Parents and other attendees to baby showers often treat the occasion as an adult-only affair; sometimes, they may overlook their kids. They soon learn that bored children are not fun to have around parties, as they may start misbehaving and even threaten to ruin the occasion.
You also don’t want your kids associating their expected sibling with a boring event. Create good memories for everyone.
For the kids, provide them with food and activities tailored to their interests and needs to keep them engaged and entertained.
Good Food, Happy Kids and Happy Adults
A variety of kid-friendly food options can help ensure that all guests, including the children, can enjoy the event and have a good time. Parents bringing their children to the baby shower may appreciate the effort to provide food their kids will enjoy. A way to a parent’s heart is through kids.
Provide a variety of kid-friendly food options, such as fruit, vegetables, cheese, and crackers as well as some of their all-time favorites. Remember to offer sweet and savory items, and consider any dietary restrictions or allergies the children may have.
Remember to Set Up a Play Area
An event involving children is never fun without play. Kids need an avenue to dispense some of their pent-up energy, or they start using it on mischievous activities. You don’t want that!
Set up a dedicated play area with toys and games appropriate for the children’s ages and interests. This can include books, puzzles, coloring pages, and small toys.
Activities and games designed for children can include diaper changing races, baby bottle chugging contests, or more general games, such as Simon Says or Mother May I.
Sometimes, it’s also a great idea to consider hiring a babysitter or enlisting the help of a trusted family member or friend. They can supervise the children and help keep them entertained during the event.
Involve the Children in the Celebrations
Involving the children in the celebration by including them in activities and games makes them feel they are part of the group. Don’t leave the kids out when it’s time for any rituals or traditions associated with the baby shower. Involve them as well.