Present a "baby's corsage" to the mommy-to-be and
small flower corsages to the soon-to-be grandmothers. Decorations
and photo for the "baby corsage" are provided later
in this article.
Decorate the mommy-to-be's chair with helium-filled balloons.
A touch of ribbon and fresh flowers intertwined with imitation
ivy is very festive.
Ask one of the guests to hand the mommy the gift, take it
from her after it is opened to pass around the room. She can
also collect the torn wrapping paper and put it in a trash
Provide envelopes to each guest, asking them to address it
to themselves. When the bride writes her thank you notes,
this will save her a lot of time. (Ahead of time, ask the
bride to provide the thank you note envelopes to you).
Siblings -- Make Them Feel Special!
If there are older toddlers, bring them a special little gift
so they won't feel forgotten and left-out just because a new
baby is entering their life.
If this is mommy-to-be's second or third or more time, then
consider throwing a "SPRINKLE" instead of a full
shower. Ask all the guests to bring disposable diapers, cereal,
baby food, baby shampoo, wipes, even personal items for mom.
Homemade Baby Food
Making your own baby food gives you the distinct advantage of controlling what goes into your baby's sensitive tummy. You determine how much, if any, sugar and spices your baby gets. Even when found on sale for as low as 50 cents per jar, producing your own is a much less expensive alternative to ready made. Making baby food is actually very simple with a few simple tools: a blender, food processor, baby food grinder or similar machine, a steamer or boiling pot, ice cube trays, and a few minutes of your time.
Baby Wipes Recipe
(fun thing to have
for a baby shower)
Make a corsage for the mommy-to-be to wear at the
baby shower or make a bouquet of flowers for the nursery.