If traditional baby showers aren’t for you, one expecting mum has come up with a brilliant (and super helpful) alternative that’s being applauded by thousands of other pregnant women.
It’s called a ‘nesting party’ and instead of games and gifts of a traditional baby shower, it involves guests working through a list of household chores for the expecting mum. Genius!
Mum Nia Lui, who just gave birth to her third baby, shared her nesting party on TikTok, revealing that she’s not a fan of baby showers and decided to do something far more helpful for herself.
“I don’t like baby showers. I don’t like being the centre of attention,” she explained. “I don’t like playing dumb games. I just don’t. I don’t. And this is our third baby. So we have everything. We basically don’t need a lot besides diapers and wipes.
“So, I told my best friend that instead of her planning a baby shower for me, she could plan a nesting party for me, where we can just get things done.”
“So I had my nesting party last night instead of a baby shower and it was amazing,” she said. “My friend Bree organised it. I sent her a list of things that I wanted to get done before the baby came, and she made little cards for each person to take to take on a section of the house.
“I kind of took on more of a supervisory role, kind of telling people where I wanted things and what I wanted to do with things. We took a dinner break, ate some soup, some sourdough bread and treats, and just chatted about this baby and how it’s going to be.
“We got so much done and it just made me feel so at peace in my own home. And (it was) way better than a baby shower.”
@nialui21 Replying to @Haley Sheppard Every pregnant mom needs a nesting party. If you’re pregnant and don’t want a baby shower, do this. If you have a pregnant friend, do this for them! #nestingparty #nestingmom #nestingmode #pregnantmom #pregnancy #babyshower #nestingmama #thirdtrimester #ittakesavillage #myvillage @Bri Welcker ♬ original sound – Nia Lui
The creative ‘party’ sparked lots of discussion in the comments section of Nia’s videos.
“Girl stop lying you just needed food and your house cleaned. You’re as bad as those people begging for money,” one person commented.
“Nah my husband can clean the house and cook. Me and my girls will be eating fabulous food, drinking champagne and celebrating me,” said another.
But there were plenty of people who loved the idea.
“Honestly I’d prefer doing this to sitting for three hours watching someone open presents.”
“I would SO rather do this than play games with strangers I don’t know.”
“This is a true village and I love everything about it.”
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