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Celebrating Your Baby Bump – Baby Showers vs Gender Reveal Parties

Celebrating the upcoming arrival of a child is something that goes back centuries, but there is a new era of partying becoming more and more popular, influenced heavily from other parts of the world. Baby Showers and Gender Reveal Parties are quickly becoming the norm in Ireland now, but what are they, and what’s the difference?!

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A Baby Shower is a common way to celebrate the expected birth of a baby, and the name is assumed to come from ‘showering’ the mother in gifts. Traditionally a women-only party, this is a day filled with gift-giving, food and games, and is usually organised by a close friend or family member. Pregnancy-themed games are becoming ever-more popular, such as guess the baby’s measurements or helping to pick names. Usually the gifts involved in a baby shower are geared at essentials to have when the newborn arrives, and pampering treats for the expecting mother.

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Gender Reveal parties are less common in Ireland but are quickly on the rise around the world. The idea behind this party is very simple – you and your guests share the moment you learn the sex of your baby, as the gender of the child is revealed during the party. Organisers are becoming more and more creative in how they announce the reveal – some opting for food-coloured cakes, confetti cannons, other for balloon popping and so much more – blue indicating it’s a boy, and pink for a girl! The main idea behind these parties are to share in the magic and experience the anticipation as a group.

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Whichever you decide to throw, or are invited to, we have a huge range of adorable Baby gifts perfect for family, friends and loved ones to help celebrate their new arrival and remember every precious moment.

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Ralph Lauren Baby Girls Romper Giftset

Ralph Lauren Baby Boys Gingham Romper Giftset

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Velvet Olive Beautiful Boy Blue Memory Frame

Velvet Olive Beautiful Girl Pink Memory Frame

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Bambino Baby Shower Keepsake Box

Bambino Baby’s First Milestone Cards

Velvet Olive Baby Shower Book, Multi Coloured

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Lesser & Pavey Baby Girl Keepsake Embellished Box

Lesser & Pavey Baby Boy Keepsake Embellished Box

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Bambino New Baby Cutlery Set

Genesis Baby Boy Booties Trinket Box

Newbridge Crown Baby Rattle, Silver

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However you choose to celebrate your new arrival, be sure to enjoy each moment and cherish all the time you spend with your loved ones!

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- Niamh x

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Niamh Phelan

Content Marketing Officer

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Visit us online: www.mcelhinneys.com

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Featured Image: Alexis Mattox Design


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