Baby showers send shivers down my spine. I’m a firm believer that the words ‘nappy’ and ‘cake’ should not be put together under any circumstances and the games that include chocolate filled nappies are way too confronting for a first time mum who’s just getting her head around the whole baby thing.
Most baby showers focus on the future – life as a mum with a new baby. My thoughts are you’ve got plenty of time to get into all of that. I changed the focus of mine to looking back, a last hurrah, celebrating with drinks (albeit alcohol free for mum) and whiling away the afternoon in a bar while you still can. That way you can also include your male friends, and catch up with everyone one last time before you have to become a responsible adult who rushes home to relieve the babysitter.