Do you gush when you see a baby? To be honest, I don't but I must say I get pretty excited when one is on the way. Having carried and delivered two babies, I still marvel at the miracle of birth.
While it isn't common to celebrate babies with a baby shower in Singapore, the mums at my church like to get together to welcome a baby before he/she arrives. It is normally hosted by one of the mums in the group and is a nice way to show the new mum-to-be that we are excited about the baby that is about to arrive.
So this week I have a few baby showers to share with you.
This first baby shower was held in February for one of the ladies in my church family. We knew it was going to be a boy so I went with a blue theme. I asked everyone to come in blue and they did! Even the babies and kids matched the theme. It was a simple way to set the party mood!
I had prepared a brunch spread with lots of fruit and light refreshments. Open sandwiches with smoked salmon, baked eggs and spinach, baked brie and sliced apples. We also had passionfruit & orange smoothies which I prepared the night before and decorated with cocktail umbrellas so it would feel extra special. Two ladies from the group contributed homemade banana muffins and carrot cake and yogurt which truly made for a delectable spread.
As the guests mingled, we took turns filling out little cards for the baby scrapbook. Guests could choose to share either a recipe that their child loved or a favourite childhood book. This was really fun and easy. I also added photos from the shower to the scrapbook as a sweet reminder of all who are behind her as she begins her journey as a new mum. We all had fun and it was a nice way to welcome the baby.
Do you know someone who is expecting a baby? Why don't you plan a surprise baby shower? If you would like to create a baby scrapbook, I have included the printables below. Do leave me a comment if you do use them. I would love to hear from you.