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How do you organize a successful baby shower?

How to organise and throw a successful Baby Shower ?

What is a Baby Shower?

It’s a little celebration to congratulate the future mother and her baby. Baby Showers were originally an anglosaxon tradition but the tradition is now popular with millions of people from all over the world.

Who is invited to a Baby Shower?

Usually only women are invited! Best friends, friends from work, the mother-in-law, sisters, neighbours and cousins take part in the success of your party. Obviously any men that aren’t afraid of spending a very girly evening are still welcome… 

Guide shopping - Organiser une baby shower

What are the Baby Shower essentials?

The future mother, her friends, pretty biscuits stamped with the “Eat Me” stamp by Suck UK, alcohol free drinks in every colour imaginable, garland decorations by Muskhane & Numero 74, paper spheres and pompoms by Engel, glasses, plates and cutlery by Rice, balloons by Worldwide Co….DIY workshops with seedling kits and masking tape, maternity themed quizzes and games, a funny camera by Lomography to immortalise the moment, songs (it could even be the occasion for a spot of Karaoke…), a nappy cake (an anglosaxon tradition that consists of creating a centrepiece constructed from baby nappies).

What gifts are suitable for a Baby Shower?

It’s the occasion to spoil the future mother and her baby. The idea is to participate in putting together a the contents of a changing bag, and the nursery equipment. You can ask the future mother to draw up a wish-list: this way your gifts will fulfil her needs and her desires perfectly. The guests can pool together to give extra special furniture gifts for the future baby: a convertible bed by Oeuf NYC, Laurette or Leander, a By bo design or Laurette changing table, a Charlie Crane rocker or a Budtzbendix, Supaflat or Micuna highchair… 

It’s also the chance to give chic home textiles: a baby sleeping bag, a bed bumper or a duvet cover by Numero 74, Lab Pigmée or April Showers, a Garbo or Rose in April quilt, a Varanassi, Muskhane, Pilepoil or Bobo Choses rug, a liberty-print piece by Pigmée or Lab. Or how about bibs or swaddles by Bonton? Or a fairytale nightlight by Zoé Rumeau, Egmont, Tsé & Tsé associés, Lapin and me, White English Rabbit…Cushion to mix and match by Cérise sur le gateau, Numero 74, Ferm Living, Lab, Areaware or Lorna Syson…a dreamy mobile by The Butterflying, Trousselier or Flensted…

What gifts are suitable for a Baby Shower?

It’s the occasion to spoil the future mother and her baby. The idea is to participate in putting together a the contents of a changing bag, and the nursery equipment. You can ask the future mother to draw up a wish-list: this way your gifts will fulfil her needs and her desires perfectly. The guests can pool together to give extra special furniture gifts for the future baby: a convertible bed by Oeuf NYC, Laurette or Leander, a By bo design or Laurette changing table, a Charlie Crane rocker or a Budtzbendix, Supaflat or Micuna highchair… It’s also the chance to give chic home textiles: a baby sleeping bag, a bed bumper or a duvet cover by Numero 74, Lab Pigmée or April Showers, a Garbo or Rose in April quilt, a Varanassi, Muskhane, Pilepoil or Bobo Choses rug, a liberty-print piece by Pigmée or Lab. Or how about bibs or swaddles by Bonton? Or a fairytale nightlight by Zoé Rumeau, Egmont, Tsé & Tsé associés, Lapin and me, White English Rabbit…Cushion to mix and match by Cérise sur le gateau, Numero 74, Ferm Living, Lab, Areaware or Lorna Syson…a dreamy mobile by The Butterflying, Trousselier or Flensted…

To resume, the main points are “gifts”, “having fun” and “regression”. Baby Showers should be like a birthday party for (grown-up) little girls!

Celebrated and spoilt, the future mother will be ready to welcome her baby.