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 -
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 -
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]
posted by juliagulia
on Jun 1, 2013 -
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]
posted by MayNicholas
on Oct 29, 2012 -
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]
posted by davebug
on Sep 18, 2012 -
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 -
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]
posted by theantikitty
on Jan 2, 2011 -
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
posted by dstopps
on Oct 10, 2009 -
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 -
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 -
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]
posted by Snoogylips
on May 16, 2008 -
Baby shower gift for my boyfriend's sister? What does every first time mom want, but doesn't know it yet?
posted by Carialle
on Jan 21, 2008 -
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]
posted by mistsandrain
on Aug 9, 2007 -
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?
posted by iTristan
on Jun 11, 2006 -
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?
posted by iTristan
on May 13, 2006 -