My friend and I were recently blessed with the opportunity to throw a baby shower for the youth ministers at our church. Since I am in my late thirties and all of my friends are well past childbearing age, I have not had the chance to host a party in quite a while.
Though I use to be a hosting ninja, I felt a little lost when planning for this shower.
When I say planning, of course I mean…thinking and pinning for weeks and even months in advance but waiting until the actual day of the event before I take any action! This drives my husband and my friends crazy but I always manage to pull it off!
I did manage to get the invitation done in a timely manner but not too timely so instead of mailing them I had to hand them out.
I loved the idea of bringing a book instead of a card!!!
The guest of honor wanted a simple shower to share with the kids involved in our youth department.
My ultimate goal was to have fun and make memories.
Luckily, for me, the guest list consisted of junior high and high school kids…so my mad skills that I had misplaced somewhere in the last 10 years…were not really needed.
This was the entry…
We just cut rectangles out of white felt, folded them and cut out a little area on both sides. Then we folded them and added a safety pin. Here are some that are already made.
My favorite part…FOOD!!!
You can’t go wrong with a cheese tray!!! Needless to say this was GONE!
We had a blast doing Baby Shower Mad Libs!!!
The other games we played were:
Pregnant man ties his shoes…
since this was a co-ed baby shower, we took advantage of trying to make the guys look silly. In this game, all the guys sat in a chair and had to tie their shoes with a balloon stuffed under their shirt. The first one that finished tying both shoes without popping the balloon won.
Guess the baby food…
I dumped the contents of 4 different baby foods into bowls and everyone got a paper and had to taste and guess what flavor the baby food was. I figured this would be easy but Nobody got them all right!
Blindfolded block stack…
the goal of this was to see who could stack their blocks the highest while blind-folded. The best part of this was that the DAD-TO-BE had to wear a huge diaper and pacifier!!
We ended the night by customizing those precious little onsies! We bought all different sizes so he could wear them for a while. These markers worked perfectly and they were not too messy. The kids had a blast doing this and baby Judah has extra special clothes!!!
By this time…the guys were OVER the baby shower and found a football game!!!
We had a lot of fun and I think that it was pretty memorable!!!!
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