Baby showers are typically hosted by the friends and family of the expectant mother, but a lot of people prefer to throw their own parties too. It doesn’t matter whether you’re the glowing mom-to-be or her BFF; it’s a time to celebrate!
But if you’re tired of the same old format of the event, and want to make it more fun and engaging for your guests, here are some fun alternatives to try:
1. Host an outdoor soiree
Keeping in mind that COVID-19 is still at large, avoid crowded indoor gatherings, especially to keep the momma and baby safe. You can still celebrate responsibly with loved ones by throwing a garden party, poolside soiree, or an intimate backyard celebration with décor, great food, activities, music, and more.
2. Throw a drive-by shower
Drive-by events are a clever innovation that came about last year. You still get to celebrate with your favorite people, hand out food, put up décor—and of course, collect presents—but with minimal physical contact. Guests literally drive by after saying hello, leaving presents, and collecting a takeaway bag. But there are some additional logistics to an event like this.
3. Stocking the nursery party
We know how hard—and expensive—it is to invest in baby supplies. New parents are strained with the costs of getting essentials, and, therefore, stocking-the-nursery parties are a great way to help out. Not only do people get items from the baby registry, but they also bring other knick-knacks and essentials that helped them, whether it’s diapers, clothing, blankets, or other items.
4. Have a gender-inclusive party
Traditionally showers usually have participation from women, but why not bring in the other partner, male friends, and family too? Break the norm and have fun together. Everyone’s happy for you!
It’s also the perfect chance to have a maternity photoshoot; you’ll all be dressed up, and the event photographer can focus on you as a family.
Another great idea is to use this as a time to throw your gender-reveal party, too, especially if you’re further along in your pregnancy. It’s two celebrations in one!
It’s only natural that you want to celebrate and share your happiness with the world now that you’re expecting! Make it all the more special for your friends and family by working with a special events planner in Madison, AL, who can help bring your vision to life! Contact Aquiller Cole for her party design services, whether you’re planning a shower for yourself or surprising the happy couple. She’ll pull off everything you need and more!