Baby showers celebrate one of the most joyous occasions of your life, so it’s understandable that you’d want the one you’re throwing or attending to abide by proper etiquette rules. Since some have changed things over the years, it’s a good idea to brush up on some baby shower etiquette 101.
Modern Baby Shower Etiquette
The host can be relative.
In the past, it wasn’t considered proper for a close family member to host the baby shower, and it should, instead, be held by a distant relative or friend. Today, it’s completely fine for the baby shower to be held by a close relative or even the mother of the guest of honor. The only true rule is that the mother-to-be shouldn’t host her own shower.
Men can attend.
Baby showers used to be an all-female event, but it’s becoming more and more popular to include the dad-to-be and his male friends. However, if you do invite men, keep in mind that the vibe of the party may shift. Remedy this by having co-ed shower activities and decoration.
The food doesn’t have to be formal.
You don’t need to have a formal sit-down dinner at your baby shower with cake as the only option for dessert. You can have a buffet-style lunch or dinner and serve cookies and cupcakes as desserts for a more casual vibe.
You don’t have to play games.
Baby showers for past generations involved games that poked fun at the mother-to-be. Nowadays, there’s no need to games like that unless your guest of honor has a good sense of humor and doesn’t mind.
You can have a second shower.
It used to be considered taboo to have more than one baby shower, but that’s not the case anymore. It’s completely fine to have a baby shower for every baby you have. You’re excited — celebrate your joy!
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