A new baby in the family is a reason to celebrate. Families like to celebrate in different ways; there are a few things that mine like to do when we’re celebrating a new arrival. To give you some ideas, I’ve put together some of my favourite things. Hope you enjoy!
Something we love to do to celebrate the birth of a baby, is plant something in their honour! This could be a tree or a flower, but a tree is probably best. The tree will grow as the baby grows, and you can tell them it’s ‘their tree’! Young children will love this and they’ll love checking on it as they get older.
An Arrival Shower
Lots of people have baby showers to celebrate before the baby is born, but there’s nothing wrong with having an arrival shower. An arrival shower will be pretty much the same thing, except this time everybody gets to meet the baby and have a cuddle! It’s a great opportunity for everybody to meet the new arrival and drop off cards/gifts.
Start Making a Scrapbook
Start making a scrapbook straight away filled with information and pictures. Make it as pretty as you can to look back on later on. You can show it the baby when they are old enough! Put in their time of birth, weight, and other relevant information. You can carry this on for as long as you like to show them later on! It makes a great keepsake.
Taking photographs of newborns is a brilliant way to celebrate their birth. Newborn photographer Hillarry, recommends taking pictures often, as their appearance changes so quickly when they are young! You can take pictures yourself, and even book a photoshoot. To take great pictures yourself, make sure you focus on the lighting and angles. I like taking a picture of the baby next to a stuffed toy every week - this way, you can really see how they’re growing!
Of course, everybody buys presents for the baby. Stuffed toys, clothes, accessories - the baby ends up with a lot of stuff! You can also buy presents for the parents. Maybe a gift to make their lives easier, or something to pamper themselves with like a restaurant voucher. They’ll really appreciate this, especially if you offer to babysit too! They probably won’t want to for a few weeks, but having time to themselves is important to keep their relationship healthy.
An Evening Out
Some people call this ‘wetting the baby’s head’. Everybody heads out for coffee, maybe even some food. It can be as reserved or as casual as you see fit. Get your friends, get your family and celebrate in style! Make sure you plan in advance so that all of the most important people can make it.
I hope you enjoy these tips and find them useful. This is a very special occasion, so make sure you celebrate in style! Leave any tips you have below too - I’d love to hear them. See you again soon!
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