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The baby shower has been stated by many sources to be originated in the late eighteen hundreds and received its name from the "showering" of love and gifts for the mommy-to-be. The baby shower started as a tea party for only women who would share the day with the mommy-to-be and her female family members. The gifts given to the new mom were very practical in nature as well as handmade.

Baby Shower InformationA baby shower was originally offered for the first baby of the mommy-to-be but that tradition has changed to being for all "new additions" to a family since they are all miracles and deserve to be showered with love and gifts. Typically, the baby shower is thrown in an afternoon time on a weekend when everyone can attend.

The person throwing the baby shower is usually a family member (cousin, aunt, etc.) or close family friend. Originally, one baby shower would be thrown for a mommy-to-be, but today many women have more than one party because they have different groups of friends, co-workers and family members.

A baby shower can range from very elegant to very causal, depending on the mood you would like to set! They can take place at a restaurant, bar, country club or someone's home and usually don't take place for more than a few hours. It is customary for the mommy-to-be to receive baby shower gifts from her guests as well as give gifts out to the women who plan the baby shower.

The baby shower is known for usually serving some type of food, whether a meal or snacks and can range from being a very inexpensive party to one that is expensive. It is important to remember that the baby shower party is not about who can spend the most or impress their baby shower guests, but who can create a memorable time with great friends and have lots of laughs.

When first planning a baby shower, here are a few important basic traditional and symbolic aspects to include:

Send out baby shower invitations the formal way if possible as everyone love receiving the invites and placing them on their refrigerators or organizers. This way, they won't lose an email that may have the information you sent if you were to only send out an email invite.

Plan ahead as early as possible and get the feedback from the mommy-to-be on what type of party she would like to have. It is usually planed by a friend or family member and all close friends/families should be invited. It is also common to have a few showers if the groups of friends and family are large or in different circles of acquaintances.

Bring in baby shower games since it livens up any shower. Sprinkle them up throughout the event since it will keep everyone's attention.

Make sure to introduce everyone and possibly even bring in an ice-breaker so everyone feels comfortable and enjoys their time. Maybe even makes a new friend!

Showers usually last a few hours. Don't make it too long or too short. Ask the mommy-to-be on her preference in time, date and venue if possible.

Make sure you watch food allergies when planning the food and drink. Also make sure to keep it light and not heavy so people are tired from starchy foods. Bring in the mommy-to-be's favorite kid foods which makes it fun!

Dress up the room with baby shower decorations. You can even bring in a theme which is fun.

Gift opening is a tradition, so you may want to make a fun game out of it like baby shower bingo.

Most of all, have a great time with friends and family. Take lots of pictures and enjoy our site with tons of free baby shower information to make your shower a success!


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