The Growing Appeal Of Nappy Cakes

The birth of a child is a really special time and there are many ways that you can bring joy to the family during these early years. When a friend or family member enjoys this remarkable time, it is rewarding to share in this and show your love by  sending a gift that will really bring a smile to people’s faces.

Nappy Cakes and gifts

Nappy Cakes and gifts

Nappy cakes are an amazing way to achieve all of this. Nappy cakes can be sent on many different occasions, whether it is the birth of a child, a christening, a birthday or even as a Christmas present. Nappy cakes can be made by yourself where you can enjoy putting together a huge array of essential gifts or they can be ordered online where you can choose from a range of possible gifts. You can also choose different colours, different toys, different clothes, blankets and bibs and create a really special bouquet of gifts.

There are many neutral colours and neutral gifts so you can prepare and buy even if you don’t know whether the child is going to be a boy or girl. This means you can have the present selected and ready for when you make a visit or attend a special occasion. Nappy cakes can be put together in the form of a colourful hamper, where instead of opening just one present, you open a huge selection of presents which makes the unwrapping even more eventful as you have a selection of gifts to enjoy.

Nappy cakes are a great idea for baby showers when you struggle to know what they want, or what other people may buy. With a nappy cake or hamper, you don’t have to worry about this, as there will always be something in your selection that others will not have bought.

You can create nappy cakes using flowers and teddies, adding different personal messages according to who you are buying for, but there are many different gift packages that you can choose from.  There are different websites with different offerings, so you can see what works best for you. If you look around, you can benefit from different discounts and different price ranges that suit your budget.

The joy of making or buying your own will bring you so much pleasure as well, as you can view your finished product and enjoy presenting it as you know that your personal touch will bring so much meaning. Nappy cakes are a very unique and special gift.

This article on nappy cakes was written by Ann DeLuise on behalf of www.babyhampergift.co.uk

Arrive In Style On Your Big Day

There are so many things to organise for your wedding day, from the dress to the cake to the invitations, that it’s easy to forget about how you’ll actually get from A to B when the big day comes. Spare a thought for wedding transportation a few months before your wedding to avoid being stuck at home with no way to the church on one of the most important days of your life.

 

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Wedding Cars for your wedding day

Who Needs to Be Ferried Around?

Firstly, you need to decide who you’ll provide transport for. Generally it’s a good idea to organise transport to the ceremony at the church for the bridal party and the groom and his groomsmen, as well as transport for the bride and groom after the ceremony. Depending on your budget, you may also want to provide vehicles for close family or maybe even the entire wedding party.

Transportation Ideas: From the Traditional to the Zany

Wedding transportation varies from the traditional to the zany. There are no hard and fast rules, so if you and your husband-to-be are avid bikers, why not arrive on Harley Davidsons? The Princesses amongst us might want the old style grandeur of a horse and carriage or you may prefer to arrive in a classy vintage wedding car. A classic chauffeur-driven car is a perennial favourite for a reason: you can sit back and enjoy the drive with your bridesmaids or, afterwards, share a quiet moment with your new husband before the celebrations begin. For a romantic, if impractical, church departure, you and your husband could cycle off on a bicycle made for two!

And the Guests?

As for getting your guests from the church to the reception venue, you can let them walk or make their own way, if you’re planning your wedding on a budget, or you could hire transportation for them, too. For a small wedding party, you could hire a fleet of chauffeur-driven cars, if your budget is big enough, or alternatively you could hire a bus for the day. Buses vary from small mini buses to double-decker wedding buses, so you have a lot of options. If you and your husband have chosen to ride away on a bicycle made for two, you could consider renting a fleet of bikes for your guests for an eco-friendly wedding, although they probably won’t thank you for it!

Other Considerations

When you’re hiring wedding transportation, enquire about what the chauffeur will be wearing and anything else that is important to you. Some car hire companies will provide a bottle of champagne and glasses – if not, you can always bring your own to calm those pre-wedding nerves! You could also mix a CD to add some background music to your trip to the church.

It’s your day and most people only get married once (or twice!) in their lifetime, so don’t be afraid to splash out and treat yourself on your big day.

