My baby is four months old, and due to a plethora of reasons, we never ended up sending out thank you cards after the baby shower. I know there's a period of time after which you just don't... but is it too late to send out thank birth announcements? What is the best way to show our appreciation for the gifts we were given for the baby months later? [more inside]
I'm hosting a baby shower tomorrow for my sister and brother-in-law, both of whom are terrific punsters. Help me shower them with as many groaners as possible! [more inside]
Should you give a more expensive baby shower gift if you know you are 'richer' than the recipient? Maybe you are not necessarily rich, but the giftee/person having the baby is very poor; in this case, do you gift based on your income disparity? [more inside]
Help me think of a not-too-expensive gift (under $50) to take to a friend's baby shower. They have a registry but I'd rather get them something fun that they weren't expecting. [more inside]
I came down with a cold and missed my friend's baby shower. I'd like to get them a nice gift, maybe around $50-100, but their registry only has burp cloths left. I know that they already have a car seat and baby monitor and that they will be using cloth diapers. Parents: what items/services in that price range have you found to be really useful?
Having my first kid. Need to get stuff. Looking for for some tips! [more inside]
I am looking for ideas for a (fun!) baby shower game for my boss who is expecting. The shower is happening in a restaurant with a small group of co-workers so it can't be too involved or outlandish. There's also that whole I-work-with-you atmosphere that makes things that I would normally think of for friends seem strange. Would be thrilled to see if anyone has suggestions. Thanks in advance.
My brother's wife is due to have a baby boy sometime this month. I will be an uncle for the first time. The baby shower is taking place this upcoming Sunday. My girlfriend since May of last year is not a big fan of my brother. She hasn't even met him to begin with. She felt that he flaked out on me during my college graduation and birthday last year. [more inside]
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]
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]
I don't want to register for the upcoming birth of my child. Nothing against people who do it, but (1) I am a minimalist; (2) I enjoyed the wedding gifts I got that didn't come from my registry (heartfelt, unique, awesome); and (3) what I do need is on the more expensive side (so I can either load up the registry with crap I don't want or come off looking greedy). Am I making a big mistake? [more inside]
Baby Shower Etiquette: My bestie is throwing me a baby shower at her Aunt's house. It is a tiny event of only 8 people- all adults (Our Moms, mother in laws, my sister in law & bestie's Aunt). I didn't really expect anyone to throw me a shower, so I am super grateful the she and her Aunt would take this on! My Mother in law sent me an email last night asking if my 8 y/o niece was invited... [more inside]
I'm building a baby registry. a) What was your absolute most-used, wouldn't-survive-without-it thing you had on your baby registry? b) And what were you absolutely certain you'd use all the time that just gathered dust? [more inside]
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]
I have volunteered to give a co-worker her (office) baby shower. Help? [more inside]
I'd like to buy a baby shower gift for a couple of soon-to-be parents who are really, sincerely strapped for cash. Please help me (a non-parent) come up with a list of absolute baby essentials that they can use during the first year or so. [more inside]
Please suggest good locations for hosting a baby shower in the Ashburn, VA area. [more inside]
Baby shower gift ideas for a man in the office? [more inside]
Okay, put on your thinking sombreros, mefites. I need ideas for Mexican fiesta themed baby shower games. [more inside]
My wife is helping to host a baby shower for a good friend of hers having a baby boy. The theme is "king of the jungle". Someone else is already bringing baked goods. What could my wife bring for favors
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!
Are baby showers, by default, supposed to be surprises? [more inside]
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]
Help me throw the perfect baby shower! [more inside]
I need help finding a maternity dress or nice top to go with black pants in plus size that would work to attend a wedding in June and my baby shower in September or October. [more inside]
Baby shower gift for my boyfriend's sister? What does every first time mom want, but doesn't know it yet?
Baby shower gift for my boyfriend's sister? What does every first time mom want, but doesn't know it yet? [more inside]
How much do I spend on a baby shower gift? [more inside]
Gift for father-to-be from the mother-to-be? I want to give my partner a gift- we are expecting in 2 weeks, my co-workers are throwing a shower for me, my partner has been working non-stop and I would like to do something special for him.... [more inside]
Baby Shower - How to have a non-greedy one? [more inside]
Is having a baby shower for a second child ok? [more inside]
If my wife hosts a baby shower, fairly large (30+ people) for her friend (with all the expense, labour and effort that requires) would she still be expected to give a present to her friend on top of this?
My wife is hosting a baby shower for a mother-to-be that wants 50 people to be invited (she's even providing the list). But I have heard that here in Toronto, you need to have a permit for private gatherings of more than 25 where alcohol will be served. We can't find any detailed information on this though. Anyone know where to look, or know the answer?
BabyShowerFilter: What to write on the cake? [more inside]