The Best Baby Shower Tips
I am well known as the “Party-Master” and never pass up a chance to throw a fun event. It is just one of the things I love to do for people and seem to be pretty good at. So here are some of my collected tips for a EASY & FUN Baby Shower.
- Diapering the baby (or large teddy bear) with a cloth diaper with two blindfolded participants.
- Pin the bottle on the baby. Use numbered bottles to pin on.
- Have attendees guess the actual delivery date and height and weight of the baby. Her hostess kept track of the guess for attendees. The guess that was the closest for all three items wins. You could also give gifts for each item instead of all three.
- Treasure Hunt for the kids – hide baby paraphernalia or small gifts around your house, or wherever the shower is being held. Equip guests with clues and a map, and you’re all set. Depending on the number of guests, people can hunt individually or in teams.
- Buy a bunch of tiny plastic babies — the kind you might put on a cake — and freeze them in ice cubes. Each guest gets one in a drink cup. The first one whose baby is ‘born’ wins.
For baby showers I used some white tulle that I picked up on clearance, ran white twinkle lights from Christmas through it, bunched it up every four to five feet (like a swag valance is hung) and hung it around the room tied with the obvious color bow for the gender of the baby of the theme of the party. It makes beautiful diffused lighting and under the bows can be hung small little baby things; booties, hairbrush, etc.
Used baby bottles as vases and filled them with daisies. It was very sweet. I think white tulips or some other delicate white flower might have the same effect.
No-Crust Spinach-Sausage Quiche
- 6 ounces Jarlsberg cheese, shredded (1 1/2 cups)
- 1/2 cup buttermilk pancake and baking mix
- 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
- 1 10-ounce package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
- 1 12-ounce package frozen hot sausage, pork or turkey-thawed (vegetarian works too)
- 8 large eggs
- 1 medium-size onion, chopped
- 1 1/4 cups milk
- salad oil
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Grease 11″ by 7″ glass baking dish. Brown sausage over medium-high heat, breaking it into small pieces. Add onion and oregano and cook until sausage is well browned and onion is tender. If sausage is dry during cooking, add 1 to 2 teaspoons salad oil. Remove skillet from heat; stir in spinach and shredded cheese. In large bowl beat eggs, milk, and baking mix until well blended. Spoon sausage mixture into baking dish; pour egg mixture over. Bake 35 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Cut quiche into 8 pieces to serve.
Sugar cookies in the shapes of babies, packaged in colorful plastic wrap or tissue paper. You can use a gingerbread man cutter for the baby-shaped ones.
Make little cinnamon rolls (the kind that come in a can work just fine), wrap each one in pink or blue plastic wrap, and attach a ribbon to it with a tag saying: ‘Thank you from (mother’s name)’s bun in the oven!”