Your dreams of becoming a new mom did not include multiple strollers, bouncers, and bibs to outfit an infant army.
So how do you ask shower guests for cash without seeming like a jerk?
Deposit a Gift takes care of it. The website helps you create a personalized cash registry, so you can politely ask guests to pony up for things you really want. Pass on the onesies in favor of funds toward the ultimate babymoon, a regular babysitter, or college tuition.
The process is simple: Sign up for a free account, then create a customized page with event details and contact info. Next, build your registry to show folks how you’ll spend their thoughtful contributions. Think of it like a bank — and cash out when you’re ready for that preschool deposit.
Available online at depositagift.com.
Fluffy Thoughts Cakes
What: Baker extraordinaire Lara Stuckey finally launches her retail shop, complete with cherry blossom, chocolate chili, and cheesecake-stuffed black and white cupcakes.
Why: BOGO cupcakes when you mention DailyCandy.
When: Mon.-Sat., 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: 1320 Old Chain Bridge Rd., McLean.
Smucker’s Stars on Ice
What: Olympians come to town packing their amazing axels, flips, spins, and spirals.
Why: Ice, ice, baby.
When: Thurs., 7 p.m.
Where: Verizon Center, 601 F St. NW, at 7th St. (202-397-7328). Tickets online at ticketmaster.com.
What: Astronomers are on hand as kids gaze into special daytime telescopes, craft scopes for night, and learn the ways of the other worlds.
Why: It’s a big bang.
When: Sat., 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: National Air and Space Museum, National Mall Building, Independence Ave. SW, at 6th St. (202-633-1000).