Post # 1
How do you throw a baby shower for someone who HATES baby anything? She got pregnant because her husband wanted a baby, and she had ENDO and didn’t really think it was possible. Anyways. I’m the shower thrower. Which I love. But I need a theme, and activities and food to match her personality.
Its a girl. Name is Scarlett. (After gone with the wind)
shes 24 weeks.
she hates pink and anything girly girly
hates babies and anything to do with them but still wants the party.
She likes football, cell phones (works at Verizon), cats, animal print, shopping, stuffed animals, movies/tv, comedy, guns, guy stuff, you get the picture
how do you throw this shower!?
Post # 3
I threw a camping themed baby shower for my brother and sister-in-law. I didn’t do a lot of decorations (except the cake and a banner, both of which I was very proud of). It was mostly just a get together for everyone to hang out and talk. We played “Baby Shower Bingo” while they opened presents and people really liked that.
Post # 4
What a moron this woman is. I hope she doesn’t take her “hate of babies” out on her child. Either way, if you want to throw her a baby shower that doesn’t involve anything baby lol…. you can always just have balloons, decorations, some stuffed animals (since you said she likes them) as centerpieces with balloons tied to them, a football shaped cake with the babies name on it. Not really sure. Hard to have a baby shower for someone who hates babies yet is having one…
Post # 5
You could center the decorations around practical stuff like diapers and wipes; get animal print ribbons to make a simple bow around the packages. I also once made a garland out of baby hats and socks, just get gender neutral colors and clip them to a fun ribbon. Do you think she would go for a jungle theme since she likes animal print? There are tons of jungle themed items available for decorations and ideas, as well as for nurseries.
Games: I’ve been to enough showers that I hate all shower games so I can’t suggest a good one, lol. But, for an activity if she’s at a point where lots of her friends have kids they could each write her a “my best baby tip” card and put them in a keepsake box for her to read later. If her friends don’t have kids they could instead write a special note to the baby on the card; tell the story of how they know her mom or something.
If she doesn’t want to register for gifts, something tasteful a friend of mine did was to say that gifts were not necessary but that if guests would really like to bring something she would appreciate books to build the baby’s library.
Post # 6
Thanks ladies. I’m thinking it will just be a hang out sort of this. No decor, just food and friends. Excellent ideas! (-:
Post # 7
I am only slightly like this woman but just barely in that I don’t like the fru fru lacey crap that most baby showers seem to have. My baby shower was a back yard grill out with corn hole games, frisbee games, other yard games, fishing, beer and wine for those who could drink it, an amazing cake with strawberries. (we are lucky enough to have a river behind our house). It was a party for men and women and I loved loved loved it.
Post # 8
I vote you go the animal print route and incorporate SOME pink (not a lot but some, it’s a girl after all!)