- 8 years ago
This is a 3rd baby shower this summer for one of my best friends (she’s having her 1st baby next month) and we’re trying to make it fun for her. Since this is the 1st boy, the grandma asked for a cowboy theme, which is what we are running with.
(Sorry I don’t have a camera to show pics of anything done sofar)
Dinner will be Chinese food which is mom’s favorite (and does tie in with the theme as most oldWest towns had a Chinese village). The cake is chocolate (mom’s fave- though might make a top tier that is another flavor for those who don’t like chocolate) which will be red and blue swirls (her chosen nursery colors) along the lines of this: http://bakebakebake.livejournal.com/2902355.html . Tentative beverages at this point will be blue raspberry lemonade (possibly sugarfree since there are a number of diabetics) http://beeinourbonnet.blogspot.com/2010/09/project-wedding-punch.html and coffee. Any other suggestions?
As far as games, this particular crowd loves them. But we wanted to skip games that had been done at her other showers, so no candy bars in diapers. The clothespin game was a hit so we are doing that. The others we are planning are 1) trying to ladle cotton balls from one bowl to another blindfolded (was a hit at another shower last summer), 2) writing down a question a new parent would ask on the front of an index card, then shuffling them and passing them back out randomly. They answer their original question on someone else’s card that is completely unrelated to what they asked. We also planned to have a guessing game with M&Ms in a vintage kids’ cowboy hat centerpiece – the twist is that we don’t count them so everyone wins and can share them.
Undecided on prizes but everyone who doesn’t win a game will get a $5 Starbucks gift card. Favors to take home will be cookie mixes in a jar with western print fabric toppers, and they can pick from ranger cookies or cowboy cookies.
Invites are blue cardstock decorated with western style rubber stamps and foam stickers. Alot prettier than they sound.
After consulting with both grandmas, it was decided that a weeknight is best for everyone rather than the weekend when most parties are held.
Is there anything else you would add?