Guest favors at a baby shower are super fun, aren’t they? I love getting a little something to say, Hey, thank you for coming. Enjoy this treat! Usually, favors are used or consumed quickly. This idea is extra fun, though, since you can bring it home and get to have solidarity with the other guests when baby arrives.
Oh, and wine is also good. 😉
This favor is super easy and doesn’t require you to be really crafty or industrious. Just:
- Buy small bottles of wine or champagne. You can do a mix of red and white or do all one kind.
- Print out toast cards on cardstock (find our printable here). Cut them out, with a paper cutter if you have one. Hole punch and attach two to each bottle with ribbon – one guest copy and one mom copy.
- At the shower, have each guest write down her toast for mom and baby – once on each card. She’ll take one card home and mom-to-be will take the other.
- When mom announces the birth of her baby, each guest (wherever she is) pours herself the wine and toasts mom and baby. The louder the better! Mom gets to read over all the toasts being said for her and her newborn and know the well wishes everyone has for them.
This ritual allows everyone to connect with mom remotely and for mom to feel connected to everyone else, even before she’s able to take visitors!
To take it a step further, make or buy a beautiful book or box that mom can keep her toasts in. Huzzah!
How does Marabou support women?
We live in culture where “bouncing back” is more valued than proper rest. As admirable as it may be for a sports star to get back on the field, the same rules don’t apply to postpartum recovery. The traditional resting period has been stolen from women through pressure to get back to their job or simply through lack of presence.
Grandmas, sisters and best friends who otherwise would have been there to help a woman transition into motherhood often live too far away to be of any help. Household chores and caring for older children inevitably fall on the mom. But she just delivered a new life! She needs rest.
Marabou Services is a unique gift registry which provides services instead of stuff. Most mom’s get too many onesies, too many baby blankets and not enough helping hands. Break out of a destructive cultural norm and start a Marabou registry today.
With a Marabou registry you can sing up for any service which will benefit you or someone you know during the postpartum recovery period.
Postpartum doulas for a first time mom
House cleanings for moms of multiples
Childcare for moms with older children!
Once your registry is created, add it to any other registry or post it to your Facebook and ask friends and family contribute to your postpartum service, rather than buying you more stuff.