Tuesday, May 4, 2010

baby shower success and top ten

My bff's baby shower was a smashing success. I received a ton of compliments and it really couldn't have gone any better. Yay me! Here are some pix of the lovely event. I made the diaper cakes and won all the favors {cake toppers} and bottle cookies from My Precious Arrival.






And now for my Top Ten!

I'll admit it. I LOVE shower games. Thankfully my Mommy-to-be does too, so we had tons of fun. The top four are the ones we played, but I love all of these and it was super hard to choose! I had the guests sign a scrapbook page as they came in. Another great thing to do at showers is to give each guest a thank-you card envelope and have them write their address on it so Mommy-to-be doesn't have to!

1. Matching: Give the guests a paper with baby names on one side and their meanings on the other and have them match the name to it's meaning. Can also do the same thing with the word baby in different languages and the countries it comes from. I gave these to the guests as they came in and they worked on it while they chatted and ate.

2. Baby Shower Poem: Give the poem to one of the guests and have them read the first line. Each person that receives the poem thereafter must read the next number and follow its instructions. The person who ends up with the poem gets a prize.

3. Baby Gift Bingo: As the guests arrive number each gift. Give each guest a square card with 4 or 5 squares across and down and have them fill the squares with the numbers of the gifts. Have the Mommy-to-be announce the number of each gift as she opens it. The first guest to get a Bingo wins a prize. They LOVED this one! It was a great way to keep them involved as the gift opening can get boring.

4. Never Say Baby: Give each guest a beaded necklace and explain that they aren't allowed to say the word "baby" during the shower and whoever hears it from a guest takes that guest's beads. The guest who winds up with the most necklaces at the end wins a prize.

5. Clever Memory: Have Mommy-to-be walk around and show a tray filled with baby items to each guest. They will begin to try to memorize what's on it. Then have Mommy-to-be leave the room and tell the guests to write down what she was wearing, NOT what was on the tray! Bwaahahahahahaha.

6. Napkin Baby Shirt: Give each baby shower guest a napkin and have them hold it behind their back and make a baby shirt by tearing the best they can. Once they take the napkin from behind their back, they cannot do anything else. Have Mommy-to-be decide who made the best napkin shirt.

7. Decorate Wooden Letters and/or Onesies: If you know what the baby's name will be, have each guest paint/decorate a wooden letter from the baby's name to hang in the nursery. The other guests can paint/decorate onesies.

8. Blindfold Diapering: Break the guests into teams and give each team a doll, blindfold and diapers. Have guests place the blindfold on, take the current diaper off the doll and place the new one on while blindfolded. After the first guest finshes diapering, they run to the next team-mate who places the blindfold on and has to do the same. The first team to finish diapering wins!

9. The Pacifier Pass: Break up into 2 teams have everyone stand in a line facing the person in front of them. Have the guests put their straws in their mouths and put a pacifier on the first guests' straws. They then have to pass the pacifier to the next person by letting the pacifier slide down their straw on to the other person's straw with no hands or other contact. Everyone on the team passes the pacifier from straw to straw. First team done wins.

10. Guess the Baby Pictures: Ask for everyone's baby pictures prior to the baby shower. Have all the pictures in a collage and have the guests write down who they think the pictures belong to.


This is usually hosted by Oh Amanda but she's gone so It's Come 2 This is hosting this week.
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19 cleansing comments:

Kmama said...

How fun. I'm not much of a shower person (wedding or baby), but those sound like fun games!

cfoxes33 said...

Those games are so awesome! Can't wait to try them.

Nikki said...

I love the center pieces!! I have like 3 baby showers coming up and I can't wait...I LOVE buying baby stuff. I actually order some leggings from mylittlelegs for part of a gift!

Teaching Money to Kids said...

I have been to a lot of baby showers, and I have not played most of those on the list.
Way to go for being so creative.

Mommy Lisa said...

We played the tray game at my wedding shower.

My absolute FAVORITE baby shower game is "guess the poop" where you melt chocolate bars into diapers and people stand around sniffing and poking at chocolate goo inside baby diapers. "Is this a Reese's PB cup, or a Take Five?? hmmm?"

Hilarious!

Beth said...

I've finally pretty much outgrown the baby shower thing. Or maybe not if my son and his friends start marrying and having littluns. That could start a whole new round! Anyway ~ these games look fun!

Shell said...

Everything looks great!

LOL @ the memory one!

Casey said...

Wow, what an amazing job!

Beth said...

I found the followers widget for WP. I thought I had heard that there wasn't such an animal. :) Thanks for the visit and the idea!

Mandi @ It'scome2this said...

How fun!! Great post idea! And I love your table settings ... so cute!

Thanks for linking up:)

Beth P. said...

I LOVE that poem and that diaper cake is gorgeous! Great job, congrats to your BFF!

Tracie said...

I wish I'd known you when I was giving my besties' baby showers. Your games are actually pretty fun! Love the diaper cakes, too.

VKT said...

Wow! You really know how to throw a party! Everything looks great! I am sure it meant a lot to your best friend.

Adrienne said...

Wow you guys really throw a great shindig! I love baby showers I love babies .....I will tell you we have good green moments and bad in my house but we try hard ...It is hard =) Happy Wednesday

Ssanchez said...

I think baby showers can be so much fun, if you do all the right planning, which looks like you did...

Congratulations!

Sandra @ www.modern-baby-shower-ideas.com

Jessica said...

awww GREAT JOB!!!

Much More Than Mommy said...

FUN! We did the onesie decorating at a shower for a friend and had her choose her favorite, it was a blast!

sanjeet said...

Those games are so awesome! Can't wait to try them.
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sanjeet said...

Those games are so awesome! Can't wait to try them.
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