It's still early for this, I know, but my auntie is in full-fledged planning for the party she wants to throw. We're going to have a slumber party! Fun fun fun.
So. I don't really shop at stores, and I'm not going to register at any of them, since I'll never use that stuff. I'm very minimalist when it comes to stuff and baby, so I don't want gobs and gobs of stuff I'll never use. Plus we're moving cross-country in April, so keeping it simple is important. I'm also making most of baby's clothes and diapers, and I have some specific ideas of the kinds of things we keep around (natural fiber clothing, no plastic, etc).
Originally, I thought just to say "no gifts please" for a mama blessing party, but it's seeming like people really want a chance to give gifts, and they want to give things we will actually use.
So here's the question: how can we communicate our preferences to the guests? Is it inappropriate to include a note in the invitation that outlines "Please not these things" and "Please these things"? Basically it would be the same as having a registry, just right there in the invitation.
This is really just family, so I'm not too worried about offending, but still...