3 tips on how to get a baby shower right
While these gatherings may have been relatively low-key affairs in the past, enthusiastic hosts are now going the whole nine yards to make the occasions something truly special for the soon-to-be parents.
Baby shower boom
In fact, women in the UK spend a whopping £220 million every year in attending baby showers, according to a 2013 study carried out by VoucherCodes.co.uk. That’s over $450 million!
While no one has to break the bank to find the perfect baby shower gifts, premium items are rising in popularity. In fact, following in the footsteps of the party thrown by the Beckhams when their daughter Harper was born a few years ago, personalised jewellery is one option that many friends and family members are looking to bestow on littles ones, as reported by Mail Online.
The low down
While gifts are certainly a big part of the celebration, what do the best baby showers have in common?
1. Choose the right theme
It can be difficult to give the day a unique flavour, especially if the gender of bubs is being kept a secret! However, the best showers will typically have a personalised theme. One idea, noted by Mothercare, is to base the day around a well-known nursery rhyme or children’s book. Tried and tested examples include ‘Alice in Wonderland’ and ‘Teddy Bear’s Picnic’.