This past weekend, my aunt threw me a small, intimate baby shower to celebrate my second little boy who is currently roundhouse-kicking his way across my uterus.
Now you may be wondering: but Becca, you don’t seem like the type of humble, agreeable human being who would enjoy such festivities, so what gives?
I don’t particularly like showers of any kind, including – but not limited to – ones that are thrown in my honour. However, due to the past and present generosity of both friends and family, my tiny black heart has managed to grow several sizes.
This weekend was no exception.
The theme of this shower – and by “shower”, I mean “a relaxing, casual afternoon surrounded by close friends and family sipping wine and eating gourmet sandwiches” – was food.
Food: literally the best part of life.
Food: get in my fat, disgusting pregnant belly.
Food: listen, I can’t stop eating … no seriously you guys, I have a problem.
The Food Shower
The Food Shower is hands down, the most brilliant way to help out second-time moms since rich people invented the nanny.
In lieu of gifts, tacky games, and similar standard baby shower fare, guests were instead asked to prepare and bring a meal that could be frozen, so my family wouldn’t have to worry about
eating McDonald’s five nights a week cooking immediately after the baby arrives.
No grocery shopping.
No meal prep.
What new parent wouldn’t want that? Screw diaper cakes and games and registries – give me family, friends, and frozen meals any day.
So if you’re planning on throwing a mom-to-be – especially a second, third or fourth time one – a baby shower, consider this alternative to the standard nonsense.
Less stuff, more food.
You literally can’t go wrong.