How to Host a Virtual
Baby Shower

We were all hoping that the beginning of 2021 would’ve brought the end of Covid-19! You, your friends and, most importantly, the mom-to-be have probably had this baby shower on the calendar for months, looking forward to the day of gathering together to celebrate this new little one. And now with cases on the rise […]

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7 Non-Traditional Baby Shower Ideas

April 15, 2021

From low-key moms-to-be to the mothers welcoming their second or third children, there are plenty of reasons to throw a baby shower that eschews convention. And let’s be honest: after a while, all those baby showers can start to morph into one mega-memory after you’ve attended enough. Not sure where to get started as you […]

– Ask Cheryl – How Do I Host a Drop-In Baby Shower?

April 13, 2021

The pandemic has us all trying to figure out the best way to navigate life’s major events while keeping everyone safe. This question is from one of our very own team members about hosting a baby shower. Hi guys! I have a baby shower question. I’m hosting one in May and there are 53 people […]

A Simple Graduation Party in 5 Easy Steps

April 8, 2021

When my beautiful niece graduated from the University of Kentucky, I had recently purchased a new home and thought her graduation would be the perfect excuse for me to host a party. Because I had just moved in, I didn’t have a whole lot of time to plan, but we pulled it off and it […]

Everything You Need to Know About a Bloomingdale’s Registry

April 6, 2021

If you’re looking for a personalized experience with all the best brands, look no further than a Bloomingdale’s wedding registry. Bloomingdale’s has always been fashion forward. They pioneered the department store way back in the late 1800’s with the period’s hottest trend—hoop skirts—and today they’re still committed to selling exclusive merchandise through a personalized experience.  […]

Best Sibling Gifts

April 1, 2021

A new baby changes everything, especially for newly promoted big sisters and brothers. No matter how old they are, siblings will have to adjust to sharing the spotlight with the newest family member. One sure-fire way to make this transition go a little more smoothly: a gift! My three daughters Chloe, Elle, and Kate! My […]

High School & College Graduation Gifts for Every Budget

March 30, 2021

Graduations — one of life’s many milestones that has a bittersweet element to it. On the one hand, it marks a student’s achievements and celebrates the closing of one chapter and the start of another. On the other hand, it can be a shock for family members and close friends to see someone they knew […]

– Ask a Real Dad – Baby Bootcamp - What Every Dad Needs to Know about Life with a Newborn

March 25, 2021

Alright Dad-to-Be, your partner has been expertly growing that baby for the last nine months and is ready to pop. There is a good chance she has been in an excellent mood, has been “organizing” like crazy, and is not uncomfortable at all! As the D-Day rapidly approaches, you will undoubtedly have moments of self-reflection […]

– Shopping for a Baby Shower – 7 Ideas for the Perfect Gift

March 23, 2021

Maybe it’s the nostalgia for my own little babies, or just the imagery of a swaddled-up, sweet-smelling, sleeping newborn, but I love searching through baby registries and finding the perfect gift for my mama-to-be friends and family members. My first piece of shopping advice: stick to the registry whenever possible. I know it can seem […]

– Ask a Real Bride – Can I Register for Whatever I Want?

March 18, 2021

Fishing poles, office supplies, board games, a $700 massage chair: what do these items have in common? I’ve seen them all included on wedding registries of friends and family within the last few months! Why are these non-traditional items popping up on wedding registries? I can think of two reasons: Online shopping makes it possible […]

14 Personalized & Sentimental Baby Gifts

March 16, 2021

Whether you’re planning your baby registry or shopping for baby gifts, it’s easy to get to a point where every option feels like more of the same thing. And while we can’t escape the everyday essentials and nursery must-haves — and why would we want to? — there’s something special about a gift that’s unique […]

Bridal Shower Themes for Every Zodiac Sign

March 11, 2021

There are so many easy ways to personalize just about anything these days. From custom-curated experiences to monogrammed fashion, you can make anything your very own. So, when it comes to throwing a bridal shower, why should it be any different? If you’ve been handed the task of throwing a bride-to-be’s celebration, this is your […]

– Ask Cheryl (COVID Edition) – Is it Acceptable to Have a Shower for Baby #4?

March 9, 2021

Each new family addition should be showered with love and celebration, from the first baby to the fourth. But given the current health precautions and suggested social distancing, what are some safer alternatives to a traditional baby shower?  Hi Cheryl, “My son and daughter-in-law are getting ready to have their fourth child; is it acceptable […]

– Geeking Out – 12 Tech Gifts You'll Love Adding to Your Wedding Registry

March 4, 2021

Let’s be honest: you don’t have to be a tech nerd or a total geek to love all kinds of gadgets that make life easier, keep your home clean, and are downright cool. For most people, when they think of adding tech gifts to their wedding registry, they think entertainment centers and kitchen appliances — […]

Our Favorite Virtual Baby Shower Games

March 2, 2021

Hosting a virtual baby shower? Don’t forget to plan time for games! Discover our favorite virtual games to play while you celebrate. With just about everything these days affected by COVID-19 in some way, it’s really no surprise that everyone is changing up the way they celebrate life’s special moments — and baby showers are […]

– Ask a Real Mom – Must-Have Baby Registry Items

February 25, 2021

Confession: when I registered for my first child, I had a meltdown in the stroller department. I felt so overwhelmed, confused, and intimidated by the products stacked to the ceiling of the store that my husband had to take me to a coffee shop next door so I could regroup! Moms and dads-to-be, registering for […]

– Ask Cheryl (COVID Edition) – What is the Best Way to Share Wedding Registry Information?

February 23, 2021

Covid-19 continues to present its unique challenges in regards to wedding planning. Big events have given way to smaller ceremonies and postponed receptions. Do all of the same wedding etiquette rules apply? Can we share our wedding registry information with family and friends who may want to send a gift, even without a formal invitation […]

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