All About The Baby Shower!
Finding out that you are expecting is the beginning of a new and wonderful chapter. Having a baby shower is a meaningful event and special way for mom-to-be to share her joy and excitement with close friends and family. Traditionally, a baby shower was for women only, but having a jack and jill shower is becoming a lot more acceptable and preferred by some couples. You are of course able to have a woman only shower, but if you would like to make the dad to be also feel special, then suggest a "Dad Shower". This can be done in the same location but separate rooms. For example, a function hall has a bar attached to it. The ladies can be in the function room and the men can be next door in the bar. Common Questions about Baby Showers. Who should host the shower? Usually the sisters, moms, best/close friends or even the babies godmother can host but anyone is able to host, including the parents to be. The host will be in charge of Greeting guests. Making sure that everyone knows where the gifts are going. Introduce everyone. Making sure that the food and drinks are stocked and ready to go ( if being done at home or a facility that doesn't have a waitstaff. When should I have my baby shower? You can of course have the shower whenever you want but typically it is done 4 to 8 weeks before your due date. If you have had complications during pregnancy before, then you might want to consider doing it a little sooner. My best friend is male, but I want him at my baby shower. Can I invite him? Of course! Anyone can be invited to your baby shower. Is it tacky to have a baby shower for baby number 2 or 3? Absolutely not. Traditionally the baby showers were only done for the first born, but times are tough, and people love gifting so someone will host a shower for you. Usually the showers done after the first child is called a “sprinkle”. Is It ok to have more than one baby shower for the same pregnancy? Yes! Sometimes women will have a shower done for them by their co-workers or even family members that were not able to make the first one. Whatever the reason is, it is perfectly ok to have more than one. Do I need to provide party favors? No. This is also a great way to save money. What should I serve for food? You can provide any type of food. I would suggest doing a potluck style. It's less stress and you get a variety! If that’s not your thing, try sticking to appetizers or light breakfast/brunch Where should I have my baby shower? Anywhere! You can choose to have it at a venue or in the comfort of your own home. It all depends on the size of your guest list and your theme. Do I need to do baby shower games? Not at all. It is all up to you! Do I really need to open up all of the gifts at the party? No. I know it can be extremely uncomfortable to open gifts in front of a crowd. You know have to explain yourself. Just remember to send the Thank You cards after! The Timeline 6-8 weeks Create your guest list Think of a Theme Set the date Set your budget 3 weeks before.... Start thinking about the games you want to play IF you're playing games at the shower. Send out our invitations. Plan your menu. 2 weeks before... All Decorations: What you want and need. 3-5 days before... Prep food. Check on people that have not RSVP'd. The day before.. Set up Clean Go to the store to get any last minute items. Day of... Set out the last minute decorations or food items. Chill the drinks Set the tone with some music! Have a blast celebrating your baby! If you'd like a more detailed list, Please feel to contact me for more info. Wife and mother of two young children, Von Marie Moniz is the Event Planner and Owner of Lovely Events by Von. Clients love her bubbly personality and attention to detail. Planning is what she does, relaxing and enjoying yourself is what you will be doing when you hire Von for your next event. #baby #babyshower #babyannouncement #shower #dad #mom #grandma #granpa #pregnancy #marriage #pregnant #boy #girl #genderreveal