Baby showers can be stressful on all parties involved. Watching the expecting mother open gift after gift can get kinda dull, and as the mom-to-be you may not be so keen on being watched closely as you judge presents for a couple hours. Consider a low-key baby shower instead!
One popular choice is throwing a co-ed shindig. Serve drinks and hors d'oeuvres and you've got a nice little party to celebrate your pregnancy. Encourage your friends to skip the $800 strollers and ask for something simple like diapers, or even just the promise of a future babysitting session. An afternoon full of corny baby games with loved ones will keep everyone happy and preserve the celebratory sentiment of the occasion.
It can get a little uncomfortable having all eyes constantly fixed on you and your belly. Baby shower favors are a great way to let your friends know how much their presence is appreciated. It's a humble gesture that will go over really well.