Baby Showers have been around forever (IMO), think about it. It only seems natural to celebrate new life. Granted wheels may have not been around, but I'm pretty sure we'd celebrate a new life!
It's said that gifts were typically handmade for the family and baby showers were held after the birth of the child which was the perfect opportunity to view the newborn. Baby showers gained popularity right after the baby boom, due to WWII ending. Throughout the years baby shower traditions have been molding with the times.
As far back as I remember baby showers were for women only and for the first born only. Now, you'll find we're branching out by inviting men/children, having full blown dance parties with DJ's and even having more exciting baby shower games! If you're a newborn but not a first born, you may still have a shower (or baby sprinkles) thrown for you!
My beloved friend Candi held a baby shower for her 3rd blessing. This time around she invited more than women and added a DJ and 80's theme to the mix! Since I suck at themes, you won't be able to tell I dressed for the 80's. (except for the leggings).
As party favors, she passed out glass Coca-Cola bottles, pop rocks and Rubiks Cubes!
Her baby shower games involved 80's themed trivia and playing Charades!
Zaria is quite the little helper!
Momma's lookin gorgeous!
Zaria is full of so much energy!
Now Gavin, he will be one huge heartbreaker!
The cake was divine, I loooved it, just look at it!
Look at the cutie pie I got to carry to sleep!
Oh my, this part was too funny. They also had a raffle for mystery bags and if you bet $5, they'd say you actually bet $10! So in this shot you see Candi's mom laughing up a storm since her son in law had convinced her she bet a "certain amount" haha.
Shane was selling the raffle mystery bags hard!!
Now he's selling to his mom! No Shame! jaja
Some of the 80's themed decorations!
Ending the evening with a group shot of Candi, Zaria, and I.
Here's the beautiful family!
All in all, it was a wonderful baby shower, I can't wait to see him/her (intentional surprise)! Hope you enjoyed the shots!
Anything special you do for baby showers, any special traditions? I love hearing what about other traditions!
Until next time!