Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Surprise Themed Baby Shower

Baby showers are just the most amazing thing out there! The emotional pregnant lady being surrounded by her closest friends and family showered by wonderful, much needed gifts.  Its even better when its a surprise! :)

And that's just what my two great friends did for me last weekend.  I was lured to my friend's house under the false pretenses of going to play cards.

It was the most amazing, wonderfully organized & planned baby shower.  A total and utter surprise.  We had a blast!

We started out with delicious snacks and gorgeous deserts.  A cake which exactly matched the invitation! A delicious Duchess (Doukissa) cake shaped into a pink baby grow.  I'll see if I can get a recipe for that and post it here.


There was a whole bunch of very "strict" rules we had to follow.


Soon it was time for introductions, and you'd think that would be easy!  But as part of a game, you had to call people by their new names, like Changing Table, Pacifier or Crib and "introduce" yourself by saying a few lines of a nursery rhyme.  Everyone was given a gorgeous themed name tag to wear through out the shower as well as a string of safety pins.  If you happened to call someone by the wrong name you had to give up a pin.  The lucky lady with most pins at the end gets a gift.


We played many games, like the hilarious Pin the Sperm on the Egg, at one point someone almost fertilized the TV!  Then it was time for "Making Babies", where we had to be the fastest at making a good looking baby out of newspaper cut outs. There was "Exotic Cocktail Tasting" where you had to guess the baby juice flavor, which I won thanks to my super human pregnancy taste buds! And finally there was Fridge Magnet Poetry where guests got into groups to create poems for baby & mommy to be.

It was absolutely lovely.

Another one of my favorite things was the amazingly decorated Nappy Cake which I wouldn't call a cake at all but a Nappy Stroller! It is amazing and it includes a basket, lots of nappies, blanket, bibs, pacifier, spoon & fork and lots and lots of love :D




When it was time to go, each guest received an amazing parting gift together with a themed thank you note.  It was a pink daisy purse hook.  Such a beautiful and useful gift.



So much love and planning went into this shower. I feel so blessed to have such amazing friends and I can't thank them enough for this wonderful party :)


For other Baby Shower games & ideas you can check out my post about "Time of Day" Baby Shower.
  
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20 comments:

  1. Awww, such a lovely post! We had so much fun on the day! And a lot of fun preparing it for our lovely pregnant friend. You totally deserved it sweetie! x

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  2. What lovely friends you have!
    They don't really do baby showers 'properly' in the UK although I did have the girls round for a blue themed tea party which was lovely.

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  4. Holy moly! What an excellent shower! You have GOOD friends!!! I had two showers and they were just kinda...show up, open presents, eat cake, leave. Boo!! Good luck!!

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  5. I adore baby showers, too! Giving them, getting them-it almost makes me want to be pregnant all over again just to have a party (almost) :P It looks like your friends went to a tremendous effort to make it special for you. What fun! I'm your newest follower from Blog hop Thursday. Would love it if you'd swing by my blog when you get a chance! ☺

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  7. I LOVE THE SPIN THE SPERM ON THE EGG! I died laughing! Oh my goddess! The pics are beautiful and I am so happy you had a wonderful time! WTG to your wonderful friends as well :) I stumbled this cute post :) hope you can do the same for me! You have a new follower here :)I would love some more followers :)

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    Happy Thursday!

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  9. What a truly fun and exciting baby shower. I love the cake. I bet it was delicious and the pin the sperm game sounds hilarious!!


    -DP
    Hip Chick's Guide to PMS, Pregnancy and Babies

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  10. Looks like you had an awesome Shower!!! What great friends!!! Thank sooo much for stopping by and linking up to HIGH on Life Thursday!!! Im your newest follower! <3

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  11. Love the pinning sperm on egg thing! What a hoot! Gave you a stumble!

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  12. Haha! Howling laughing at the pin the sperm game! Very creative! Nice to see there were none of those Make Fun of the Pregnant Woman games. Looks like it was a fun time for everyone!

    On another note, I found you at the Almost Friday Blog Hop - following in every way I can now.
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    Flora Loveday
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  13. WOW, that cake looks amazing! Your blog is soo cute! I found you through bassgiraffes blog hop and am now following you. You can find me at http://yestheyrallmine.com I hope you have a wonderful day

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  14. What an awesome shower… and GREAT friends! This sounds so silly but I think I liked my baby shower more than my wedding day… so much more relaxed… and it had all my favorites there (we adopted so I had no real excuse for all my favorites other than well… we had a new baby:) Thanks for linking up with High on Life today!
    Christina
    http://christinaburchette.blogspot.com/

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  15. I'm a new follower! :)

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  17. What a sweet surprise! Super cute cake and parting gift. ^.^

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  18. How sweet of your friends to make it so special for you. Congrats!
    I am also following you via the High On Life blog hop. Please follow me.

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  20. If you prefer baby gifts like an edible centerpiece, consider a tower of cupcakes or cakes. Decorate each cake with ice or plastic toppers to match the shower theme.

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