Baby shower flowers, etiquette and more
Whether you are the one expecting, the shower planner or a guest, it’s important to understand a few basic courtesies. Here’s what you should remember when it comes to baby shower flowers and etiquette.
Etiquette for guests
If you are invited to a baby shower, it means that you are a close friend or relative of the mum-to-be. It is a huge honour to be invited to such an important and memorable event. So, you need to be sure that you don’t arrive empty-handed. The best shower gifts include baby shower flowers, must-haves for the new baby and something to pamper mum. Some options for baby gifts include clothing, stuffed toys (make sure they are safe for infants), blankets and other accessories. For mum, you could shop for gifts like body lotions and bath products. There’s nothing better than some pampering after welcoming a new baby into the world.
Etiquette for hosts
As the host, it is your job to make sure that everyone receives their invitation early enough to set aside time for the shower. You should also make a list of all the guests who have confirmed as well as those who cannot attend. Once you know how many people to expect, you need to plan everything from the food and décor to any activities you can enjoy together. You will also need to decide whether this will be a ladies only event or if men will be invited. In the case of the latter, you can play fun games like having mum and dad-to-be race one another (blindfolded) in a diaper changing contest. As for the décor, baby shower flowers and some bright balloons will do the trick. You can decorate according to the gender of the baby or keep it neutral if you prefer.
Another great tip to consider is using this opportunity to reveal the gender of the baby! Gender-reveal cakes are very popular at the moment and they give the parents as well as their guests an even more memorable experience. If you are looking for baby shower flowers to suit boys and girls, you should consider colours like yellow, turquoise and white.