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Baby Shower Etiquette: All You Need To Know

Your best friend is just an inch closer to her due date so you plan to throw her a baby shower. To ensure everyone, including the mummy-to-be will have a great time, follow these guidelines for planning the perfect one!

  • Who should host?

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Baby showers are usually hosted by people who are close to the parents-to-be. It can be a sister, friend, mother-in-law, aunt, cousin or even neighbour to be the hostess. If you feel that handling everything on your own is a bit of a hassle, why not co-host the baby shower? It’s becoming increasingly popular for family and friends to co-host these days!

  • When to throw a baby shower?

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It’s best to throw it at least 4 to 6 weeks before the mommy-to-be’s due date. Hosting a baby shower when she is about 28 to 32 weeks pregnant is ideal, as she has a manageable bump and is still feeling energetic. The bigger the belly means the more uncomfortable she will feel, so try not to do it too close to the end of the pregnancy! 

  • Who do you invite?

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Invite only the people who are closest to the mummy-to-be, so everyone truly shares in the joy, rather than feeling obliged to attend the event. Make sure you come up with a guest list and take into account who is important to her, especially close friends and family members. If the baby shower is not a surprise, it’s best if could consult with the mummy-to-be first on the guest list. Nothing is worse than excluding guests who are considered important to her!

  • Should there be a theme?

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Yes – IF you want your planning process to be easier. Choosing a baby shower theme can help you organise the event better, especially when it comes to decorations. A theme and colour scheme can make your selection process for things like cake ideas, invitation designs, food choices and games more manageable. 

  • What do you serve at a baby shower?

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Heavy meals are not the best for a baby shower since it is normally held during the day. Keep the menu light by picking a few brunch options like salads, pasta dishes, finger food, snacks and desserts. Pregnancy means no alcohol so consider serving mocktails instead! 

  • What do you do at a baby shower? 

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Other than eating and drinking, a big trend at a baby shower these days is a gender reveal surprise. There are so many creative ideas like using balloons, a piñata, confetti and more for the gender reveal. Make the day more meaningful by including fun games and activities where everyone can participate and enjoy. Opening gifts can also be done towards the end of the event. 

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