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17 Great Gifts to Give New Moms

Baby registries are wonderful tools for helping
 new parents stock their nursery with the infant essentials every growing family needs. But while registries include important items like car seats and travel systems, they tend to overlook gifts that can help a new mom relax, celebrate, and adjust to her new role in life. The next time you are shopping for a new or expectant mom, consider going off the registry and purchasing one of these thoughtful gifts instead. 

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Making Way For Baby - Planning The Perfect Shower

Babies, babies and more babies. More babies can only mean one thing – more baby showers! Although fun to attend and a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the new arrival, baby showers can also be a bit overwhelming when you are the one planning them. 

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Summer Camp Send-Off - A Bon Voyage Party

Preparing to send your children to a summer camp can bring up many emotions both for the children and parents. Many children look forward to their upcoming adventure, while some feel nervous with not knowing what to expect. While preparing your children for their summer camp adventure, a fun family activity would be to throw them a mini bon voyage party. This party is a great way to help build their excitement and ease some of the nervousness they may be experiencing.

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The Perfect Graduation Party from Kindergarten through College

Parties are a great way to celebrate a graduate's achievement with family and friends. Here are some ideas to help you host a party with lots of pomp and circumstance, whether your student is graduating from Kindergarten, high school or college.

Grade A Invitations
Make a grad cap invitation from black cardstock tied with a tassel and write details in silver ink. Or, make personalized report cards with party details added. If you're celebrating a little one's graduation, use lots of block letters and a variety of colors - even let the guest of honor get involved in decorating the invitations with crayons or colored markers. For a high school graduate, including "Before" and "After" pictures of the guest of honor is a creative way to show the student's progress throughout the years.

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