So you’ve given birth to your new addition, and you couldn’t be more in love. All of your nearest and dearest have already met your little one, but you want to find a way to celebrate their birth with more of your friends and extended family members. The question is, how should you go about doing this? To help you to decide how to celebrate your little one’s birth, below are some tips and ideas.
Have a ‘Welcome To The World’ party
Have you ever heard of an arrival shower? To welcome your new addition to the world, hosting a ‘Welcome To The World’ party or an arrival shower, could be a great idea. Invite along a group of your friends and family and hold a party where everyone can meet the baby. Think pastel-hued decorations, like balloons and bunting, finger sandwiches with the crusts cut off, pretty cupcakes, and baby-themed games. Ideally, it’s best to do this after they’ve had their first vaccinations, to ensure that their immune system is protected. Organise this get together as a short party, lasting between two and three hours so that it doesn’t end up being too much for you or your little one. Try to avoid hosting a party during what would normally be your baby’s nap time; else you will end up with one grumpy baby who may well scream throughout the entire party.
Plan a christening or naming ceremony
If you are religious, a christening is a great way to welcome your baby into the world. Or, if you aren’t religious, a naming ceremony is a fantastic alternative. With either of these celebrations, usually, people like to bring gifts to mark the occasion, so to prevent doubles being bought, a lot of parents register for their child’s christening or naming gifts at a certain store that they like, such as somewhere like Saffron Bells, for instance. As part of the celebrations, you will also want to think about providing a venue for after the ceremony where there is food and drinks, and time to chat with your guests and thank them for attending.
Organise a photo shoot
Not a big fan of parties? Well then, how about organising a photo shoot for your new addition? Not only will these photos make incredible keepsakes, but they will also make great gifts for all of your family and friends. For anyone who isn’t able to come and see your new addition, a set of professional photos can make a great gift, and can also be a fantastic way to make them feel more included in your baby’s birth, even if they can’t be there to meet them just yet. This is a celebration that everyone can appreciate.
There you have it, a couple of ideas for celebrating the birth of your new addition. If none of these appeals to you, you could always choose to open a bottle of champagne with your friends and family to ‘wet the baby’s head’ and welcome them to the world.