Thursday, October 9, 2008

Oh, Baby!

We've got a little bit of baby mania going on at my house. My sister-in-law Lena is expecting a new little baby girl sometime over the Christmas holidays. So we've been up to our chin with fun stuff putting together her baby gift. And I made the invitations to her family baby shower this past week. They turned out so fun that I had to share them. And then share a couple of other cute baby ideas that just NEED to be shared.

First, my sister April shared this idea with me for an idea for a baby shower. As your guests walk in, have a pretty basket of newborn diapers waiting on a table with a bunch of Sharpie markers and an empty basket for the completed diapers. Then have each guest write a short message on a diaper to either the new baby or the new mother. Can you imagine the uplift of seeing a sweet note from a loved one in the middle of the night when you're changing a diaper...for the third time??

And this last idea is perfect for a new mother who isn't getting a formal baby shower but who could use a little baby love. One of my friends in our ward here did this for another lady in our ward who was having her first baby, but was so busy that a formal shower was difficult. She emailed out this note and organized the "drops" with reminder emails. It went off without a hitch and was cute to boot!

Any fun ideas you'd like to share??

16 comments:

Who needs sleep? said...

No ideas, but I love that idea to write a note on the diaper. How fun would that be to find when changing a little one!

At Home In Georgia said...

That is the sweetest idea to write like that on the diaper! And of course I like the card...what pretty paper.

Jenni @ nest to keep said...

I love the invitation you made; it turned out really cute! I also love the idea to write a little message on the diapers! Who wouldn't love that? :)

I hope you have a wonderful day! :)

Kristi said...

Cute invites!!

Yesterday was so fun!! Did you get any licorice yet?

Eloise said...

Such a cute idea! I seem to be sadly past the age of having friends with little babies, but hopefully I'll get to use your diaper message idea some day.

condiefamily said...

THANK YOU! Great ideas that I will implement immediately. We are hosting a diaper/wipes shower next Tuesday- the sharpie messages are a perfect activity for the event and the secret agent idea rocks! Thank you for sharing!

condiefamily said...

Hey- love the invites too! Thank you for sharing your vast talents with us. You are truly fabulous...

Bonnie B. said...

Love the diaper/wipes idea!

The Aller Five said...

Amber I love the cute baby ideas! To bad Im not having anymore! I hope to use them on my sisters though. I wanted to know how you got the "I believe" for our church on your blog?

Marisa said...

One of my sister's friends just had baby #2, another girl and her friends out in NC gave her a "sprinkle." Just a small group of friends who "sprinkled" her with a few new items and essentials.

The invite are WAY cute!!

Our Complete Family said...

What a sweet little idea! Just fun and sweet and loving! And your card...adorable hun! Happy weekend!!! Les

Our Complete Family said...

P.S. Something is awaiting you over on my blog post from today chica!!! xo, Les

Sonja said...

Oh! That writing-on-the-diaper idea is pure genius. Man! Almost makes me wish I was having another baby. Almost. BUT I will absolutely be using the idea for some friends.

And the gift-drop idea is brilliant. Very handy, I'm sure for lots of moms.

Thanks so much for sharing all your great ideas!

Heather D. White said...

I love love love getting new ideas for showers and the idea of leaving love notes on the diapers is SO FUN! I love that! How are you doing? You are such a cutie and I seriously wish you lived closer. Any plans to come to Utah over any of the upcoming holidays? Would love to get together over dinner sometime!! LMK!

Montay said...

so cute

Leenz said...

Those invites are so cute! Thanks for all your hard work. Can't you squeeze yourself in one and come on out?