Baby Shower Ideas

Alternatives To Traditional Baby Showers

We love celebrations of any kind, especially when it involves expanding families. Some may roll their eyes when they think of baby showers, but these parties don’t have to be over-the- top cutesy or involve ridiculous games. If you’re looking for a few alternatives to traditional baby showers, we have a few that you’re going to love:

  • Book Shower: In lieu of traditional baby gifts, why not gift children’s books instead? The shower could be book themed and hosted at a library or favorite café. The parents to be would leave with treasured books the child can keep for a lifetime.
  • Diaper Drop: If there’s one thing every new parent needs more of – it’s diapers. Host an open house where guests can stop by during the day to chat with the parents-to- be, grab something to eat and drop off some diapers and wipes.
  • Craft Party: For those more inclined to DIY projects, why not host a shower where the guests get together to make items for the baby’s room? It could be a community quilt, decorations for the room or even a scrap book of memories leading up to the birth.
  • Collect Well Wishes From Friends: For those that truly don’t want or need anything for the baby, ask friends to write down well wishes for the family. Collect them into a keepsake book and deliver it with a gift card to their favorite takeout restaurant (because all parents need easy meal options).
  • Meal Train: Speaking of easy meals, one of our favorite things to organize to make new parents’ lives easier is a Meal Train. It’s such a hectic time after the baby arrives and one of the best gifts you could ever give a parent is food. They will let out a huge sigh of relief when they open that refrigerator door and see food waiting for them.

There are many other options when it comes to planning a baby shower and we’re here to help! Contact Simplified Events for all of your party-planning needs.


Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in 2018 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness.