Real Moms-to-Be: Jacky’s Baby Shower

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Meet Jacky: Our Senior Online Marketing Manager! Jacky graciously allowed us to take a peek inside her super-adorable baby shower and told us a little bit about the process:

Tell us about your shower outfit! What did you love most about it?

I’m very petite, so I wanted to wear something fitted that showed off my baby bump. I loved this Laundry by Shelli Segal Dress right away because it was comfortable and stylish, which is very important to me at this point in my pregnancy. To add in a pop of color, I paired the dress with a bright statement necklace. I made sure to wear a maternity shaper underneath, which helped to give me a smooth, sleek look and also helped to relieve some back pain I’ve been experiencing.

Q: How did you decide on your location and theme? Who helped to plan the shower?

The town I live in is very rich in history, so I really wanted to take advantage of that. The shower was held at a charming, old hotel that was built in the 1700’s with beautiful antique features. Since my husband and I are keeping the gender of the baby a secret, the theme was “What Will it Bee?” My family coordinated everything around the theme from the honey jar favors to the bee hive shaped cake. My mother-in-law even baked all the sweet treats that also fit into the theme. It was truly perfect!

Q: What was the most memorable gift you received?

We received a lot of amazing and thoughtful gifts. One of the gifts that stood out to me is from my mother-in-law. She crocheted a replica of an alphabet picture that my husband had in his room as a baby; that was very special to me. Passing on these traditions are very important in building our family together.

 

British Brands We Love: Hudson Jeans

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Hudson Jeans are known for their their body-conscious fit, high quality craftsmanship and signature triangle flap back pocket with the iconic Union Jack logo. With a “London edge meets L.A. glam” aesthetic, Hudson Jeans have become a celebrity favorite as well as a must-have for moms-to-be. With the addition of our patented Secret Fit Belly®, expecting moms can wear the same great styles from Hudson that  they loved pre-pregnancy.

In honor of our British Invasion, a celebration of the best in British Style, Hudson Jeans Denim Specialists will be coming to select A Pea in the Pod and Destination Maternity stores to help moms to be find the perfect fit! Try on a pair of Hudson Jeans and decorate your own British-themed baby bodysuit! Join us at the following locations:

Destination Maternity, Madison Avenue: 28 E. 57th Street * New York, NY 10022

Saturday April 5, 2014, 12pm-5pm

Find your perfect fit with a Hudson Jeans Denim Specialist and decorate a British-themed baby bodysuit for your little one.

*No purchase necessary. Limit one per customer.

Destination Maternity, Paramus: 35 Plaza *65 East Rte. 4 West * Paramus, NJ  07652

Friday April 4, 2014, 1pm-6pm

Find your perfect fit with a Hudson Jeans Denim Specialist and decorate a British-themed baby bodysuit for your little one.

*No purchase necessary. Limit one per customer.

Showers of Happiness: Giraffes!

A touch of modern and a whole lot of whimsy, a giraffe-themed shower can be just as sophisticated as it is adorable. By mixing in cool prints such as chevron and animal print, it’s relatively easy to create a baby shower that’s one for the books.

FABULOUS INVITATIONS

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PETITE CAKES

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REFRESHING DRINKS

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ADORABLE FAVORS

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Showers of Happiness: About to Pop!

EAT:

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Sweet: A mouth-watering popcorn bar. Get the recipe here.

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Savory: Delectable dishes with a POP! Get the recipes here.

DECORATE:

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An adorably appropriate balloon wreath.

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Perfect pop décor!

GIVE:

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Thank your guests for popping by!

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Popcorn favors, but of course.

PLAY:

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A guessing game for your guests! Get a customized calendar for your bash here.

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A personalized pop quiz! Award a prize for the most correct answers.

DIY Wednesday: Baby Shower String Monogram

A cute and crafty addition to your shower décor, this string monogram project comes courtesy of eyeheartprettythings.com. We adore her use of unconventional colors and how she chose to display it on her dessert table. This super easy DIY only requires a few items which cost under $20 dollars – such a steal for such a sweet shower addition! See the easy pictorial directions below:

DIY

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Here’s what you’ll need:

  • A piece of wood (you could use reclaimed wood or brand new from the hardware store)
  • Paper to trace letters
  • A ruler
  • An Xacto blade (or scissors)
  • Nails
  • Yarn
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Showers of Happiness: A Fall Themed Event

Eat

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Sweet: Acorn donut holes. Get the recipe here.

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Savory: Roasted Butternut Squash and Sage Pesto Crostini. Get the recipe here.

Decorate

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Pumpkins revealing the baby’s gender line the mantle.

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A beautiful setting made even more beautiful with all things fall.

Give

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Pumpkin pie in a jar has guests leaving on a sweet note.

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A unique memento, seed paper that grows into wildflowers.

Play

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 Nothing says baby shower like a proper game of trivia!

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Bingo, anyone?

From Us to You…

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Wishing you and your family a relaxing and fun Labor Day!

Game On! Personalize Your Reveal

Sick of the same old gender reveal party ideas? You’re in luck! Miss Party Mom has some clever and crafty ways to spruce up the big reveal.

Share the fun!

Provide a fun game for guests to partake in. Let your friends and family come up with name suggestions for a boy or a girl and place their votes into a jar. This can also serve as a great keepsake item to display in the baby’s nursery.

Cast Your Vote!

Allow guests to vote on the baby’s gender, and then tally it up! Pick a fun prize to award the winning team.

The Big Reveal!

We absolutely love this idea: Have your party store put confetti into a matte, dark colored balloon. When it comes time to reveal, simply pop!

Is it a Boy or a Girl?

Gender Reveal

Gender reveal parties are quickly becoming an adored tradition during pregnancy. From cakes and balloons to confetti and piñatas, these festive occasions are uniquely personalized to each couple and are a creative and fun way to announce your baby’s gender. And although treats and confections have become the norm in revealing if it’s a boy or a girl, we have a few apparel options that we think are just as great!

Why not try one of our adorable tees to make your big reveal? Surprise your guests by changing midway through the party and then reappearing in your new look! Thinking smaller? Our gender revealing frames are the perfect gift for family members. Simply place a copy of your sonogram photo in the frame for a surprise that is sure to be cherished for years to come.

Shop our gender reveal tees and accessories from Motherhood Maternity!

A Great Reason To Celebrate

Happy Baby Day!

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