Sponsored by Pampers Swaddlers

We aren’t sure when guessing the contents of a chocolate-filled diaper or a pregnant woman’s measurements became en vogue (seriously, who decided that was okay?), but we are ready for a paradigm shift when it comes to baby shower entertainment. The day should be reflective of the mom-to-be, and to that end, we’ve come up with a simple equation to nail the modern baby shower: keep it practical, make it meaningful, and have a little fun.  Here’s how:

Keep It Practical

There’s absolutely nothing more practical than diapers when it comes to prepping for baby. (Newborns go through an average of 7 diapers a day!) But when it comes to baby shower gift-giving, diapers can be a less-than-enticing choice—after all, they hardly garner the same ooh’s and aah’s as that personalized swaddle or handmade mobile.

Baby shower planners can bring this super practical and very necessary gift to life with a diaper raffle. The idea is simple: include a sweetly designed raffle ticket with the baby shower invite, directing guests to bring pack of Pampers Swaddlers in any size along with their raffle ticket for a chance to win a fun prize at the end of the shower.

As mom-to-be will soon understand, nothing is more precious and more delicate than newborn skin. Pampers Swaddlers are blanket-soft, pull moisture away from baby’s delicate skin, and distribute wetness evenly throughout the diaper (goodbye, diaper sag). That’s why you’ll find them on most labor and delivery floors— they’re the #1 choice in hospitals, after all.

Make It Meaningful

Bringing new life into this world evokes every emotion, and a baby shower should pay homage to this magical, emotional time. Set up a station for guests to pen a short letter or note to baby. Let guest fill the cards with their love, encouragement, wisdom and stories, and place all the notes into a box for baby to read one day—and in the meantime, mom can (most likely tearfully) read through them while waiting on baby. Better than crying over a mixed up Starbucks order, right? #hormones

Have a Little Fun

As for the entertainment, consider something especially enjoyable for the mom-to-be that reflects her interest, hobbies, and personality that will create an unforgettable experience for guests. Some of our favorite ideas:

  • Perfume-making station
  • Cooking class
  • Mini-makeovers
  • Blow dry bar
  • Home decor craft (examples: basic wall hanging or make-your-own terrarium)
  • Floral arrangement how-to
  • Yoga class

Visit our sponsor pampers.com for helpful information on all things baby—including pro tips on pregnancy, baby, and toddler care. Register for the Pampers Rewards loyalty program and turn diapers into gifts and savings for you and baby!

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