Gearing up to hear the patter of tiny feet? What a time to celebrate! Nowadays, this is typically done with a baby shower - an American tradition that has been adopted by many countries around the world in recent years.
Family and friends come together to eat, drink and spoil Mum-to-be with gifts for herself and her little one. It's a chance for everyone to bask in the excitement of meeting a tiny new person in a matter of months.
A baby shower is one of the best events to create a wish list for. As the arrival of the precious new addition to the family draws closer, it'll be crucial to make sure everything's in order for when they arrive.
For that reason, people will tend to opt for presents that will be useful to the expectant mum. A wish list also gives her an opportunity to let everyone know what she really needs.
Baby showers are very individual so themes, décor and even the games you play with your guests will depend on personal taste. But just like any party, you'll need to make sure you have all the essentials to keep your guests fed, watered and entertained.
Get your venue, invitations, wish list and cake arrangements sorted out well in advance. Also, be sure to set a budget!
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Expecting a little one? I'm sure you already know you'll need a lot of stuff. Luckily, you're not expected to deal with that all by yourself and a baby gift registry is the best way to allow your friends and family to help you out with those all-important baby care items.