One female ritual that I am glad hasn’t disappeared from society is the baby shower. What a joy it is for a group of women of various ages to come together to oh and ah over adorable baby gifts, play silly games, reminisce about their own baby showers, and bestow valuable wisdom upon the soon-to-be mother! I was fortunate to have been thrown two baby showers in my honor when I was pregnant with Emily. We were so blessed to receive so many well-wishes, gifts, and thoughtful advice from everyone!
The first was attended by my female coworkers and hosted by two of my friends who also used to work with us (I could have invited the male coworkers, but I didn’t think they would have enjoyed it as much.). It was a pink and brown polka-dot themed baby shower. Absolutely adorable!
My other baby shower was a friends and family event. It was hosted by my best friend, Vicki. The theme of this one was baby safari because that is the theme we went with for Emily’s nursery.
My husband had a “Man Shower.” He and his friends took some of the traditional baby shower games and gave them a masculine edge. He even got a cake of his own, which is shown below. I was touched that so many of his friends brought gifts for the baby!
Guys, don’t let your wife have all of the baby shower fun. Have a “Man Shower!” You’ll have a great time with your friends and maybe even score more loot for that kid of yours that’s on the way.
So now I’ve experienced all 3 aspects of a baby shower: guest, hostess, and mommy-of-honor. All are nice, but being lavished with attention was the best! 🙂