A gathering of closest friends and family to celebrate the imminent arrival of a new addition can be a wonderful event and one to remember for years to come. Whether you’re planning a baby shower this summer, or preparing to purchase a gift to take along to one, we’re here to help.
If the baby shower invites are being given out personally, it’s possible to get really creative! Custom-made fortune cookies can be a unique way to provide basic details, such as date, time and location, whilst a bag of popcorn with a tongue-in-cheek ‘Ready to pop!’ addition will make for a memorable invitation.
Provide your guests with a little something they can take home and treasure to remind them of the day. Make it personal for an even more special party favour.
Themed Food & Drink
Cookies in the shape of rattles and cupcakes with gender coloured frosting are popular baby shower snack choices. Get to work with a cookie cutter to make interesting shapes with finger sandwiches, and create fruit and marshmallow skewers for a delicious treat. Look up mocktail recipes for family-friendly drinks for that extra touch.
Activities & Games
A fun way to stir up conversation between friends and family is to prepare games with prizes. Take a look at our suggestions below for inspiration:
- Ask each guest to bring a photograph of themselves as a baby and place them all on a board so all pictures are visible for other guests to guess who is who
- Indulge in the classic 1970’s fashion of tie-dye and have an area where guests can create unique tie-dye babygrows for the new arrival
- Encourage creativity by printing out pages for an alphabet book and have guests choose letters to colour in separately and put together at the end to create a lovely personal ABC book for the baby
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Gifts for a baby shower can range from the practical, such as furniture and necessities, to cute soft toys, to clothing. At Chocolate Clothing we have an excellent selection of designer babywear and baby accessories, which include babygrows, nightwear, footwear and beanie hats.
If the gender is unknown, we have some equally beautiful gender neutral clothing options available that come in a minimalistic, neutral colour palette. A great gift comes in the form of a giftset by Rockstar Baby which includes babygrows, bibs and slippers in the distinctive rock ‘n’ roll chic style.
For a newborn, we have a wonderful selection of beanie hats and slippers from Young Versace and Little Marc Jacobs to keep their little heads and feet warm. We also have designer dummies and bottles which come in impressive presentation boxes, and more practical gifts of sleeping bags and branded blankets.