For every mom, bringing a new life into the world
is always a special occasion, whether it’s their first child, second, or even the fifth. For a long time, people used to consider baby showers to be only for firstborns but now, it has become socially acceptable to have one for a second and even third child even if they’re the same gender. Every baby deserves to be celebrated
, and a baby shower is a great way to do so and get together with loved ones. But, planning a second or third baby shower is not the same as the first one, and there are various things you must consider to ensure that you end up with a low-key yet celebratory gathering.
Have a theme
A theme is not a must-have element for a baby shower, but having one will help tie all the details together. Since the goal is to keep it informal, you don’t have to go all out with fancy invites, elaborate decorations, and gift bags for guests. Instead, choose elements that are easy to execute but still reflect your tastes and preferences.
Choose a venue
When deciding where to hold your baby shower, there are 3 key things to consider; the time of year, budget, and number of guests. Hosting a baby shower in your living room or backyard is more intimate, and you don’t have to worry about reservation or booking fees. If you have a large guest list, or you’re working with a bigger budget, consider a nearby venue that can handle the setup, catering, and cleanup so that you can focus on enjoying the special occasion. A nearby park can also be a great place to hold your baby shower as long as you have the necessary permits and you’re sure that the weather will be favorable. Being the age of social distancing, hosting a virtual baby shower
is also a good idea as it will ensure that guests who are unable to make it, whether due to health reasons or distance, don’t feel left out.
Set a gift protocol
Gifting is usually the trickiest part of a second baby shower to navigate. Unlike the first baby shower, you’ll likely have many of the big-ticket items you need, some of which you got from the same guests you are inviting now. As such, you must be careful when choosing items to include in your baby registry
so that you don’t look greedy. First of all, include the basic items you’ll need right away such as diapers, wipes, and toiletries. You can also include baby clothes, especially if your new baby is a different sex than your previous one or born at a different time of the year.
It may not be customary to have a baby shower for your second or third child, but it’s definitely worth it. Not only does it give you a chance to get the latest and greatest in the world of baby products, but it also allows you to celebrate the new arrival with your family and friends.