A baby shower is an immensely joyous occasion not just for the parents to be, but also the guests who won't be unmoved by all the joy and warmth that welcoming a new life presents. Unlike a wedding where you can't really be sure the couple's marriage will last longer than the flowers, a baby shower is a promise of new beginnings that will last a lifetime.
A shower for twins is well. . . double the fun, and double the joy. There are some special factors that you'll need to include while planning a shower for your friend or relative who's having twins.
A woman carrying twins is going to be under increased strain during the last months of her pregnancy, so make sure you ask her about her preference for the guest list. If she doesn't want a too large gathering of friends, relatives, neighbors and their dog, don't pressure her to. If she's looking forward to a big blast however, don't disappoint her. Remember, she's suffering double the hormonal surges, and needs some time to relax!
Baby gifts for a twin baby shower will have to be for both babies. That includes strollers, car seats and carriages for two etc. Obviously, not too many guests will be able to afford two of everything. This is where your planning genius comes in. Make sure that all guests are informed beforehand that gifts that have been bought by a group of people are best. For instance, friends could get together to pool in money for a large twin stroller, office workers, if they are invited could pool in for two car seats and so on.
Baby gift baskets for a twin shower work best if they are created around a theme. One set of people could have a safety themed gift basket with a thermometer, cotton swaps, baby Tylenol etc. A bed time basket could contain bedding, a nursery monitor, lullaby CDs, and comfy nightclothes for the twins. Two sets of everything will be required, so dividing the baby gift baskets by theme like this will ensure that the parents, who will have double the expenses after their bundles of joy arrive, can have some of their financial burden taken off of them.
Make sure the baby shower favors you choose are twin themed. Online stores these days have favors for just about every kind of baby and situation, and you'll have no trouble finding a baby shower favor that's double the giving pleasure!
Caroline Miller lives in Flemington, NJ with her husband and 5 month old daughter and is an expert contributing author for a luxury baby gifts boutique offering variety of baby shower favors , baby gift baskets , handprint footprint kits and more. Caroline Miller and Babygiftstation is also dedicated to providing valuable and informative articles on childcare, baby safety tips, pregnancy health, parenting, potty training and more