Friday, January 4, 2008

Throwing an Unforgettable Shower

I am a girl's girl, partly because I'm from a family with three sisters and plenty of girl cousins. From a young age, I experienced the excitement of throwing a wedding/baby shower for some sister, sister-in-law, sister, aunt, or friend. Now that my shower is coming up, it's kind of hard for me to sit still. My sister-in-law must be slightly annoyed with my many phone calls filled with my countless questions.

So, I'll offer you all some ideas; while, hinting to my Babes and my sister-in-law :).

When choosing favors, I always prefered things that people can use so they won't be tempted to trash it once they go home. I particularly like the honey filled jar, "Mother to Bee" baby shower favor. Also, the baby bottle votive candles are also a grand idea. Which household does not use candles in their house? When making these, all you need are votive candles and the tops of baby bottles. How cute!

I'm also a fan of shower games. Pin the pacifier on the baby is a fun, ice-breaker and is played the same way as pin the tail on the donkey. You can't keep a straight face with this game. Also, the pacifier game is pretty popular. The guests receive a pacifier upon arriving and when they say the word baby, they can lose their pacifier. On the other hand, when they hear the word baby they can take that person's pacifier. The object of the game is to garner as many pacifiers as possible.

For my bridal shower, my family knew they couldn't go wrong with getting me a strawberry shortcake. In fact most of my birthday parties have had strawberry shortcakes. Cake Love, a D.C. bakery, has a strawberry shortcake that looks too good for visitors to skip dessert. You can cut the cake and toast with the nonalcoholic wine, Fre.

In all, when planning a shower keep it simple and fun. With those combinations you can never go wrong.


Blogger NC said...

Christine, did you just plan your entire shower!! Hysterical!

January 6, 2008 at 12:37 AM  

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