Grandma is Getting a Baby Shower

That’s right. When a new baby is on the way, the mother-to-be isn’t the only one who may be showered with gifts. Grandbabies need all kinds of things, and what better way to celebrate with the grandma-to-be than by hosting a baby shower with friends and neighbors? Borrowing from a recent grandma baby shower at Verano, Pardee Homes’ 55+ community at Aliento in Santa Clarita, tips for thoughtful gifts and other shower ideas follow.

Create a special message.
If the new parents are not able to attend, you might arrange for them to record a heartfelt message to play during the party.

Grandma baby shower gift ideas.
To gift or not to gift, that is the question. The answer depends largely on the dynamic of the group that’s gathering. A gift registry should not be on the party invite, and you don’t want anyone to feel obligated to bring a present. However, many people will want to bring gifts anyway. For your inspiration, friends and neighbors at Aliento gifted such thoughtful items as:

  • Baby clothing, shoes and bibs
  • Board books
  • Bath time supplies
  • Baby rocker, wine glasses and so much more

See photos from the fun event on Facebook.

Strollers, high chairs and car seats all help to simplify getting together. And when a new mom doesn’t have to bring a ton of stuff to travel, it’s much easier for her to visit – which means more time with the new grandbaby!

Keep it informal.
Take cues on style and formality of the party from the person you’re celebrating. Will she find a pastel themed affair irresistibly cute? Or will a simple evening affair with cocktails do? Hint: You don’t want the level of planning to upstage the baby shower hosted for the expecting mom.

If you’re looking for a new home where you can host a baby shower or any other get-togethers, explore the 55+ gated enclave at Verano. Featuring sophisticated farmhouse-style homes and resort-style amenities, residents have everything they need to entertain in style. Reach out to our New Home Specialists to help you find your dream home.

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