Baby showers have now become trendy as every expecting mother feels the need to have one. This is a way of celebrating a mother to be.
It is also a way of welcoming the new born baby. It is basically organised mostly by close friends. However, this has changed as the mother to be or even father to be can decides to take up the task.
Baby showers can be a lot of work especially if not prepared before time. It can be either before the baby is born or after the baby is born. When it is after the baby is born, gifts are easy to bring as most people have an idea about the sex of the baby. However, most mothers prefer when they are months away into the pregnancy to have a shower. It also makes it look better with the pregnancy in better view.
Normally, it involves a number of preparations like themes, venue, food and drinks, cake as well as gift giving. Different showers have different themes especially colour themes. For instance, if it is a girl, pink is always a main color while blue is for boys.
The mother to be normally puts on white while the guests put on a different colour reflecting the sex of the baby. In cases where the sex is unknown, a neutral colour may represent either a girl or boy.
The venue of the shower is also an important part of the whole preparation. It is rarely at the home of the mother to be, this is to avoid pressuring her with all the cleaning before and after the party. A venue can be chosen from restaurant or any outdoor party area. This brings in the food and drinks which are normally served by the venue.
Activities at a baby Shower
Just like any other party, a cake is always part of it. This is one of the main things at the shower because of the designs or theme of decoration. For instance, some people make a cake in form of a sleeping baby either pink or blue in colour. While others simply make a tiered cake with different things to represent a baby like baby shoes, a feeding bottle and many others.
Baby showers also have activities like games during its course for example, games regarding information on the mother or gift opening games are played. These are some of the common ones where each guest presents and opens the gift he or she carried for the mother to be.
This has become one of the party trends in Uganda today and a lot of people are embracing the idea.