How to organize a baby shower? | Mother & Baby Shopper

The babyshower seduces more and more women who are expecting a baby. This party is an opportunity to gather friends and celebrate the arrival of the baby in a joyful atmosphere. Follow the guide to organize your babyshower in the blink of an eye!

When to organize a babyshower?

American series and movies have contributed to this trend : the babyshower is a party between friends to celebrate a birth.

Generally organized around the 8th month of pregnancy, this little party is an opportunity to spend a friendly and warm moment. And if some prefer to organize it after the birth, you should know that there are no rules, each one chooses its moment.

Whether it's your first child or your fourth, this party usually brings together women. But if you want to invite male friends, no problem! Again, the goal is to feel surrounded by the people who matter to you.

If you are overwhelmed, the babyshower can be organized by your friends or by your mom. Either way, this day should be about you. Have fun and make the most of it!

How to get started?

To get started, set a date and a place. You can have your babyshower at your home or at one of your friends'. You can also define a theme that you will use throughout the day with different activities: travel, fairy tales, games from your childhood...

Then make invitation cards that you will send to the people you want to invite. You can adapt these cards to the theme you have chosen.

What activities should be planned during the babyshower?

You can gather your friends for a picnic lunch, or a sweet snack with candy from your childhood. If you don't have the courage to cook, you can use a caterer or ask everyone to bring a dish.

But when you say babyshower, you mean pregnant women, so be careful with food: avoid raw meat, smoked salmon or shellfish, cold cuts and certain cheeses. As for the activities, think about what you want to share and what memories you want to keep of this day.

Obviously, since you are pregnant, no physical activity. So avoid skydiving! But you can organize a photo session with props and outfits. It is also possible to do more relaxing activities, such as yoga or sophrology.

Gift ideas for a babyshower?

If you are invited to a babyshower, here are some gift ideas for the mother-to-be and her baby: body care, bath products, toys, stuffed animals... Another good idea is to make a "voucher" and play babysitter for an evening.

Finally, choose a gift by thinking about your friend and what she will have missed the most during her 9 months of pregnancy!