I was recently at a baby shower for a friend and the theme was DIY baby gifts. Each guest made something special for mom and baby, whether it was a new blanket, booties, a piece of art for the nursery or a homemade card. I think these items meant so much more to her than any of the purchased gifts. Except maybe the stroller. It’s hard not to love a new stroller!
Here are a few themes that can help you plan the next baby shower and give the parents gifts that they are guaranteed to appreciate.Oh, and there are games. Because who doesn’t love games!
Everyone deserves a favourite things party even if it’s not Oprah giving away cars. Ask each guest to think of their favourite baby related item and buy that as a gift.
Instead of buying gifts, have the guests each make a meal or snacks that mom can freeze and pop in the oven for a quick meal during those first few weeks at home with the new baby.I think we can all agree that snuggling with a baby is much more fun than prepping dinner!
I had never heard of this until recently but apparently it’s a growing trend.While mom is having her shower with the girls, dad and his buddies get together for a diaper shower.Each friend brings along a box of diapers for the new baby as a gift.If the parents will be using cloth diapers, consider getting a gift card from a cloth diaper store.
Draw the baby
Have the guests close their eyes and draw what they think the baby will look like.The mom-to-be can pick their favourite and either have it framed or as we did for our friend, have it printed on a onesie.I promise the results will be hilarious!
Buy or make a variety of baby food. Put them in small bowls and have each guest guess what type of food it is.
If the parents-to-be are not divulging the name of the baby, have each guest write down what they think it will be and keep them until the baby is born then get together and read them.
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