In case you didn’t know, my sister lost her first baby a few years ago. Adella would be turning 5 this year. When my sister had her second daughter, we threw her a rainbow-themed baby shower. Here are some pics from her shower.
The nice thing about this baby letter-guessing game is that it makes a gorgeous room accent. Inside each of these bags is a baby item that starts with that letter.
- A= applesauce
- I= infant Tylenol
- N= night light
- B= bottle
- O= outfit
- W= washcloth
- B= bib
- A= afghan
- B= book
- Y= yarn
yeah, infant Tylenol is a stretch, but can you think of something that starts with an I? Besides, it’s more of a challenge, right?
We used these clothing items underneath the bags. I didn’t get a picture of them together. My mom made the first 3 things – the red dress, the crocheted sweater, and the little skirt. I found the other 3 on a great sale at Walmart ($1/piece!)
I made up these game pamphlets and a keepsake page for my sister to keep in her baby book.
Rainbow napkins equal party win
My sister is allergic to corn, so she got a cupcake without a rainbow and everyone else got frosting made without powdered sugar. It was a pain, honestly.
We served Hot Chocolate and had a hot chocolate bar with something in every color. The blue element is home-made marshmallows (using tapioca starch for powdered sugar/corn starch. These were de-LISH-ous. I’ve made them multiple times since. The shape is actually a pumpkin, but I think it passes as a cloud. What do you think? The dish on the side is mint syrup (For the green element). We had raspberry jam for red, orange was made with pumpkin spice, caramel counted for yellow, and huckleberry syrup was our purple element.
these are our St. Patrick’s Day decorations. They worked pretty well as decor around the room. The white clouds from balloons just added that much more charm.
rainbow food table. There was a layered salad in the bowl, and taco bites went on the platter. I honestly don’t remember what went in the glass pan.
I made the rock candy myself. I need to improve, that’s for sure. My crystals didn’t get as big, and the color wasn’t as bold as those you can find in the stores. They tasted okay, though.
We played the candy game, where you are given a phrase tied to babies and pregnancy, and you have to guess what candy is tied to it. I had an added challenge (to take more time), guests had to play memory with numbered cards on a poster board. Guests took turns calling out numbers, and I flipped the cards over. When they made a match, they had a chance to guess what that phrase had to do with the candy. This is what we came up with:
|the daddy||big hunk|
|choosing baby’s name||whatchamcacallit|
|girl’s name||baby ruth|
|twins||mike n ike|
|contractions||now n later|
|hospital address||5th avenue|
|driving to the hospital||rocky road|
|maternity nurses||sweet tarts|
|hospital bills||100 grand|
|11 lb babies||whoppers|
|nap time||Fast break|
|diapers, formula, medicine||payday|
|loves for baby||kisses|
|christmas baby||junior mints|
|loaded diapers||toosie rolls|
I’m sure you could play with the candy on one card and the baby phrase on the other. It’d be shorter. Up to you.
we also had the guests paint peg people for baby to play with when she gets a little older. I think they turned out pretty cute! I painted the guy in the suit in the back, and the orange girl and Harry Potter with the extra pegs.