Baby Shower Invitations and Themes for the Second Baby
No matter how many children you have, every baby deserves to have its pending arrival greeted with celebration and excitement. Historically, baby showers have only been given to first time moms, and other pregnancies were less celebrated. However, more and more women are celebrating the arrival of subsequent children by throwing a baby shower.
If you are hesitant to host a traditional baby shower for a second time mom, why not reinvent the traditional baby shower with one of the suggestions below:
Host a baby “sprinkle”. A mom who already has children probably already has a lot of big ticket items like a crib, high chair and car seat. A baby “sprinkle” focuses more on disposable baby items such as diapers, pacifiers, bottles and bibs. If the new baby is a different gender from its siblings, gender-specific clothing or toys are also helpful items for the mom. Send out baby sprinkle baby shower invitations to your guest list and include a special note defining what a sprinkle is since many guests may not be familiar with the term. A pretty floral design or a blooming baby shower invitationsare cute designs that will highlight your baby “sprinkle” theme.
Pamper the mom-to-be with a spa party. If the mom-to-be has everything she needs for the new baby, she could always use a little pampering and relaxation time to prepare her for the long days and sleepless nights ahead – especially if she already has other children. Send your guests a spa baby shower invitation and have them bring gifts specifically to pamper the mom-to-be.
Be charitable. Celebrate the pending arrival of a subsequent baby by donating baby gifts to a local charity in the mom-to-be’s name. Keep all the traditional baby shower games and food, but request through the baby shower invitation that guests bring and unwrapped baby gift for other new moms who are in need of basic baby items.
Stock the mom-to-be’s freezer. After the new baby is born, the mom-to-be will be even busier than before taking care of the older children while tending to the demanding needs of a new baby. Ask guests to bring their favorite casserole or freezer friendly dish to keep mom from having to worry about cooking for the first couple of weeks while she is still recovering from delivery.
Welcome the new baby – family style. Include the older children in the baby shower. Serve kid-friendly cuisine and ask guests to bring a present for the baby’s siblings to help them feel special and give them some extra attention when they might be feeling a little left out. You could invite other families and have favors and games specifically for the other children that will be attending the shower.
In the end, all babies deserve to be welcomed into the world with a celebration. Whether you focus on the baby, mom, siblings, or just get together for fun, your event will be a celebration of life, love, family and friends.
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Nikki Heinrich lives in Northern Virginia with her husband and 2 children. She enjoys spending time with her family and in her spare time, loves to write and cook.