Preparing for the arrival of a new baby is very exciting and throwing a baby shower is an absolute must! Whether you are planning a baby shower for a loved one, for yourself or simply attending one, this article will tell you all you need to know!Here are some cute ideas for baby showers in 2017.
Planning a baby shower for a baby boy is fairly easy since you can find readymade or DIY decorations effortlessly online. Here are some cute party ideas to get you started.
Planning baby showers for girls is a piece of cake! Fortunately there is so much you can do with your theme and décor if you (or your loved ones) are expecting a baby girl. Take a look at these adorable girl-baby shower décor ideas.
There is no shortage of options for baby shower gifts out there. Rattles, pacifiers, baby toys, baby clothes, etc. are just a few things that come to mind. The only piece of advice we have for you is to remember to pick something practical that the mommy-to-be can actually use to make caring for her new baby a little easier. Here are our recommendations:
Breast pumps come in very handy when a tired mom needs a break.
A baby play mat or baby gym is something that can keep an infant occupied for long enough for mom to have a meal, use the toilet or have a quick shower.
Every mom needs a baby essentials kit. It should contain everything from diapers, wipes, baby lotion, a change of clothes, burping napkins and anything else you can think of. It will save mom the trouble of having to put one together herself.
After the baby is born, depending on how much longer mom will stay at the hospital, a hospital survival kit is a great idea. Think of what you would put in a care package for mom. A book to read, some chocolate bars to munch on or anything that can help mom relax at the hospital even if it is just for a few minutes.
These are an important baby essential. And the fact that you made it yourself with make the mommy-to-be appreciate them even more.4. Four Baby Shower Game Ideas
You can always plan one of the obvious games like “guess mommy’s waist size” or “don’t say baby” because these are always a hit. But if you want to take it up a notch, here are some fun ideas:
Pair off. Each team gets 5 nipples. One teammate tosses one nipple at a time to the other who has to catch it on a chopstick. First time to get all five wins.
Everyone gets a balloon to put under their shirts. Each player holds a ping pong ball between their knees and has to walk across and drop it into a jar.
Everyone is blindfolded and has to change the diaper on a baby doll. The fastest (and neatest) change wins.
Pair off. Each team gets a jar of sprinkles. The first team to spell “boy” or “girl” with their sprinkles wins.
Baby showers are a fun celebration of a new life that is about to begin. Make sure the mommy-to-be has a blast because very soon she will be elbow deep in all things baby!