5 Awesome Baby Shower Games, Adorable Baby Baskets

 Tired Of The Same Old Baby Shower Games? 

Forget diapering a doll or guessing how big around the mother-to-be is. 
It’s time for some new traditions. Spice up your baby shower with these fun games.
  1. Guess the BabyGrab a dozen celebrity baby photos off the Internet and hang them on a bulletin board. Number them and give each guest a piece of paper with the same numbers running down the side. Tell the guests to write the names of the celebrities they think are on the board. You can make things a little easier by providing a list of celebrity names to be matched with the photos.
Alternatively, you could have guests bring their own baby photos and have everyone guess who is who. The person with the most correct names on their list is the winner.
  1. Create a story. Write a simple fairy tale about the mother and her little one. Add blanks wherever there would be adjectives, verbs or adverbs. Have people call out words to fill in the blank. Read the completed story aloud to the group for a good laugh. If you have a lot of guests, try dividing them into two or three groups to finish the stories and read them all aloud.
  2. Baby taboo. As each guest arrives, give them a string to put around their neck. Place a baby themed charm on each string. This could be anything from a baby bottle or stork to a bassinette or pacifier. Inform the guests that they are not allowed to say the word “baby” for the duration of the shower. If someone says the taboo word and is overheard, the listener takes their charm and adds it to their own string. The person with the most charms at the end of the party wins.
  3. Time the birth. The night before the party, get some little baby charms. Put one in each section of an ice cube tray and fill with water. Freeze the baby ice cubes overnight.
At the shower, each guest is given a glass of water and a baby ice cube. Have each person write down how long they think it will take for their baby to be born. As each ice cube melts, call out the time and mark it. Compare each person’s guess with their actual time. The person with the closest guess wins.
  1. Match the socks. Dump 10-20 pairs of different baby socks into a basket. Each guest will have 1 minute to match as many as they can. The socks are a great gift for the pregnant mother when the game is over.
These fun baby shower games will have everyone enjoying themselves. You don’t have to resort to tacky blindfolded feeding or toilet paper wraps to have a good time at a baby shower.


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5 Free Things to Do in Chicago

Finding something to do in a big city of Chicago can be overwhelming. Most everything seems to cost an arm and a leg, and it leaves a person frustrated, wondering what fun can be had on a tight budget. The good news is that there is quite a bit to do in Chicago that does not cost a thing. You can visit these five places for free and not spend a penny.
Chicago Riverwalk
The Chicago Riverwalk is a fantastic experience for anyone who enjoys a leisurely stroll. You will see some of the best views Chicago has to offer of the river as well as Chicago's unique architecture. Also, the Riverwalk provides access to boat tours, water taxis, and several cafes and restaurants with waterfront views.
 Chicago Museum of Science and Industry
The Museum of Science and Industry has a little of something of interest for everyone, from nature to space to aviation and everything in between. Generally, this museum charges an admission fee, however, certain days of the year are free. Check the website for the free admission dates.
Lincoln Park Zoo
Not many cities can boast that they have a zoo with a free entry fee, but Chicago can. The Lincoln Park Zoo is open 365 days a year and is totally free to enter and explore. While there, visitors can choose to help support the zoo, though, by dining at the cafes or purchasing gifts in the gift shop.
Chicago Cultural Center
Open year-round; the Chicago Cultural Center always has something free to see. It offers beautiful architecture as well as other visually stimulating art exhibitions. Also, a variety of public performances takes place here.
Art Institute of Chicago 
If you enjoy exploring art from a wide range of style, and that spans many decades, the Chicago Art Institute offers free general admission to Illinois residents every Thursday evening from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Participants still have to pay, however, to see special exhibits.
Whether you are a tourist or a local looking for an inexpensive day on the town, there are plenty of free things to do in Chicago. Visit one or more of these places and still have money in your pocketbook for other adventures.Click here to buy gift baskets online

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Thanksgiving Gift Ideas, Odd Facts About The Thanksgiving Holiday

Fall gift baskets are perfect for Fall birthdays, office parties, Thanksgiving Day celebrations, tailgate parties, housewarmings, homecomings, family gatherings, Halloween and other Autumn events. Our Fall gift baskets also make a great way to say thank you to business associates, clients and special friends. This Fall celebrate this beautiful Autumn season with all the spectacular, crisp colors and delicious taste of Fall.

The Thanksgiving holiday in the United States has always been filled with tradition, nostalgia and legends.

From its earliest beginnings with the Pilgrims and the Indians, Thanksgiving has been a great source of folklore, much of which was greatly embellished. Beyond the fantastic legends, there are some lesser-known facts surrounding one of America's most treasured holidays.

.   Despite popular belief, the feast that took place in 1621 for three days between the Pilgrims and their Indian friends did not represent the first time there was a celebratory feast of thanksgiving for overcoming adversity. In 1598, Spanish colonists feasted in celebration of their perilous arrival at the Rio Grande and invited the local inhabitants to be their guests. In 1565, grateful Spaniards feasted with local Indian tribes in Florida as well. Precedent had already been set for a period of grateful reflection and lavish eating by the time the Pilgrims sat down to dinner.

