A baby shower is great fun for the mom and for the guests. It is a great opportunity to meet new people and reconnect with mutual friends, not to mention, celebrate the birth of a new addition to the world!
A new trend is to have the baby shower after the baby is born. There are a number of reasons why this alternative baby shower plan makes sense.
Although many already know the gender of the baby before it is born these days, many want to keep it a surprise. By having the baby shower after the birth, there is no guessing on what color clothing or gender oriented gifts to bring.
A shower allows the mom to introduce the newborn to all friends and family at once. Instead of a constant stream of visitors right after the birth when the mom really needs time to rest, this opportunity for everyone to meet the new baby at one time is a great alternative.
Of course, you should always ask the mom to be what she prefers. And when it comes to sending out the baby shower invitations, ask the mom for the guest list.
Which do you prefer- a shower before or after?