- 8 years ago
- Wedding: July 2010
SO my Bestfriend decided to bump her baby shower up 2 months early and have it October 23rd due to the holidays and such and good timing with her out of town family and grandparents.
Most of the party is being taken care of by her mother and her aunt… but I offered to help and was in charge of Invitations which are done. Decorations & Games.
I thought I would have ALOT more time to budget and plan for this so now I am in a tight spot and tight on cash but definately want to make sure i give my friend the beautiful baby shower she wants… that is why she put me in charge of this aspect of things.
The Baby Shower will take place in their church fellowship hall ( i have no idea what the room looks like)… there has been 50 people invited. My friend wasnts something nice and chic and not too Pink but still enough so its is baby shower theme.
Here are some things we do have planned so you have a feel…. Nothings fancy just casual gathering.
We will be having a spread of finger foods
Cupcakes (they will look like baby rattles)
1 Blindfolded baby Diapering & Clothing (participants will be blindfolded then have to dress a babydoll)
2. Memorize This: guest will be asked to memorize what is infront of them (mom to be will be holding a tray full of baby items) Mom to be will then excuse herself out of room and guests will then be instructed to list what the mom to be was wearing lol. Person done the fastest wins a prize.
3.Word Game Baby Necessities A-Z listing baby items starting with each letter of alphabet … person done first wins a prize.
Dirty Diaper Name tags: each person will be presented a name tag folded like a diaper when they enter at the end of the night we will instruct everyone to check their diaper … the guest with the dirty diaper wins a prize
Raffle Ticket for Diaper Fund: Ppl will be able to buy a Raffle Ticket to go toward the new parents diaper funds … Thier will be a Ticket drawn and the winner will recieve a prize (this will be nicer of all the prizes)
I Desperately Need Small inexpensive gift ideas for the games & door prizes. There will be a mix of men and women and all ages. I also need ideas for the nicer Raffle Ticket Basket… what should i fill it with?
FAVORS: We decided on Edible Favors so i think we are going to make Cake Pops, Marshmallow Pops & Oreo Pops and bundle one of each together in a bag and tie with ribbon.
The room has 5 …8ft Banquet Tables but we can get more if need be… i have no idea the layout of the room as i have never seen it.
WE finally found plates and stuff she liked and we are going to go toward a brown and pink color scheme. The plates dont show it int he photos but the edges where the polka dots are is brown. The Plates and dinner napkins have the carriage design and the desert Plates and the Beverage Napkins have the Diaper Pin Design… We are also mixing in some Plain Dark Brown Plates and Napkins to Save money
They offer nothing more as far as this “theme” goes though … so I am moving toward more Sugar and Spice Pink and Brown theme.
Her dad works at the church and says they shoudl have tablecloths in our colors to match if not we will just buy some plastic ones. WE will either go with brown or pink or alternate the two colors.
Now I know she wants a couple of balloon bouquets and wants to tie them down with these cute little ceramic pink baby shoe photo/table number holders. She does not want Balloons for the centerpieces though, which we saw alot of in pictures.
We saw online where someone just used gift bags and placed them on colored plates with tissue paper in it as a money saver and she talked about doing that but I dunno Im not crazy about idea i think she just said we could do it you know to give a cheaper option i would like to give her something nicer… but still on a budget. I do not think I want to really go the fresh flowers route as most things will be out of season and it would be harder to keep with our color scheme.
SO DECORATiONS IS THE OTHER AREA I DESPERATELY NEED HELP IN! All pictures i find are either elaborate flowers or roses.
I was wondering if i could some how incorporate small pumpkins in the decor somehow? Would it go with the colors ? Since it will be fall and everything fall will be in full circulation and easy to come by.
I would really like to be able to do the Prizes and the Decorations for $100.00 or less if possible … because i still have alot of other things to do to shop for her and the baby.
OH & By The Way I also plan on making her a diaper bear and possible a diaper cake as a gift/decoration for the shower.