It's a girl! Well, not quite yet. A pink-themed shower is a perfect way to help a mother-to-be prepare for a little one.
Photo garlands make timelines of the mother and father's own childhoods -- and festive decorations. To make, sew pink glassine envelopes (with the flaps open) together, end to end, on a sewing machine; glue photos (or copies of them) to pink-colored paper and slide inside.
Ask guests to wrap their gifts in shades of pink to form an impressive display for the eagerly awaited girl.
Make an invitation for this pink fete out of a chain of paper dolls dressed up in scraps of patterned paper. Print the template. Accordion-fold 12-by-18-inch piece of construction paper so layers are as wide as template. Lay template on top (dotted lines on folds); cut out on solid lines. Use template to cut clothing from patterned paper (or photocopy fabric); affix with glue stick.
To give everyone a special keepsake of the party, have inexpensive rubber stamps custom-made with each guest's initial; then simply stamp plain stationery and tie each set with a ribbon.