Post # 1
Let me start off by saying I HATE babyshowers! I know I have to have one because I can’t afford the baby stuff without one.
I am hoping that someone has some ideas for Non-Baby Shower Baby Shower PLEASE HELP before I drown in rubber duckies and floating babies :0) Because I know thats whay my mom and girlfriends want.
Post # 3
Some day, I fully plan to throw a “happy hour baby shower” for my sister and her friends: evening party, tons of fun appetizers, cool location, and a combination of fancy cocktails and mocktails. 🙂
Post # 4
My sister in law had a winter baby animal theme, we just hung up some blue crepe paper and ribbons and such and had a couple of pictures of baby peguins and polar bears hanging around. It was pretty tasteful and didn’t feel like I was drowning.
You could do a really cute tea party or a fiesta. Try searching just party themes, I’m sure a lot will come up.
hope that helps!
Post # 5
Pick any theme other than baby. My friends did a children’s book theme. All the food was named for children’s books: Tea and Jam with Frances; Make way for Ducklings (salad w/ roasted Duck on top); I forget the others but it was really creative and non-baby.
Post # 6
I like AliciaRenee’s idea. That’s a good non-baby shower, shower.
My baby shower is a surprise other than the theme, which is what I chose. I decided to go with the Candyland theme. It seemed fitting for me since all I have been craving with this little girl is sweets. Plus it helped me stay away from the duckies, bears and all things super baby.
Post # 7
i’ve been to baby showers that are just like any get together… but you happen to get lots of fun gifts! usually it’s just good food and lots of mingling, no theme or pink or blue.
Post # 8
I recently threw a baby shower that didn’t really have a theme other than the colors–pink, red, and aqua.
We played 1 game, did gifts, and everything was pretty classy I thought.
Here’s some pictures if you’d like to show the people who want a “baby” theme…
The baby girl bags each have a baby related item in them and that was the game–everyone had to guess what was in the bags, but that’s as baby as it got!
Post # 9
I went to a baby shower cocktail party. The gifts were opened right away and put on display… They were the only indication that it was a baby shower.
Post # 10
Honestly, you can do anything you want. A friend of mine had her shower at 7 pm on a Saturday night – it was just like any other get together, the only difference was she did do a scrapbook making theme – everyone made pages for a scrapbook for her baby’s first year of life.
You could also just do a theme like pickles & ice cream, or candy and sweets, or even Sugar & Spice – one of the bees did that theme, and it was super cute.
Post # 11
Since the shower will be thrown FOR you at someone else’s expense, I don’t know if there is very much you can do if rubber duckies and booties are what your mom and girlfriends want to do. You can definitely make suggestions and express your opinion about your preferences…but they may not be accepted. Besides….you may find that you will enjoy yourself and will probably end up with some great stuff for the baby.
Post # 12
We did a cocktail shower with champagne cocktails (for everyone else)… They limited it to one (non-obnoxious) game… no belly measuring. I made Lemon drop favors. Though my friend’s house is very girlie (so there was some pink involved), she got the word out that we weren’t big fans of pink for our baby, so we got all kinds of fun gifts that didn’t involve pink frilly clothes!
Our shower was actually a really nice (adult) day. The only “kid” was a 12 year old, and she was the great present distributor! I’ve never felt so surrounded by love and support as at this shower and at our actual wedding!
Post # 13
We are going to do a couples Fun in the Sun baby shower this August. We are having a BBQ and going swimming. I don’t like baby showers either and I felt my FI should be involved as well so our friends are throwing us a more party/welcome baby than a shower.
Post # 14
You all have helped so much!
Post # 15
I’m currently trying to figure out the same thing! How to celebrate with my girlfriends but not make it feel uptight and showery 🙂
My biggest ‘hump’ is figuring out how to make sure the 3 distinct groups of people co-mingle at the ‘event’. I’m only having one…. so it’ll be my life group (bible study) ladies – my friends – and any family that comes to town.
Post # 16
I just saw this on the Hostess With The Mostess Blog – a “Cupcake” Baby Shower, totally cute!
Check out the site, the have alot of other cute ideas including a Bedtime Story one (I think it was used for a 1 yr old party but can be used for a baby shower too)