When baby showers first became popular over 50 years ago, we didn’t have the internet or baby registries. Gender roles and rules have changed quite a bit, and the etiquette practiced by our mothers and grandmothers has evolved. Even though we are living in a different time, there is value in looking at the traditional etiquette rules for baby showers and how you can modify your baby shower to celebrate in a way that fits with your lifestyle and values.
COVID-19 has undoubtedly created challenges for celebrating in-person events. With recommendations to practice social distancing and everyone weighing their risks with COVID-19, you may decide that an in-person baby shower is not the best choice right now. Learn about the alternatives to an in-person shower and the pros and cons of each option. Ultimately, how you celebrate is entirely up to you. I hope you find your own unique way to celebrate.