.   Pilgrims were not the official founders of the Thanksgiving holiday. It took 242 years for it to become a national holiday in the US. President Abraham Lincoln made it official in 1863. He also was the first to declare the fourth Thursday of November as the day of celebration.

.   Back in 1621, the Pilgrims didn't know they were Pilgrims. They referred to themselves as Separatists, a term used to describe their separation from the Church of England. It wasn't until the 1700s that they became known as Pilgrims. In all likelihood, they never described themselves as being Pilgrims.

.   Today's traditional Thanksgiving dinner menu bears little resemblance to what was likely served in 1621. Whether there was turkey on the menu at all is questionable and debatable. As far as pumpkin pie or cranberry sauce, well, those recipes didn't exist at that point. Potatoes, if they were served at all, were certainly not mashed and covered with gravy.

.   The tableau of staunch Pilgrims dressed in black seated with Indians in feathered headdress is more of an artistic rendering than anything based in fact. Pilgrims were not confined to a colorless wardrobe, and feathered headdresses belonged to Indian tribes in the western US, not to those of New England stock.

.   The Pilgrim thanksgiving affair was not a formal sit-down dinner as is so often pictured. Pilgrims and Indians alike arrived at random times during the three-day event to share whatever food was available at the time. There was no fine china or silverware. In fact, more food was probably consumed using fingers rather than forks.
 
The tales and legends woven through time about the origins and significance of Thanksgiving have helped it grow into the beloved holiday it is today. It is a welcomed time of reflection and gratitude for a world desperately needing to take a step back from the chaos to appreciate the bounty of life.

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Christmas Gift Ideas on a Low Budget


Christmas is just around the corner, but how do you buy gifts for friends and family without creating a financial burden for yourself in the New Year? In this time of recession, when job uncertainty is the new norm, use some imagination and flair to enhance low-budget gifts and enjoy the season of giving without breaking the bank.

Christmas Gift Baskets

Dressing up a small gift with the use of a basket provides an instant impact for the recipient. A simple present becomes grandiose with the visual effect of a well-decorated basket. Scour your local thrift stores and second-hand markets to pick up high-handle baskets for pennies. Spend a couple of dollars on a reel of floristry ribbon to create bows and ribbon curls for each basket. Buying floristry ribbon is an inexpensive way to create a variety of decorations that make the gift look professionally presented. Shred Christmas wrapping paper to half fill each basket. Position your gift, such as a box of chocolates, in the center of the basket. Arrange two or three budget-priced Christmas gift boxes of crackers or cookies around the gift. Sprinkle a couple of handfuls of single-wrapped toffee or sweets, from a low-priced packet, into the gaps between the gift, cookies, and crackers. Add two mini-sized chocolate candy bars from a multipack to give another dimension to the basket. Spiral a length of ribbon around the handle. Center a multi-looped bow on the top of the handle to complete the look.

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gift baskets for kidsKids love to receive gift baskets filled with fun gifts, tasty goodies, toys and things! Shop an assortment of creative gift baskets for children guaranteed to delight any child. Choose from fun birthday gift baskets, Christmas gift baskets for kids, get well gift baskets for a sick child, Halloween gift baskets, Easter bunny baskets, and gift basket ideas for boys and girls of every age and every occasion imaginable. 

Writing a Healing Get Well Soon Message

Sadly, sometimes we find our loved ones in ill health, requiring medical attention. It is in times like these that the perfect get well soon message is needed. A message that not only wishes them a speedy recovery but warms their heart, letting them know that they are not alone.

The aim of such messages is to arm those we care about with hope when they really need it; hope that is underestimated all too often- and to reassure them of our love and support.

Before writing your get well soon message, it is important to try to imagine the mindset and emotional state of the receiver. Perhaps they have just received some bad news, or they are feeling lonely in a hospital bed surrounded by strangers. This will help you to tailor your words to their emotional needs and comfort.

Considering that get well soon messages are informal, it is important to use the recipient's first name. This adds a personal feel to you words right from the beginning.

Start by informing the person how sorry you are to hear that they are unwell. And to complement, this mention how much they are missed. For example:

Dearest Laura,

I am sorry to hear that you are unwell. We all miss you! Things here are just not the same without you.

For the main body of your message, show the person exactly how much they mean to you and mention that you are thinking of them and, perhaps, praying for their speedy recovery. A personal touch, that always works well, is to recall a previous situation that you know will put a smile on their face. This will work to cheer your friend or loved one up and distract them from their illness.

To conclude your message, express your hope for their recovery, maintaining your friendly and affectionate tone. For example:

I hope you get well very soon! I can't wait to see you fit and well again.

Always keep the aim of your message in mind. It may help to imagine your friend or loved one's face expression when reading what you are writing for them. With this in mind, it is no doubt clear that you must be positive. Your positivity will encourage them to feel better within themselves regardless of their physical condition.

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THE ART OF THE GIFT, What You Need to Know

The art of the gift is to celebrate life. To give a part of ourselves, in the form of a gift basket, to others. That's the whole idea of the gifts offered here at Adorable Gift Baskets. 

Share your feelings with a gift basket. Express affection. Show admiration. Acclaim a special occasion such as a birthday, welcome a new baby or convey get well wishes.

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