Hosting a baby shower is a wonderful way to support and celebrate a mom-to-be. From cute table swag to funny games, showers are an opportunity to create great memories among friends while also helping the soon-to-be mother stock up on everything she'll need for baby. But when you start to gather ideas about how to throw a rainbow baby shower, you'll want to be extra considerate and thoughtful in your approach to this party.
As The Bump explained, a rainbow baby is born shortly after the loss of another baby, either through miscarriage, stillbirth, or death in infancy. Being pregnant with a rainbow baby can bring on a wide range of emotions for the mother, and attending her shower may be a complicated experience for her. Which means putting extra thought and care into the vibe of the shower will make the day extra meaningful for everyone. According to The Huffington Post, there is an extra layer of sensitivity needed when being supportive of a family with a rainbow baby.
The guilt and fear of learning you're pregnant after the loss of another child can be consuming, as Babble explained, so adjusting a rainbow baby shower to meet the emotional needs of the mother is necessary. These ideas will help you pull off a day that is festive, supportive, and filled with love for the baby on the way.
1. Whip Up A Colorful Menu
2. Write Cards For The Angel Baby
As a mother to a rainbow baby, Danielle Walker explained the importance of honoring the angel baby in an article she wrote for the website for The Today Show. Reach out to guests before the shower and ask them all to write a small note to the angel baby. It could be about the birth of their new sibling or just as simple mention of remembrance. These loving thoughts and sentiments will bring comfort to the whole family.
3. Add Bright Decorations
With a rainbow as your inspiration, the sky's the limit on what you can accomplish with party decor. This rainbow tissue ball from Shindigz is just the beginning to your decorating prowess. Just about anything you can dream of for the shower comes in rainbow colors to set the scene for a good time honoring mom and baby.
4. Give Rainbow-Themed Gifts
Show this baby how much she's loved with a bounty of colorful gifts, like this wooden teething toy ($13) from Feltman and Co. You could also give solid color onesies in every color of the rainbow or find bags and useful gadgets for mom in a rainbow motif to keep with the theme.
5. Give Something Just For Mama
Being pregnant with a rainbow baby is full of many emotions, so a special something for the mom-to-be during this time will help her to feel supported. As a gift from the group, consider purchasing a bracelet or necklace with the birth dates of all her babies, angel baby included (and add the date rainbow baby after she's born). You can use custom date charms ($7) from Frosted Willow to create a keepsake piece of jewelry.