d00ch Baby Showers April 10, 2019 16:36:34
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.
Forgo the usual "theme shower" in favor of a simply elegant tea, complete with china tea set, finger sandwiches, and traditional British goodies like scones served with jam and clotted cream (extra-thick cream available in gourmet shops and online). Serve a selection of teas, and give tea packaged in pretty containers as favors. For the right mom-to-be, it would be a lovely "grown up" choice.
As a keepsake for the baby, each guest brought a copy of her favorite childrens book, and the group jointly presented a crib quilt with messages written on top. "I cant decide whether to use it or frame it," said a delighted Cindy, who later noted, "This is such a special afternoon. I feel blessed to have so many wonderful friends."
While soft pastels are traditional colors for a mom-to-bes party, the dad-on-deck will appreciate less muted hues. For co-ed showers, Seri Kertzner and her team at in New York like to work with either a neutral palette or a mix of bright colors like yellow and purple. For mama Megan Kopf Stackhouses gender-neutral baby shower brunch, the party stylists decorated with giant white balloons anchored in cubes filled with white jellybeans.
A color scheme and theme help pull a baby shower together. Cindys friends chose creamy tones for the invitation, luncheon table, and favors; childrens books and keepsakes were the unifying themes. Other popular concepts.
"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.)