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Tis the Season for Weddings and Babies

Need help planning a wedding or baby shower this spring? Look no further than Richland Library - we're here to rescue you!

From traditional shower ideas to out-of-the-box parties, find books and ebooks that will assist in your party planning.


Amazon Says: Of the many celebrations surrounding a contemporary wedding, the wedding shower is especially personal—and especially meaningful. As its name implies, it’s the occasion w more...
Amazon Says: Of the many celebrations surrounding a contemporary wedding, the wedding shower is especially personal—and especially meaningful. As its name implies, it’s the occasion when friends and family gather to “shower” the bride—or couple—with love, laughter, tokens of affection, and heartfelt wishes for the future. It intensifies the excitement about the big day to come. And because it’s more intimate and less formal than other wedding-related events, the shower uniquely carries the signature of the friend who hosts it. Bringing together all the elements that make for a successful wedding shower—one that’s memorable for everyone involved—is no small task, however. Selecting the right theme (elegant tea, homey brunch, swanky cocktail fête?) and then deciding on the guest list, designing the invitations, creating the menu, and picking out the decorations all require imagination and careful planning. In Simple Stunning Wedding Showers, author Karen Bussen draws on her long experience as a wedding and party planner to guide the shower-giver through each step, from budgeting and etiquette, to choosing refreshments that enhance the ambience, to devising activities that break the ice and heighten the fun. Throughout, William Geddes’s remarkable photographs bring Bussen’s simple stunning ideas to vivid life. less...
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Amazon Says: With this companion to Throwing the Perfect Shower, party-givers will find fun ways to make pre-wedding and baby festivities even more fabulous. Here are 128 pages crammed-fu more...
Amazon Says: With this companion to Throwing the Perfect Shower, party-givers will find fun ways to make pre-wedding and baby festivities even more fabulous. Here are 128 pages crammed-full of unique themes, games, and activities, as well as full-color photographs that show exactly how to set up the party. Give the bride-to-be a Cookbook Shower, where everyone provides a favorite recipe. Then, mount them in a pretty personalized volume that she'll treasure forever. Host an Initial Shower for an expectant mom, where everything has to start with a designated letter--perhaps "P" for pink. Then the guests can wear polka dots, plaid, and paisley; bring presents such as pajamas; and eat pasta and (cream) puffs. Every one of these ideas will enchant the guest of honor. less...
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Amazon Says: There’s something special for everyone, with themed suggestions for each guest of honor. All these showers seen in luscious color photos come with directions for lovely invi more...
Amazon Says: There’s something special for everyone, with themed suggestions for each guest of honor. All these showers seen in luscious color photos come with directions for lovely invitations, festive decorating hints, breathtaking table layouts, tempting recipes, entertainment ideas, and much more. Twelve celebrations in all, including a valentine bridal shower and pink-and-blue baby shower. less...
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Amazon Says: The Everything Wedding Shower Book is the perfect reference for planning a shower the bride will always remember. Using its clever tricks and tips, you’ll be able to thro more...
Amazon Says: The Everything Wedding Shower Book is the perfect reference for planning a shower the bride will always remember. Using its clever tricks and tips, you’ll be able to throw a terrific shower that suits your budget and your busy schedule. There are dozens of handy checklists so that you can track everything from recording her gifts to creating a shopping list for party favors. What’s more, these exciting shower ideas are sure to please every guest, whether you’re throwing a party for “just the girls” or inviting men and women.Inside there are all sorts of great tips, secrets, helpful hints, and planning tools, including:•Dozens of great party themes•Secrets to throwing a surprise party where she’ll really be surprised!•Recipes for great refreshments•Money-saving tips for every budget•Great decorating ideas•And much, much more. less...
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Amazon Says: Planning a shower can be a daunting task--especially since contemporary showers are no longer reserved strictly for female guests to honor brides and expectant mothers. Specta more...
Amazon Says: Planning a shower can be a daunting task--especially since contemporary showers are no longer reserved strictly for female guests to honor brides and expectant mothers. Spectacular Showers for Brides, Babies, and Beyond takes the guesswork and anxiety out of planning and hosting a shower. It covers every type of shower party, from traditional bridal, couple, and baby showers to specialty showers for retirements, going-away-to-college, grandparents, and more. The author serves up a generous helping of recipes, practical checklists, and economical suggestions for decorating and catering. less...
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