Spend less money on decorations and that money instead on things that you will still need. People will buy things off your registry. I was lucky and received almost all the things I needed except $500(including a pack and play and extra carseat base). I wish I did.
instead of cards i had people bring a book for the baby and sign the inside of it and put it in a little bin at the shower.
Instead of cards or a wishing well I had people bring a favorite childhood book of theirs, and write a little not or sign their name on the inside cover of the book....amazing because I left with at least 100 books, It filled a bookshelf and she’s 4 now and we still have all kinds of books she can choose from
My mother in law made me a diaper cake it was so cute!! She also bought socks, onesies and hats and hung them on ribbon like a banner/clothesline it was super cute
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