When I started thinking of activities and keepsakes for my friend’s baby shower, I knew I wanted to make a guest book, but something a little more personal. I found a few different ideas online, but decided on an ‘advice for the new mom’ book. I’m really happy with the way it turned out – and it’s something that she can keep for years to come.

First, I created the ‘Advice for the New Mommy’ pages, printed them and individually cut them out. I then decorated two 6 x 8″ chipboard pages with scrapbook paper and added embellishments. Using a hole punch, I punched holes in each of the chipboard pages and printouts, and just tied everything together with ribbon once everyone has signed the pages at the shower.

Side note: this was the first co-ed baby shower I had ever been to, and let’s just say this booklet turned out to be more hilarious than I thought it would be. Nothing like the mom-t0-be’s uncle giving her some ‘sound’ motherly advice!

You can download and print the Advice for the New Mom pages here.