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Baby showers are a wonderful way to celebrate new life coming into the world. If you're finding it hard thinking of what to plan for a baby shower, or what gifts to buy then you're in the right place.
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Baby Shower Hub
Planning a baby shower for a special mum-to-be can be a daunting task can’t it? Don’t worry though, you’re in the right place with the Joules baby shower shop and ideas hub. Whether it’s baby shower present ideas you are after or you’re thinking about what games you should be playing on the day, we think that with our help, the ‘ooohs’ and ‘ahhhs’ will be flowing freely on the big day.
From food ideas to thoughts on gifts and what you should be thinking about when planning this fun event, we love helping to plan cute and adorable events as much as anyone else. So, don’t stress and let our ideas help you out in creating an incredible day to remember.
What is a baby shower?
A celebration of new life! Baby showers as we know them started in the US during the late 40s and have transitioned across the globe to become the celebrations that we all know and love. Traditionally, baby showers were only held for a first child with women being the only attendees, but as we moved into the 21st Century this changed rapidly with men being included on the guest list and subsequent new arrivals also being celebrated. It just makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside doesn’t it?
What happens at a baby shower?
Games, food, and celebration. There are so many games that you can plan to play at a baby shower – in fact, we even created a whole article about the topic with five fun games that you can play with as many or as few people as you decide to invite. When it comes to refreshments, the tradition is finger food, similar to what you’d find at an afternoon tea. If you are feeling particularly glam, why not splash out on a bottle of non-alcoholic bubbly so that mum-to-be can join in the festivities too.
What to wear to a baby shower?
This really depends on a couple of factors: the venue and the time of
year. The mum-to-be might want a casual baby shower at home with friends – in that
case a simple top and jeans combo would work perfectly, we might be biased but a
top from our Harbour Collection is understated and classy, ideal for a baby shower.
If you’re going out somewhere and the weather is dry, a dress is a comfortable statement that is sure to fit in with the venue and rest of the baby shower guest list. Pair with sandals or heels depending on your preference.
What to buy for a baby shower?
If you’ve been given the exciting task of organising your friend or family
member’s baby shower, then we’ve come up with this helpful planner of everything
that you might need to think about or buy. However, if you are short for time, here are
just a few things you might want to purchase:
• Balloons, bunting and other decorations
• Food including any cakes
• Ribbon (if you decide to play “guess the bump”)
• Party favours
When do you have a baby shower?
We think that you can have a baby shower whenever you feel the time is right. Tradition dictates that it is normally held around six weeks before the baby’s due date, however, there’s nothing wrong with deciding to wait until after the baby is born and is happy and healthy. It is completely up to mum and those organising.
What do you buy for a baby shower present?
If gifts are on the cards, there are so many different things you can buy,
whether that be something for mum, nursery, or something for the baby. If you are the
organiser, think about setting a gifting spend limit so expectations are set early on
what the maximum amount people should be spending is.
With the introduction of our Friends of Joules, we have more brilliant gift ideas than ever, so feast your eyes on our gorgeous collection of New Baby Gifts before you make that all-important decision. Ooohs and aaahs at the ready!
Who should I invite to a baby shower?
The guest list can be an organiser’s worst nightmare but work with the
mum-to-be on who should and should not be invited to the baby shower. As we
mentioned earlier, it used to be tradition for only women to attend, but more and
more often, men are being included on guest lists too.
Do you want the grandparents to attend? How many people does your venue realistically hold? Can your budget stretch to feeding everyone you want to invite? These are the questions that you need to ask during the planning phase.