You are having a “normal” baby shower, but you want to make it a little bit more spiritual and meaningful for you. A party with gifts and food is fun, but it is easy to add a few simple things to make this celebration more about the Mom and her journey to mothering this baby and therefore make it a bit more special.
Have you attended a Mother’s Blessing?
You have heard about and maybe even attended a Mother’s Blessing, aka Blessingway?
Do you want to help create something like that for your friend? At the same time you don’t want the fellow guests to think it is too “weird”.
So maybe skip the belly henna painting, but try these 3 simple tips instead.
1 – Writing and Sharing Wishes
Pass around blank note cards and have everyone write a wish or a piece of supportive advice they have for the mom.Some examples:
A Fast and Easy Birth
A Happy Baby
An Easy Adjustment to the BabyTake a Nap when the Baby Takes a Nap – you deserve the rest!
Then when Mom is opening their gift, the guest whose gift is being open stands up and reads their wish to the Mom. The thing I really love about this is that it keeps the guests focused on the mom as she is opening gifts. It really makes the night about her and not just socializing with each other.
2 – Add Beads to take it up a notch
An easy thing to take the first tip up a notch, is have each guest bring a bead to add to a necklace/bracelet for the mom. Have some extras on hand to give to those guests who forget to bring one. Or if you already sent the invites out, go get a bunch of fun beads that the guests can choose from during the party.
When the guest shares their wish, they can go over to the mom and give her the bead and a hug. Have a bowl near the mom, as an easy place to store the beads as the gifts are opened.After all the presents are opened, you can easily put the necklace/bracelet together.The mom will love having a keepsake from the well wishes that were given to her. I know many moms who choose to wear their bracelet/necklace during their birthing time.
3 – We are all connected
Take some colorful cording and wrap it around the Mom’s wrist. Then pass the cord around the group and have the guests wrap it around their wrist and keep passing it on. When it gets back to the Mom everyone is connected.Take a moment and share how you are all connected together to share and love the expecting mother! That she can feel that love at any time.Then go around and cut the cord between each person and have them tie the cord on their wrist. Let the guests know they can choose to wear it until the Mom has her baby. Remind them if they choose to do this, they can think of the expecting Mom and send her prayers and well wishes, each time they think of her.Moms and Guests love it!
Do these 3 tips, or even 1, and it will add something special to the shower
I have done this at 3 or 4 “normal” baby showers. Each time the guests and the Mom express how meaningful both of these activities were.They were easy to add and made the baby shower more of a Mother’s Blessing.