Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Lesbian baby shower advice

Dear Evolved Moms: My partner is expecting our first baby and I am planning the shower. I have never been to a baby shower and I am pretty sure that this is the first ever lesbian baby shower to ever happen in this part of Idaho. So we are pretty stuck. Do we invite only women and play it traditional? Where would I even find queer baby party favors? Can you help me out?? XOXO Too butch to know better.

Dear Butch: Never fear.
and congrats on the impending little tyke.

A lesbian baby shower, for one, is just a party - so relax. The best part of all of this is that you have already broken just about every rule there is to get this far in your life - and probably a few extra rules and laws I don't know about just from Idaho! You met a girl, shacked up, committed and are having a kid. So don't worry too much about the rules.

Must haves:
  • Everyone you love regardless of gender.
  • Way too much food to eat
  • A few silly games (hanging a crystal by a string over the prego belly to gender, etc)
  • We suggest some kind of memory book. We left out on a table tones of colorful index cards and glue and glitter and markers with a sign asking for everyone to write their best wishes to the baby - our son just loves to read the now - so cool!
  • Leave out a dozen white onesies with fabric paints and ask your friends to make some cool designs on abay clothing
  • can't forget a cute "my mommies rule" or "I was hatched by two chicks" or perhaps a lesbian maternity T shirt? (small me plug)
  • In terms of favors - any iparty would have some cute pink or blue babies to spread around the house - or on the cake - a few traditional items are fine.
  • I also suggest doing a bellycast - so cool for after the baby comes. Proud Body is a great place to get a good kit.
  • Music - try some Shawn Colvin or Joan Armatrading in the background.

I could go on and on. Look, all you need for a great queer baby shower is love, food and great music. Whether you are having a welcoming for an adopted child or a gay baby shower all gifts should come from your heart. Follow your heart, have a great time, don't follow the rules and send us some pics!

I love when the gay people breed!

Congtatz again!


At October 24, 2007 6:35 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

lesbian shower video here:
5 minutes explicit video.

At October 15, 2009 11:07 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Queer baby party favors seems in bad taste. You aren't having a queer baby. I'd hate to think you think of yourselves as queers having a baby, just future parents of a precious child.

At December 12, 2012 1:26 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Helpful! I'm planning a baby shower for my best friend and her wife who is pregnant. I agree though that there is no need to have gay themed party anything. We know who we are, we are comfortable with it and we are loved by many regardless of who we find attractive. I had one friend who was unsure of what to say when I came out as bi say "I love you my bisexual friend". I gently reminded her that I don't call her my heterosexual friend, just friend. There is no need for labels. We are all just people living our lives.


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