Baby Shower:Celebrate the anticipation of the baby!
Strictly speaking, a baby shower should be called a "We are waiting for the baby party". This is because the baby shower is celebrated shortly before the birth of the child. In the context of primarily female guests, the pregnant woman and her offspring, who still lives in the womb, are celebrated and presented with gifts. This makes a baby shower an early welcome party - because there is usually no time for that after the birth. The baby shower gifts should be useful, of high quality or personal - preferably all three at once.
What is a baby shower?
Celebrating the birth of a child has long been the custom in most cultures. In Christian regions, this birth celebration usually takes the form of an infant baptism ceremony. In Catholic communities in particular, this takes place just a few weeks after the birth. A baby party, also known as a "baby shower", takes place before the birth of the child. This tradition originated in the USA, where baby showers have been celebrated since the last century.
The baby shower is traditionally held two months before the baby's due date. The date is chosen in such a way that the pregnancy is secure but it will still be a while before the birth. This way, you can be sure that the baby shower will not be too stressful for the mother-to-be and the unborn child. Even though it is actually a US tradition, baby showers are becoming more and more popular in Germany.
What is a baby shower like??
The pregnant woman and the unborn child are celebrated with a baby shower. Similar to a bachelorette party, the Pregnant women do not have to take care of the planning and hosting of the baby shower themselves . Usually this is done by a close relative, such as a sister, or a taken over by a close friend . A baby shower is always planned by a woman. Sometimes several women come together to plan and organize the party for the pregnant woman and the unborn child.
The guests at a baby shower include all the people who are important to the pregnant woman. These are mainly the female relatives such as mothers, aunts, sisters and cousins. Girlfriends, colleagues and neighbours are also often on the guest list. More and more often, men are also allowed to attend baby showers. However, they are in the minority and usually have to pass special "exams" during the party.
A baby shower is all about having a good time together. Therefore, there is food, usually cakes or finger food, drinks and party games. The party games are all related to the topics of baby, pregnancy, breastfeeding and motherhood or parenthood. The special thing: The mother-to-be can sit back and watch the goings-on with amusement. Because the games have to be played by the guests. The room in which the baby shower takes place is attractively decorated.
If the sex of the child is already known, blue or pink balloons or pennants can be hung. Sometimes the baby shower is also used as an occasion to announce the child's gender or name. In this case, the baby shower is also called a "gender reveal party".
Baby shower gifts
As befits a real party, there are also lots of presents at a baby shower: the pregnant woman and her little belly inhabitant get the presents. But the guests at the party usually don't go empty-handed either. As a farewell gift, each guest at a baby shower usually receives a present. Sweets in the colours of the sex of the unborn child are popular.
Classic baby shower gifts
The classic baby shower gifts include everything that is directly related to pregnancy, birth and motherhood or the first weeks of the baby's life. These include the following gifts in particular:
- Romper suit for newborns
- Cuddly animals
- music boxes
- nursing pillow
- (pretty) nursing shirts
- diaper bag
Creative baby shower gifts
If you like something a little more unusual, choose a creative gift for the baby shower. These gifts may also be useful, but they do not only serve this purpose. Typical creative baby shower gifts for the pregnant woman and the unborn child include:
- Nappy cake: Nappies arranged in the shape of a cake. Usually other things are "baked" into the cake, such as dummies, wet wipes, breastfeeding tea, etc.
- Plaster cast set for the belly: With such a set, the pregnant woman can create a lasting memory of the pregnancy. The plaster cast can also be painted. Therefore, matching colours can be given as a gift.
- Milestone cards from MeinBabyposter: This is a set of beautifully designed cards in A6 format for the classic milestones from "1 month old" to "Told Daddy". These cards can be placed next to the baby when the milestone is to be captured in a photo.
Personalised gifts with sentimental value
Especially close relatives or friends would like to give the expectant mother a very special, personal gift. Personalised gifts with sentimental value are sure to go into the child's memory box, so that even after many years, the child and the parents can still be happy about such gifts.
- Personalised dummy chain: A dummy chain is an extremely practical gift. Because without a dummy chain, dummies are quickly lost when the offspring is lying in the pram and throws the dummy to the side. Personalisation makes it a gift with sentimental value.
- Personalised birth poster from MyBabyposter: A personalised birth poster is even more personal. This is because it is not only personalised with the name of the child, but also shows the little one in the size he or she was on the day of birth. Of course, the date of birth and other personal data should not be missing. These are not yet known during the baby shower, so you can use the gift voucher from MyBabyposter.
What is a personalised baby poster?
A personalised baby poster from MyBabyposter offers the opportunity to capture the magical moment of birth: The poster features an artistic, high-quality image of a baby that is exactly the same size to the centimetre as the baby for whom the poster is being designed is on the day of his or her birth.
In addition, names, date of birth and information on birth size and weight can be added. But that's not all: with the baby posters from MeinBabyposter you can choose from a variety of different image designs, adjust the background colour and, if you wish, add a frame. The result is a truly unique item that is as individual as the baby itself.
The baby poster can remind the nursery of the time when everything was new. Just a few months later, the mini-human, who is usually no more than about half a metre tall at birth, is already much bigger. Then, even for the parents, it is hard to imagine how small their offspring was just a short time ago. The baby poster is a wonderful reminder of this time.
Should a Baby poster given away for baby shower be, then of course this can handed over not finished yet will. Because neither the actual date of birth nor birth size and birth weight are then known. Therefore, at the baby shower a coupon be presented for the baby poster.
Last minute gifts
Sometimes you think too long about what the perfect gift for a baby shower is. Or a craft project fails and then another gift has to be found in a hurry. Or in the stress of everyday life there was simply never time to choose a suitable gift. Then the baby poster from MyBabyposter is the ideal solution.
As explained above, it is simply impossible to have the finished baby poster ready at the baby shower. Therefore, a voucher has to be presented. And this can easily be printed out at home. Therefore, the gift can actually be finished at the last minute.
If there are still a few days left until the baby shower, you can combine the voucher with a set of milestone cards. Both can then be beautifully wrapped and presented. The perfect gift for the baby shower is ready, which the parents and the child can enjoy for a long time to come.
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