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My Baby Shower: Get Some Great Ideas & Share in the Fun
Posted January 26, 2016 by Bethanie Lunn
With the arrival of baby no.2 just around the corner, I recently had a wonderful evening with a Baby Shower. Some of my lovely friends helped me to celebrate her soon arrival and have some giggles – it was a warm, fun-filled and often gory (!) evening.
I didn’t have a shower with my first child and never thought to have one this time around until a friend asked me. ‘Well ,why the hell not?’ I thought. A Baby Shower is after all a way to feel pampered, have some all-important girl time and heaps of fun during the challenging time of pregnancy. At 36 weeks now, I feel I freakin’ deserve all of that!
I’ve always seen Baby Showers as an American tradition but they’re becoming ever more popular this side of the pond too. We don’t tend to adopt all of the terms, however and put a British spin on it of course. For instance, I could never see myself registering for baby gifts that I need / want. Maybe it’s just me but I personally don’t expect anything, although my friends did get me wonderful gifts which was a lovely surprise (love you ladies).
Take a look at some of the images below to see what fun we had alongside some great ideas for games and the easiest menu EVER.
Food and Theme
Favours and Little Touches
I was wondering what to get my guests as favours. I think it’s a nice touch to thank them for coming and for sharing the moment with you. My friend Lucy bought over these gorgeous rose bushes for everyone to take home. She referred to them as ‘blooming like Beth herself’, aww.
Mine definitely is! The roses are getting bigger by the day – I’m sure there is a metaphor here 😉
I didn’t go crazy with decor, I simply pinned pink curly streamers, ribbon and balloons around the room while Lucy provided pink ribbon for each guest to accessorise with. I prefer this subtlety plus – waddling, heavy and with pelvic pain – I don’t want to be taking down masses of decorations afterwards! Ha.
Drinks were simple – prosecco, pink lemonade and elderflower plus I made a greeting ‘Welcome to Beth’s Baby Shower‘ displayed on a vintage easel.
This is a thank you to my lovely friends for helping make my first (and lest!) Baby Shower the most amazing evening, for making me feel like a Queen for the day and for erm, making me eat vomit-flavoured mush. Heh heh. I’m so blessed to have you all in my life.
What do you think to Baby Showers? Have you had one?