A bundle of joy.
By Jandi Swainston
A bundle of joy!! That's the best way to describe that perfect little stranger that is going to join your family or a friend's family. Whether it's a boy or girl, it doesn't matter, as long as it has the ten fingers & ten toes and is healthy! And, of course you have to have the baby shower! A great way to show support to the soon to be parents and to help them get prepared for the endless list of baby items they will need.
A perfect baby shower will include a guest list of the new parent's closest family & friends, some great food, and of course the great presents. Throw in some fun and amusing games and you have the perfect afternoon.
Can't figure out the perfect gift for that perfect afternoon? The Gift Basket 4 U at www.thegiftbasket4u.com has baby gift baskets that are filled with all the items the new parents will need and they are completely adorable (which is what that baby will be). All the guests will be "ooohing and aaahing" over your gift and the parents will be loving being able to check off one more necessity they don't have to buy.
The Happy New Dad basket can even include the proud daddy even more. Of course the Happy New Mom is a must because we all know what happens when Mom isn't happy. With 8 baby baskets to choose from, you're sure to find what they need. Items that are in the baskets range from bottles, rattles, bibs, blankets, onsies, stuffed animals, to snacks for the parents. There is even a baby time capsule that will help capture and preserve this precious time in their lives.
If you are in charge of the games, get the Baby Congratulations basket and have it out for guests to see as they arrive & mingle, then hide it. When it's time for the games, have the guests try to name all of the items that were in the basket. Whoever is the closest to listing them all wins! Most dollar stores have beautiful candles & candle holders which make inexpensive prizes, then the expecting mother gets to keep the beautiful basket of items! It will be a for sure hit!
Of course one of the Welcome Baby Boy or Girl baskets would make a perfect centerpiece on the table with the cake, punch & munchies. For a really easy recipe for some yummy cookies, use 1 cup of peanut butter, one cup of sugar and one egg. Mix them up, drop by the spoonfuls on to a cookie sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes @ 325 degrees. That's all there is to it. For a fun twist, add chocolate chips to the dough, or drizzle caramel on top while they are still warm. Double or even triple the recipe depending on how many guests you are expecting. If you still don't think you have time, there are delicious cookie combos that you can order along with the gift basket. They are even wheat free and flour free for the sensitive stomachs or the carb conscious guests. Delicious and unique. Simply unwrap and place on a plate. If you have the shower at around 1pm, it's after lunchtime and you can simply have a veggie tray and a plate of cookies and not have to worry about serving lunch.
No matter what your role is in the baby shower, if you're throwing it or just attending, a baby gift basket will save the day!
About the Author
My name is Jandi I own and opperate an online gourmet gift basket store called The Gift Basket 4 U at http://www.thegiftbasket4u.com
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