If you’re in that phase of life where all of your friends are starting to have babies, or if you’re a soon-to-be grandparent, don’t be surprised if you start receiving invitations for baby showers! This can seem a little daunting if you have never attended one before, but don’t fret, we’ve got the scoop on what you can expect.
- Baby showers usually happen a couple months before the baby arrives, so keep that in mind to ensure you will be available.
- Because the mom-to-be cannot drink, baby showers are likely to be dry (but not always) so don’t be surprised if the only drinks on offer are fruit infused waters and punch.
- Way back when, baby showers were for women only. Things have changed, so rad the invitation carefully to see if it is for women only or if it will be a mixed affair.
- Typically, baby showers are reserved for very close friends and family, so bringing a plus one is not an option unless you specifically ask.
- It can be hard to avoid buying a bunch of adorable clothes for a new baby, but before you do, check to see if the parents-to-be made a registry. If they did, consult that before making any purchases as there are likely to be very specific things they have chosen and believe they will need for their little one.
- If there is no registry, you can never go wrong with essentials like diapers, bum cream, or even nipple cream for mom.
- Baby showers usually last a few hours, so don’t plan too many activities back to back for the day.
- You can expect to have a few games to participate in, like baby bingo or word scrambles.