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Frequently Asked Questions About Baby Showers
Who, What, Where, When, and How? Your basic questions about showers are answered in our Baby Showers FAQ.

Celebrating The Birth of a Baby: Past and Present
When women want to celebrate the birth of a baby, they'll throw the expectant mother a baby shower. Yet, many of these women have no idea how the tradition of this event came about. They have no idea that in one point in history, it was taboo to be pregnant in public. Times have certainly changed. Learn more about the history of baby showers from Kimberly Aardal.

Baby Shower Decorations
A new arrival is on the way and he or she should be welcomed in style! This is where you enter - Baby Shower Planner Extraordinaire! If you're worried about taking this on, with the following tips your shower will be the talk of the town.

Fa-La-La-La-La-La-La-La . . .Baby Shower?
Babies come every day of the week, every month of the year and whether the holiday season is upon us or not! Stay tuned for a few tips for how to convert your baby shower into a holiday shower that will keep your mom-to-be joyous and her shower guests comfortable, relaxed and delightful!

A Daddy Baby Shower - New Twist on the Old Baby Shower
Even though no one would realistically expect a new daddy-to-be to sit around with his closest buddies, opening baby shower gifts and playing party games while oohing and aahing over the imminent birth of his child, it doesn't mean that Dad can't have a baby shower-type celebration. Daddy deserves to celebrate the birth of his child, too!

Guide to Easy, Affordable Baby Shower Decorations
Great baby shower decorations are more about using your imagination than your pocketbook! You can create a wonderful party mood with simple, high-impact arrangements. Here are some great ideas for baby shower decorations.

Baby Shower Games . . . the Good, the Bad, and the Ugh!
Games can make or break a shower. The best can break the ice and liven up the party. The worst can bore and embarrass. So, how can you avoid this? Author Amy Dilling shows you how with these shower games tips.

Bedrest Does NOT Have to Mean No Baby Shower!
Many moms who are unexpectedly put on bedrest have been caught unprepared for baby. Unable to shop, launder, decorate or assemble, this leaves much room for a creative baby shower planner in which to operate. We'll show you how to throw a wonderful shower that'll lift the spirits of any bedresting mommy-to-be.

How to Plan a Baby Shower 101 (Part 1)
Whether you're a novice or seasoned veteran baby shower planner, each shower comes with their own unique elements. Let's break them down into manageable tid-bits for easier planning so you can create the perfect baby shower with the least amount of stress and oodles of fun.

How to Plan a Baby Shower 101 (Part 2)
All of the preliminaries have been taken care of. Guests have been invited, a location, theme, and menu have been planned - so what's left? Besides the actual food itself, there are a number of little things that can make or break a traditional shower.

Come One Come All . . . Almost
Is it possible to have a baby shower without the mom-to-be present? Not only is it possible, but there are a variety of options available for holding a fun-filled unforgettable event. Technology has made it possible to reach out and touch someone in numerous ways. Throw caution to the wind and get creative!

Make Your Next Baby Shower Sizzle, Not Drizzle
A theme can provide the framework for your baby shower and is almost certain to make your celebration more enjoyable . . .

Wrap Adorable Baby Shower Gifts
Are you going to a baby shower? Gifts for babies are always so cute - here are some ideas to create gift wrapping that is just as adorable as the gift you are giving.

Plan a Baby Shower That Packs Pizzazz
Put an end to mind-numbing baby showers. With the help of some suggestions from Becky Long's new book, host a unique theme party for mom-to-be that won't put anyone to sleep!

Online Baby Showers
What's an online baby shower? It can be the perfect solution for showering your online mom-to-be friends or family who live far away! An online baby shower is the closest that you can get to a physical baby shower (minus the cake, of course). Moms-to-be celebrate their pregnancy and the upcoming arrival with their friends and family over the Internet. Click here for details.

Baby Shower Activities ~ a member survey
If you're planning a baby shower, here are some wonderful ideas from our expert moms.
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Best and Worst Shower Gifts ~ a member survey
What's the best and worst shower gifts you received? Here is what our StorkNet Moms advised . . .

Baby Shower Host Tips ~ a member survey
If you want to plan the perfect party, read what expert hosts have shared with us.

Baby Shower Themes

Baby Shower Themes ~ a message board archive
In your own experiences, have you found that it is better to have a theme for a shower, or stay away from such an idea? Are themes archaic in the 21st century? Our members share their thoughts.

Breastfeeding Shower
Even though mom doesn't need many supplies to successfully breastfeed, she does need a lot of support. If this is her first baby (or her first time breastfeeding), she especially needs support. One way to help her get a good start is to host a breastfeeding baby shower before her baby comes. It can be a theme added to the typical party or solely a breastfeeding shower.

Celebrate that Pea in the Pod with a Spring Baby Shower
Here's how to throw a "Garden Party" shower in honor of that "Pea in the Pod."

BABYSHOWER - not just for the ladies! ~ Here are some ideas for a fun couples Baby Shower with a Sleeping Teddy theme.

Baseball! ~ When mom's favorite sport is baseball, you can come up with a great shower to share in her enjoyment. Carrie Johnson shares her idea.

Tea Party! ~ Plan a sweet and charming baby shower with a tea party. Melanie Edrington shares her tips.

Baskets! ~ Have a basket baby shower! Have guests bring their gifts "wrapped" in a basket of some sort. With just a few baskets, you can carry the theme throughout the shower.

Casseroles! ~ several StorkNet members share their favorite casserole recipes for a Casserole Shower!

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