Every so often often you get to experience so fun and wonderful that you leave asking yourself if it was all real. This is what happened last week when I attended my friend Lacy’s baby shower. Lacy’s sister threw the shower, and to say that she has a love for things over the top would be putting it mildly! When the invitation came attached to it’s own pink umbrella, I knew I was in for a treat!
Obviously this shower in it’s entirety would be hard for most people to duplicate, but there are some wonderful aspects that you could make your own. For example, placing all the gifts in a crib. This was one of the most original ideas I’ve seen. Even if you don’t have a crib you could use, there are strollers or Pack ‘n Plays. There were a lot of party favors at this shower, but one of the best was baby pictures of the guests in little frames. The hostess asked for us to include a baby picture of ourselves with our RSVP. When we arrived, all the pictures were hanging from the crib and we had to match the babies to the guests. We got to take home the framed pictures!
If you’re throwing a large shower that might get kind of noisy, you might want to use a microphone. Probably the funniest part of the evening was Lacy’s sister doing play by play commentary as Lacy opened her gifts. There was also baby hanger decorating and celebrity baby trivia. Any one of these things would make a great shower!
Another huge help for the hostess was enlisting some teenagers to help with serving food and clearing dishes. If you have a babysitter that you love to use, they might enjoy earning some money as a party helper. I can only imagine how much easier this made things for the hostess.
I hope you enjoyed this trip down the fantasy lane of baby showers. If you have a great shower you’d like us to write about, send us an email!
p.s. I realized that I forgot my memory card when I got to the shower, so thank you Anna for driving me back home! I don’t think my written description would have done this justice! Of course, I did forget to take a picture of the golf cart shuttle!