Thursday, April 30, 2009

April Showers: Part 6

Today is the last day in April, which means just one more day of shower fun.

I want to share a few more fun ideas with you. First off, following up on my earlier invitation post, I adore this invitation made by Karrie Pyke Designs.
Co-ed showers can be a lot of fun. It is best to stay away from typical shower games- guys are not into playing the "what what is in the tray that was passed around" game. I think it would be super fun to do a few guys v. girls activies or games. Keep score throughout the shower and the winning gender gets prizes at the end. This invitation would lend perfectly to a cute, chic backyard BBQ shower. I know my husband would be all over that!

One reader asked about creative baby shower games. One fun one is to have guests guess whose traits the parents would hope their baby gets. For instance, whether they would want the mom's eyes or the dad's baby blues. Whether they would want the dad's sense of humor or would prefer the mom's. Have guests write down their answers, and then have the mom-to-be give the answers that she and her husband previously decided on.

A great activity is to have guests decorate onesies for the baby. It is fun to see what people come up with and every new baby needs a handful of onesies. This works best with a smaller guest count though- no baby needs 30 of them!

We did this at a co-ed shower and it was a blast. It was really funny to see what the guys came up with! You can use permanent markers or fabric pens or paint. Be sure to put a piece of cardboard in the middle of the onesie so that the ink/paint does not bleed through to the back.

One of the best parts about a shower to me is the dessert. For baby showers, mini or "baby" desserts are great! These were from Vanilla Bake Shop:

How cute are these cookies, made by Melody of Sweet and Saucy Shop?

I am going to leave you with some photos of the baby showers that my sisters and family friends threw for me when I was pregnant with my little man (I cannot believe that it has been over a year and a half!):

Cute plates and napkins + lots of buttons + wrapped water bottles= super cute!

The theme of this shower was "I is for Isaiah" (my son's name). My sister cut out hundreds of "I"'s on her cricut to use as confetti all over the tables. It was really cute!


My Sweet & Saucy said...

Thanks so much for adding in my pictures to your cute mix! You are quite the blogging queen these days...I need to hurry up with my posts!

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