– Ask Cheryl – Should Future Grandmas Invite Each Other to Baby Showers They are Hosting?

August 14, 2018

Today we’re tackling two hot topics when it comes to baby showers: who should host; and who should be invited. With two future grandmas hosting separate events, Cheryl advises how best to handle the question of whether it’s appropriate for the grandmas-to-be to invite one another. Hi Cheryl, Both the future grandmas are holding separate […]

Hosting A Sip And See

August 9, 2018

Southern culture has given us so many of our favorite things: monograms, sweet tea, seersucker and line dancing, just to name a few. Southern tradition harkens back to simpler times of front porch sitting and gathering up all your favorite people for a big dinner around your dining table. Maybe that’s why so many of […]

Who Traditionally Throws A Baby Shower? Is It Okay For A Family Member To Host?

March 19, 2018

Baby showers became popular during the baby boom era of the 1950s as a way help new moms prepare. They are also a way for family and friends to celebrate the new arrival. Today, in addition to traditional baby showers, many are opting to host a “Sprinkle” (for encore babies) or a “Sip and See” […]

– Ask Cheryl – Can I Register and Host a Shower for My Second Baby?

March 16, 2018

Today’s question comes to us from a second-time mom who wonders about the etiquette of creating a registry and hosting her own shower. What’s appropriate, and what’s not? Hello Cheryl, I have a question regarding a baby registry and shower. I am having my second baby (a boy) in early 2018. I have a daughter […]

Baby Shower Etiquette

March 5, 2018

First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes the baby! (Well, not necessarily in that order anymore.) And while everyone loves a cute little bundle of joy, some may dread the baby shower. Love them or hate them, they’re a fact of life and if you’re a woman, you will most likely be invited to […]

– Ask Cheryl – Baby Gifts and the Workplace

February 12, 2018

When someone in the office is expecting, it’s sweet to celebrate with a small gift or celebration. But what if you haven’t been invited to a shower? Today, Cheryl weighs in on the best way to handle workplace gifts. Dear Cheryl, One of our coworkers is expecting, and invited one member of the staff to […]

Best Baby Gifts

January 30, 2018

A loved one’s bundle of joy is on the way, now it’s time to shower this little one with love and gifts. What does the mother-to-be really want? What does she need? (HINT: It’s not that adorable outfit that they only had in the larger size won’t fit for another 18 months). Now don’t get […]

– Ask Cheryl – Not Invited to Baby Shower, but Can I still Send a Gift?

November 29, 2017

While some dread gift-giving obligations, others enjoy expressing their love and support by giving a gift. But if they haven’t received an invitation, would their gifts be appreciated or misunderstood? Dear Cheryl, Is it considered rude to send a gift to a baby shower that I am not invited to? My future daughter-in-law’s sister-in-law is […]

– A Millennial’s First Baby Shower – Planning Tips & Tricks

November 27, 2017

If you’re a 30-something year-old like me, you’re probably familiar with the wedding circuit. There’s at least one bridal shower, a bachelorette weekend, sometimes a lingerie shower, and of course, the wedding weekend itself. But if you think you’re done celebrating the couple after the wedding, think again. As the old adage goes: First comes […]

– Love, Marriage, and the Baby Carriage – Who Gets Invited?

June 20, 2017

Today’s Ask Cheryl question comes from a reader that’s planning a baby shower soon after the wedding. She wants to know if it’s OK to invite those that were not invited to the wedding. Dear Cheryl, Should people not invited to the recent wedding be invited to the baby shower? Thanks, Mary Ann Hi Mary […]

Plan a Patriotic Baby Shower

June 8, 2017

We all love red, white, and blue…and babies too! Summer is the perfect time to throw an All-American baby shower, with lots of patriotic holidays filling the calendar, and the warm weather calling for casual, outdoor events. A patriotic theme is perfect for any crowd, whether it’s a coed shower or a traditional one, and […]

10 Guy-Friendly Co-Ed Baby Shower Themes

April 28, 2017

When we were expecting our first child, my friend asked if she could host a co-ed baby shower. I didn’t think I’d be able to convince my husband to participate in a girly morning of mimosas and brunch. But, when my friend told me she wanted to plan a baseball themed cookout, I knew my […]

– Rise and Shine – A Simple and Healthy Brunch Baby Shower Menu

July 28, 2016

There’s nothing sweeter than celebrating a mommy-to-be and her baby on the way. And while the celebration should always be sweet, sometimes we crave a menu that isn’t so sugary! I’ve faced a calendar full of showers recently, and I’ve come to expect the temptation of rich appetizers, sugary drinks, and decadent desserts. But when […]

– Trending Now – Food Bars for a Bridal or Baby Shower

July 14, 2016

The Ultimate Guide to DIY Food Bars: Summer Edition I recently attended a beautiful bridal shower (in honor of my cousin) thrown by two of my fabulous aunts. All three courses of the meal were set up “bar” style allowing guests to customize their food to suit their individual tastes. We started with a delicious […]

All Aboard for a Nautical Baby Shower

June 3, 2016

Red, white, blue, anchors, boats and yummy food…Set sail with us as we cruise through all the adorable ways to throw a nautical themed baby shower. We’ve gathered awesome ideas for: Invitations Food Activities Desserts Drinks Favors Nautical Baby Shower Invitations There are so many cute ways to invite people to the party. From pink […]

– How to Bring the Party – Hip Baby Shower Themes Everyone will Enjoy

March 31, 2016

Baby showers no longer need to be bland. We say, out with the ducks and bunnies and in with a theme that suits the interest and personality of the expectant mom-to-be (and dad-to-be). Whether you’re throwing the event is for a close friend, family member, take a look at some of these clever baby shower […]

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