– Ask Cheryl – Should You Give Yourself a Baby Shower?
September 24, 2019
Sometimes expectant mothers are excited about their little one and want to make sure that they have everything they need. This may cause them to wonder if someone will honor them with a baby shower. In this week’s post, our reader wants to know if it’s OK for a mom-to-be to host her own baby […]
– Ask Cheryl – What if I’m Invited to 2 Baby Showers for the same Mom-to-Be?
August 27, 2019
When a friend or family member announces her pregnancy everyone gets excited to plan a shower. Sometimes you run in more than one circle with the mother-to-be and you could be left wondering what to do when you’ve been invited to more than one shower. Dear Cheryl, I just read your article on baby shower […]
– Ask Cheryl – Should You Have a Baby Shower for a Second or Even Third Child?
July 23, 2019
When expecting a second (or even third) child it can be just as exciting as it was with the first. Friends and family anticipate the arrival of baby number two and oftentimes want to show their excitement by throwing a baby shower. But you may be wondering if you should accept an offer for someone […]
Cool and Easy Summer Baby Shower Menu
June 20, 2019
Summer is a great time to host a baby shower! If you’re planning one for your bestie and her new bundle of joy we know that you have a lot to think about- location, theme, décor, games and food. We’ve created this cool and easy menu to help you check something off your list. Because […]
Refreshing Recipes for Summer Bridal & Baby Showers
May 25, 2019
Whether you’re hosting a shower for a special friend, or just attending one, summertime parties are so much fun. They give everyone a chance to wear their cute summer dresses, enjoy the gorgeous weather and celebrate a special friend who is either expecting a precious baby or planning to marry the love of their life. […]
Fresh Ideas for a Springtime Baby Shower
March 14, 2019
The sun is shining, the snow is melting, the temperatures are rising…and there’s new life all around! Springtime signals new beginnings which make it a fabulous time to throw a beautiful and memorable baby shower that will be talked about long after the baby arrives! We’ve collected lots of fresh spring baby shower ideas to […]
How to Plan a Book Themed Baby Shower Party
October 31, 2018
Baby Shower Inspiration from Your Favorite Book When it comes to throwing a baby shower, we know you want to keep it simple, yet creative. Maybe you’ve been to enough pink, blue or neutral colored showers to be in the hunt for a different way to celebrate the mom-to-be in your life. As always, you’ve […]
– 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 […]
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 […]
– 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 […]
– 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 […]
– 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 […]
– 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 […]
– Ask Cheryl – Baby Shower Invitation Etiquette
March 29, 2016
The reader featured in today’s post was invited to a baby shower, but feels put out because the invitation dictated what she should buy for a gift. What is the proper way to include baby registry information on a baby shower invitation? Find out below. Dear Cheryl, I have just been invited to a baby shower for the […]
20 Delicious Mocktails, Perfect for a Baby Shower
February 10, 2016
Every great party needs a delicious signature drink. And though the guest of honor at a baby shower can’t consume alcohol, it doesn’t mean that drink has to be boring. We’ve found 20 fun and pretty concoctions that would be perfect for your next baby shower- or any event for that matter! All of these drinks […]