One thing you should know about me is that I LOVE throwing showers. Love it! Baby showers, bridal showers…whatever kind of shower. I just love hosting parties. I’m one of those weird people who loves coming up with a menu, trying out new and creative ways to decorate and dress up a table, organize games, get neat prizes for the games, and make homemade thank you presents for guests to take home.My good friend, Maddy’s Mom is expecting baby #2 in four weeks. I jumped at the opportunity to throw her a shower.
The very first THREE LAYER cake I have ever made! It’s actually a diaper cake. So much fun to make!
I quickly learned that there’s a reason I’m not a cake decorator by profession. I’m just not good at decorating cakes! The above photo is the baby shower cake I made for the event. Below are the cupcakes I made.
One of MM’s friends helped me with the party. It was so much fun! She made a stunning money tree (where guests could pin money to the tree to contribute to getting a stroller for MM). She also helped me with putting together the guest giveaways and made a fruit tray and veggie platter.
The baby shower spread also included pumpernickel bread with spinach dip, fruit punch, bite sized cream cheese rolls (three flavours: smoked salmon, roasted red pepper, and garlic-herb), cake (lemon with vanilla icing), cupcakes (chocolate and vanilla with cream cheese frosting), and Chinese wontons (wontons courtesy of my Mom and Dad). One of our friends brought a layered dip and tortilla chips too. We were certainly not lacking in the food department.
We played some fun baby shower games. This morning, I made homemade baby food (strawberry and blueberry) for my “Feed the baby” game. All the guests were paired into Mommies and babies. The Mommies had to feed the babies, and the first team to finish the baby food won a prize.
Another game we played was the “Change the baby” game. Each Mom was given a Cabbage Patch Kid to strip, diaper, and change. The person who finished the fastest was the winner.
Throughout the afternoon, we played the clothes peg game. Each guest had a clothes peg to wear and if anyone said the word “Baby”, their clothes peg was taken from them. The person with the most clothes pegs at the end won a prize.
I also had a station where guests could decorate onesies for the baby and sign the pages I made for the baby’s scrapbook.
I got Maddy and the baby matching big sister and little sister summer dresses. I thought it would be nice to get Maddy a big sister present.
We had some good laughs, good talks, good food, and good fun. What a great afternoon it was!