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Alternatives To Traditional Baby Showers

Not every mom-to-be wants a traditional baby shower, and that’s perfectly okay! As expecting parents continue to embrace individuality and creativity in celebrating their impending arrival, the options for alternative baby shower celebrations have expanded in exciting ways. Join us as we explore these creative avenues and discover how you can tailor the celebration to reflect the unique personality and preferences of the parents-to-be.

In recent years, the traditional baby shower has undergone a delightful transformation, with expecting parents exploring creative alternatives to celebrate their impending arrival. From intimate gatherings to themed parties and virtual showers, there are countless ways to honor the mom-to-be and shower her with love and support.

  • 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.

Exploring alternative baby shower ideas opens up a world of possibilities for celebrating the arrival of a new little one. The key is to create a celebration that feels authentic and meaningful. At Simplified Events, we understand that every parent-to-be is unique, and we’re here to help you bring your vision to life. From conceptualizing creative themes to coordinating every detail of your event, our experienced team is dedicated to making your baby shower dreams a reality. Contact us today to discover how we can assist you with all of your party-planning needs and ensure a memorable celebration for the growing family!


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