Baby showers originated in America but the idea is becoming increasingly popular in the UK. They are usually organised by a member of the mum-to-be's family or circle of friends. Female friends and family get together in honour of the mum-to-be, bringing gifts for mum and/or baby.
Baby showers are generally held during the last trimester of pregnancy but not to close to the baby's due date (just in case). The event itself can be as extravagant or low key as you choose. There are many party packs available in cute themes.
What you will need:
- Decorations such as banners and balloons
- Games and prizes
Gift ideas could include:
- Pampering beauty products for the mum-to-be.
- Baby clothes
- Nappy Cakes are fast becoming the gift to give. They are basically nappies, clothes, toys and blankets put together in the shape of a cake and are beautiful way of presenting gifts. It seems to be becoming a real art.
- On a practical note you could ask all the guests to prepare a meal that the mum-to-be can freeze, so that her freezer is well stocked for after the birth. I'm sure this would be greatly appreciated!
If you are undecided what to buy for a gift have a look what discount voucher codes >> are on offer for baby shops - you could find a great gift at a great price!