Baby Shower Ideas
Who should host a baby shower?
Anyone but the expectant mother (and father). A baby shower can be thrown by friends, relatives and/or coworkers. To keep parties small and intimate, coordinate with the mother-to-be’s friends and family and have each group throw her a separate shower.
How far in advance should you host a baby shower?
Typically, you want to hold a baby shower 4 to 6 weeks before the baby’s due date. There’s a good chance that the baby will be born before the due date, and having the shower earlier means it’s easier for the expectant mother to move around and enjoy the party. That said, don’t forget to send out baby shower invitations at least 3 to 4 weeks before the shower so the guests have enough time to RSVP. .
Who should be invited to a baby shower?
Consult the expectant mother and father to find out who to invite. Be sure to ask if they would prefer a single-sex or co-ed shower. If you already have a baby shower location and budget in mind, tell the mom-to-be the maximum number of guests you can accommodate. Or you can ask her to make a list of people she wants to invite, and let that help you determine where to host the baby shower,
Should a baby shower be held only for the first baby?
Traditionally, a baby shower was given for the first baby and for a subsequent baby only if the sex of the child was different from the first. Today’s showers, however, are not just about giving gifts; they’re a day to celebrate the birth of a baby. If you want to throw a baby shower for a second, third or even fourth child, there’s no reason not to.
• 1/2 cup fresh strawberries
• 1/2 tsp sugar
• one strawberry (for garnish)
• whipped cream (optional)