I made an adorable invite on photoshop, which I'm not going to share because it has his picture and all of is info on it. We had the party at the new grandma's house for space reasons. So I didn't want to get to carried away with decorations. Plus it makes for a lot of extra work. I don't recall decorations from one shower I've been to over the years. But I do remember key pieces that were really unique. So I made the most adorable diaper wreath (if I do say so myself) for decor.
The menu was delicious of course and made all by me that morning. We had deviled eggs, cheesy potatoes (a recipe I completely made up that day!), little wieners, pasta salad, snicker salad and cake and punch. Naturally I got the punch idea from Pinterest.
I did mine slightly different than the recipe. I used white grape juice, 7 up, vanilla ice cream and blue food coloring. None of the 3 grocery stores I tried had blue colored kool-aid. Plus, I did not want the added sugar. I tried a batch at home using blue Gatorade that tasted a little different, but still wasn't blue enough to emulate water. The food coloring version was delish!
Whenever we have lots of family together, we always take the opportunity to update our 5 generation picture. This is mine. We are SO blessed!
We played 3 games. First was a trivia game I made. I created this using facts I found on the Internet. I have created a free download for you to use - not the typo I have! oopsie!. And if you want specific sighting or you want to fact check the answers, just google the questions.
|The trivia game I created has a typo! Oops! It's a nice ice breaker I suppose! :)|
|And the answers!|
Second was "guess what's in the bag" where you put miscellaneous baby items into lunch bags, number them, and then have everyone guess what's in the bag by feeling them. I used all items you would find in a diaper bag to make it a little less complicated.
Lastly we played gift bingo. I used the free cards I found. But if you google "baby shower bingo card", you will get a lot of options to choose from. You use the gifts the mom receives as your bingo squares and then whoever gets bingo at the end wins the prize. If no one gets bingo, then the host can call out random items until someone gets bingo. Of course this generated a 3 way tie for the last gift when I did it. So I had a few extra baby trivia facts I didn't use on the first game. I used the question, what's the average time it takes a dad to change the diaper? They all guessed a time, and whoever got closest to the real answer won.
I wanted all my prizes to me things I had made. So this part was a lot of fun too!
|2 votive candles, a bar of soap and a lip balm|
|dish cloths (I love those!), a bar of soap and a lip balm|
|a brag book made from toilet paper rolls and scrapbook supplies, a bar of soap and a lip balm|
It was a pretty easy event to put together. And with fairly minimal stress! If there is enough interest, I'll do future posts on the specific parts of the shower (how I made the diaper wreath, my recipes, the puff quilt, etc) Thanks for checking this out!