I just read a story about reality TV star Kourtney Kardashian’s baby shower that was held this weekend. Of course, you know they planned the finest celebration any 30-year-old, unwed mother could ever hope for—complete with a star-studded guest list of 80 of her closest family and friends and a delightful serving of tempting delicacies. (Hmm, I wonder if they played any baby shower games? Probably not, but I’m sure she opened a ton of luxury gifts.) All the while, all I kept thinking was–there MUST not be a recession! Why else would someone have such a lavish celebration and shower their guests with “Le Sport Sac weekender bags filled with We Pilates shirts and scarves, a bottle of Essie nail polish in a limited edition color called “Little Baby Dash,” a hand-blown glass personal tea set from Primula; a gift card from Sheila Kelley S Factor and an Alex and Ani expandable bracelet,” according to People magazine. Whew! That’s a mouth full, and all I had to do was type it!
Must be nice!
Now, don’t get me wrong. It’s very nice of her sisters and Mom to throw her such a lovely affair. But if you’re like the rest of us (which is probably most of us), that kind of shindig is far from our reality. But, that doesn’t mean you can’t send your guests home with more than just the usual mints and rattles. Grab a tote bag of your own and fill it with some unique baby shower favors that really show that you don’t have to be a start to have good taste.
Who needs a fancy smancy Chinois salad when you can indulge in a delightful Oreo cookie! Double dipped and sprinkled with festive dots and a cute baby on the front. It’s an old favorite that’s made new again in the hands of our confectionery experts.
Or, maybe you can toast the mom-to-be with personalized champagnes flute so that everyone can raise their glasses in celebration–long after the baby shower. How practical!
Speaking of practical baby shower gifts, here are two that every lady in the room will appreciate–the monogrammed compact mirror and the purse valet! No longer will they have to sit their purses on the floor or on the back of the chair where anybody could grab it, this unique gift for women holds the purse right under the table! No hardware needed, so it goes anywhere! Just like the mirror for touch-ups on the go.
Leave it to the good folks at Favors In The City to keep an eye for style–and your pocket book. But, hey…it’s only money, right?!