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Planning a Baby Shower

Planning a Baby Shower

Since the months before and after the birth of a baby can be hectic, the first step of the planning process should discussing the date with the momtobe.

Weekend or weekday. Saturday and Sunday are the most popular for baby showers, especially in the afternoon. Weekdays are ideal for office baby showers and neighborhood coffee parties. Also, check the calendar for vacation seasons and special events that might conflict with your date. The last thing you want is for everyone to be away on spring break or watching the Academy Awards on TV when the big day arrives.

Reasons for hosting before the birth.

  • The mom-to-be will have time to sort through her presents, set up the nursery and shop for items she’s missing.
  • She’ll be able to relax and enjoy herself instead of feeding her newborn, changing diapers and dying for some shut-eye.
  • Hosting a baby shower before the birth can provide the mom-to-be with much-needed emotional support, a dose of fun and friendly companionship.

Reasons for hosting after the birth.

  • The shower can double as a meet-the-baby party.
  • Now that guests know the gender, size and name of the baby, it’ll be easier for them to buy or make gifts.
  • This type of shower works well for adopting parents since they aren’t always sure about when they can collect their baby.

Whatever the choice, the reason for getting everyone together doesn’t change: celebrating the (impending) arrival of a beautiful new baby!

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To set up the nursery

crooksy532 4/13/2016
I'm having my shower before baby so I can get all my things to set up the nursery. We have everything ready except the little things and I'm super excited!!

planning the shower

Marly 3/25/2016
Thanks for the advises. I have been trying to put my ideas togueter for the big event but now I am more secure of what to do.

After birth party

Charlie 3/16/2016
For my oldest son I did not want to know his gender until birth, so we did an after birth bash and it was amazing!

Great idea

Dimple 3/16/2016
Awesome idea of holding the party after birth

Baby Shower Time

3/12/2016
Great planning tips for wanting your baby shower to run smoothly.