Baby Showers are becoming more and more popular these days. If you've ever been to one you'll know the only gift to bring is a nappy cake.
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Nina Sebastiane: Baby showers are all the rage in America and they are slowly making their way across the pound. As seen on the hit series Sex and the City baby showers are fun and social way of preparing the new mom for the arrival for her baby. Now if you have ever been to a baby shower like me you will know that the only gift to be seen with is the nappy cake. Sounds appetizing, doesn't it? Sam Terry from the Nappy Cake company and Stephanie Tiley from Shower My Baby are here to tells us how to make your Baby Shower, go up for the bang. Welcome ladies. So what is a Baby Shower for those who haven't experienced it yet? Stephanie Tiley: Well Baby Shower is an occasion for Mom-to be to have a little party with her friends before baby is born and she can sit back, relax, play a few games, talk babies and then go away and would be really excited about the arrival of the baby. Nina Sebastiane: Sounds fantastic. Now the only thing I would say about this is a six or seven months pregnant, the last thing a pregnant women wants to do is organize a party. So what you do? Stephanie Tiley: Well the thing is you don't organize the party either close friend or family members does it for and you just sit back and let them do all the hard work. Nina Sebastiane: Well Steph you have brought some of your pack with you. Talk me through what comes with the Shower My Baby shower pack? Stephanie Tiley: Well obviously as we have said it is a new concept in the UK. So we have tried to putting a lot of detail in that. So it starts with a brochure that covers, planning, themes, games and even going to score menu suggestions and how to decorate the house and obviously in the pack comes all the material that you would need to decorate the room. We have confetti, we have napkins, we have banners, balloons, and then we have the games that you can play and some kids types for mom-to be. Nina Sebastiane: So everything has been planned down. Stephanie Tiley: I mean I have obviously held baby showers and I have used this material so through doing planning and doing the parties myself, I have sort of added, taken things away and it has given me loads of ideas of what we need in the UK. Nina Sebastiane: Right, because this isn't really a UK thing, is it? Stephanie Tiley: No. Nina Sebastiane: Where does it come from? Stephanie Tiley: Well it is being going for centuries, but obviously it has been huge in America for years. But I am going to see developing in the same way that Halloween has developed over here and now we have got all the graduation bulls at high school. So slowly in the UK thinking, hey you know we need to be celebrating having this baby. So let's have party. Well also I know like me working mom, you get to a stage where probably six or seven months you are thinking well, I haven't caught up with a lot of my friends or I am just getting ready to leave work and I kind of wanted to do a sort of goodbye. So is this sometimes taking a place of sort of worth leaving to do? Stephanie Tiley: I have seen naturally over the last sort of couple of months a lot of the parents going out to office places this sort of having a collection buying nappy cake as the gift and then sort of having enough office party as leaving, the baby showers theme at the leaving party which I think is really nice. Nina Sebastiane: Now let's about the nappy cake because it Sam is here from Nappy Cake Company. Now Sam I have to say, it doesn't sound very appetizing. Sam Terry: Now we can't eat it. So it is there to look at and to be used. Nina Sebastiane: It looks absolutely glorious though, so what is a Nappy Cake? Sam Terry: Well basically it is made in the shape of like tiered, like what you would say a weeding cake, a tiered cake. But it is decorative, all useful items for moms and babies. We have got -- Nina Sebastiane: There is a lot of very practical things in there I was noticing, I wish somebody would have given me one of these. So you can get varying sort of heights