Baby showers should be fun and relaxing. Kick off the parenting journey with a unique, one-of-a-kind experience for your shower guests. Give them an experience they’ll never forget!
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My son was due in December, but he came three weeks early. So, he actually attended my baby shower! I was on bedrest with my daughter for the second half of my pregnancy, had gestational diabetes, and ended up having a scheduled induction (since she was growing too fast). Consequently, she was two weeks early. My friends put together a cute little shower for her, too.
Both were great bonding experiences with friends and family and are some of my most precious early memories as a mom.
If you want to throw a unique baby shower for that expecting mom in your life, here are six unique ways to pull it off:
It all starts with the Baby Shower Invitations. Celebrate the parents’ special delivery with personalized online and paper baby shower invitations. Find out what the theme of the nursery will be or the design of the baby shower invites accordingly.
2. Diaper Bag
This might seem like an ordinary gift, but it is what is inside the bag that is different. Find out what the theme of the nursery will be or the design of the baby shower invites, and get a diaper bag in the same theme.
Get the name of the baby or the last name of the family monogrammed on the bag. Add supplies that the new parents can use for the baby. Suggestions include wipes, bottles, pacifiers, and toys. You can also get a diaper bag for the father in colors that he likes such as camouflage or a sports team.
3. Diaper Baby
Babies go through a lot of diapers, so why not make a baby that is made from diapers?
Find a sleeper and position several diapers inside the sleeper so that the finished product will look like a baby. If you know the gender of the baby, it would be cute to make it pink/purple or blue.
If you are unsure of the gender, then you could use yellow or green. The diaper baby can be used as a table centerpiece, and you can create several of them if you have enough sleepers.
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This is not the kind of cake that you eat. Begin with a cardboard base and position diapers around it. Build the diapers up in tiers, and then decorate the diaper cake.
You can add rattles, small bottles of shampoo and baby powder, and other items that can be used. This can also be used as a centerpiece on the gift or food table.
In order to make this gift, you need to find a tub that is large enough to hold baby supplies instead of an infant tub.
Put diapers inside the tub so that they fill it about halfway. The rest of the tub is filled with cotton balls so that it looks like soap suds. Fill the remainder of the tub with items like baby wipes, towels, and other bath accessories.
This is an easy gift to make. Find a Styrofoam wreath and wrap the wreath with ribbon to match the colors of the shower.
Add diapers to the outside of the wreath with a bobby pin or safety clip. Finish the wreath with small toys, one of the baby shower invites, or decorations. The parents can display the wreath on the front door after the baby is born.
There you have it – six items to include in a unique baby shower!
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This post was originally contributed to by Mandy, a mother of four and proud Northerner. She blogs at Sweet Suburban Life, writes in her free time, and loves to share her experiences with party planning and baby showers!