My sister is pregnant with their first baby and IT’S A GIRL! I was so thrilled when she agreed to let me host a Washington baby shower for them. Her and Hubby live down in California but since they were coming up for Thanksgiving it was the perfect opportunity to celebrate the soon to arrive baby girl.
They have a fish theme for their nursery so with the help of my good friend (thanks Kerry!) I was able to max out the fish tie in.
They had a crab shaped wedding cake so I used Mr. Crab for the favor thank you tags.
At the shower we put up fish bowls for decoration along with a baby clothing “laundry” line. Using clothes I was giving as gifts we strung a ribbon and used laundry clothes pins to hang up some of the items.
A close up of the fish bowls, mommy, daddy and baby fish. Complete with fish sweaters! When cutting out the fish shapes we used patterned papers for the body and for some reason they look like little sweaters to me. Maybe it’s because Kerry and I were up until ten o’clock and I was getting a little silly.
I used gift basket shreds for the “water” and covered up a piece of floral foam. I made the fish double sided, glued them to a wooden skewer painted blue and stuck the sticks into the foam.
The favors were frosted sugar cookies decorated with a smile and an eye using edible food writer pens.
We enjoyed brunch and then played a few simple games. I wanted something fun without doing those
annoying over the top baby shower games you dread hear about. You know, the ones where you have to taste jarred baby food and guess the flavor or look at candy bars melted into diapers (to look like poop) and guess the type of candy bar. The three games we did play:
1) A pop quiz about the mommy to be. She has the baby book our mom filled out when she was a baby so I got some of the stats (birth place, weight, time, first words, age when crawling, etc.) and made a multiple choice quiz out of it.
2) I picked a few baby items and had them numbered for people to write down their guesses of what the item was called and what it’s use is. I picked things like a burp cloth, cabinet lock, nursing pad and a Nosefrida. It was fun to see what people guessed.
3) The last game was a quick guess of how big around the baby belly was getting. Everyone cut their own piece of ribbon from a spool to try to guess the size of the belly.
There were little door prizes for each game and I think it helped the guests mingle and gave us some good conversation starters.
My sister and I at the shower.
It was such a nice afternoon to get together with friends and family and shower mama-to-be with gifts. Good thing they packed extra suitcases to take back all the presents! Congratulations Sister! Thanks for letting me do a shower for you. Love ya!