We all secretly dream of the perfect baby shower. When you’re expecting triplets, however, you may have to skew those dreams a bit. It’s traditional to have your shower shortly before your due date, but pregnancy is full of surprises. You can still make the most of those surprises by embracing the “arrival shower.”
Is an Arrival Shower Right for You?
Having a party after a baby is born is nothing new, but it might be ideal for the mom expecting three. Pregnancy with multiples can be tricky (as you likely know), which can leave a hiccup in your shower plans. Issues such as bed rest, fatigue, and early delivery are just a few of the surprises this pregnancy may throw your way.
Whether due to medical reason or personal preference, you’re absolutely entitled to postpone your shower until you’ve welcomed your little ones into the world. On a positive note, you can avoid the awkward situation of [far too many] people rubbing your bump. It’s also a great way to introduce the newest family members to those closest to you.
If you’re feeling like this is your ideal shower, then go for it! Don’t worry; you can still use all those Pinterest boards to help make your arrival shower truly incredible.
Planning any shower can be tedious, but we’re here to help you with a few of the key components of this one!
The Title of Your Shower
An invitation can say a lot about what to expect at a baby shower, so be creative with the title! Here are a few traditional, and some not, suggestions:
- Sip and See with Three- Many people are familiar with this type, so it’s an easy way to let your guests know they’re invited to meet your little ones! Check out this customizable invite to make your life a little easier.
- Welcome Babies- Pretty self explanatory, and the perfect option for a no-nonsense invite.
You can also choose something along the lines of “Arrival Shower,” or “Welcome to the World Bash.” There’s no wrong way to invite your friends and family to celebrate!
5 Things to Keep in Mind
An arrival shower can save you a great deal of planning and stress during an already hectic time. There are, however, a few things you should keep in mind.
- Let it be Known – Don’t hesitate to let everyone know you won’t be having a shower until after your little ones make their debut. It’ll eliminate a great deal of confusion and curiosity.
- Keep it Simple – Well, you don’t have to. You can make it an extravagant affair for you and your babies, but simple may be better. Most people will be focused on the babies anyway!
- To Register or Not to Register – Make sure your guests know if you’ve registered, and if you’re hoping for gifts. Sip and Sees don’t typically include this aspect, but it doesn’t mean it isn’t acceptable. (Especially if you skipped the original shower.
- Keep it Short – Consider keeping the shower short. You may be exhausted, and it could be a little overwhelming for your little ones. You’ll be thankful the party didn’t run on for hours.
- Give it Some Time – You and your babies, that is! Make your shower for 2-3 months after the birth of your triplets. This will give you time to recover, tackle the challenges of being a new mom, and your little ones will be more alert for all the fun!
Embrace the Meet and Greet
Waiting to have a baby shower until after your triplets join the world doesn’t mean you have to miss out on anything. If there’s an obstacle keeping you from having one during your pregnancy, don’t allow yourself to feel robbed. You can have the dream shower you’ve always wanted, but you get the incredible benefit of introducing three little ones who are sure to steal the hearts of everyone there.