Last night at ‘Yoga For Two’ we got talking about gift ideas for mums..something a little different or unusual..
So, what is a baby shower? A baby shower is a gathering of friends to celebrate a new life, where guests give presents to a mum-to-be..The whole event should be great fun and completely stress free for the mum- while someone else does all the organizing and hard work. Friends, family and/or work colleagues are the usual organizers.
In the 19th century, Victorian women began hosting tea parties for expecting mothers and the baby shower as we know it today was born. After World War 2 with the baby boom, it became tradition to give gifts and host parties for the soon to be born baby. The label of a ‘shower’ corresponds with the showering of gifts upon the mother. Initially only women were invited to the celebration, however this has changed over time with the couple often inviting a variety of male and female friends.