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clueless about babyshowers.. help!! (Read 3257 times)
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clueless about babyshowers.. help!!
Aug 17th, 2007, 11:22am
 
hey all... i am nearly 32weeks along and my mum is wanting to throw me a baby shower... one problem... neither of us have ever been to one! any suggestions/ideas would be great.. like good games to play.. any cute food ideas.. i dont have friends with children if that makes a difference to the suggestions.. oh.. and do the 'men' always have to be away.. or is that a choice? lol....
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Re: clueless about babyshowers.. help!!
Reply #1 - Aug 17th, 2007, 4:00pm
 
Some fun things to do is, if you are having a meal, make it all "baby" themed. (Baby carrots, baby back ribs, etc.)

You can also play a game where nobody is allowed to say "baby". At the beginning of the party, everyone is given a plastic "safety pin (the baby type from michaels)". If someone catches anyone saying "baby", they get to take all of their "pins". Whoever has the most at the end wins a prize.
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Reply #2 - Aug 29th, 2007, 11:24am
 
I would start with choosing a theme. Do you have a favorite color, animal or cartoon character? Once you choose a theme, you can base a lot of your planning around that. For instance, I threw a shower for my sister, and she wanted "Classic Pooh" to be the theme. I decorated the head table with a tablecloth, tableware, party favors, cake and centerpiece (all with classic pooh designs). For the guests tables, I chose 1 pastel color for each table. We had pooh streamers and baloons everywhere.
For the games, we played the following:
Who knows mommy best? - Just have your mom write about 20 questions about you and see how many the guests can answers.
How big is mommy's stomach? - Have the guests guess how big your stomach is. After everybody writes down their answer, measure your stomach. Whoever guesses the correct measurement (or whoever comes closest) wins.
And definitely play the "Don't say baby" game that sister metions. It's really fun.
For the food, my family and friends love soul food, so that's what we had. But you can do fun things like pink and white cupcakes (if you're having a girl), and blue and white for a boy. You can serve pink or blue punch also.
There are so many things you can do at a baby shower, and your options are limitless.
I hope this helps!
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Reply #3 - Aug 29th, 2007, 7:38pm
 
thanx heaps for that. great ideas from both of you! my little bundle (much against our efforts) has decided to 'hide' its gender.. so maybe have blue and pink as a colour theme..
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Reply #4 - Aug 30th, 2007, 1:24pm
 
that's a good idea.  Or, since yellow is a unisex baby color, you can use yellow and white, or pink, yellow and blue.  I once went to a shower where the colors were pink, yellow, baby blue, and lavender, and the decorations were really nice.
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Reply #5 - Mar 11th, 2008, 9:43pm
 
the men definitely dont have to leave. you can make it a coed party. there are a bunch of games is the guys wanna get involved.. there is musical bottles, where the bottles get passed around until the music stops who ever gets stuck with the bottle they have to race to drink the contents, can be juice, milk or alcohol/beer depending on the crowd. the first one done wins. there is also a game where the women are blind folded and the men are the "babies" to make this look even more funny you can make little cut outs of baby bodies with a hole for the guys head. the girls are then suppose to feed the guys baby food, first one done with all the food wins. these are the best games i have seen so far. if you make it a BBQ it will give the guys more to do, just make sure if u have ur guy there he has enough other men to hang out wth so he doesnt feel out numbered and out of place. if he is comfortable with the other guys it will allow them to act more goofy.
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Reply #6 - Apr 6th, 2008, 4:51am
 
There are lots of ideas you can choose from...that's both good and bad...try to zero in on something you really like... a really nice theme that goes the setting, your personality, and what you feel you baby would like Smiley.  When i was planning my sisters baby shower a year ago...i used the mod mom theme...got mod mom plates, cups, and got a diaper cake that was mod mom themed too
toodles-gifts you can check out exactly what it looked like at that like...they make the most adorable little hand bags as favors for guests to match.  I wish i was planning another one i tell yah
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Reply #7 - Apr 12th, 2008, 6:19pm
 
Because I am a bit shy, I like any game that doesn't require body contact or a lot of movement.  You really do need to look at personalities and what each of the invitees would like.  Have a little bit of everything!   Grin
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Reply #8 - Sep 25th, 2009, 9:28am
 
Don't forget the diaper cake!
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