My sister is expecting a baby boy this Spring! I couldn’t be more excited for her. If you follow my blog you’re probably starting to feel like you know her yourself. She’s been featured in my Stitch Fix Reviews (most recently a Maternity Fix) and you got to see all the details of her Bridal Shower and Bachelorette Party. She’s pretty special to me and I couldn’t wait to throw a baby shower in her honor.
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My sister is not really into themes so there wasn’t really a theme besides shades of blue. I’ve got all the decor, food and game ideas for you.
My sister found this adorable baby sock banner idea on Pinterest from WooHome. I purchased the socks she had on her registry and purchased some small wooden clothes pins and cotton rope from Michaels to hang them up on. So cute, easy and a decoration you can use.
Blue Hydrangeas added the perfect floral touch.
The drink table was decorated with a paper tassel garland I found on clearance at Target in different shades of blue. To decorate the cups I used this light blue washi tape. It made a great space for people to write their names on their cups.
My sister also found this cute idea for bow tie napkins on Pinterest. I’ll admit I struggled a little bit trying to figure out how to make them. At first I tried to use decorative tape but realized the napkins tore when you tried to open and use them. Then I got some ribbon and used double sided tape but the tape didn’t hold very well so I ended up using a small piece of scotch tape to hold the ribbon together.
I kept the food pretty simple.
- A Veggie Tray
- Green and Red Grapes with White and Yellow Cheddar Cheese
- Avocado Basil Pasta Salad with Bacon
My favorite part of the spread was the idea I had for a “Cravings Bar”.
When you’re pregnant everyone always wants to know what cravings you’re having. So I asked my sister what her cravings were (Soft Tacos from Taco Bell, Strawberries, Chocolate Lovers Break and Bake Cookies and Baby Dill Pickles) and put the items together on a tray labeled “Cravings Bar”. It was a fun addition and something I’m sure most people were not expecting.
And of course there was cake!
When it came time for games I set them up around the room and let people complete them at their own pace. Once everyone finished we went over the answers together as a group.
How Many Candies
We did the How Many Candies in the Baby Bottle Game. I found the cutest printables from Studio 20 Designs on Etsy.
Guess the Sweet Mess Diaper Game
The Guess the Sweet Mess Game was fun to put together. I used printables from Studio20Designs on Etsy. I found this fun pre-cut fabric at Michaels and downloaded a doll diaper pattern from Happy Together I found on Pinterest to make the fabric into diapers.
I melted pieces of different candy bars and placed them in the diapers.
It was amusing to watch guests take a peek into the dirty diapers, give them a sniff and try to figure out what candy was inside.
Guess the Baby FoodAnother sensory game we played was Guess the Baby Food. I removed the labels from the baby food jars, decorated them with fun tape and labeled them with a number. On the tray with the baby food I also included tasting spoons. I used printables from PaperCleverParty for guests to record their answers on. I picked up the blue stripe and turquoise chevron pencils from Target. They fit perfectly with the shades of blue theme.
It was fun to watch people sniff, taste and try to figure out what each one was.
How Big is Mommy’s Belly
The fun part of this game is seeing everyone’s guesses. It’s also a great game for interacting with the mother to be.
It was a fun day showering my sister with love and gifts for her new baby boy. You can find more baby shower ideas on my Baby Shower Pinterest Board.