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I’m just curious to know if anyone else has been in a similar situation. I am friends with a pregnant woman who has *everything* she needs for her first child. She’s indicated that she’s sad that she won’t be having a baby shower.
It left me thinking – what do you do in that situation? A baby shower sans gifts, but still have games, cake and all of the usual stuff? Just get gifts for the mother – robes, nursing bras (if she needs them), lanolin creams, body wash and perfume kits? Gift certificates for dinners out after the baby’s born?
Just a small get-together with people for cake?
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@CookieCreamCakes: Since she has everything she needs for the child as a newborn, what about doing a book shower? Everyone could bring their favorite childhood book and write a personalized message in it. Then she will have some very special treasures as her child gets older and something that will be very useful in the child’s development as he/she learns to read.
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@CookieCreamCakes: The mom-to-be could pick a local children’s charity, and people could either donate money or buy something to donate.
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I would look into getting something hand made on etsy. Personalized, or not. That way you know she’s not getting double of something she already has.
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@hotpinkbride: I personally love this idea.
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@hotpinkbride: A friend of mine did that for her first child and it was great. She still got other gifts of course but overall it was mostly books. 🙂
Post # 10
A book shower is great idea. Or do a shower for a woman at a shelter.
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@hotpinkbride: That’s what I was going to say!!
Post # 12
A mother blessing 🙂
For my sisters mother blessing, each person brought a bead to represent each of her children, and we went around the room and each person explained why they picked out each bead. (If this is her first baby, then people would pick a bead that reminded them of the mother) Then we made a necklace with it, and she wore it before and during labour. We also all signed a piece of fabric with supportive messages and we made a baby blanket out of it. There’s a lot more you can do so I included a link.
You can also do a co-ed pamper party.. Or gender reveal.. Or both!
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@hotpinkbride: +1 – awesome idea
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Thanks, guys. Some really cool ideas here.
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@hotpinkbride: I love the idea of a book shower–I’ve been to one, and it was super-fun. Everyone gives their childhood favorites, and nice children’s books are something that most people wouldn’t splurge on but are very nice to have.
@julies1949: Wow, that is a really thoughtful idea, to have a “shower” that will be donated to a charity. I love it!
@Brittanyg20: What a fun idea! Where did everyone get the beads? I could also see doing a “charm shower,” where each guest buys a charm for a charm bracelet, and then the mother will have a beautiful keepsake of her friends’/family’s support.
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@hippomama: Where I am, there’s a few stores around that sell only beads, Michaels (Canada) also sells them. Hobby Lobby in the states? Lol
I LOVE THE CHARM SHOWER IDEA!!
I would be thrilled to receive a pandora bracelet full of beautiful charms from my closest friends and family members. Most are $30-$100 too, which is an okay budget for a shower gift. You can find them cheaper and on sale if you buy them from mall jewellers as well.
I’m so stealing this idea haha 🙂