Help I need baby shower advice!

Melissa - posted on 05/16/2013 ( 1 mom has responded )

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I need some suggestions. My sister is having her first baby in July. I volunteered to throw her a shower and I am thrilled to be doing it but I am also a little freaked out. I have four children but I never had a shower. In fact I have only ever been to 1 and that was a co-ed unconventional shower.

Soooo I am not sure what to do, also it is going to be a small shower because we don't have much family and she just moved here so she doesn't have many friends. I think it's going to be less than 10 people. So I need games that will work with only a few people.

It is my understanding that as the hostess I should just do everything and not ask her about stuff. Is that right or should I have her pick out things like invitations and decorations, cupcake flavors...?

Thanks in advance for advice/eperience!
~Melissa

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Stephgies - posted on 05/19/2013

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Hi Melissa,

I hope I can help..... :) First things first, will the shower be a surprise? If its a surprise then yes you do everything. If it's not a surprise then why not ask the Mommy to be for some input. Don't leave all the decisions to her, but let her help if she wants, as long as its a no pressure situation! The goal is for the Mommy to Be to feel loved and relaxed and a little bit spoiled! I think decorations should be all you - balloons, a few streamers, if its in the spring/summer you can do flowers as centerpieces or for decoration. Cupcake flavors would be a good thing for you to get some input so you get something she likes!

As for games there are a lot of them out there! Baby shower BINGO is a simple game. Everyone gets a blank BINGO board. In each empty space they write down one item they think the Mommy to Be will receive as a gift. Then as the Mom to Be opens her gifts you mark off the ones you wrote down on your board. You can give out prizes for anyone who gets BINGO - $1 lotto tickets, flowers, cute things from the $1 bins your local craft store.... Another fun game is guess the baby food. Get a few jars of baby food and take the labels off of them. Then number the jars. Have each person guess whats inside each jar and write it down. Whoever gets the most correct wins. Theres a version of this that uses diapers, but personally the thought of smelling baby food that is inside a clean diaper is not very appealing! (No offense to anyone out there who has done that game.) Another simple game is baby shower word scramble. You can find free ones online.

I hope this was helpful! If I can be of more help let me know! :)

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