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Baby Shower Etiquette

Know the Basics of Baby Shower Etiquette

Throwing a baby shower is a fulfilling task. It is touching and heart-warming, and is a bundle of fun from the planning process down to the day of the event itself. But it can also be stressful simply because it gets a little confusing with regards to how the shower should be thrown.

Traditional etiquette basics

There are no rules that govern baby shower etiquette principles but some traditional etiquette basics should be observed. The first thing that comes to mind is the date of the shower. Common practice has people holding the event one to two months prior to the mother’s due date. That way, you don’t risk having the baby itself show up in the shower!

When to have your baby shower?

A welcome baby shower however should be done a month or two after the birth of the baby, giving the new parents some time to adjust to the newborn. Traditional baby showers are done at the home of the parents or at church. But a hotel function room or a fancy restaurant is also a great option. Take careful consideration for the budget, weather and date.

Who can host the baby shower?

As to who gets to host the shower, anyone from a close friend, an aunt or a niece can hold the event. Workmates or relatives may also play the role of the host. For the guest list, remember to inquire from the new parents or their parents who they wish to attend the event. See to it that all the important people will be able to come and that there are no schedule conflicts.

Things to include are:

  • contact numbers
  • directions to venue
  • RSVP
  • time, date and party theme on the invitationsto make it complete

Moreover, see to it that baby shower gifts for new parents are those that will be useful for them and their baby. Spontaneous and fun gifts should be done only for second or third baby showers. Keep these etiquette basics in mind and no doubt you’ll be throwing the perfect baby shower that everyone will remember!



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