Baby Shower Guide 2010

07.08.10 Tips for throwing a memorable bash to celebrate the soon-to-be-born baby and his (or her) mommy.

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With summer here, it's baby shower time. Showers can be a fun opportunity to honor the impending arrival of a new little one, but they can also be stressful.

When you think of a baby shower, you expect to see a group of excited women dishing out presents while huddled around the proud mom-to-be. But it doesn't have to be! Whatever the mom-to-be wants, that's what the mom-to-be gets—whether it's a simple tea party for six or a blowout bash that includes everyone she knows.

We've compiled some tips and ideas for planning a fun, memorable and, most-importantly, stress-free event for any mom-to-be.


  • If you're the mom-to-be and don't have a clue of what to look for when it comes to baby gear, start with our 2010 Buyer's Guide—more than 100 of the best parent- and tot-tested products.


  • From themes to gifts to food ideas, Martha Stewart shares her tips on how to throw a fabulous baby shower.



Maria Vega is Fit Pregnancy magazine's copy editor