The impending arrival of a baby is
something worth celebrating. But a baby shower does not have to be
just sausage rolls and girth measurements. OHbaby! love a good
party, and have put together some great ideas to shower a Mum-to-be
in style. Check out our guides to gorgeous baby showers.
If you have a great idea for a baby shower - something a little
different - let us know at email@example.com
For mums-to-be reading this page, send the link to this page to
your friend or family member who will be hosting your baby shower
so that they can be inspired and get some great gift and game ideas
for your special day!
Quick Q & A
What's the best time to hold a baby
Baby showers are generally held after mum-to-be has reached the
20-week milestone. Morning sickness is usually over by now
and mum-to-be should be feeling better than her first
trimester. It's best not to leave a shower too close to
mum-to-be's due date as you never know when their little bundle
Who should be invited?
It's best to ask who the mum-to-be who she would like to have at
her baby shower. Generally the list will include female family
members from both sides and her closest friends. TIP: try to
limit numbers so the event isn't too exhausting for the guest of
What should the invites look like?
You can now buy several styles of 30-page pad invites for baby
showers as they become more and more popular in New Zealand.
It really is dependent on the Mum and her own style, or the theme
of the event as to what the invites should look
We have some invitation designs below for you to
download and print:
General Baby Shower
Twins Baby Shower
High Tea Baby Shower
New Family Shower Invitation
Try to give guests two to four weeks notice of the baby shower -
especially for those guests who may have to travel.
What should I serve baby shower guests?
A non-alcoholic punch or mocktail named after your guest of honour
is a cute idea. Typically, you do not need to put on a meal,
but your guests may for example like a selection of biscuits,
cakes, seasonal fruit pieces, and veggie
Should we organise a gift register?
Mums-to-be can feel quite awkward about their friends buying gifts,
and while there should be no pressure on guests to bring presents,
the general custom is that they will. It can be handy to ask the
Mum-to-be for a list of things that they still need for baby, and
then if any guests enquire, you (as the shower organiser), can pass
As an alternative to presents, you could organise a roster to
provide meals for the new family in the weeks after the birth, or
other offers of practical help such as vouchers for housework or
babysitting. It could even be suggested that guests bring a frozen
dinner or two to the shower as a gift, and the Mum-to-be then gets
to take home a month's worth of meals! Just remember to organise
her a chilly bin or two.