Whether it’s a downpour (first-timer with twins) or a minor sprinkle (third time’s a charm), we’ll help you plan a shower certain to brighten her day.
Stitch and Sip
For a new take on the sewing circle, check out Knitch’s baby blanket shower (1052 St. Charles Avenue, Virginia Highland; 404-745-9276). Shower guests knit squares, then the shop sews them together into a baby blanket.
Just Bead It
Gather the gaggle for a shower at Buckhead boite Brina Beads (3231a Cains Hill Place, Buckhead; 404-816-8230). Your inner circle not only bead-dazzles themselves (stringing semiprecious stones and pearls), they also make the mama-to-be a wish bracelet for the big day (read: This bead is for wishing you a short, easy labor).
Throw back some mamaritas (sans sauce) and pamper guests with an in-home spa shower from Posh Tot Events (770-733-7240). Baby mamas and their buds enjoy chair massages and mini facials, while the party pros handle all the indulgent details, from the invites to the schwag bags.
Photo: Courtesy of Posh Tot Events
North Georgia State Fair
What: Hit the fair for free shows and concerts, a petting farm, and rides.
Why: It’s a family a-fair.
When: Mon.-Thurs., 4-11 p.m.; Fri., 4 p.m.-midnight; Sat., 10 a.m.-midnight; Sun., 12:30-7 p.m.
Where: Jim R. Miller Park, 2245 Callaway Rd., Marietta (770-423-1330).
What: Catch storyteller and children’s performer Betty Ann Wylie and peruse straw men in the Atlanta Botanical Garden’s annual display.
Why: They ain’t scared of no scatty scarecrow.
When: Sat., 10:30 & 11:30 a.m.
Where: 1345 Piedmont Ave., Midtown (404-876-5859).