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Used baby shower items?

How acceptable it is to give baby shower gifts that are previously-used? [more inside]
posted by Liesl on Mar 26, 2014 - 43 answers

Hosting an online baby shower?

Some friends are giving our friend a little baby shower...online. She recently moved cross country, and her friends and family are scattered around the country. I am planning to set up a group Skype so people can see her open the presents we send. I am thinking she can take us on a tour of the new house/baby's room, but is there anything...showery we can do? I could send her some decorations, maybe order for cupcakes to be delivered? Some easy little games like guess how big around she is (do pregnant moms not like that one?) We aren't expecting a real party, but seems like something more than opening presents would be nice. [more inside]
posted by lemonade on Feb 15, 2014 - 6 answers

How many thanks to give for baby stuff?

This is a two part question: 1. Some very nice people threw several baby showers for me. In searching past AskMe questions on baby etiquette I was horrified to learn that I should have given them hostess gifts! Help me figure that out. 2. Our baby has been showered with a mountain of gifts, some of these gifts have been multiple gifts from the same person/people. Do I send a separate thank you note for each time an individual has given me a gift? [more inside]
posted by rainydayfilms on Nov 16, 2013 - 16 answers

Excellent baby gifts for new parents

Friends of mine will be new parents! I want to get them a sweet-ass gift. They have a wish list but say they welcome any other gifts not on it if especially good. Veteran parents, what did you wish you had when your baby came along? [more inside]
posted by schroedinger on Nov 1, 2013 - 30 answers

Paging Dr Seuss

I need to craft a Seuss-like ditty for the gift portion of a baby shower invitation, but my rhyming skills have deserted me. Could you, would you, with a goat? Would you, could you, on a boat? [more inside]
posted by DarlingBri on Oct 23, 2013 - 13 answers

What are your lesser-known, but still deeply-loved, children's books?

I'd like to give a few books as baby shower presents, while avoiding the books that are really well-known. Please share your under the radar gems! [more inside]
posted by LittleFuzzy on Oct 9, 2013 - 108 answers

Showering two moms at once

I am hosting a baby shower for two sisters-in-law this weekend. How can we make the present opening fast and fun? [more inside]
posted by crazycanuck on Aug 26, 2013 - 7 answers

Nice way to decline sister's baby shower?

My sister with whom I have a strained relationship is having her baby shower on Sunday (yes, Mother's Day) for her baby due in July. I was not super-excited about going, and then my other sister called to say she's not going, and did I want to get together & do something. I do, but I don't know how to decline the invite from the other sister. [more inside]
posted by epersonae on May 8, 2013 - 56 answers

Staten Island baby shower space

Help my wife throw a nice but inexpensive baby shower in Staten Island. [more inside]
posted by pyro979 on Dec 9, 2012 - 4 answers

I wasn't invited to my friends' baby shower. Was I snubbed, or is this just the way things are done in Babyshowerland?

I wasn't invited to my friends' baby shower. Was I snubbed, or is this just the way things are done in Babyshowerland? Flurries inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 14, 2012 - 54 answers

Is there such a thing as a fun baby shower?

My step mom's friend has very generously offered to host my baby shower. So sweet and yay! Except... I've always sort of hated attending baby showers and I in general find them boring and socially awkward (hey people, come on over so I can feed you some sweets, just be sure to bring a really expensive crib with you). Is there anything I can do to steer the party into an occasion that's more fun for everyone? [more inside]
posted by ohyouknow on Jul 24, 2012 - 35 answers

Tile importing + baby clothing = ?

Can you help me come up with some cute ideas for a customized onesie or other baby gift, having to do with tile? [more inside]
posted by rachaelfaith on Jul 4, 2012 - 9 answers

"That's one small step for a baby ..."

I'm throwing yet another party (baby shower). The theme is outer space. GO! [more inside]
posted by Eyebrows McGee on May 23, 2012 - 11 answers

Apparently when you hit your early 30s everyone you know gets pregnant at the same time?

I want to give a standard starter library of awesome children's picture books as baby shower gifts for my close friends who are first time mothers. What should I include? [more inside]
posted by charmedimsure on May 16, 2012 - 37 answers

Good friend/bad friend

I am not feeling this baby shower right now. Help! [more inside]
posted by *s on May 4, 2012 - 31 answers

Baby shower gift giving etiquette

Attending a baby shower for an out-of-town long time friend, hosted in our home town. Should I bring a gift to the shower, or have it mailed to her house? [more inside]
posted by Gonestarfishing on Apr 13, 2012 - 7 answers

Children's Book Baby Shower Game

Baby shower game help: The theme is children's books. The game is matching characters to their book titles. Starting off easy and getting diabolical. Legion of Children's Book Nerds of Metafilter, I know you want to jump all over this. [more inside]
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Feb 6, 2012 - 23 answers

Mother-in-law shower gift ideas

I need gift ideas for my mother in law to recognize her excitment and support for our future child. [more inside]
posted by sulaine on Oct 19, 2011 - 15 answers

Work baby shower ideas?

