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Custom Baby Gift Giveaway by New Arrival Art February 20, 2010

One very lucky Hip Hostess Blog reader will win a fabulous custom baby gift from New Arrival Art ($75 value) to keep or to give.  New Arrival Art is a very thoughtful gift:  It’s a memorable keepsake and a unique way to decorate a nursery.

Enter this giveaway by clicking on the link below.  Winner will be randomly selected at 9pm EST on February 22, 2010 and notified via e-mail.  All information needed for customization will be collected after the end of the giveaway.  One entry per person.  Shipment to US address only.  Good luck!


Baby Shower Idea – Decorate Onesies October 10, 2009




Give parents-to-be a memorable gift to take home from a baby shower by having each guest decorate a onesie.  Supplies for this project are inexpensive and easy to find:  White onesies in various sizes, a few pieces of cardboard (to put inside the onesie so the paint doesn’t bleed through), a package of stencils (animals, flowers, etc.), fabric paints in a few colors, a small plastic tray for the paint and a package of paint brushes.  Cover a table in newspaper and an inexpensive table cloth.  Buy a package of small clothespins and use a piece of ribbon, yarn or string to make a clothesline across the room (the paint will need time to dry).  If you have the space, have guests go into another room to do the decorating and bring the mom-to-be into the room after everyone has made one to present her with the gift.  Every new parent will appreciate having a plethora of cute onesies for their new bundle.


Books For Urban Babies February 7, 2008

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Whether you are hosting a baby shower or are just a guest, its always nice to have some fresh (i.e. non-registry) gift ideas for the expecting mom.  For those soon-to-be urban babies, adding a few funkier books to their library makes for a great gift.  Here are a few that the Hip Hostess recommends, which will be loved by urban and suburban moms alike.  

Urban Babies Wear Black

Urban Babies Wear Black by Michelle Sinclair Colman

Taxi Dog
The Adventures of Taxi Dog by Debra Barracca and Sal Barracca

City Lullaby

City Lullaby by Marilyn Singer


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