Photography by: Jackie Photography
Cake by: Mayra Buitrago
She's starting a small business for these cake pops so message her on facebook if interested! These not only looked so cute they tasted really good too!
I’m no expert party planner and I have not planned many parties before, but I sure do LOVE it. Recently my co-worker/friend allowed me to help her organize the games for her sister’s baby shower. I was so excited, since I LOVE games and believe that games or some kind of activity at parties is what makes parties…well parties! We started off gathering some ideas since I was also helping her not only with the games but to come up with some ideas for the centerpieces. I started this pinterest board for us to gather our ideas.
You can see it here:
The party consisted of a couple of games.
Here’s a list of games we played:
1. Baby Lottery Game
We found this lottery tickets at Oriental Trading.
2. Baby Food
Guests divide into groups of 2. Pick one person to be the baby and one to be the parent. The point of the game is to feed the baby as quickly as possible, racing against the other teams. To make things interested, the baby puts on a bib and the mom puts on a blindfold and takes the spoon to feed the “baby” with their opposite hand.
Props: baby food, spoons, bibs, blindfolds (you can use scarves)
3. Poopy Diaper Game
Gather 5 or 6 chocolate candy bars (Snickers, Twix, Mounds, etc.) and melt separately in microwave. Spoon the melted chocolate into baby diapers. Give each guest a pencil and paper to write down their guess as to what kind of candy bar is in the diaper. Can be played by giving 1 diaper to each table and have the entire table guess (give group prize for table winner) or by having guest come up to a table with all the diaper and the guest with the most correct guesses wins. (To make things more interesting, you can have guests put on blindfolds and smell the diapers!)
Props: Diapers, candy bars, paper and pen (if you want guests to write down answer)
4. Don’t Say Baby
Guests are given something like a necklace with a little plastic pacifier or safety pins. They can not say 3 words. You can pick any or something like: Baby, Cute, Girl/Boy. If the guest says the word and another guest hears it, they take their necklace. The guest with the most necklaces wins! (I suggest picking a particular time to declare the winner, perhaps before cake cutting.)
Props: yarn or ribbon, plastic pacifier or pins
5. Guess the Baby Bump
Gather a ball of yarn and scissors. Pass the yarn around the room and have each guest cut off the amount she/he thinks it would take to equal the circumference of the mother-to-be's belly. At the end, each guest wraps his/her string around the pregnant belly, and the closest size wins.
Props: yarn or ribbon, scissors
6. Safety Pin In Rice
Pass around a bowl of rice and throw over 20-30 small, closed safety pins in the bowl. Time guests about 30-60 seconds and whoever finds the most safety pins while blindfolded wins! (This is A LOT harder than it seems!)
Props: Bowl, rice, safety pins, blindfolds
Hope you have a great time planning your next party!!
Here’s my 2 tips for the best party:
1- Stay consistent & true to your theme throughout the party!
2- Pay attention to details!
Cake was baked by a friend and Leslie Chacon did the wonderful cake pops! (She's available for your party too!)
Honey! From http://www.treasuredmomentsstationery.com/
What People Ate
There was salad, pasta, rice, chicken, and many other great dishes available buffet style for guests to choose from.
What People Drank
There were alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks available. The sangria was really good!