Baby Showers- we’ve all been to them. If you’re not a mom, like me, it can be challenging to find the perfect gift. I sit there awkwardly while breast-pumping contraptions and butt-paste are being unwrapped. All the moms in the room let out some commentary, like, “Oh my God! That was a lifesaver for me!” (Yeah…I don’t get it. I’m sorry.)
This weekend, my cousin had the most fun, non-traditional baby shower. It was held at Bar in New Haven. For anyone not from Connecticut- Bar is a landmark and home to the famous ‘mashed potato pizza’. It was a “Jack and Jill Shower”. The beer (brewed in-house) was flowing, and there were kids running around everywhere. If anyone knows how to throw an incredibly fun baby shower, it is my cousin, Jenny.
I know what you’re thinking- it’s the blind leading the blind. But, I assure you, I have a great eye for adorable baby girl outfits. I am aunt after all. For the gift this weekend, I started with a fun storage bin, similar to this one. My cousin lives five minutes from the beach, and the baby’s nursery has a super cool pink and navy nautical theme.
I decided to fill the bin with cute outfits, a gift card, and some nautical bibs. I also added a bottle of Pinot Grigio and bourbon, because, well, Mommy and Daddy may need a drink in a few months.