24 May 2022

All about the baby shower

The baby shower is an American event that celebrates both the pregnancy of the mother-to-be and the imminent birth of her baby. How does it work? What are the steps to organize this unique celebration? Discover our tips for a successful baby shower.

  • Pioneering in the United States, this trend has been gaining ground all over the world in recent years.
  • Organize your baby shower before the birth of your little one, during the third trimester of pregnancy. However, some are superstitious and others simply lack time or energy. If this is your case, there is nothing to stop you from celebrating your party after the birth. It will be the perfect opportunity to introduce your baby to your loved ones!
  • Whatever the case, the principle remains the same: gather your friends to celebrate your maternity and have a friendly moment. Indeed, this party is 100% feminine. You can take care of the organization yourself or entrust it to a friend or to a professional. The baby shower usually takes place in the afternoon around a snack.
  • Here is a to-do list so you don't forget anything.
  • First, set your budget and the list of guests.
  • Set the date, time, and place of the party (your house, a friend's house, a restaurant, a café, or a private room).
  • Choose a theme for the baby shower: for girls, boys or twins, the Internet is full of ideas, from the most classic to the most original!
  • You may want to make a baby shower list or a birth list to help people choose a gift.
  • Send invitations in advance so that your friends and family can be free on the big day.
  • Buy the decorations according to the theme you have chosen (balloons, streamers, pennants, flowers, etc.).
  • Prepare the menu for the party, focusing on sweet treats such as cupcakes, a candy bar, and chocolate.
  • Finally, prepare some games and activities to spend an unforgettable moment with your friends.

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The origins of the baby-shower


Born in the United States at the beginning of the 20th century, the baby shower has crossed the Atlantic in recent years to honor the mother-to-be and her baby.

  • In general, this prenatal party is organized by the mother-to-be's family between the 7th and 8th months of pregnancy.
  • According to tradition, only women are invited to the party to share their experience of childbirth or support the mother-to-be.
  • It's called a "baby shower" because it reflects the idea that the mother-to-be and the baby are showered with gifts at this special event.
  • But it is above all a last party for the mother before the arrival of the baby during which animations and games are organized.