Friday, June 8, 2012

How to Have a Super Cool Baby Shower

We threw a party! My sister is so pregnant if you touch her with a pin she'd likely pop. We started out planning this as a surprise...and then the kid found out! This is the child who could guess what was in the presents under the tree at Christmas time without so much as lifting them. So I'm not entirely surprised that she found out.

Our budget between myself and my Mom and Sister (co-hosts) was not very large, so we had to find ways to make it awesome without breaking the bank. I think we succeeded. I'll let the pictures tell the rest of the story...Enjoy!

We started off by having Lindsay over at Happy Potamus Designs (also the Artsy Fartsy Mama) do some really awesome baby shower invites! Aren't they adorable???

We then made some cookies because we're awesome...and um...decorated them? I think we'd had too much frosting...


I think they turned out rather adorable...


We ish showing off our cookies


And having way too much fun with the princess necklace and crown for the guest of honor...


Yeah...moving on...

Prizes for the games. Little drinking cups filled with tootsie rolls.


Making a sign to hang on the mailbox because my house is a ninja sometimes and no one can ever find it.



The whole set up. I still think it's one of the most adorable things we've done in a long time.


Have to decorate the walkway!


The foodshtuffs...twas tasty!


Closeup of the awesome cookies...


Final adjustments before we party!


We played the game "never say baby." Everyone got a pin, and if you said the word baby the person that heard you say it gets your pin...the most pins at the end wins.


The guest of...honor?


Life is rough when you're 14 and you're stuck at a baby shower...


It was like 60 degrees! Why it couldn't have stayed 80 degrees like it was two days before and the day after is beyond me...


Starting to play "pin the baby on the mommy". A version of pin the tail on the donkey.


Mother in law getting all ready to feel her up!


Laughing at how miserably she failed.

Mom getting ready to feel her up now! See the fingers from sister??? lol

Starting to feel a tad violated...

We're such great aims around here...

Yep...we rock

Present time!


Ahem...Auntie Amber's gift...

This face cracked me up...

As you can see...

The best look...EVER

Pretending like she won the baby game. In reality she had all her pins stolen...so she just grabbed extras and pretended.


Texting the hubs after it was all over.


And soon, someone will call her Mom...

She's technically due on July 2nd, but I don't think she's going to last through the month of June before that kid is here. This aunt is very excited to meet that little kid!

4 comments:

Lindsay @Artsy-Fartsy Mama said...

Super cute party!!! Looks like you guys had an awesome time and the little Monkey got spoiled! Thanks for the shout-out :)

Jill said...

What a wonderful party!! Love the pin the tail on the mummy game!


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Six Sisters said...

Looks like a fun shower!! Cute decorations and games!! We are so happy to have you join us for our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday". Please come back soon!! -The Sisters

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