Many of us have seen the fabulous new show, A Modern Girl’s Guide to Life, which has all the most essential information on entertaining, gift-giving, and smart shopping etiquette. But when you become a mother, you are confronted with a new set of etiquette questions that go beyond wine knowledge and sample sales (although of course that stuff remains important too). Thus, A Modern Mom’s Guide to Life is born, a comprehensive manual to what matters most to mothers. We’ll take modern trends and mom-ify them, to solve all your burning mom quandaries and come up with perfect solutions.
Modern Mom Tip Of the Week: The Goody Bag. A modern mom’s life is a whirlwind of events. You often find yourself besieged with invites to baby showers, birthdays, and bar mitzvahs. It’s no wonder you sometimes feel you’re spending all your time and money on attending the milestones of your mommy-friends.
If you’re the hostess, holding your, say, third birthday party that year, sweeten the deal by giving guests a goody bag when they leave. Goody bags are the latest trend in hosting and entertaining, and any modern mom should know how to create one. The good news about goody bags is that they are festive, gracious, and can be customized to fit any budget. And modern moms know, nothing makes an event feel more glamorous than getting a goody bag at the end. To leave an unforgettable impression on your guests, here’s a guide to assembling one of these pretty little packages.
- A useful gift, like a MomAgenda Desk Pad
- Mini lotion or hand sanitizer
- A perfume sample
- A flower from your garden
- A bookmark commemorating the day, time and event
Simply bind the whole thing together with a festive ribbon and pass out as your guests walk out the door. The total cost and effort of the gesture was minimal, but there’s no doubt your friends will leave saying “Oh goody!”