When it comes to pregnancy, those of us in the know are fully aware of how uncomfortable those last few weeks can be. We all know that towards the end of the pregnancy, bloating is at it's worst making it harder to get around.
Sure, everyone wants to see her belly at its biggest but waiting too late into the pregnancy can make it difficult for mom to maneuver. If you want the mommy-to-be to be feeling her best and able to really enjoy all of the festivities, it's important to hold the baby shower early during the third trimester.
Planning the shower a little on the early side also reduces the stress on everyone worried about the baby making an early entrance which could easily turn your well-planned shower into a Sip and See or even worse an empty chair where the woman of the hour is supposed to be while she instead spends the day in the delivery room... completely missing all of the fun.
An early shower also gives the expectant parents plenty of time to prepare, put together and put away all of the wonderful gifts they'll receive because of your thoughtfulness, party planning skills and loving friends and family who attend... leaving them plenty of time to gather anything else they might need afterwards.
Welcome to Seasonal Showers!
Find the Best Invitations For Your Shower
Choose your season and party type, or baby's gender, to see our top picks for invites based on seasonal shower theme ideas
Discover YOUR Perfect Shower Invitation HERE
All of Zazzle's invitations are available on your choice of quality card stock including choices from the following:
You can learn all about their different paper lines, colors and all of the specifics about each type of card stock that is offered by visiting: Zazzle's Passion for Paper
The History of Baby Showers
Although the term baby shower is a fairly modern concept, the tradition of welcoming baby and the rite of a woman's transition into motherhood is
something that has been celebrated throughout history.
Learn more here:
The History of Bridal Showers
Did you know that the custom of throwing a bridal shower dates back to the time when dowries were popular? Friends of the woman to be wed began giving what is now known as a bridal shower to compensate women who came from poor families who couldn't afford a proper dowry, or for a woman whose father didn't approve of the marriage and refused to pay.
You can read more about the fascinating history of bridal showers here:
Seasonal Showers is written by Robin Svedi.
Looking for something special? Try our search.