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Rainbow Baby Shower

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.

Rainbow baby shower

Baby Shower favors: soft salts. We made a huge batch, divvied them up into these snack bowls, and used double-sided tape to add favor labels (now available on my etsy store).

Rainbow baby 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.

  • R=rattle
  • 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?

Rainbow baby shower

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!)

Rainbow baby shower

I made up these game pamphlets and a keepsake page for my sister to keep in her  baby book.

Rainbow baby shower

Rainbow napkins equal party win

Rainbow baby shower

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.

Rainbow baby shower

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.

Rainbow baby shower

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 baby shower

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.

Rainbow baby shower

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.

Rainbow baby shower

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
triplets 3 musketeers
11 lb babies whoppers
chunky baby rollos
time alone zero
nap time Fast break
baby giggles snickers
diapers, formula, medicine payday
lullabyes symphony
teething crunch
new babies treasures
ultrasound look
preemies runts
collic cry babies
postpartum tears gushers
loves for baby kisses
christmas baby junior mints
loaded diapers toosie rolls
mommy brain airheads
doctor life savers
Baby bump mounds

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.

Rainbow baby shower

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.

Rainbow baby shower

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