Sunday, 21 December 2008

Merry Christmas!

With Christmas only days away, I find myself thinking back five years ago when my first child was 10 weeks old and I was so excited about our first Christmas together as a family.
My husband and I went a little bit overboard... Daddy dressed up as Santa (and so it begins...) and we woke up our little boy (ok, so he was 10lbs born and wasnt so little but you get the point!) and wished him a merry Christmas and smothered him with kisses and presents. We videotaped the entire day as even in our excitable state, we knew he didn't have a clue what was going on, but wanted him to see our excitement when he was old enough to appreciate it.

Five years down the track and our *baby* is now five years old. He has a (nearly) four year old brother and 18 month old sister. The video camera is on charge as I type and we have even had to start hiding presents! Our five year is absolutely convinced Father Christmas is bringing him a Nintendo DS ;)

For those of you still pregnant awaiting the birth of your little one, may you enjoy these last days/weeks/months with your pregnant belly :) and for those of you who have already given birth, congratulations and may your first Christmas with your little one be full of happy and wonderous memories!

Merry Christmas!!

Sunday, 23 November 2008

Gifts For New Dads

With so much focus on the arrival of a new baby, it's easy to forgot the new Mum and Dad.
As a mum to three little ones, I was very grateful when I received a gift, 'just for me' (and one of the best was the sushi followed by a chocolate soft-serve sundae that I couldn't eat when I was pregnant. Weird combination but oh it worked so well ;))

However, it often seems the Dads are forgotten.
The Baby Shower Shop has just received in some new gift lines especially for new Dads!
The Building The Foundation / Daddy's Special Project line is a super cute range of gifts that any new Dad will be sure to appreciate.

Matching Dad's jersey top and romper for baby, a nappy bag for Dad that looks like a work bag (includes an adorable change mat) and a cute little bib.

These new gifts add to our Dads Gift range which you can see here

Thursday, 6 November 2008

Nappy Cakes. Gorgeous Ideas For Your Baby Shower

Nappy cakes are so cute for baby showers or as a present for a newborn baby.

If you are crafty and have time to spare, then you can always make your own.

If time is not on your side or DIY is not your style, then you can always buy a stunning nappy cake in your choice of colours and style!

Do It Yourself

I recently held a baby shower for my niece and at midnight the night before (crazy as I am) I thought I would like to try making my first nappy cake. HA! It was funny. It ended up being a mini nappy cake but it was cute and well received.

I found a great instructional video on You Tube (where else!). It is American, so the references are toward Diaper Cakes but the instructions are wonderful.

Buy It!

There are some very talented people who love to make nappy cakes for you! Nat's Nappy Cakes & Giftware ( have some gorgeous designs to choose from or they can create an original for you.

"Every cake is individually designed and created to suit the person receiving the gift.
I use items that are not only useful but practical such as wraps, towels and blankets to cot sheets, bibs, toys, rattles, flannels, socks, etc , whatever your heart desires to produce a decorative & appealing gift with a difference."
Nat's Nappy Cakes & Giftware

Sunday, 2 November 2008

Adorable Cupcakes For Your Baby Shower

If you live in the Perth Metro area then you are in for a treat! Your baby shower cupcakes will be the talk of the town!

Storm in a Cupcake is the creation of 2 sisters, 6 children and a lot of baking inspiration!

They make and design cakes that are sure to be the real WOW factor at any celebration - from birthday parties (young and old) to baby showers, corporate events to a delivery of handmade edible flower cupcakes for that someone special.

Their cupcakes are delicious and their birthday cakes sometimes look too good to eat!! But rest assured - they are always demolished in seconds.They don't stop there though - they can provide party catering to you in a box! Homemade and tailor designed to suit your requirements, they can create a Party Pack that's just right for you. You pick the food you want and then they bake it fresh, put it in a novelty box and all you have to do is hand them out and watch the kids tuck in!

Perfect for parties at home, on the beach, at the river or even on a boat!!

If you need cupcakes, birthday cakes or party food in a box call Debbie (0433 170 852) or Linda (0417 185 302). (Perth Metro Areas Only).
As a special treat for for The Baby Shower Shop newsletter and blog readers, Storm In A Cupcake will give you a 10% on all orders over $60 by simply mentioning "The Baby Shower Shop".

Currently only available for Perth Metro area.

Wednesday, 29 October 2008

Stunning Gifts With Attention To Detail

I love presentation and attention to detail.
This is why I love our new range of baby gifts just arrived from babybuds.
Practical baby clothing beautifully presented.
These gifts are perfect for baby showers and the arrival of the new bub.


Sunday, 31 August 2008

Baby Shower Gifts with the Oooh Aaah Factor

There are gifts for babies and then there are gifts!
I have found that practical gifts that are also beautiful are always welcome gifts.

I personally love presentation. That doesn't mean there has to be $30 of wrapping and adornments either. Some of my most treasured gifts are from my three and four year old sons. They wrapped the gifts themselves with the utmost of care and tenderness. Who knew second hand wrapping paper with two rolls of sticky tape could elicit tears from mum? Oh and the present was a gorgeous two colour texta drawing of.... me, I think! :)

Baby Aspen also love presentation. Their stunning range of baby gifts are in a class of their own. You can see that Baby Aspen have put thought in to their baby gift collection. These are gifts that elicit *oohhh's* and *ahhhh's*.

Our latest Baby Aspen additions are now available on The Baby Shower Shop now.

Saturday, 14 June 2008

Adorable New Favours

We are nearly half way through 2008 and I am not sure if it's just me but is there a baby boom going on? With so many new customers to The Baby Shower Shop, it's hard to know. Maybe everyone is falling in love with our gorgeous products as much as I have.

We have more new favours coming next week including the Bun In The Oven scented candle, Peas In A Pod candles and A Star Is Born bottle stopper just to name a few.

We also have five new coordinated ranges of tableware and decorations arriving early next month. I know they will be a hit but more on those closer to the date...

We will also have our very own products available soon including Mum To Be satin sashes and party games. So watch this space!

Until next time.

Tuesday, 25 March 2008

Happy Easter 2008

I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter full of celebrating and lots of fun!

We hosted a casual family lunch at our house with egg hunting and subsequent hyperactivity. My three and four year olds were on chocolate highs that put the Energizer bunny to shame!

The child in me definitely comes out on festive holidays. Master Four wanted to know if the Easter Bunny would come while he was asleep and if so, how would he know? Well I guess he woke up to Kinder Surprise eggs and little talcum footprints leading outside his bedroom door, kind of gave it away ; )
I love being a mum!

Now, for some reason I have always associated Anne Geddes with Easter. It must be her absolutely gorgeous photography and clothing range. How could you look at these photos and not smile?

Happy Easter!

Wednesday, 5 March 2008

Welcome to The Baby Shower Shop blog!

Welcome to The Baby Shower Shop blog!
Our first ever blog post starts with the unveiling of our new site! A gorgeous makeover to reflect the spirit of our site.

We have also recently bought in some gorgeous new party favours and game prizes. The stunning range by Kate Aspen will delight any host and their guests.

Here's a sneak peek...

Some new games are on their way but we will keep hush about them until they arrive. Some of your favourite games have also had a makeover. A new shipment is due in the middle of the month so keep your eye on the site for more info.
That's about it for our first blog post. Remember, blogs are two ways so talk to us and post some comments! This is your opportunity to tell us what you want and we want to hear from you. :)
Until next time.