Baby Showers are joyous celebrations of Mother and Baby...
but if the thought of planning or attending one causes you
regrets because of the boring themes and foolish games, we
have exciting new ideas for you!
The "showering" of a the "Mommy-to-Be"
has been popular in many countries for hundreds of years but
not in the style we know it today. Gifts were given when after
a baby was born -- usually at the baby's religious christening
or at the baby's debut (it was very common until the middle
of this century that no one was invited to the house until
the baby was at least a month old because of the fear of diseases).
In the very late 1800's, Victorian ladies began having teas
for mommy but not till after the baby was born because pregnant
women did not appear in public. In the early 1900's, the teas
transformed into "showers" (based on the "showering"
of the bride before her marriage) and umbrellas became symbolic
because it was customary for ladies to carry parasols when
they attended these afternoon gatherings. Almost all of the
gifts were handmade except the silver that was given to the
babies by the grandmothers. In today's world, baby showers
are customary and great fun -- especially for a first-time
mommy and are referred to as "sprinkles" for mothers
having second or more children.
Themes and shower game ideas, menus, party favors, recipes
and cakes photos to enhance your perfect party ready for you
below. Any of the theme ideas can be adapted to fit your very
special baby shower.
Ideas you'll find for:
First-Time Mommies Theme Ideas
Already Mommies Theme Ideas
A Holiday Shower
An Heirloom Quilting Shower
A Far-away Mommy Shower
First-Time Grandmother Shower
A Friend that claims -- "I'm Never Having Children"
A Heirloom Gift Idea to make and give
Baby Shower Games
Party Favor Boxes
An Invitation Poem
Corsages for the Mommy-to-Be
Thank You From Baby
After the shower
Cakes & Recipes
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.