask mom to register for the baby shower online and the guests will know what to buy, the same as for a traditional shower. The guests then mail the packages to the home of the expecting parents. While youll miss one anothers company, the sentiment (and gifts) is still much appreciated. You may want to keep in mind the possibility of friends and family who arent too computer savvy. Mailing them a list of suggested items and a printed invitation explaining the situation is usually a good way to involve these not-so-techy loved ones. You can even mail them a baby shower favor to commemorate the event, the same as you would hand one out in person. A baby shower will be one of the most memorable days of a moms life. As families and traditions change, so do these celebrations. While the tried and true clothespin game (dont say "baby"!) is still fun, you can break the mold and host a baby shower as unique and trendy as the mommy-to-be.
Sprinkle Baby Shower Ideas A sprinkle baby shower is a great alternative theme for your party. When a mother already has a child, family and friends shower the mom to be with gifts. Though a sprinkle shower is not exactly like an original shower, it can still be a blessing for the family. A first time mother having a baby shower can greatly benefit from it, because she is new to motherhood and may need some help getting started. Mothers having a second, third, or fourth child can also benefit from a baby shower, but may only need certain gifts since she can repurpose many things she got for her first baby. If possible, a great idea would be to make the party a surprise. Like any other event, planning ahead of time is important so that the event can run smoothly. Choosing a theme for the sprinkle shower can be fun and helps keep things organized. Following are some sprinkle baby shower sayings that you can use on the invitations, banners, and all around your event: Sprinkles with Love Shower of Blessings Showers of Love Sprinkles of Joy Sprinkle Blessings One way of making the sprinkle baby shower entertaining is to have a sprinkle baby shower talent show or mini concert. You can invite family and friends to use their talents such as singing, dancing, mime, poetry readings, playing an instrument and even acting etc. Another way of entertaining is having game shows like The Price Is Right and Lets Make A Deal. Choose the game that you feel would be a perfect match for your loved ones. The theme decorations are a creative way to make a wonderful environment at your baby shower. Place colorful balloons around the room and sprinkle confetti on tables. Use a nylon string to hang glittery paper stars from the ceiling. Its good to choose a color scheme of three colors. For a boy you can use blue, yellow, and white as your base colors. For a girl you can use pink, yellow and white. Hang streamers from the ceiling and above the windows. Use paper cutouts for wall decorations. As for gifts, here are a few ideas that are sure to make the mommy happy. Make a gift basket with baby food, formula, pacifiers, bibs, bottles, teethers, and especially diapers in it. As for clothes, if the baby is the same sex as the previous baby, the mommy wont need a whole lot more clothing items. Its always good to find out what she needs in order to buy really useful things for her. Its never a fun task to trade gifts that werent useful. Here are a few baby clothing ideas: baby shirts, pants, baby boots, overalls, or dresses. If you dont know whether the baby is a boy or a girl, buy neutral outfits. Other cute ideas for gifts are baby storybooks, musical CDs for babies, or a mobile. If you chose to do this alternative shower, I suggest that you make a list of ideas that you would like to have in it. Use this list to help you organize your tasks and check them off as you go. Most of all dont forget to have fun!
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