Give parents-to-be a memorable gift to take home from a baby shower by having each guest decorate a onesie.  Supplies for this project are inexpensive and easy to find:  White onesies in various sizes, a few pieces of cardboard (to put inside the onesie so the paint doesn't bleed through), a package of stencils (animals, flowers, etc.), … [Read more...]

Centerpiece :: Inexpensive Wild Flowers {Decorating with Weeds}

inexpensive centerpiece wild flower weeds - queen anne's lace |

While you may be tempted to drop cash money on an expensive floral arrangement, sometimes all you need are a few "weeds" to create a great, inexpensive centerpiece. Queen Anne's Lace (also known as "wild carrot" - when you trim the stems you'll notice a faint carrot smell!) is one of my favorite "weeds" to use as a centerpiece. The flowers of the … [Read more...]

DIY :: Monthly Onesies {Baby Shower Gift}


Here's a great idea for a DIY baby shower gift.  Make monthly onesies to track baby's growth over the first year.  It's much more practical then using a little sign next to baby for the monthly pictures (I speak from experience - the sign does not stay neatly propped up next to baby once they are even semi-mobile).  Use a color printer, transfer … [Read more...]

Gift Guide :: Bunny Dish Set for Kids {Thomas Paul}

Thomas Paul Melamine Bunny Dish Set in Kiwi - great holiday gift for kids - Stylish Spoon 2013 Holiday Gift Guide -

This sweet feeding set is my little lady's favorite tableware. The matching melamine plate, cup and spoon makes kids feel grow up, but it's still shatterproof (and BPA free). The designer, Thomas Paul, is a native New Yorker and graduate of FIT. Sturdy and well-made, we've used our set for 2 years and it still looks like new. Buy it as a holiday … [Read more...]

Books For Urban Babies


Whether you are hosting a baby shower or are just a guest, its always nice to have some fresh (i.e. non-registry) gift ideas for the expecting mom.  For those soon-to-be urban babies, adding a few funkier books to their library makes for a great gift.  Here are a few that the Hip Hostess recommends, which will be loved by urban and suburban moms … [Read more...]

Custom Baby Gift Giveaway by New Arrival Art


One very lucky Hip Hostess Blog reader will win a fabulous custom baby gift from New Arrival Art ($75 value) to keep or to give.  New Arrival Art is a very thoughtful gift:  It's a memorable keepsake and a unique way to decorate a nursery. Enter this giveaway by clicking on the link below.  Winner will be randomly selected at 9pm EST on February … [Read more...]