I know people are probably planning showers for most of you, but is anyone having a blessingway? This is my second boy and we live 2700 miles from family, so I haven't heard of anyone wanting to give us a baby shower (fine by us- we have most of the things we need and family members are buying some of the things we don't have- like a second car seat and some other newborn stuff (we sold a lot of newborn stuff when we moved cross country)).
Anyway, I'm really excited about having a blessingway. I'd love to hear ideas from other mamas who've had one or are planning one!
So far I'm thinking that I will send cloth flags- like penants- to friends and family and ask them to write an encouraging phrase or verse on it and send it back. I'll sew them together into a bunting to hang up at the birth.
I'm also going to ask attendants of the party to bring an unscented candle (preferably beeswax or soy to reduce toxins) and to put their name or initials on the bottom. We'll light them during labor :)
I am so excited to have a henna artist too!
Any other ideas?