A baby shower is a beautiful and heartwarming way to celebrate the birth of your child with friends before the main event. But not everyone wants to subscribe to the formulaic, traditional baby shower. Fortunately, there are plenty of unique alternatives available to mums who don’t wish to go down the same well-trodden path. Here are just a few.
Predicting Your Baby’s Future
Naturally, we all want the very best for our baby’s future. We want them to grow up healthy and strong, have a successful career and find happiness in all of their pursuits. Of course we can never predict what the future holds for them though. Or can we? If you subscribe to the belief that there is truth in such practices as Tarot, Psychic Mediums or Clairvoyants, then combining such elements into your standard baby shower can be a really profound experience. And with the power of the internet, you don’t even need to have some stranger appear to your baby shower with tarot cards. Respected online spiritual groups will provide a medium for you, who can read all of the predictions over the phone.
The Drop-In Baby Shower
Some mothers find the idea of a conventional baby shower a little bit too overwhelming, but that doesn’t mean they don’t want to mark the occasion with their female friends. So a drop-in baby shower is a great alternative. Instead of having all of your close female friends around at the same time for the shower, you can instead exercise a bit of an ‘open house’ policy for the day, meaning that your friends can come and visit you at various points throughout the day for a catch-up before the birth of your baby.
The Gourmet Baby Shower
So many baby showers offer very little in terms of culinary delights. There’s always food of course, but it often nothing to write home about. If you have friends who enjoy fine food, then having them bring a selection of healthy gourmet nibbles can be a great way to integrate two of life’s greatest pastimes: intimate moments with dear friends, and great food.
Not every mother chooses to have a baby shower and many are reluctant because of the formulaic structure that often goes with it. For the latter though, there are some fantastic alternatives, a few of which have been listed here.