A baby shower is a gathering to celebrate the excitement and joy that new life brings. Although we have gone through a year that was anything but normal, the modern babyshower is shaped around one thing: sharing this special time with the people you love.
We’ve gathered a list of creative ways to enjoy babyshower moments, whether you have a party, a virtual shower, or an intimate dinner with your partner and family. Doing what is meaningful and supportive to you is the most important part.
Have a party with your friends and family! Typically someone else will plan this for you, so dropping hints that this is the route you want to go will go a long way. These can be any size, with food, (non-alcoholic) bubbly, and is typically held during the third trimester.
Rather than having everyone come all at once, have visitors stop by during at a certain time to allow more one-on-one time with your guests. This gives visitors flexibility with their schedule, and a quieter setting. A few single-serve snacks that sit out well is a good call for this option.
If your relatives live at a distance (or it’s not easy to gather), consider a virtual shower. Send digital invites and plan a few games that are easy to play virtually. Set up a celebratory backdrop and consider wearing something that highlights the belly on camera.
A photoshoot in a pretty dress is a special way to mark this milestone. Rather than a gathering, you may prefer to share your photoshoot finals with your loved ones so they can enjoy and remember this time in your life. This is a great option if your family isn’t close by, so they can see the progress of your bump!
Dinner at home or a restaurant
This is a less traditional setting, however if you are a foodie this is a great option to enjoy your favourite meal, and maybe share your most craved foods. It’s all about joining together and doing something that makes you feel special.
No matter how you choose to celebrate, new life gathers the important people to express their joy for this journey you are embarking on. Traditional or not, this is your time to feel special and beautiful.