It’s so much fun to get together for a baby shower. Everything is so cute, from the foods, to the table centerpiece, to the games. With a baby theme for everything, the mom will have such a good time, and will, of course, receive lots of new gifts. Each person can bring a gift, sure, but another idea is to pitch in together with the other guests. Set up a clothesline, hang baby socks, and each set can become a gift for mom and baby. Baby socks can hold several small gifts – all of which the new mom will need and love.
Baby socks are a must for any baby so they make great gifts. And, since a baby needs more than one pair of socks, guests can give several pairs, when you set up a clothesline. A ribbon makes a cute clothesline for the party. Cut it to be long, and tack each end, so that you create a clothesline against a wall, or in the open.
Let guests know ahead of time about the sock clothesline. Each guest can choose to bring a gift, and add socks to the clothesline, or to do just one or the other. Small baby socks won’t hold a lot, true, but with several sets hanging, the baby can end up with many small but useful things.
Use a clothes pin to hang two socks together or use two clothes pins to hold two socks. Scoot the pair together, hang several pairs, and fill them with your choice of gifts for mom and/or baby. Things that can be put in the socks include barrettes, samples of products, rolled bibs, rolled socks, cash, and gift cards. A little note tucked into each pair of socks can let the new mom know who gave what at the baby shower but you could also give the gifts anonymously.
Even though baby socks make cute gift holders, there are other things that you could use instead – or with the socks. Try stuffing gifts in tiny onesies, baby bonnets, bibs with pockets, or booties. You don’t have to choose just one thing; one guest might hang socks while another guest hangs a onesie.
You can still give larger, more important gifts to the mom and baby but the clothesline socks are gifts, a banner, and room decorations, all at the same time. The new mom will love going through the sock gifts after the party. Be expecting a beautiful thank-you card soon after that!