By listening to my friends who are new mothers, I noticed how much fun they appreciate a picnic in the park with young children. So I compiled a list of stylish colorful accessories.
A punch of colors stimulates babies. Reading Syrliga karameller on Purple Area this morning led me to a whimsical Danish brand called Rice.
What is new at Rice?
The Spring / Summer 2008 catalogue of Rice is full of sweet candy colors. You will discover a vast collection of melamine bowls, plates, lunch boxes, glasses, trays and utensils. Several formats and colors caught my attention.
The ice cream cupcake bowls with their orange spoon are so cute. Use them to serve fruit salads, puddings and baby food at the park. I am a fan of the Bento lunch box. The food stays well separated and you can prepare the servings in advance.
After the meal, moms can use the leftover Green Animal Print Napkins for storytelling in the park.
Gift ideas for a baby shower
Why not give colorful melamine dish ware? From my experience, new parents will use them often.
The same is true for the picnic stool by Reisenthel. Offer in four colors, the foldable stool make an instant table or seat. It comes in a matching color carry-on bag.
A classic baby shower gift is a baby travel bag. One of my favorite, the red Babybag with orange accents by Reisenthel comes with all sorts of equipments and compartments. It hangs easily on the stroller handles. Unfortunately, it seems that retailers are still too old-fashioned. I only found the feminine Polka Dots online. If you can find the red, tell me because it looks so much better.
Learn more: Party Time Paper Napkin with Green Animal Print
Learn more: Colorful Melamine at Rice
Buy online: Picnic stool by Reisenthel at Singulier.com – price: 9.50 ?
For Americans: Dots Babybag by Reisenthel at Amazon.com – price: $49.99 USD
For Canadians: Reisenthel Baby Bag in Dots at GoneShopping.ca – price: $45 CAD