Throwing a baby shower for your bestie

Throwing a baby shower can’t possibly be more than sitting everyone in a circle and cooing over ducky onesies and impossibly tiny sneakers, right?

Well, there’s a bit more to it — like the guest list, food, games, gifts and general hosting duties. Not to jinx your chances, but nailing your best friend’s baby shower could cinch you the godmother spot.

Ready to melt chocolate bars into diapers and snatch clothespins when someone says the word baby? Here are five tips for hosting a perfect baby shower for your bestie:

1. Run it by Mama

Sure, surprises are fun! Well, some surprises are fun. But when you’re hormonal and uncomfortable and at the centre of attention for several hours when you’re not feeling your best? That’s not really the time for feeling forced into something you don’t want to do. Especially when surprises make you pee your pants a little …

Continue reading my article, which appears in the May issue of Family Matters Halifax …

Super-old bloggy archive photo of the shower I threw for L in 2012! 

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