Any shower ideas yet? Still early I know...

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Any shower ideas yet? Still early I know...

Hi girls! I know it's still too early to put any serious thought into baby showers, but I was just wondering if anyone else had thought about what they want to do shower wise or what themes they'd like to go with. If you have other kids, what did you do for their baby showers?

With my first son, I did stars and moons (all blue, of course!) and matched his nursery accordingly. We had fresh flowers in blue baby baskets on the tables and perriwinkle table cloths. It was beautiful! I didn't have a shower with my second baby because it was another boy and we had so much from my first boy we really didn't need anything. With my daughter we had to do it up style because I finally got my princess! We did a Disney Fairies theme, with dark purples, greens, and blues. All of the tablecloths were this purple crushed velvet that changed to green in the light, and we had cupcakes instead of a cake that were the same colors with edible glitter!

With baby #4 I was thinking of doing a Halloween themed baby shower! It's not something that I've ever seen before, and let's be honest, how often could you really do something like that? Especially since I've had a girly and a boy shower... I figured it would be fun to do something different with this one! What are your ideas? :headbang:

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With DS I had 4 showers. All the themes varied and were "babyish" Noah's Ark, Blue with Chubby Baby, Sweet Pea, Bee theme (to match the nursery).

I threw a Surprise Halloween Baby shower before. Everyone dressed up and the mom to be thought it was a halloween costume party. That was fun!

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Since it is my 2nd, probably no shower for me!

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I had 3 showers with Nicholas, one at my work, one at DH's work, and then one family. All themes were realated to animals because his nursery is Rainforest animal themed.

With this one I probably won't have a shower except for maybe a small one at work. If I have a choice, it will be a diaper/wipes shower because that is mostly what we will need!

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"JuneorJulyBaby?" wrote:

I had 3 showers with Nicholas, one at my work, one at DH's work, and then one family. All themes were realated to animals because his nursery is Rainforest animal themed.

With this one I probably won't have a shower except for maybe a small one at work. If I have a choice, it will be a diaper/wipes shower because that is mostly what we will need!

What if this baby is a girl???

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4th child I am thinking I will be happy with newer hand me downs from friends. I will not be waiting on any baby showers Wink Have fun!

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I had 3 showers with DD and one with DS (after he was born). There weren't really themes for any of them--with DD there was just a lot of pink. This time, I really want to have a blessingway, which is more of a party to honor the pregnant mother than an opportunity to give gifts for the baby, because we really don't need anything for this baby. I have been looking at ideas for it, and I think it will be really neat.

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No shower here. I had two with ds and one small one with dd. I won't have one for a third, but I can't wait until its shower time for you guys so I can see fun pics!

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"Starryblue702" wrote:

What if this baby is a girl???

I still would want diapers and wipes! I'm sure my mom and MIL will hook us up with tons of clothes. All we need for this baby are diapers, wipes, clothes (either sex needs clothes, DS is opposite seasons), and a dresser.

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We probably won't have another shower, and if we do I don't get say in what the theme is??! I don't mind though, it takes all the fun out if I know every detail!

"Sprinkles" aren't common here.

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I think I want a Anniversary/Shower. Mine and hubs wedding was Oct. 27 his Bday is Oct. 29th. I would LOVE a halloween themed shower. Most of my family however are in another state so I doubt I'll have a shower other then work. After the baby is born I'll travel home so people can oogle the baby and have a after baby shower.

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i had one shower for my first. Then we had Bris' for the last three boys. No themes. I dont expect any kind of shower. Maybe we'llthrow a welcome party if this abby is a girl. If its a boy another bris.

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Exactly. I would assume any "theme" would be up to the people who throw a shower.

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I haven't really thought of a theme. I had two small showers last time. One at my MIL's (no theme, just blue) and a really small shower at my parents house with some girls I went to high school with. And for that I guess there was a theme, but little. My dad bought me a polka dot stroller as his gift, so he decided to order monkey and polka dot things for the shower decorations. He didn't decorate much more than the table the food was on. So I doubt there's any hope for a theme. Although if it's a girl I really like that princess idea with glitter cupcakes and what not. It sounds very cutsie!

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"JuneorJulyBaby?" wrote:

I still would want diapers and wipes! I'm sure my mom and MIL will hook us up with tons of clothes. All we need for this baby are diapers, wipes, clothes (either sex needs clothes, DS is opposite seasons), and a dresser.

This is all we need to if its a girl - if its a boy we are set b/c DS1 was born in Nov and I have all the clothes I need.

I know I will have at least one shower with this LO. My mom started talking about it the day I told her I was pg. My work may through me one an DH's family may as well. Second (and third and forth, etc) showers are common here. I don't feel really comfortable with another shower so I am trying to get my mom to agree to just a big party for the family and make it less of a shower and more of a celebration of our miracle.

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I supposed I kind of always have a say in the shower as my mom and I are the ones that plan and throw them. I kind of feel bad having one for my fourth, since I've had a girl shower and a boy shower... but this was a surprise baby. Because I wasn't planning on having any more kids, I donated EVERYTHING to friends and charities... from clothes to toys to strollers and maternity clothes. I don't even so much as have a car seat for an infant anymore... and truth be told I can't afford to buy all of the things that I need all over again, so it's like this is my first baby!

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We had a JEEP GIRL themed shower (nothing else would do in our house! LOL!).

I don't know if I will have a shower with this one. I am not into the 'second shower thing'. We will see if friends throw a fit.

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"MrsMangoBabe" wrote:

I had 3 showers with DD and one with DS (after he was born). There weren't really themes for any of them--with DD there was just a lot of pink. This time, I really want to have a blessingway, which is more of a party to honor the pregnant mother than an opportunity to give gifts for the baby, because we really don't need anything for this baby. I have been looking at ideas for it, and I think it will be really neat.

Tell me more about this blessingway, I've never heard of it. Is it sort of like a girls gathering?

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"jeepbaby" wrote:

Tell me more about this blessingway, I've never heard of it. Is it sort of like a girls gathering?

The book "Birthing From Within" talks about blessingways. They are *loosely* based on a Navajo rite of passage celebration, which is where the name comes from. They are kind of a popular thing in the natural childbirth and homebirth cultures. There are a variety of activities that are commonly done at them, such as belly painting, belly casting, making a quilt from squares each guest made in advance, stringing beads that each guest brought into a necklace for the woman to wear during her birth, etc. I am actually working on a post about it for my blog, with links to pictures on various other blogs of actual blessingways, but it is not ready yet. There is more information in these links:

http://www.naturalbirthandbabycare.com/blessingway.html
http://pregnancy.about.com/cs/blessingway/a/aa102202a.htm

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Oh the blessings party sounds like such a nice get together!!

The whole idea of a shower makes me terribly uncomfortable. I already have a couple of friends who insist they'll throw one for me though. I can't imagine essentially asking people to buy things for me when it's not their kid. I suppose some diapers would be helpful, though! But yeah, I think it's extremely inappropriate to have showers for second (...third, fourth...) children. I know I would be insulted if I were invited to one and would drop that friend.

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Well, in my situation I hardly ever get to see my friends and family with my work schedule and what with having 3 kids, I just have no time anymore. I'm going to use mine as an excuse to get together again and see people I haven't seen in forever. I'll register, and if people want to bring gifts that's fine, and if not, that's fine too! At least we all get to see one another and celebrate this new wonderful baby!