A baby shower is a party in which expectant parents receive gifts for their expected or born child. By convention, a baby shower is intended to help parents get items that they need for their baby, such as baby clothes. It is a popular tradition in the United States and is becoming increasingly popular in the United Kingdom.
Can anyone throw a baby shower?
Usually someone who’s not a relative throws the shower to avoid giving the impression that the family is asking for presents. Practically speaking, this means anyone except the mum-to-be and dad-to-be. However, often it’s less clear-cut than that.
The best advice is to go with what feels right. You or any relative, close friend or work colleague should feel perfectly happy about planning your baby shower.
When should the baby shower happen?
Any time after conception is fine, but most mums-to-be appreciate a shower later in pregnancy. By then, she can sure that all is going well. And a party can be a welcome diversion as the months tick by.
Before setting a date for the party, talk to guests you really want to be there. They may be able to warn you about any prior commitments.
Organising Your Baby Shower
Carolyn Acton Events can take all the stress and strain out of organising your baby shower. We will contact everyone on your list and arrange the entire event and, if required, location.
Call us today to discuss your ideas.