Baby Shower | plus video
Baby Shower is more to honor the mother to be than the baby itself in my opinion. Because in Lithuania we do not celebrate anything like that, I decided to give it a go and just gather some friends together while I still have energy and willingness to celebrate, because after baby is born I will not see my friends that often or I will not have time for myself so we threw this party.
Because it was nearly Halloween, we decided to do pumpkins theme, with orange colors and orange dress code. I had only three weeks to organize everything ( I know but it was very spontaneous decision so we decided almost last minute that Halloween is the best date to do something). So we designed our own invitations and send them online to our friends. And then… preparation began…
When we set the dress code, I couldn’t imagine it will be so difficult to find something orange. So quick tip: think before you decide for a dress code, that it would be no stress and easy to dress not only for you but for your guests as well 😉 At the end of the day I found a dress perfectly fitting me, although it looked more red than orange but yes it was dark orange 😀
I could not imagine my baby shower without the games. I think it always makes evening much more memorable and fun even if we are adults it always fun, isn’t it? So I watched some YouTube videos, was browsing pinterest and Google and found few that looked fun and interesting.
Found this on pinterest and loved the idea so had to use it at mine Baby Shower. We did not read it out loud in front of everybody but later on we read it with hubby and it was so cute and funny at the same time. It is very nice to leave it for your child to read it later and good memories for you.
-Guess the Belly Size
This one is cute for baby shower. Everyone needs to cut the thread with their guess what’s my belly size. Was really funny because guys were struggling with their guesses and only one person was really close. You can see how it looked like on video (link is down below).
-Guess How many sweets in a baby bottle
I’ve got a baby bottle and filled it with M&Ms sweets (they were also special edition for Halloween so the color was orange, looked very nice, (unfortunately forgot to take a picture ;/ ).
-Pretend you are pregnant
It’s when guys need to put the balloon under their shirts, and try to put and tie their shoes while sitting then to stand up and pick up the keys from the floor. This one was too quick and ended very soon so if you going for this one think what more people could do with their bellies.
This one was the best game and everyone enjoyed it even if it was a bit more disgusting. You put few sauces on nappies and guests need to guess what the flavor of sauce is. It was very funny and I would say it is must have game at the baby shower.
I ordered this one specially for a baby shower, and all words were related with pregnancy and babies. These will never get out of fashion, and always fun to play.
The food was most stressful part for me because I had no idea what should be on the menu in this kind of party. So again I googled some ideas as well as pinterest helped me a bit. At the end I went for sandwiches as they always a good idea, fruits, salmon rolls and so.
Goodie bags and prizes
For goodie bags I’ve got sponges (baby showers symbol ), some mini sweets, and barefoot wine with blue baby feet (it is sooo adorable I even wanted one for myself). As for prizes I bought small, cute gifts such as pot of sweets, yo-yo, key ring, Starbucks cup with single hot chocolate sachets.
As you can see I was quite busy on those weeks, it looks like not much but when you doing it by yourself it takes time (especially the getting ideas part), but as I proved you can organize very successful evening in short time. You can see more about my baby shower in my video and I hope it gave you some ideas if you are planning one.
If you have any questions just leave the comment or email me 🙂
Have a nice week everyone
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