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I was honored to be able to plan and host a baby shower for my very best friend. She is expecting her second little boy, so early in the planning we decided it would be a small intimate affair at a local garden restaurant.

As guests sat down they were greeted with a packet. Inside the packet was a few games for the guests to play while we waited for lunch to arrive. There was a celebrity baby matching game and a fill in the blank “mother” game. Since we were not playing for prizes I included the answers at the back of the packet. The best part of the packet was the labor story mad lib game that I found. The mom-to-be actually collected the stories at the end because they were so funny.

I knew that the tables would be small, so I made a small topiary for each table and limited the “extras” to a water bottle and favor. We did bring our own tablecloths. The ones at the restaurant are a fruit pattern that didn't match my color scheme. I added a custom water bottle and favor to each place setting. The water bottle labels were very simple and only said “Welcome Baby Ben” The favors were little boxes that I cut out of kraft paper with my Cricut. I attached a teacup to each favor and instructed guests to write their name on them to be used during the drawing for door prizes. The candy inside was a miniature Take 5 bar – the Mom-to-be’s favorite candy bar.
The shower was exactly what I had hoped for, a small quite affair that honored the Mom-to-be. The best part was that there was very little clean up! That is always my least favorite part of any shower.

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