Celebrate a new addition to the family with a baby shower!
In The Sims 4 Growing Together, Sims can celebrate a new addition to the family by hosting a baby shower social event. Learn all about this social event in our guide! We’ll walk you through how to start this event, the event goals, and all the rewards you can get from this event. We’re going to help you make sure all your baby showers in The Sims 4 Growing Together are a gold level success!
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Throwing Baby Showers in The Sims 4 Growing Together
Firstly, to throw a baby shower event, have any adult Sim in your household use the Social app on their cell phone to Start a Social Event. Select the Baby Shower event at the top of the list and decide whether you want to throw a goaled event or not. Goaled events come with event goals to complete and rewards for finishing the event at bronze, silver, or gold level. If you do not check the box for a goaled event, the baby shower will be a generic event with no goals and no rewards. If Seasons is installed, goaled events cannot be hosted on a holiday.
Once you’ve selected the baby shower event, choose the expecting parents, the guest list, and the caterer and mixologist if you want to hire those roles. A baby shower must have at least 1 expecting parent and 2 guests. Hired roles are optional. Then pick the location of the party.
You do not need to have a pregnant Sim in your household to throw a baby shower. Any adult can host a baby shower at any time. This allows adopting parents or parents who chose to have a science baby to celebrate their new child, too.
Sims 4 Growing Together: Baby Shower Goals
When the event starts, the guests will show up on the lot and everyone involved with the event will change into their party attire. If you chose not to have a goaled event, you are free to do whatever you like until the event timer ends. However, if you chose a goaled event, there are some unique goals to complete.
Main Goal: Talk about the baby
- Thank a guest for coming
- Tell funny stories
- Share baby gifts
- Gush about new baby
- Congratulate the expecting parent
- Grab a drink
- Take a photo
- Use celebration cannon
New interactions will be available on Sims during the event that will help you complete some of the above event goals.
Guests can autonomously give the expecting parents a baby gift in this Sims 4 Growing Together social event. The gift will be an item for an infant. Any baby gifts received during the event will be in your Sim’s inventory or the household inventory, depending on the item. Also, you can have any other household member give a baby gift to the expecting parents. Click on the expecting parents and choose Purchase a Baby Gift if you don’t already have a baby gift to give to them. Then click on them and choose Give a Baby Gift.
Also, you will find some other new interactions on expecting parents during a baby shower event.
- Congratulate! – Friendly > Compliments
- Gush About New Baby – Friendly > Small Talk
- Guess New Baby’s Future Career – Friendly > Small Talk
- Suggest a Baby Name – Friendly > Small Talk
To use the celebration cannon in The Sims 4 Growing Together, purchase it from Build/Buy and place it outdoors away from any other objects! The cannon is highly flammable and will start a fire if set off indoors or near any other objects. Why is a confetti cannon so flammable? We have no idea, but it is.
Click the cannon to fire confetti into the air. Keep in mind that the cannon does have a chance of failing to fire properly. Basically, use the celebration cannon at your own risk. It has the potential to send a successful baby shower into absolute chaos very fast.
No matter what swatch you pick for the cannon, it will always fire multi-coloured confetti. So there is no pink-only or blue-only confetti option for gender reveals.
Baby Shower Rewards
Of course, you’ll want to aim to finish a Sims 4 Growing Together baby shower event at the gold level. The rewards for completing the event at bronze or silver are not great. They’re just cheap rattle toys you can easily purchase from Build/Buy for a few simoleons. However, finishing a baby shower event at the gold level unlocks a new item for your newborn baby.
- Bronze Reward: Cute Critter Rattle
- Silver Reward: Some-Bunny Loves You Rattle and Cute Critter Rattle
- Gold Reward: Baby Bliss Bassinet, Some-Bunny Loves You Rattle and Cute Critter Rattle
Moreover, the Baby Bliss Bassinet is a reward item only unlockable by completing a baby shower event at gold level. Obviously, considering the pitiful shortage of bassinets in The Sims 4, this is a pretty great reward that’s worth getting. Also, the bassinet is for newborns (not infants) and comes in 12 swatches.
Additionally, looking for more family guides for The Sims 4 Growing Together? If so, check out our Infant Care Guide!