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Best Baby Shower Gifts

Baby Shower Gifts for Boy or Girl

I am not sure if I shared with you guys but my husband and I like to have the sex of our babies be a surprise. The suspense kills everyone, but it makes for some fun guessing games and wagers! Obviously I love nesting as much as the next pregnant lady, so I still like to buy (or even better, have someone else buy me) gifts to prepare for the mystery arrival. To make it work for either sex, I love pastels and grey (see how I decorated my first nursery using these colors), anything with cute animals, and of course some practical products. Here are a few things that I have ready for Baby Number 2 that I know will be perfect no matter what sex. They are also the perfect gender neutral Baby Shower gifts for any of your friends!

MacKenzier Childs Baby Bath TowelMacKenzie Childs QuiltLeSportSace Bottle Pouch, Mustela Lotion, Aden + Anais Swaddle BlanketKissy Kissy OnesieKissy Kissy Duck OnesieFH-28-3212727863-O

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FHB Style: Back to School

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My sister just took a new job as a teacher and it got me thinking about how much I loved the process of getting ready to head back to school when I was a kid. Shopping for school supplies, organizing my desk, and picking out my first day of school outfit would get me jittery with excitement. Reese isn’t quite old enough to be heading to school this Fall, but it doesn’t mean she can’t dress the part.

Today’s outfit I picked up at Old Navy {which is packed with everything you need for back to school from uniform shirts to inexpensive tees – because we all know kids destroy everything!}. For her, I chose two school essentials – one, a pair of printed pants, the skinny side-zip terry legging {I love the zipper detail at the ankle} and two, an adorable grey button-up cardigan {because classrooms can get chilly!}. Also not shown here are the ridiculously suede cut-out boots I swooped up.

Who doesn’t love endless bows to compliment the look? I chose a great big bow clip for her hair and mini Melissa shoes for bows on her toes. I am already getting teary-eyed thinking of sending her to school… I am glad for now we are just playing dress up!

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DIY Champagne Party Favors

DIY Baby Boy Shower Party Favors

Whenever I throw a party for someone, I love incorporating a personalized take away that guests will enjoy. So for today’s post I am sharing a little DIY treat I created for my baby boy Brooks’ bris. I know what you are thinking… champagne for a baby celebration? Well, after 9 months, trust me the first thing on your mind is a glass of bubbly!

I wanted to pair together two of my favorite things… champagne and cookies. So then the search for the right presentation began. I had seen Pommery POP mini champagne bottles at the liquor store {aka. mini blue champagne bottles}, so these were a must! Then I wanted a customizable dessert, so I remembered from when I had used Eleni’s cookies in my Easter Table presentation that they had the option todo so.

After seeing all of their cookie options, it was a done deal. We took their adorable elephant cookies and had ‘Brooks’ written across the top, and since my husband is a die hard Tennessee football fan, the orange {for his team’s color} was the perfect outline. The last step was buying white ribbon to tie the cookie to the bottle; I made sure to secure the cookie just high enough so you could still see the cute champagne label. **Note: this is also an adorable and executable idea for a Baby Shower {just write “Boy” or “Girl” rather than a specific name on the cookie}, a Bachelorette {write the bride’s name on the cookie, or an image of a bride and groom}, or a Birthday, and don’t worry because Pommery makes pink bottles too!

The gifts turned out so cute we decided to place them in clusters on the tables instead of centerpieces, which was fabulous because we would no longer needed flowers - Cheers to a double success! Guests admired the favors as they ate and shmoozed and then they were thrilled to take them home at the end of the day. It was the perfect adult party favor treat! {See my full recap from the event here.}

Baby Boy Baby Shower DIY centerpiecesMini Blue Pop Champagnes + Elenis Cookies

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