Traditionally a baby shower celebrates the pending birth of a child, by presenting gifts to the mother at a party hosted by a close friend or relative.
Initially a baby shower celebrated the first born child with all the anticipation and exhilaration associated with such birth, and simultaneously the transformation of the woman into motherhood.
Not knowing in the past the gender of the birth, the party was a simplified affair with the dominant color being the neutral color “yellow” that could apply to all instances. But the sonograms of today have evolved the shower into a more personalized event with specialized themes, from the invitation to the favors and everything in between.
Last May, Vivia, from Floris Special Events in New York and Lewis Miller, from LMD Design, had the pleasure of putting together a customized baby shower for a very special little boy who was due to arrive late June. The theme that was chosen was a “rocking horse” (used throughout) with the coordinating colors being blue and beige.
The invitations of the shower are of the utmost importance as the shower is the first event celebrating the forthcoming birth. It should make it more than clear to the friends and relatives the gender of the baby, and as the shower is held a month or so before the actual birth, it announces that the happy day is around the corner.
A well thought out shower invitation starts the process of exciting your guests with pleasurable anticipation of all the festivities that are to follow. It should include the venue, the date and time, the hostess but most importantly the gift registry as this facilitates the gift buying for your guests and prevents receiving gift duplications.
It should be a memorable and joyful event for everyone attending but most importantly for the mother to be. Laughter should be the thread that binds.
After eating and chatting by all the friends, the gifts are opened to share in the joy of the upcoming event.
Last but not least are the table of sweets, or preferably called “candy bar”, that is a “must” in such a gathering, signifying a wish for the baby that he should enjoy a lifetime of kindness, sweetness and love. The ultimate of course, is to have Olivier Chang’s signature on this item.