Baby Showers at a Distance- 2 Sisters Gift Baskets

Aug 4, 2014 by

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Baby Showers at a Distance

Baby showers are traditionally ladies only, lots of food, lots of gifts and really silly games. In the new millennium though we’re shaking things up a bit. We’ve seen couples showers, green showers, the gender reveal baby shower, and diaper derbies for dads. It’s hard to keep up with all the “trends.” I think that trends don’t matter as much as having your heart in the right place.

With friends and family spread all over the map it’s often difficult to get everyone in the same room for a baby shower. One idea is to have a “virtual” baby shower from a distance. If you’re the hostess you can have everyone bring the gifts to you and be responsible for shipping them all at once to the mommy to be. On the day of the shower set up a webcam and use Skype so everyone can watch as she opens the presents.
You could also arrange to have the gifts shipped in staggered intervals so she gets a gift a day and then have everyone over for the games and food, again using a webcam so everyone can join in. (Don’t forget to arrange cake and food for the future mommy!)
baby showers 2 Sister Gift BasketsIf it’s a second or third child usually the mom has things she’s saved from babies past so perhaps a diaper and formula shower is the way to go. Don’t forget the siblings who might be feeling a bit displaced by a new arrival. If they are old enough to be included give them special “jobs” the day of the shower. If they’re still young perhaps a special gift for them would be a nice gesture.
In any case, remember a baby shower is to help the new mom and dad get a leg up on outfitting their nursery. Be sure you tailor your party to what the expectant couple needs.

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A Gift for the Guests

Jul 30, 2014 by

Planning a wedding is part great fun, part huge stress. This is especially true if you’re having a destination wedding, or an event with many out of towners coming in for the occasion.
Since you can’t be there in person to welcome your guests it’s a nice gesture to leave them a little arrival gift in their rooms. Just a little something to thank them for spending their money and time to be with you on your special day.
The number of people coming, and your budget will determine what you put inside. You can use a nice gift bag in your wedding colors, or a small basket, or crate. Again, what you put inside will determine the size of the container you choose. Here are a few suggestions:
A welcome letter on good quality paper or cardstock. Use your computer to write and print it, being sure to use your guest’s name in the greeting. Each letter should be signed by the bride and groom. If time allows or there are only a few guests consider writing these by hand.
A copy of the event agenda, with times, locations and a map. A list of local restaurants and some local attractions is also nice to include.
A small fashion rescue kit is a nice addition. Some things to include might be a lint roller, a sewing kit, a shoe shine sponge, safety pins, headband or hair elastics, hair pins, band aids, individual packs of Advil, Alka Seltzer, and Pepto, an emery board, gum or mints.
A small picture frame with a nice photo of the happy couple.
Keep in mind how your guests are traveling. If they arrive by car it’s easy for them to tote their goodies home. If traveling by plane be sure what you leave is easy to pack and put into a suitcase.
If you don’t have time to do this yourself, (and who could blame you) talk to your wedding coordinator, or the concierge in the hotel.

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