Wanna know Why you should have a Baby Shower? I remember when i was pregnant and wondering whether or not i should have one. Although my best friend had started planning one anyway lollll. One day at work, i was trying to decide on what day to have the shower, i texted my best friend about it and she was like “are you really trying to plan it yourself when you have me” I know yes i am so blessed to have her.
I had such an amazing time at my baby shower, it was not a surprise one thankfully. I am not really a big fan of surprise events. They are nice and cute but the prep work is so much. Imagine trying to keep the celebrant from finding out, then on the day, you have to make sure their calendar is cleared out. You also cannot come up suspicious especially if they suddenly decide they want to stay home or sleep. Way too much work in my opinion. But i would totally do it if whoever i am planning the occasion for want to be surprised.
So today, i am sharing some reasons Why you should have a Baby Shower and some pictures from mine.
Why you should have a Baby Shower
Family & Friends
This is one of my main reasons why you should have a Baby Shower. There is just something special about having everyone (most of the people) you care about all in one place. Having a baby is such a special moment for everyone, the parents, family, friends etc. Thus i think its great to be able to have them all come to celebrate this special moment with you. I mean, how often do you get all your favorite people under the same roof? Even if you decide to go round to visit them on different occasions, it would not be the same. Plus you are all made up and glam looking so why not?
Baby is so worth it
I personally think its so important to celebrate the baby before their arrival. Sure they are not born and do not know what is going on, but we could always show them pictures when they get older. Pictures of people who came to celebrate them with mom and dad, gifts and just how loved they are. My daughter is two years old now and i cannot wait to show them to her. God has blessed you with this wonderful bundle of Joy, i do not believe it should be taken for granted. Pregnancy is such a divine process, the devil has truncated so many lives, it should be celebrated that you are having this baby.
At my shower, we all had fun playing various games and cracking up. This is one huge part of showers. You get to play diaper games, poop games and get everyone or some people out of their comfort zones.
I enjoyed listening to everyone give their advice on life after a baby. especially those who had kids already telling their experiences. You can never really be ready for life after a baby, but it does help to hear from experienced people on what their experiences have been.
Dads can attend
For my bridal shower, it was all females, which is usually the case. Some brides have their husbands come in towards the end or briefly though. Mine was the culprit at surprising me and bringing me to my bridal shower lol. Anyway, one thing i love about baby showers is that men are involved too. Well, at least i told hubby he had to be there anyway. He had his friends over as well and they were able to hang out and catch up on life while making fun of his new daddy to be status
This is definitely a huge plus. The gifts you get for the little baby. We got so many gifts, i was so shocked. I am forever grateful to all the wonderful people that gave the gifts cause preparing for a baby can be so expensive! Getting gifts from our registry definitely saved us a ton of money that we put towards other things. However, i also think its great to let your guests know they do not have to bring gifts. I would rather their presence than choosing not to show up because they cannot get gifts.
Now this, i was so excited about the food for my baby shower because the cakes, cupcakes, and dessert were made by my best friend who is the best at what she does. The main food was also made by my favorite caterer.
Pregnancy is no walk in the park. Although, i think i had one of the best pregnancies cause i barely had any issues. In fact i most times did not feel pregnant except my big belly there to remind me. I actually miss being pregnant….. there i said it lol! But baby showers are great to celebrate and pamper mom. Noone can carry the pregnancy for you, so being celebrated on this special day is such a great reward.
Oh, the memory is a huge part of why you should have a baby shower. I love to look back every once in a while and reminisce about my baby shower. Without a baby shower, you have no way of showing your children in the future all the people that came to celebrate their arrival. My cousin also designed and decorated the walls with her beautiful craft and blew my mind.
Lots of generations
Baby showers are a great time to have women of so many generations come together. How often do you have an event that is appropriate for all ages? Baby showers allow grandmothers, great-grandmothers, mothers, friends, and everyone to come together. Having everyone together allows for advice, pregnancy and labor stories.