Baby Shower Ideas
You want your baby shower to be as unique and hip as you are? Then if you’re looking for fresh baby shower tips, read on! To start off, we here at BabyDolls Boutique pride ourselves in carrying not only the hippest and trendiest baby must-haves, but we also happen to have five of the #1 selling newborn items in the country. Yup, you read it right…the TOP five sellers!!
If you’re plagued with the eternal question of “what do I buy?” In essence baby showers are now also referenced as a “Sprinkle”. Sprinkle parties are a fairly recent phenomenon that allows for the practicality of not re-buying items already owned, but all the fun of getting any items that the firstborn never got to own (every non-firstborn child knows the feeling of being bombarded with secondhand items!) Guests tend to bring more unique items like diaper covers, hand-made bibs and pacifiers as sprinkle party gifts. And there’s no better place to find that perfect sprinkle party or baby shower gift than at BabyDolls Boutique! If you have a newborn, your sister has a newborn, your best friend has a newborn, your cousin’s friend’s uncle has a newborn, you or your coworker’s brother’s friend has a newborn–no matter the person– then BabyDolls is the boutique for you! BabyDolls has an array of one-of-a-kind pieces in addition to hand-made items that are EXCLUSIVE to the boutique, such as their very own label p & b are the new black. Items vary from crocheted knitted hats and matching diaper covers that are so tiny they fit in the palm of your hand, to fun accessories like custom designed felt hair bows to picture-perfect onesies. All the newborn items are perfect for itsy-bitsy headshots or just for everyday wear! You’ll also be happy to know that part of the proceeds from the pink & blue label are donated to two local charity organizations. Nothing better than being equipped for a baby shower and giving back to those children that are less fortunate. And the best part is that you are fashionably saying “It’s IN to give”!!!
You also eliminate the nuances of moms-to-be not only receiving gifts for their babies that either the first child never owned, but girlier items if the firstborn is a boy and vice versa. Other Shower & Sprinkle ideas are that the menu is as cute and enticing as the person throwing the party, such as serving a la carte mini’s of everything you can imagine possible (they are kind of like little tasting itty bittys of random party favorites). Showers & Sprinkle parties often have fun themes with a scrumptious dessert table or even a cupcake bar.
Baby shower biggies – finger foods are the new filet mignon. Baby shower hosts are turning their heads to elaborate sit-down meals and are embracing mini-foods, including tiny French toast squares and fruit kabobs. Finger foods are a creative way to add some zest to a meal minus the mess. Also, wondering what games to play at the party that are a little more sophisticated than pin the tail-on-the-donkey fun for adults to play? Celebrity-based games are gaining popularity, such as matching celebrity parents to their child on cards. Another favorite is “Remember When?” and the reading of advice cards from guests with the structure of a Mad Libs card. Popular current trends include “green” showers in which moms and dads serve organic foods and ask for gifts with eco-friendly packaging and organic clothing. Another popular idea is to have the celebration double as a baby shower AND a gender-revealing ceremony. A fun idea could be to have the inside frosting of cupcakes be a mystery, so when someone cuts open the cake, the inner pink or blue frosting reveals the baby’s gender! We are delighted to share some of our fab-u highlights and thoughts on your perfect baby shower!