Baby Shower for 3Rd Child

Updated on September 05, 2009
T.M. asks from Overland Park, KS
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Does anyone have any ideas for a 3rd Child Baby Shower. Not planning on doing an actual shower but a girl's get-together to celebrate the new baby. Did a Shower for 1st baby, a "Baby Sprinkle" with diapers and wipes for the 2nd. Any ideas for something fun to celebrate the new baby or what to call it instead of a "Shower"?

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N.F.

answers from St. Louis on

Hi T.,

Way back in the old days when I was having kids, you only got one shower. An alternative would be to make it after the baby arrives and have a come and meet me party - where everyone has the chance to come and meet the new arrival.

N.

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L.R.

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I threw a babyshower for my SIL for her 3rd child at Cheesecake Factory. It was called DIAPERS & DESSERTS. You bring a bag of diapers and eat dessert and catch up with the girlfriends. It was a lot of fun. Hope that helps.

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R.S.

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Not sure how old the 2 siblings are, but I just saw pictures posted online for a friend's "Big Brother" party, I thought it was for the TV show, but turns out, the friends threw a party for the two soon-to-be big brothers of the new baby. It thought it was a cute idea.

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T.M.

answers from St. Louis on

What if guests brought things like gift cards to restaurants that deliver or have carry-out? I remember with my first relying on other places and people to make dinners, so I'm sure having 2 other children would make such a gift even more appreciated! It's what I'm planning to give my friends who are pregnant with #2.

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M.J.

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I got an R&R shower for my 3rd and it was FABULOUS! I just got stuff for me-- bath salts, oils, lotions, candles, etc... it was wonderful. Some people still brought baby outfits and little things for my baby-- but the shower was really for me and it was so nice to be able to pamper myself after her birth. If you want it all about the baby- just google baby shower ideas-- there are TONS of great ideas!

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M.L.

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A mist.....
A celebration of life

A Baby invite to come and see me,
to celebrate what was meant to be.
I know I have siblings you met them too,
now its my turn when mommy is due.

A tea party with different tea flavors on cute tea cups mixed matched. set it up with card tables and table cloths and a baby centerpiece and offer different cookies and deserts to celebrate the wee one.

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S.T.

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Hi T.! I am a consultant for Beauticontrol and we do complimentary in home spa parties. Mom-to-be spas are very popular as its a nice relaxing time for the mommy and guests. As a mom of 4, I know how precious our time for ourselves is, and how little of it we actually have when we're chasing little ones around. If you'd like more info, please pm me. You can also check out my webpage: www.beautipage.com/samanthatrevino

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J.H.

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If you are not planning a shower for the gift sake, what about doing something to honor the mother and the upcoming birth of the baby. A mother blessing (or also called a Blessingway) is something that is done to pamper the mother. Some Mother Blessings incorporate massages for the mother, hair brushing, foot washing, or birth art. If it is not a close group of friends you don't have to get that intimate. You can make up your own traditions depending upon what the mother is comfortable with. Oftentimes it involves reading poems, motivational thoughts, or prayers for the mother and the upcoming birth. It might also include a group project, where everyone brings a bead for a bracelet; or a charm for a basket. The well wishings are read as the participants add their piece on to the project. There are lots of ideas regarding Blessingways/Mother Blessings on the internet.

Good luck

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S.C.

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What about like the Pampered pregnancy, spa-like idea where she gets pampered with gifts for her? Since its her 3rd I am sure she'd love some luxury and relaxation and fun. I have a website that I have been ordering gifts for moms-to-be that has the best things! its called clubdebebe.com
They have all sorts of things from special lotions that the stars use to personalized jewelry, relaxation things, books etc... all a little more on the lux side, and the packaging is beautiful. I have sent gifts to a few women and also had one sent to me so I could bring it to a shower and everyone always loves it. I use them all the time, I am so glad I found the site online, just because its unique and different.

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L.B.

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A few friends threw me a 2nd baby shower but not many people came...I think the tradition is to still only have ONE baby shower and not multiples. But having been so exhausted after the 2nd child and adjusting to having another person in the house I can say the "everyone bring a frozen casserole" sure sounded like a winner to me. Make sure the mom knows to empty her freezer out or borrow space from someone who has a deep freeze. I would have killed to have had meals I could have just popped in and not worried about.

Another idea would be to do a spa day...forget the gifts and make is like a bridal shower where you're pampering yourselves...lots of spas do prenatal massages now and even though she can't see her toes, getting them painted and massaged will make her feel wonderful! It was one of the few guilty pleasures I got the second time around! ;)

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T.B.

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Hi my name is T. Billington and I am a rep for BeautiControl. I have a mobile spa business. I have the same spa treatments and anti-aging products that you can get at your local spas for 1/3 of the cost. I know that you do not know me. I have skin care that is comparable to high end department store. I can also set up appointments to do consultations for skin care, anti-aging, spa, and makeovers.

What I have done is come in a do a spa for all of the women, we would be able to do facials, hand treatment, foot treatments, mud masque, and relaxation on everyone that came it is free for me to come and provide the service. We can do gift certificates or a gift basket for the expecting or for thank yous, it really is a lot of fun and who doesn't need to be pampered. We can talk about more details if you are interested.

I would love to help!

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J.L.

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A baby bath party... hooded towels, wash clothes, powder, shampoo, lotion, bathrobe, jammies...

A mommy's little helper party.. bring things that might be helpful to a new mom of three... Maybe have people offer free babysitting certificates (good for 2 hours of child care) or offers to get her away later(good for an evening out with friends), maybe gift certificates to a local pizza or take out place....

Maybe a spa party for mom and ask everone to bring diapers or a bath product.

Have fun.

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T.N.

answers from St. Louis on

Hi T.. I did a "baby necessity" party for my sister for her third baby. I made an idea list - diapers, wipes, onesies, burpies, bottles, Baby All or Dreft, gift certificate for either a store she could buy baby stuff from or grocery gift cert so she wouldn't have to worry about having at least some grocery money while out on leave.....things like that. She had plenty of clothes from her other 2 kids so this helped stock her up for a little bit. Hope this helps and good luck!!!!!

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A.J.

answers from Kansas City on

Hello, I once heard about this for a baby shower type get together. Instead of traditional supplies, everyone invited brought a labeled, yummy homemade dinner/dish in a freezable container that could easily be kept frozen for some time. That way when the new baby arrived and mom and dad were tired they could just grab one of those dinners out of the freezer, bake it, and have a nice healthy homemade dinner for their family. At the shower, the lady who threw the shower had several big coolers with ice ready for people to put their dishes into, and the expectant mom just took the whole cooler home and put everything straight into the freezer. They also served finger foods and passed around ultrasound pics and played a few games. I thought it was an awesome idea, hope this helps!

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E.P.

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In the south, they do a sip and see. After the baby is born, mother and baby come to have tea(sip) and bring the baby(see). People bring presents, most bring an outfit, but it is not required. It is fun and a great way for evereyone to see the mother and baby after the baby is born.

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T.H.

answers from Kansas City on

I think you could do a recipe party...everyone brings easy (key word!) casserole/dinner recipes for the mother to be and maybe even everyone can chip in for a grocery store gift card or something.

OR...you could do a scrapbooking party for the new baby. Buy a blank scrapbook and all the supplies and have people make ready-to-insert picture pages for the first year of the baby's life. Easy to do for girl/boy/or gender neutral.

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