I have volunteered to give a co-worker her (office) baby shower. Help? [more inside]
posted by Sissinghurst on Jul 24, 2011 - 10 answers

I need help with a baby shower thing!

I need ideas for a baby shower ceremony in which all the guests contribute to something physical that the mother-to-be can take with her into the delivery room. [more inside]
posted by rabbitrabbit on Jul 6, 2011 - 12 answers

Baby shower play list

I'd like to put together a play list of songs that you probably shouldn't play at a baby shower. [more inside]
posted by phelixshu on Apr 25, 2011 - 93 answers

Where does one throw a girlie tea party?

Girlie garden/tea themed baby shower for 30 or so in San Francisco or Oakland -- suggestions beyond the tiny tea rooms? [more inside]
posted by Gucky on Mar 6, 2011 - 7 answers

A baby shower with a lotta people for a little money

Where can I throw a baby shower in Pittsburgh? [more inside]
posted by Alison on Oct 8, 2010 - 7 answers

Etiquette? What's an etiquette?

My baby shower was two months ago and I still haven't sent the thank you cards. My baby is now a month old. Can I send out the thank you cards and the birth announcements together, or is that horribly tacky? [more inside]
posted by logic vs love on Nov 14, 2009 - 23 answers

Master of my fate, but not of my baby shower?

ETIQUETTE FILTER: Why is it taboo for an expectant mother to publicize her own baby shower? [more inside]
posted by mynameismandab on Nov 13, 2009 - 32 answers

How to ask for gifts tactfully.

EtiquetteFilter: Baby shower without the shower? Please help me find a tactful way to ask for gifts to be sent now even though actual shower/party won't take place until after the baby is born. [more inside]
posted by picklebird on Oct 15, 2009 - 26 answers

Halloween Baby Shower Help

Baby shower help please? I'm throwing a baby shower for my sister-in-law in a couple weeks. It's going to be a co-ed Halloween party basically, but also there will be baby presents. How can I incorporate babies & Halloween in the food and decorations? Cheaper is better, as I'm about to be laid off soon!
posted by chiababe on Oct 8, 2009 - 9 answers

Oh baby, did I just blow it?

Are baby showers, by default, supposed to be surprises? [more inside]
posted by shiu mai baby on Sep 21, 2009 - 38 answers

Game suggestions for a baby shower

Baby shower party games that aren't horrible? [more inside]
posted by mygothlaundry on Sep 15, 2009 - 34 answers

What time to show up to a baby shower?

Is a baby shower like a normal party where one shows up late, or is the start time the actual time I should be there? [more inside]
posted by Sheppagus on Apr 3, 2009 - 25 answers

baby shower etiquette?

i volunteered to help throw a baby shower for a friend. i'm great at throwing parties, and i think it would be fun. plus, i love my friend. however, now i'm wondering what i got myself into. do i really have to front all the money? [more inside]
posted by fillsthepews on Mar 20, 2009 - 44 answers

Uh, clothes?

What do I wear to my coworker's non-work baby shower? [more inside]
posted by charmcityblues on Jan 8, 2009 - 13 answers

Halloween Baby Shower... where to begin?

I need ideas for a Baby Shower with a Halloween theme. It's a co-ed event, and I'm particularly interested in making the guys feel welcome (since most of them understand "shower" to mean "girl gab fest"). The new parents are having a little girl, if that affects any of your answers. Basically I want something fun, and, well, different. Thanks in advance1
posted by purpletangerine on Sep 19, 2008 - 7 answers

Konichiwa, Baby!

Kid that I watched grow up is having a baby. My daughter is in Japan. What cool gift could daughter ship me from Japan that would say "Japanese baby thing" and is not available in the US. [more inside]
posted by nax on Aug 15, 2008 - 8 answers

Baby, baby, how was I supposed to know

My first baby shower is tomorrow... what do I do? How do these things work? [more inside]
posted by GardenGal on Jun 10, 2008 - 9 answers

How do you set up a 529 plan for someone else's baby?

Does anyone have any first-hand experience setting up a 529 plan for a member of the extended family? I have pretty good ideas about where to look for information about which state's plan would be best (although any suggestions about great plans in specific states are welcome), but I'm at a bit of a loss with the mechanics of doing for someone else's kid. The soon-to-be niece or nephew of iminurmefi thanks you! [more inside]
posted by iminurmefi on Mar 17, 2008 - 7 answers

How much is too much for a baby shower?

How much do I spend on a baby shower gift? [more inside]
posted by MeetMegan on Oct 7, 2007 - 11 answers

What are some good songs to play at a baby shower?

What are some good songs to play at a baby shower? [more inside]
posted by raddevon on Feb 1, 2007 - 24 answers

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