What Will It Bee? Baby Shower

baby showerMeet 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.

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!

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.

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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

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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.

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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!

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

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From Our Family to Yours…

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The Words on the Pages Become Memories for Ages

POLL: Best Reads for Baby

Many memories of childhood come to mind at the mention of these classic stories. Although there are numerous titles that we adore, these are a few of our favorite books to read to the family. Whether reading to your bump, your baby or school-aged children, the words on the pages will stay with them forever.  Which one is your favorite? Tell us!

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