Hi everyone, I'm Nicole and I have been a newborn photographer based in Falkirk, Scotland for over 11 years - I spend so much time with expecting and new mums and really feel for everyone who has missed out on all the special pregnancy related things due to lockdown. I have therefore put together this blog to hopefully give you something positive to look forward too.
Have you missed your Baby Shower? Your are expecting a baby, you have spent years dreaming of your baby shower and how you would celebrate your pregnancy with all your friends and family. How upsetting that due to the current restrictions your much planned baby shower couldn't take place.
However, there is something new on the scene which you could start planning, so you don't feel you have missed out. Have you heard about the American Sip n See parties?... These are an alternative baby shower, which takes place after your baby has arrived. It allows you to have a little glass of bubbly with your loved ones and lets you show off your new arrival to all your friends and family. Everyone loves meeting a new little baby.
These Sip and See parties have been making their way to the UK and have now adapted a new name of Bubbles and Cuddles Parties -Why don't you plan your own Bubbles and Cuddles Party to celebrate your new baby with all your friends and family - What a nice thing to do to pass some time and give you something special to look forward too.
Now that restrictions are lifting it's the perfect time to plan a little Bubbles and Cuddles party to get everyone together to see your new baby.
Planning one of these parties will be really depend on what the current restrictions are at that time? How many households are allowed together? etc.
I've complied some handy things below to help you prepare your perfect Bubbles and Cuddles Party and I've also designed you some invites for you too!
I would advise sitting and looking over the roadmap out of lockdown and picking the best date, which is close enough for you to start planning but also allows the numbers you need for all the important people in your life to attend.
This can either be all your family and friends (both mummy's and daddy's) or you can plan it as an only girl affair like a traditional baby shower... Either way I'm sure all your loved ones will take great delight in getting the chance to see you all and celebrate the new arrival of your little bundle.
I have designed a few invites for you below which can be downloaded HERE, printed and posted or sent via social media, WhatsApp etc to your loved ones.
There is a few things you can do at a Bubbles and Cuddles Party, but I think the most important thing is showing off your little baby... You can play some party games, get the guests to fill out a visitor book or advice cards for the little one to look back on in the future
Although there may not be anything you need because your little one is already here, everyone loves buying things for a baby and guests would love to bring a little gift for you and the baby. You could include a little list of things you still need to make it easier for them to decide what to bring... Gift vouchers for an up an coming photoshoot is also a good idea so they can help you capture all these special memories to treasure forever.
Please let me know if you have planned or are planning your Bubbles and Cuddles party and how it went.
Love and Hugs
P.S if you have not yet scheduled your photo session to capture all the special memories of your new arrival - I am reopening on 26th April and would love to get you all booked in... Drop me a message to check for availability.
If you are still expecting and your little one is not here yet we also have a guide for carrying out the perfect virtual baby shower which includes free invites/games- Pop on over and check it out HERE