Tuesday, October 2, 2012

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Not Your Ordinary Baby Shower: Unique Baby Shower Ideas

A common baby shower theme of the past is “It’s a Boy or it’s a Girl”. But not anymore! Hosts of baby showers are tossing away this go-to theme and starting to get more creative. Here are some popular new themes for baby showers:

Co-ed Baby Shower. Most people think baby showers are for “the girls”, but more and more baby showers are starting to involve the dads. Co-ed Showers can be fun and a unique way to get Dad involved in the different stages of the pregnancy. The traditional shower games can still be played, but with a twist that will get everyone involved. Mom can enjoy the “Toilette Paper Game” while Dad enjoys “The Bottle Game” challenging all his friends to see who can drink their favorite beverage faster from the bottle. Another Dad favorite is “Speed Diapering,” where all the guys will get a chance to test their skills and speed changing a diaper (using a doll for safety). For an added challenge and extra laughs, try this game blindfolded. When it comes to gifts the dad is right there to experience it too!

BBQ or Garden Party Baby Shower: This theme also allows you to make the shower more of a social event for all as opposed to an event only for women. Involving all of your family and friends is just another way to celebrate of your new little one. With a BBQ themed shower instead of traditional shower games, you can use more family friendly games, like the “Baby in the Spoon”. Using an egg and a spoon, you’ll have to carefully take the baby across the room without dropping him off the spoon. In our family, we’ve decorated with baby photos of our family members, another great way to incorporate everyone in your celebration.

Multi-Mom Baby Shower. A very common theme among military families and the preferred shower theme for Operation Showers of Appreciation (OSOA), a non-profit organization who supports expecting military moms by hosting baby showers for up to 150 new mommies at every event. Many expectant military mothers don’t have family in the area, have a husband that is deployed, or is an active duty service member. This is when organizations like OSOA are able to make a huge impact and support our local military communities.

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