Do some searching online & you will find a ton of great ideas for the baby shower. Do you have a theme yet?
I will include some pictures from the one I threw.
This is the guest book table.
I've hosted several. The games are what breaks the ice, and gets everyone into having fun. Here are a couple that always are fun and one for a door prize.
I always give a door prize, that's meant for the winner to keep. For the other games, I give a dual prize - like a fragrant candle or small box of candy and a couple baby items. The idea is for the guest to keep the candle/candy, but give the baby items to the mom-to-be. Both guest and mom-to-be are winners.
1 - Door Prize - fill any size plasticware container with the favorite mini candy bars of the mom-to-be. In a basket, have white paper napkins folded like diapers and pinned shut. In the middle of one 'diaper', put a yellow or brown mustard smear - to suggest baby's' poop'. Pass out the diapers and have the guests open them at the same time. The 'lucky' guest, getting the 'poopy diaper', wins the candy tub.
2 - Ice Breaker - as guests arrive, have them cut any length of yarn they want, and then sit down. Once all the guests are there, begin with the person next to the mom-to-be, and while winding the yarn around their finger, tell the group, when/where/how they know the mom-to-be. They have to keep talking until their yarn piece is wound up.
3 - Mommies and Babies Game - you can find a listing of mommies and their babies online or in kids books. Make a list of Mommy names, like - Cat. Then, have a blank line next to it, where your guests would write in the matching baby name - Kitten. Make sure you get some more difficult ones, or you'll end up with a tie. The guest with the most correct answers wins a prize.
4 - Nursery Rhyme Game - a similar game is write out the first line of a nursery rhyme, and either fill in a couple of missing words or the next line. Again - the guest with the most correct wins a prize.
5 - How Big Is Momma's Belly - have each guest 'guess-timate' how big the mom-to-be's waist is, by cutting off a piece of yarn, which will be measured around her waist. The guest closest to the actual waist size wins a prize.
These are just a few ideas. Hope these will help, or inspire you to create your own!
Funny scrapbook pages are really cute.
This one has a couple of pictures of the parents, one was after a mudfight the other was them acting silly with "grills" in their mouths acting "gangsta" LOL
You can make your own favor tags with pics of the parents and the 4d sonogram of the baby.
I don't think it matters if you are the mom, mother in law or a friend. It is a great idea.
I would suggest you not giving the shower yourself. You are her mother. Though you know her needs, it isn't really appropriate. Ask some of her friends.
Thanks to everyone for replying to my request for baby shower ideas. You've given me lots to think about. Regards Jan, Grantham UK
I'm starting to plan my daughter's baby shower. Do you have any ideas of what I can put on the tables. The shower is on 4/3 and I work a full time job so I would want something cute and simple.
To make the cake even more useful and special, tuck full or travel size bottles/tubes of baby products (shampoo, lotion, rash cream, rattles, pacifiers, etc.) into the tops of the layers like flowers on a layered cake. You can even twist socks and bibs into little "rossettes".
Even when not as a decoration, most "new mommies" like to receive this cake and all of its useful goodies. No calories and lots of surprises! (01/13/2005)
I always attach a "Cake Ingredient" listing since the mom to be never wants to take this apart. It is held together with corsage pins. Here is a listing of all items in this cake
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