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What Is A Push Party? Beyonce Snubs The Traditional Baby Shower

What Is A Push Party? Beyonce's Snub At The Traditional Baby Shower

What Is A Push Party? Find Out About How Queen B Snubbed The Traditional Baby Shower And Set A New Baby Trend

When Beyoncé announced she was pregnant, we could have predicted her baby shower would be flawless. And now we have proof. The soiree, which was held in Los Angeles on May 20, was a lavish affair with animal printed décor, coordinated outfits that featured head wraps, kaftans, and printed dresses, Beyoncé’s bare Henna-covered pregnant belly and a delicious looking brunch spread. But Beyoncé didn't finish there – she also managed to totally rebrand and upgrade the very notion of a baby shower, instead hosting what she calls a ‘push party’. 

While you’ve likely heard of a push present (the gift a woman receives for giving birth) have you ever heard of a push party, prior to the Carter Push Party, that is?

A push party is similar to a baby shower, but both genders can attend, so the father of the child also secures an invite (hi Jay Z).

What Is A Push Party? Beyonce's Snub At The Traditional Baby Shower

Held closer to the arrival of the baby than a baby shower, a push party is a grown up alternative to the traditional baby shower – while held in honour of the pregnancy, it’s really a party that the mother-to-be and her attendees can actually enjoy (no nappy or nipple talk required). While traditionally, a baby shower is only held for the woman's first born, a push party —  like Bey's — can be held for the second or third (and so on) child.

A Beyoncé-approved alternative to a regular baby shower? Yes please.

 

Original article written by Danielle Gay for VOGUE Australia

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