I don’t follow celebrity gossip or the royal wedding/birth but as it blows up my Facebook newsfeed I do know that a new prince was born Monday. I’m going to take advantage of the internet baby fever to share a quick little story about a Surprise Baby Shower I threw for a friend of mine.
I like surprises. I don’t particularly care for being surprised, I like providing the surprise. When my friend was pregnant with her first child, I just knew I wanted to do something for her. With a lot of help from her husband and dance teacher, I assembled a guest list and sent out formal invitations.
I had never thrown a baby shower and I don’t think I’d been to one yet, so I looked to the trusty internet for inspiration. Unfortunately every game had the caveat “ask the mom if she’d be okay with this”. But I couldn’t ask the mom! Luckily, my best friend’s sister was also pregnant and her mom threw a Onesie Decorating Party. Bingo. It really is a genius idea – it eliminates any embarrassment on both the mom and the mixed guest list.
I’d say the party was a success and the mom-to-be was surprised!