d00ch Baby Showers March 18, 2019 17:22:02
Picture-perfect shower. A nice theme for second-time parents or those who have the basic gear. Friends can pool their resources to purchase a digital camera or camcorder plus albums, frames, and other photo-related gifts.
"My favorite shower game is when each guest brings a picture of him- or herself as a baby and you have to guess whos who," says Nicole Zeman, a mom of two in Portland, Oregon. Another matching game to try: Linking up weird celebrity baby names with their famous parents. Give little prizes to the winners of both. (Anyone who knows that Bear Blu is Alicia Silverstones son and Kal-El – Supermans real name – belongs to Nicolas Cage deserves some sort of reward for her trivia knowledge.)
Of course, you should be happy that someone loves you enough to plan an elaborate party for 50 guests with scads of pink ribbons and silly games. But what if all you want is a nice luncheon with your five best friends? Or what if you want to skip the traditional shower altogether and invite your female and male friends for beer (for guests only, of course!) and pizza?
Guests are given paper and markers and invited to make a personalized coupon, to be exchanged later for a specific favor, such as a night of baby-sitting, a trip to the grocery store, or a load of laundry. This is a thoughtful idea for parents who have small children and no family members living nearby. Theyd probably consider your freely offered help the greatest gift in the world.
Give everyone fabric paints and a plain white one-piece and bib to decorate. The best part of this messy-but-brilliant baby-shower activity is that its not only fun for guests, but the mom-to-be ends up with handmade keepsakes that shell actually use. Leave it casual, or turn it into a contest by having guests vote on their favorite piece and giving the winner a bottle of wine. Another option: Have each guest write a message or draw a picture with permanent markers or fabric paints on a square of fabric; then, post-party, Moms craftiest friend can sew the squares together into a cute play blanket or quilt.
Couples buffet dinner. An evening party for both parents-to-be and their friends. Unisex gifts might include diaper bags for both Mom and Dad, coupons for future babysitting, and gear such as a carrier and baby monitor.