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February 9th, 2010, 11:12 AM
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I wasn't expecting a shower, 2nd baby and no family and only a few friends here in NJ... however a friend said she was going to throw me a small one. It's planned for March 5th, and there are 7 ladies invited along with the hostess... I'm not even sure if all will attend so like I said it'll be small.

I'm a total planner and it's sort of killing me that I have no insight at all into the shower, she didn't ask me colors, or foods, or anything. I did tell the hostess that I would bring some decorated sugar cookies (I'm sort of known for my sugar cookies and I got the cutest bird cookie cutter). I'd also like to give out some little thank you type gifts, just little things like I did at my DD's years ago... a small candle in a glass votive holder decorated with rhinestones with a tag that says "here's a candle for you to light once the stork has made his flight, with the flicker of the flame please say a prayer in Liliana's name" and maybe a baby food jar filled with some bubble bath. Would it be ok for me to make these things for the ladies and bring that that day or should I talk to the hostess about it? I don't want to upset her but I would like to do a few things for it. Also what would be a good gift to give her in thanks for throwing the shower? She puts on playdates at least once a month for the mom's group and always does all the cooking etc so I know this is a small "event" for her but I'd like to do something, maybe just bring her flowers that day?

Thanks for input!
~ Candi
wife to Craig 5/28/2002 mom to Aliya 3/31/2004 and Liliana 4/6/2010
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February 9th, 2010, 12:38 PM
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I think it's fine to bring little thank yous, I was wondering if I should do something for my hostesses as well.

If you don't mind I'm gonna steal that candle idea. I actually teared up when I read it cuz it's just so sweet!

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February 9th, 2010, 01:12 PM
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Oh I'm glad you like the idea, I thought it was so sweet when I read about it years ago before DD's shower
~ Candi
wife to Craig 5/28/2002 mom to Aliya 3/31/2004 and Liliana 4/6/2010
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February 9th, 2010, 05:15 PM
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I think little thank you gifts for the ladies is fine, and flowers are a great idea! I am also trying to think of a nice way to say thank you to my sister for all her shower planning...I am having a huge shower with work, friends, and both my dh's and my own family and she is the main person planning everything, with some help from my mom. Any ideas?
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February 9th, 2010, 05:26 PM
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My shower is going to be just as big as yours, Lisa. Since we're funding all the expenses, we didn't want to have more than one shower to worry about. But I'm not sure how many baby shower gifts I should get, since like 30 people could show up, and I don't want only 4 people leaving with small gifts.

Anyway, I don't think that your ideas could possibly offend anyone, Candi! Those are great, and I would feel very appreciated if I had been the hostess.

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