This article was written by wedding planner Frank Madigan on behalf of a leading provider of chauffeur-driven cars.

Arranging a special Christening Reception

The baby has arrived, the godparents are chosen, the christening invitations have been mailed and now you’re ready to plan a special christening reception.

Christening Invitations in Green Style Board copy

This is your baby’s special moment created just for him or her and you want it to be a perfect beginning for his life for the future. Location: Depending on the size of your guest list, you might want to consider places in your town that often host wedding receptions. Typically, these places will have the space and the equipment you need such as table and chairs, table cloths, a kitchen for a caterer and might even set everything up for you. Research the places you think would be the most appropriate venue for your christening reception. If you’d rather go with a more informal setting, a local park with a children’s play area would be ideal and you could host a picnic or BBQ. Just check with the local council/ranger to make sure there are no fees or reservations needed. Caterer: Should you choose to have a caterer, find someone who has experience in christening receptions. You’ll also want to make sure you’re on the same page for what to serve. Tell them if you want something as simple as cake and punch, or something as extravagant as a four course meal. Typically the menu will be based on the time of day the reception will be held. During peak lunch or dinner time hours, a full meal should be served. If it’s between those peak times, serve refreshments.

Favors: You’ll want to thank all the people who came to your baby’s christening and reception by having favors available as they leave. There could be something as simple as candy wrapped in tulle and tied with a ribbon or as fancy as a glass cross ornament or bookmark in a ribboned bag.

Think about something that’s special to you and your baby’s birth and go for a christening favor that your guests can look at and remember where it came from. Show Off Your Baby: What else is a christening reception for other than showing off your newborn and celebrating their birth? It’s also a time to enjoy family members that you haven’t seen in awhile or haven’t been able to visit with since the birth of your baby. With ample cause to celebrate, sit back and enjoy the gifts you’ve been given from God!

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Give Your Baby Shower a Coordinated Theme

The excitement is building, the wait is almost over, and the big day is drawing near: There’s a baby on the way.  Now is the time to celebrate with family and friends, to create a special occasion to welcome your little bundle of joy into the world.  Make your shower unforgettable, from baby shower invitations to decor, favors and thank you cards and by choosing a coordinated theme tailored to your personal style and taste for this special day.

Color and Theme

Whether you’re expecting a boy, girl, twins or triplets, choosing a theme for your baby shower will greatly streamline the planning process and spark creative ideas for your party. Many hostesses like to begin by choosing color, a good first step to ground the process. Remember your choices are not limited to pinks and blues, as invitations, decorations, tableware and favors are all available in a wide spectrum, from ecru and blueberry to magenta and lime.

Let your imagination guide your choice in selecting the theme for your shower.  Choices are abundant, from traditional blocks, booties and bottles to vintage teddy bears, owls, or kittens. Choose an angel-themed party to welcome your new addition, or a cupcake theme to usher in the new arrival.

Themed Decor

A garden theme with the traditional umbrella as centerpiece is a shower favorite, but wagons, baskets or even a sparkly tiara can beautify your tablescape and make a great impression. Colorful paper lanterns can add a festive feel to a garden shower; tiered serving dishes bearing votive candles and strewn flowers add interest to a buffet station. From casual luncheon fare to a finger-foods picnic, menu items can blend seamlessly with your theme and decor.

Themed Invitations

Themed baby shower invitations set the tone for your gathering, letting guests know important information about date, time and place as well as the tone of the party, be it a dressy afternoon tea or a casual backyard barbeque.  Choose a design and color on a quality stock that speaks to your individual style, and then build your decorations, menu and activities around this motif.

Themed Activities and Favors

Shower activities can be personalized to delight the mom-to-be, incorporating favorite photos into guessing games and fun family facts into party quizzes. Party gifts and favors can be coordinated with theme and color, from candles to pamper products to wine charms.

Your last step before baby arrives is to send out themed thank-you cards to acknowledge your baby gifts. With a little advance planning and a coordinated theme, you’ll be able to relax and enjoy yourself on the day of your shower, a special celebration of memories for you to treasure in the years ahead.

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