Saturday, 2 October 2010

Mel shares her baby shower story with photos!

We often receive absolutely beautiful emails from customers and Mel's was one of them. Her first email was in reply to her 'Order Recieved' email. She explained that she lived in a small town in Australia, in fact, it was the town furthest from the sea and the entire population was 35! Out of those 35 two of the women were pregnant and she was organising the baby shower. I replied to Mel's email saying we would love to see pictures of the big day. Yesterday afternoon, Mel sent through an email that made our week (it has been a long, hard week!). I have copied Mel's email so everyone can enjoy what was obviously a fun-filled baby shower! Thank you Mel! If I make it to Eromanga, you pull out the barbie, I will bring the cruisers!

Following is Mel's email to us...

Ok Ladies,

First of all thank you so very much for the order. It was EXACTLY as described and I could not have been happier with all of the products that arrived in mint condition due to the fabulous packaging. I will be recommending you to all and have already let everyone know the online address. Thank you Thank you Thank you

Let me tell you about the day...

Started with a baby quiz followed by a little game I called the Mama Marathon. Women were split into teams and it worked as a relay. My husband (god bless supplied all the extras). The teams had to dress a baby doll, put it in the pram, weave in and out of witches hats, hang wet washing on the line, weave back in and out and stop to pick up scattered toys along the way, then make a bed and return to the start. All blindfolded with the direction of one of their team mates. Tag the next team member and start all over again. (due to me organizing, I excluded myself haha, I am the smart one) We had women hugging trees, swearing at each other, vowing never to let each other look after children due to their filthy mouths, mum's to be nearly having their babes from laughing so hard and a whole lot of chaos with screaming, I said right not left!!! I made sure the washing was wet so when they picked it up they got covered in water!

The next game was a word game which i deleted the words of a story I had written about them and gave the teams a list of words with out seeing the story.

Example: type of housing
A noun (object)
body part
mans name
body part

It started ......Once upon a time their were two ladies named Rikki and Casey who lived in a ___________ and desired to have a __________. To get the show on the road they started rubbing their__________ against _______ followed quickly by touching his________________.

Well you get the idea. I would just like to say that more poor friends are having everything from shoes, dresses, forks, vibrators etc and the most disgusting team was the older ladies from the CWA!

We had 8 teams of 4 and 30 children. Our town tripled in size for the day and we all laughed so hard. I have attached another thing I did. I got the women to supply baby photos and put them on paper with a lovely mother/baby quote and then laminated them all and had them swinging around the pergola. (See Picture 1)

I also got all of the ladies to paint their hands and we did a canvas for the girls with all our handprints with a little saying I had printed in the middle.......OK you asked so I will tell you what it said....

Sometimes in life we struggle
And we cannot do it all
But with these hands you see before you
All you have to do is call

(I have no idea why I did so many degrees at uni, I think I should just go into full time baby shower planning consultancy!!!!!) oh and maybe writing blurbs for greeting cards.

This was the first baby shower I had thrown and thought other women may want some ideas showers that are not all tea and cake.

Well thank you so very much again and if you are ever near our little town (Eromanga ) please know you are always welcome.

Warmest regards
Mel Everitt

By the way, the women were all aware I would be sending you an email with the photos of the day.

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I asked the women to supply two small gifts exactly the same
and yes that is a vodka cruiser on the table (western women can drink)

                   A crash

Casey and Rikki

Mel with the camera directing operations

Casey and her mum


Cutting of the cake

Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Adorable Baby Gifts with *WOW* Factor Presentation.

I have been eagerly waiting these gorgeous new gifts since I ordered them last month. They arrived today and the girls are still unpacking them but I couldn't wait to blog about them and share these absolutely gorgeous new baby gifts.  They are simply perfect for baby showers or upon the arrival or a new bub.

I have always been a sucker for baby girl bloomers. When I saw Baby Aspen announce their new products release I was so excited to see the range included the “Bunch O’Bloomers” Three Bloomers for Blooming Bums.

The adorably designed "flower box" contains three pairs of bloomers, each with a colourful, fun flower on the bum. The bloomers are 100% cotton and machine washable!


Another new arrival that elicited a big *Awwww* from everyone when we opened the boxes today is the “Lollipop Loungewear” Three-Piece Gift Set.  Packaged like a big lollipop, this gorgeous gift set includes a multi-hued polka-dot T-shirt with colour-coordinated striped pants and hat.


