Baby showers are a really special way to come together and celebrate a new baby and mama. In the past, baby showers always followed a similar format—the mother-to-be’s closest friends and female relatives would gather on a Sunday afternoon (usually) for tea and treats. There might be some games and mingling, and some baby pictures of the parents everyone giggles over. Then the expecting mother would open gifts from the guests to many “oooohs” and “awwwwws”.
These days, thanks to the power of social media and women shaking up traditional models in favor of a more modern take on events, baby showers today are anything but ordinary.
We have seen it all! Baby showers that are co-ed, an evening affair with more of a party vibe, themed parties (everyone dresses in white, for example), surprise twists (gender reveal parties) and on and on.
One thing that has more or less remained the same is that the décor and food are highlights. We have seen some adorable baby shower décor themes: woodland or safari animals; underwater adventures complete with whales, mermaids, and treasure chests; space themes with friendly astronauts and out of this world planets and constellations; or simply a beautiful, baby-friendly color palate a la soft green, orange and yellow.
The food is also a star player at most baby showers, whether it is a catered affair at someone’s home or in a space that has been rented for the occasion. Both the food served and the treats that the guests take away with them should be something special.
One great idea to capture the joy and excitement of a baby shower is to provide something personalized. There are plenty of options out there but one of our absolute favorites is to customize cookies for your guests.Customized cookies give the party planners a lot to work with – from the type/flavor of cookie and the way it is decorated.
If you are a great baker and cookie decorator, then creating your own cookies might be a great option for you. Especially if you have all the tools (cookie cutters, piping bags, sprinkles, food coloring, ingredients, time!), making your own homemade custom cookies is a wonderful option for your baby shower or for a baby shower you are helping plan.
If this kind of DIY project is just not a good fit for you, don’t worry! There are companies out there that have got this kind of custom treat nailed down and very easy to order. All you have to do is have an idea and they will take care of the rest. (Plus, there is something great about having a professional take care of this kind of thing. Perhaps despite your best efforts, the consistency of your cookie decorating comes out a little… off? Or maybe your time is so booked that you will be up late and stressed out the night before, trying to pipe icing on these angel wing shaped cookies that are turning out more like a cookie going up in flames…?!)
When you order custom cookies, you are taking out all the stress and ensuring that every guests gets the same beautiful, delicious treats. You can order a range of flavors, from thin Belgian chocolates to cookies that are basically high end S’mores and Oreos.
But the best thing about ordering personalized chocolates and cookies is that you can completely customize a message on each individual treat. This way you can really capture the spirit of the event and the excitement of welcoming a new baby into the world. And using high tech engraving technology, companies can produce custom cookies with sharp detail and in high def.
Depending on the needs of the baby shower, some of the ways you can customize include:
The baby’s due date. Even though most babies aren’t born on their actual due date, it can say something like “Coming June, 2019” or “Baby arrives Summer, 2019”.
A quote. Sometimes the right words are said by someone else. Here are some of our favorite quotes that could easily fit on a custom cookie:
- “Happiness is on the way.”
- “A new baby is like the beginning of all things—wonder, hope, a dream of possibilities.”
- “A grand adventure is about to begin.”
- “Children are the bridge to heaven.”
- “First we had each other. Then we had you. Now we have everything!”
An image. Of course there are endless options here, too. Some ideas are:
- A classic image of a stork
- Animals that are on theme to tie in the theme of the baby shower
- A pair of baby shoes (because is there anything cuter than a picture of a tiny pair of shoes?!)
- Or anything else you can come up with! Seriously, when you go to order custom cookies, you will see how easy it is to go from the idea in your mind to the finished product that’s being shipped on its way to you.
We admire the people who have time to customize their own décor and create a host of decorations for baby shower. But that’s not a possibility for everyone.
Having someone else create some elements for the party is also a completely acceptable route to take. We have found that ordering personalized treats like custom cookies for things like baby showers is worth the money to free up some time and energy that could be otherwise spent ensuring the mother-to-be has everything she wants and needs.
Baby showers are a great way to celebrate the new addition to the family, and to have some fun at the same time. And why not make it extra special and incorporate something completely unique like a customized cookie for the guests to enjoy and take home?