When are baby showers typically held?
A shower is most appropriate when it's not too early in the pregnancy and not too close to the due date-as babies can arrive early! Two or three month's prior to the due date is a perfect time to hold the shower.
My friend doesn't know the sex of her baby. What color clothing is appropriate?
Yellow, green and white are frequent color choices when the sex of the baby is unknown. Another option is to present some adorable unisex items-a hat or booties-with a gift certificate for an outfit of the parent's choosing, after the baby is born.
Can you suggest some interesting baby shower themes?
Themed showers are always fun: they help guests to select appropriate gifts, and if desired, related games or food can be part of the theme. Here are just a few ideas to get you inspired:
- Heirloom Shower
- Baby travel gear for parents who are frequent travelers
- Indulge-the-Mom shower
- Everything-for-Dad shower (or for the couple)
- Handle with care (everything related to baby care instructions)
What is your opinion of registering for a baby shower?
It's a wonderful idea. Registries help avoid duplication and they ensure gift givers that they have selected something that will be enjoyed.
I'd like to throw a shower for my friend who is adopting. Is that OK?
It's a great idea. Everything about the shower would be exactly the same as any other. However, it might be helpful to note the clothing sizes that are appropriate as many adopted children aren't newborns.