While a typical baby shower is held before the baby arrives, there are certain advantages to throwing a baby shower after the baby is born:
You may want to wait until after the newborn arrives before finalizing the date. Give the new parents a couple weeks to settle in to their new lives before confirming details with them and sending out invitations.
A baby shower with the baby is best kept brief, as the new family will likely be exhausted and not up for a strenuous event. Think of it more as an open house with light refreshments. You probably won’t need games or activities, since “oohing” and “aahing” over the newborn is usually enough excitement for one party.
Be sure to also read: 3 Reasons to Host a Baby Shower Before the Baby Is Born.
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