To see our other yummy new arrivals, please click on the What's New link!

Monday, 27 September 2010

Introducing Mummy Silhouette! Our latest neutral themed baby shower range.

If you are looking for a simple and elegant baby shower theme in neutral colours, then our new Mummy Silhouette range could be just perfect for you.

In tones of green and brown, featuring a pregnant mum-to-be silhouette, this range is great for those who don't know the gender of their bub.

The tableware range includes, invitations, thank you cards, plates, napkins and cups. You can also purchase matching personalised favours and gifts including personalised body butter, personalised lip balm, personalised candle tins, return address labels and even personalised gift tags. A matching mummy corsage is also part of this super cute range.

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Congratulations to Sonia, our Monkey Magoo blog entry winner!

Congratulations Sonia Deakin Schelberg! You are the winner of a gorgeous Monkey Magoo gift for your entry in our recent blog competion. You were the first entry to suggest blogging about what our customers have done with products they have purchased from The Baby Shower Shop.

We also decided to add three runner up prizes, each receiving a $25 gift voucher to spend at The Baby Shower Shop. Runners up are:

1) Shane (baby shower games);
2) Katrocks (baby shower help and ideas for those without children); and
3) Kezzant (baby shower planning).

If the winners could please send me a private email through the blog letting me know their email address we will be in contact to deliver your prizes.

All of the suggestions were wonderful and we will try to incorporate them in both our blog and our products that we offer.

Thank you to everyone who contributed their suggestions (I have a LOT of blogging to do!) and once again congratulations to Sonia.

Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Win a "Monkey Magoo" Blankie Gift set!

Look what has just arrived at The Baby Shower Shop and now Monkey Magoo can be yours for free! All you need to do is comment to this blog post telling us what you would like to see us blog about. We will choose from the first 20 replies and create a blog entry customised for you. You will also win the new Plush "Monkey Magoo and Blankie Too!" in Keepsake Banana Gift Box valued at $49.95 (Australian Delivery only).

 New mums will go bananas for Monkey Magoo when he swings into the nursery with his blankie, Too! Your plush new monkey friend wraps around a Keepsake Banana Box which, when opened, reveals a cuddly-cozy soft blanket.
Features and Facts:
  • Plush Monkey Magoo is a plush, 18" (approx. 45cm) tall playpal for baby, complete with Velcro grips on his hands and feet for maximum snuggle fun!
  • Monkey Magoo swings straight to you wrapped around a cleverly delightful Keepsake Banana Box
  • Inside the Keepsake Banana Box you’ll find a creamy-soft 30" x 36" (approx. 75cm x 90cm) mellow-yellow fleece blanket embellished with a monkey-shine image of Monkey Magoo!

Monday, 19 July 2010

Baby Shower Cakes & Cupcakes

Baking is so much more fun when it's for a baby celebration. Everything is just so *cute*!
The Baby Shower Shop sells shaped cake tins, cupcake toppers, edible sugar decorations and so much more. We have put together a few ideas to inspire you for your baby shower.

Turn ordinary cupcakes in to something special with our selection of edible cupcake decorations.

Even a simple cake can be instantly transformed to celebrate the new Mum-To-Be with our range of edible cake images.
Why not use one of our shaped cake tins, we even have them in *3D*!

Cookies are also a fun way to celebrate the impending arrival of the new bubs. We have so many different shapes to choose from. You can view our range of cookie cutters here.

We also sell texture mats to make decorating your cookies even easier.
Decorated Cookies can also make a fantastic gift for the new mum to be or as an edible substitute for flowers upon the arrival of the new baby. Imagine the new mums face when she sees this Cookie Bouquet! Click HERE to see how it's done.

Thursday, 4 March 2010

Rubber Ducky Baby Shower Theme

The rubber ducky theme for baby showers continues to prove it's popularity. Perhaps it's due to the versatility of the theme or maybe it can be put down to simply being so cute!

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The top and bottom images are from Hostess with the Mostess. They have other wonderful theme ideas and is well worth the visit. The rest of the images are products sold at The Baby Shower Shop.  You can view the full range of Rubber Ducky baby shower supplies here.