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.

 

From Us to You…

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

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We’re Thankful For…

As we prepare the turkey, decorate the house and welcome in loved ones from near and far, it’s so easy to forget the simple meaning behind Thanksgiving.

So, in honor of all the good things in our lives, we asked Destination Maternity employees what they’re most thankful for this season. From families to jobs to the simple things in life, it’s beautiful to see what our peers are most grateful for this season.

 HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Dressed for the Occasion: A Fall Family Outing

maternity outfit

Whether you are going apple picking, enjoying a hayride or attending a festival, fall is chock-full of fun, seasonal activities. Stay comfortable and stylish while out and about in a look that combines our favorite trends. Great for all nine months and beyond, our French terry leopard printed tunic with an adjustable drawstring at the waist, pairs perfectly with our versatile and fabulous Jessica Simpson Secret Fit Belly® Jersey Knit Maternity Leggings! Top off your look with sweet bow-toe flats and a pop of color thanks to this cross-body bag that’s lightweight and easy to wear. A black leather wrap bracelet with gold hardware adds an element of edge to your look. To stay warm, cozy and stylish, bring along a button front fleece maternity jacket to shield against the cool, crisp air.

Shop this maternity outfit at Motherhood Maternity and all the extras at Macy’s.

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

Photo source: eyeheartprettythings.com

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
DIY

Photo source: eyeheartprettythings.com

DIY

Photo source: eyeheartprettythings.com

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!

From Us to You..

Happy 4th of July from the birth place of independence and our home office, Philadelphia!

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From Our Family to Yours…

From Our Family to Yours...

Real Moms-to-Be: Victoria’s Baby Shower

Baby Shower- Motherhood Maternity

Meet Victoria: Our Technical Design Assistant for Motherhood Maternity! Victoria graciously allowed us to take a peek inside her super-adorable baby shower and told us a little bit about the process:

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

A: I didn’t want to wear anything too dressy as my shower was a pretty laid back event. But, I did want something that was interesting and would stand out as it was still a very special occasion for my family and me. I went with this colorful crochet tunic and white skinny jeans from Motherhood Maternity because I thought the outfit was both casual and eye catching at the same time. I loved the cut of the tunic paired with the rope belt, which flattered my ever-growing bump.

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

A: I really wanted a laid back, co-ed shower so all our close friends and family could be together in a relaxed atmosphere. My sister- in-law, Maegan and two good friends of mine, Megan and Anna, planned everything.

We decided an outdoor BBQ would be perfect for this. The girls picked the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education as the location because it had a nice outdoor area, was still in the city, but felt like it was in the countryside, and we could bring our own food and drink.

There wasn’t really a set theme – the girls incorporated red and white checks into some of the décor to give it a picnic feel, and the favors were sweets and candies from the UK, Pittsburgh and Philadelphia to represent Mine, Brad’s and baby’s home towns.

Q: What was the most memorable gift you received?

A: We received loads of gorgeous things – everyone was so kind! My most memorable gift though was a Baby mix CD our friends Patti and Harry made us with a compilation of British and American music with songs somewhat baby related. It was really thoughtful!

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