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    I'd not say anything about gifts, how would it hurt if your new baby has some new things that are not hand me downs

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    Quote Originally Posted by Auntyamber View Post
    I'd not say anything about gifts, how would it hurt if your new baby has some new things that are not hand me downs
    I don't think there's anything wrong with hand me downs, personally... I used hand me downs after my dd... when i had ds... of course he didn't wear the pink and red stuff, but i picked out the stuff that had green, yellow, white, etc... and then whatever else i needed i layby'd and whoever decided to bring a gift to the hospital did so... i certainly didn't feel guilty about re using! i think i saved myself some money! LOL.

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    I didn't have a baby shower with my 1st born but I have just had a modified blessingway for my dd (due in 2.5 weeks). Guests were asked to bring a tea light candle and a bead/shell that I could make a birthing necklace with. We had snacks, bubbles, juice and guests wrote nice words of wisdom for my daughter and placed them in a treasure box for her later in life. They also painted my belly and it was an absolutely lovely, supportive female type of morning. I would do it again and it sat comfortably with me as I didn't want the day to be about presents. I had so many people say what a nice time it was.

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    Thanks everyone for your input.
    i have put on the invites "Please shower us with your presence, not your presents"
    so this way at least they know they dont have to bring a present!

    I feel better with this.

    Thanks again!!

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    Sounds perfect!

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    How about bring a plate - that way people aren't coming empty-handed but it is not a gift-grab.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweetseven View Post
    How about bring a plate - that way people aren't coming empty-handed but it is not a gift-grab.
    That's a great idea! Totally stealing it

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