Baby showers parties where friends of the mum-to-be get together and traditionally bring pressies for the baby are an American import that’s fast taking off over here.
They’re usually organised by a friend or relative of the mum-to-be and are traditionally held a couple of months before the baby is due.
You can make the shower as big or low-key as the mum-to-be likes – go with her preferences.
Here are just a couple off ideals that will help in the preparation:-
What to do
Ask the mum-to-be who she’d like to invite, send the invitations and chase the rsvps
Get in the nibbles and refreshments
Have a laugh playing party games
Ask the mum-to-be what gifts she’d like
You could give out goodie bags to all the guests.
They don’t have to be expensive – you could even fill them with everyone’s favourite sweets
Baby shower party games
Memory game: arrange about 15 items – they could be baby related, something to do with the mum-to-be, or random comedy items – on a tray. Everyone has a good look at what’s on the tray before it’s covered up, then has to write down everything they can remember.
Luck of the draw: make a list of baby-themed, mum-themed or risqué words or phrases that each guest has to draw in a set time for everyone else to guess (like Pictionary).
Mum-to-be piñata: fill a big piñata with goodies for the mum-to-be and guests: everyone gets to have a bash.
Mum and baby songs: everyone has to think of as many pop songs as they can with the word mum, mama, baby in them, or depending on your mood, extend it to any songs to do with making babies. If someone comes up with a song title no one recognises, they have to sing part of the song for it to count.
guests must guess which type of candy bar fills a “poopy” diaper. To make the game more challenging, use more rare and less recognizable candy bars.
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