A Postpartum party?! Yes Please!
Here is what it’s all about. Who to invite. What to serve. What you can bring! How to plan.
The idea is a celebration of motherhood and fatherhood. Kind of like a baby shower only now we are showering how beautiful your friend has blossomed into a mom and dad.
Bring all your gfs, bfs, significant others, partners, husbands. Yes co-ed! Women and men need to celebrate the birth of motherhood and fatherhood. Share your stories, worries, triumphs and the mental and physical healing processes. Lets put it all on the table!
Speaking of table. Ok what to serve. I guess where you live can differ a little bit. Seasons do play into account with what food we are in the mood for. But because we are talking about the season of The Fourth Trimester, I recommend each person bring a fave dish that honestly feeds your soul. I have a blog on foods that are the most nourishing during The Fourth Trimester, you can read under “Welcome Vatas in The Fourth Trimester.”
It would be nice to bring a little gift that would light up the mom or dad who you are celebrating. A good song recommendation, a calming, soothing delicious smelling candle, a comfy throw or blanket, a recommended book (on audio!) or even a podcast to listen to are some great ideas. Lately, I have been loving two podcasts #thealisonshow and #livefreecreativeco. They are just so good and inspiring and talk about the simple things in life, which make me the most happy.
Who’s the host? If you are a mom, dad, sister, brother, aunt/uncle, friend or coworker of the new parents you can have it! Enjoy the celebration in your home, at the park or even a local pub. The best time to plan a postpartum party is individualized. Some moms and dads wish to stay home with their baby for the first 6-12 weeks. Also, there usually is so much hype during the first 6 weeks of the postpartum period. Often times moms/dads have so much support in the beginning of the Fourth Trimester and then support dissipates. So if it was up to me, I think having a postpartum party 4-6 months would be fab.
Cheers to The Fourth Trimester!!