Baby showers – they can be so kitschy you want to hid under the diaper cake or so babycentric you want to hid under those “chocolate” diapers.
I know I know baby showers are meant to be about babies. But shouldn’t they also be about mom? and dad?! and having a good time.
Two of my best buds M & J put together a stellar baby shower. We of course used Pinterest for inspiration. We wanted to stay away from the most cliched aspects of baby showers. Almost like a bridal shower minus all the alcohol and more whimsical.
Out: the candy diaper game, the chugging bottle game, and sorry, everything lame.
In: pretty flowers, macarons, and a sense of elegance and whimsy.
We had lovely macarons from Fleur de Farine, based in Palo Alto.
A selfie with the party organizers, M & J!
Our baby shower party setup – presents, a diaper cake (I give credit, this one is adorable), and stuffed toys and toy blocks from our childhood.
“Who’s that baby?” game. Our hosts collected baby photos from the guests and we had to figure out who each person was. Super fun. It took me 10 minutes to figure out some of my friends!
Opening baby presents. It couldn’t get more fun. This diaper bag from Skip Hop is amazing too.
Belly henna by Henna Lounge. I just LOVE mandalas!
At my baby shower, my friends put together a DIY onesie and bib station. Friends made the cutest and funniest onesies for our baby.
I just have to share their artwork and creativity!
**iPood** – Forget the iPod, the iPood is what really happens with a newborn baby.
**Est 2015** – Don’t you love all those annoying apparel companies telling you what year they were established? How about make one for the babe. Way more meaningful.
**Crying gets you things** – if crying doesn’t solve the problem for your baby bean, cry some more. Crying will pretty much run your lives for those first months. Might as well enjoy a onesie with it!
**I am why we can’t have nice things** – That ended when I chose to have rabbits, but it’s just as true when you have a baby.
**Input//Output** – put an arrow facing up to the mouth, and put the output sign on the baby’s tushie. There will be a lot of outputting.
**noob** – give the nerds some love
**player 3** – honestly, I haven’t figured out what this means, but it’s sure cute!
**Feed me and no one will get hurt… I left you a present** – need I say more?
**Hangry** – now that it’s an official word in the Oxford dictionary, you can be the coolest aunt/uncle ever for designing this onesie.
**”#tbt”** – This was by far the most creative and provocative onesie. Do you remember the time when you were just a wee little sperm? Make this throwbackThursday so your friend’s kid can learn the trauma of how a sperm becomes a baby.
I am so excited, and honored, that as a Brand Ambassador for Best Buy through The Big Fat Indian Wedding, I’ll be able to attend the Mom 2.0 Summit in Scottsdale, Arizona.
This is my first (duh) conference related to parenthood and I’m eager to soak up all the great information to learn and brands to meet.
I made myself five goals to achieve while at the summit:
Meet and eventually partner with 5 (at minimum) brands that work in the newborn/baby market.
Eat outstanding food.
Get a good amount of walking in but not overdo it.
Met at least 5 mom bloggers to keep in touch with (through guest blogging, sending emails, drinking coffee, exchanging diaper stories).
Have a ton of fun because this is the last time I will fly in my life without an offspring.