Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Pass the Parcel Game

Wrap a small gift in several layers of paper before the shower begins. Have as many layers of wrapping paper as there are guests. Fasten each layer with tape. All the shower guests sit in a circle. When the music starts playing the guests pass the parcel round from person to person in the circle. As soon as the music stops, the person holding the parcel removes as many layers of wrapping paper as possible. When the music starts again, the guests continue to pass around the parcel. The guest who removes the last layer of wrapping paper wins the game and gets to keep the gift!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Baby Shower In A Box

Are you a super busy hostess who doesn't know where to start and who is short on time? If you want to host a shower with little effort, you can buy a product like "Shower In A Box". The one above is from BabyCakesInc and is a Noah's Ark party in a box for 16 people (you can get different sizes to accomodate your number of guests). These are SO cute, easy and has everything you need for a great shower except food. You could serve a party sub from Subway-it's easy, budget-friendly and you'll have your perfect shower ready to go in no time. You can find "Shower In A Box" at:

The ORIGINAL Diaper Cake!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Entertaining and Funny Baby Shower Games

By Jane O'Baillie

Baby shower games are a traditional part of any baby shower celebration. It's one of the best ways of providing entertainment for the guests. Most of these games are simple and fun to play. Some of them are relatively new and are not usually played in the celebration.
Clothespin Game
One of the easy and popular baby shower games is the clothespin game which usually goes on for the entire duration of the celebration. Once the guests arrive at the event each of them is given a clothespin where they must clip their clothing. Rules will be explained before the game is started. One rule of the clothespin game is that no one is allowed to cross his or her legs. The person who will be caught crossing legs will have to give his or her clothespin to the person who caught him or her. This rule will run within the entire event. At the end of the baby shower the person who has the most clothespins will be declared as the winner. A small gift will be given to the winner. In some baby shower events, the clothespin game has a variation of allowing the person who caught the one crossing legs to say the word "baby".
Baby Guessing Game
Another old time favorite baby shower games is the "baby guessing game" whereas every guest is required to bring a baby photo of herself. Once the guests arrived they need to attach the baby photo that they brought to the provided board. Before this game starts the guests are given the pencil and paper that will be used in figuring out who is in the baby photo to be shown. The one who can do the most correct guessing will win.
Ribbon/String Game
Among the many baby shower games the "toilet paper, ribbon or string game" is considered to be one of the funniest for everyone. It can be an option either to use toilet paper, roll of ribbon or string for the game. Whatever item chosen it is needed to be passed on around to every guest. The item will be cut or torn by the guests accordingly to the length that will be fit the belly of the expecting mother.
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Article Source: EzineArticles.com

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Diaper Napkins

Fold white napkins to look like diapers and secure with small diaper pins. For a door prize you can smear a little mustard or peanut butter into one of them and whoever gets the "dirty diaper" gets a prize. (I know, that sounds gross). If you're planning an elegant, sit-down luncheon shower, you can skip the mustard mess and use white cloth napkins pinned and set on plates at the table.

Baby Shower Broccoli Salad Recipe

1 bunch broccoli, cut small
1 small red onion, chopped
1/2 lb. bacon, fried and crumbled
1/2 c. sunflower seeds
1 c. raisins
1 c. mayo
1/2 c. sugar
2 T. vinegar

Combine salad ingredients in a large bowl. Mix dressing ingredients until sugar is dissolved and pour over broccoli mixture. Toss well and serve immediately. Will keep 3 days in refrigerator. This recipe can be easily doubled to accomodate more guests.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Rubber Ducky Theme

This is a great neutral theme for a mom-to-be that doesn't know the gender of the baby yet. There are so many fun things you can do with this theme. You can float rubber duckies in the punch bowl or if you're not serving punch, in a bowl of blue-tinted water on the main table. You could also have a galvanized tub or plastic kiddie pool filled with water and floating duckies, some marked with an X on the bottom. Guests can have a turn to pick a duck and if they have an X on theirs, they get a prize. You can sprinkle ducky confettti on tables and in invitations and have ducky party favors, such as the ducky body butter and soaps I have pictured below. You can go simple with pastel yellow partyware or go with colorful ducky party supplies. Duck cookie cutters can be used to make cookies or cut-out sandwiches to serve. For games, you could do a word find with words like bathtub, robe, soap, rubber ducky, etc...You could also use those same items on a baby bingo card. Ducky diaper cakes make great centerpieces or you could go with a baloon bouquet, using a balloon like the one shown below. The possibilities are endless for a ducky shower.

Baby Picture Game

Make a note in the shower invitations asking guests to bring in a baby photo of themselves. At the shower, attach a number (written on a small square of paper) with a small paper clip to each photo, careful not to cover the face. When it's time to play the game, give each guest a pen and a piece of paper. Pass around the baby photos (or if it's a smaller shower you could just hold them up) and have the guests write down the number of the photo and who they think it is. The guest who gets the most right wins a prize. This is a fun game because everyone enjoys seeing what others looked like as a baby and are curious to find out how many others recognized their picture. It works especially well at parties where there are a good mixing of guests from different families, co-workers and friends so they won't be able to recognize the pictures as easily.