5 Easy Baby Shower Planning Tips for Multiples

Posted by on Jan 31, 2014 | 11 comments

 

Baby Shower Planning Twins

 

Are you the baby shower planner? Multiples are always exciting, adorable, but lots of work. Here are a few easy tips that you’ll need to keep in mind when planning a baby shower for multiples.

1. When sending out the invitations, remember to indicate that it will be a multiples’ party so your guests can buy gifts accordingly. Consider having some groups of people that will handle the larger baby gifts together, such as high chairs, strollers, cribs, bassinets, infant seats and car seats.

2. The baby shower must be a bit shorter than single birth gatherings – mothers expecting multiples get tired rather easily.

3. Focus on door prizes instead of baby shower games. Or consider playing just one really fun baby shower game.

Baby’s Own Room Quick Tip! After the babies are born, parents will need a lot of assistance when the babies come home. A good solution for this would be to create opportunities for visitors to sign up to assist the parents when the babies arrive. During the event, a sign-up sheet may be passed around then volunteer guests will be asked to write down the kind of help they are willing to provide–such as with housecleaning, laundry or meals. This is one of the best baby shower gifts you can give to a couple expecting multiples.

4. Consider choosing a theme and have the guests bring small gifts that can be compiled into one basket. For instance, consider:

  • Bath time Basket: Include baby shampoo, bath toys, washcloths, baby bathtub, bath seats, towels etc.
  • Bedtime Basket: Include blankets, pajamas, crib items, lullaby music and nursery monitor.
  • Book Basket: Include books for all ages – picture books, board books, comic strips. Guests may be allowed to contribute their personal favorites.
  • Safety/First Aid Basket: Include hygiene and medical items for babies such as swabs, cotton balls, teething drops, medicine measuring spoons, thermometer and other safety gadgets.

5. Parents expecting multiples may give birth earlier than projected. This means that the baby shower can even be held after the babies are born. This would actually be a more practical scenario because people will have a clearer idea about their wants and needs.

We’d love to hear from you. If you have more tips to share, leave them in a comment below. Thanks, sharing is caring! 🙂

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11 Comments

  1. I really like your tip about door prizes vs. playing a bunch of shower games. There is so much socializing going on at showers it’s hard to get everyone’s attention for long to play a game!
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  2. Great tips…I went to a shower where they used the basket theme. It was very nice and she received so many different bath items.

  3. These are wonderful ideas for a twin baby shower! It is thoughtful of you to come up with this and remember how tired (and excited) the mom-to-be really is.

  4. Great tips I have a baby shower I am preparing for so i will use some of these tips. thanks for sharing.

    • That’s great Annemarie. Most of all, just have fun! 🙂

  5. Thanks for sharing these tips via Mommy Monday 🙂
    I will have to share this with my friend who’s having twins <3
    XOXO

    • Thanks for hosting such a great hop each week. Glad you dropped by and thanks for sharing with your Blessed friend. 🙂

  6. I really like the basket idea. That is a great way to get evryone to pitch in!

  7. Great tips!

    • Thanks for dropping by Amy! Love your blog and you sure do have your hands full. 🙂