Harmony wrote:Kathryn, I know you are going to open a new thread somewhere for this, but I have some suggestions. I've been to a bunch of babyshowers with all these DGKids!
First of all, try to keep it simple. There are so many ideas out there you can go crazy trying to incorporate all of it. If you have a party store, start there. They will have decorations, invitations, probably a book with all of the games you can play. Keep the menu simple, finger foods are the best, people will be juggling plates. A punch bowl is nice and pitcher of ice tea. Order a cake. 2 or 3 short games at most are sufficient. Any more and it gets long and boring. I'm sure I'll think of other things. You can do the evite thing but I think really pretty invitations in the mail are nice too.
We've been at the paperwork all morning. I'm waiting for a call back from the lady in a dept., same lady I had difficulty with yesterday. DH spent a lot of his energy griping about how stupid the forms were to figure out and how fractured their system is up at that county...and I am going to tell them.... NO do not get started on the wrong foot with these people, we have a huge project to get through. Sigh...
Got dishes done. That's it so far besides all the paperwork and I am stuck until lady calls.
helia wrote:Kathryn, I co-planned a baby shower for dfriend S, and spouses and unmarried people were invited, including my college aged ds. I think including guys made it more fun -- but that's just my opinion. We played that baby photo game you mentioned. Everyone (or most people) brought a baby photo and we displayed them numbered on a board. We had numbered answer sheets available for people to write down their guesses. It was a lot of fun, a popular activity! One of S' friends said it was the most fun baby shower she'd ever been to. Most of us knew each other at least somewhat -- I don't know if that makes a difference with the games or not. We also had people write out words of advice on notecards and S and R read them aloud to us. That's a very cliche' activity, but some of the cards ended up being hilarious. B's dh wrote the funniest one. . . Some were a bit overly sentimental (imho). And there was everything in between. Other not-too-hokey games I've seen: matching names with their meanings or identifying lines from nursery rhymes. The advice by decades game you mentioned sounds interesting to me! I agree with Harmony: keep it simple. My only bit of advice: remember to have fun too!
Marshmallow Pop Bouquet: Marshmallows were dipped in yellow, aqua and lime chocolates (We mixed regular store bought colored melting chocolates to come up with the tones that matched our decor). I tapped the top of the marshmallow onto a tray of pearl sprinkles of the same shade. These were stuck into the milk glass vases with the DIY Yarn Pom flowers. Simple and fun display technique!
White Chocolate Drizzled Popcorn: Easy and delish! We utilized the drawers in the antique dresser to display some of our items. Popcorn cones were made out of the printable patterned paper and stuffed with aqua tissue liners for the white chocolate covered popcorn.
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