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Baby shower games and gift ideas

13 Nov

So, you’ve been put in charge of arranging the baby shower? You have decided on the venue, your guest list and food. All you need to do now is decide on gifts for the mum-to-be and what games to play at the shower?

It is pretty common these days for the mum-to-be to have already organised most of the important items to be ready for the baby, so it is a good idea to talk to her about any other items she may still need and want.

To avoid doubling up on gifts, a simple solution is to get the mum-to-be to put together a wish list, then as organiser when you send out the invites you can include the list or the website/shop details of where the gift registry will be.  This gives the guests the opportunity to choose something off the list and, with the bigger ticket items, a few guest may decide to club together.  If the mum-to-be is not keen on this idea then here are some suggestions you can never go wrong with:

  • baby wraps, blankets and bibs – any new mum will tell you can never have enough of these!
  • books such as baby guides, pregnancy books, baby journals and nursery rhymes treasury’s
  • beautiful keepsake boxes for babies’ first lock of hair, hospital bracelets and first tooth can all be lovely gift ideas.

Another great idea is to put together a starter pack including: nappies, wipes, baby lotion, a soft toy and a swaddling cloth. This is always so good as all the items will be used.

A wonderful way to include many of your guests who are already mums is to ask them to put together a few facts and tips for a “stuff they don’t tell you” sheet.  Your guest of honour will be forever grateful for this.

Don’t forget this is a great opportunity to spoil the mum-to-be, too, so instead of presents for the baby, you can give her gifts.  Some ideas include pyjamas, scented candles, a new wash bag and toiletries, maybe even a visit to a relaxing pregnancy retreat as a joint gift.

And please don’t forget the siblings –  they can often feel left out of this celebration so it is a good idea to have a little something for them to open. One idea could be a photo frame for them to put in a picture of themselves with their new sibling after the big day arrives.

Baby shower games

baby shower Games

To break the ice for guests and so everyone has a bit of fun, it is a good idea to plan a few games.  When choosing your games, keep in mind the personality of the mum-to-be and the age range of guests.  It is a good idea to mix up a good selection of written and active games, but also be mindful and have a few other games to fall back on as, depending on the crowd, some will work better than others.

Here is a list of inexpensive fun games you can do at a baby shower with just a little planning.

  1. Baby – You give each guest a dummy with a ribbon attached as they arrive, then each guest wears a dummy around their neck if anyone is caught saying the word “baby” you have to take that persons dummy. The object of the game is to collect as many dummies as you can from the other guests.
  2. Jelly Babies – You need to prepare this a day ahead. Simply put a jelly baby in an ice cube slot, fill with water and freeze. When your guests arrive and they have a drink ensure they all have a frozen jelly baby. The first guest whose ice melts is the winner.
  3. The Price is Right – Get 8 baby products and each guest needs to guess how much each item costs. The guest who has the closest amount wins.
  4. Change the Baby – You get a newborn baby-sized doll, some disposable nappies and a timer. Each guest will take off the nappy and put another one on using only one hand with their other behind their back. The fastest player is the winner.

You don’t really need to do many more than 4 games as guests will also want plenty of time for chatting. If you don’t have much time beforehand, you can buy online books with baby shower games and baby bingo.

The best thing you can do is just have fun and remember it is a beautiful time in a woman’s life and everyone will enjoy sharing in it.

Baby Shower Gift Tags Make Your Baby Shower Super Special!

30 Oct

Do you know how to make the baby gift special? What have you done to make your baby gift box out of the ordinary? Are you perplexed to adorn your baby gift? Demanding to crop up with an unusual thought for the baby shower you are hosting? Out of the way from setting up good provisions, creative streamers and an exciting theme how about using baby shower tags in various ways? Are these questions troubling you?

Relax, because we are here to help you with your confusions and dilemmas. Baby shower gift tags are the perfect way to make your best baby gift. There are loads of ways that you can toil the use of baby shower tags into your shower. To commence you will necessitate deciding on how you will draw on them. This will agree on the dimension or sizes of tags considered necessary.

You may want to initiate at the very foundation and bring into play these as the summons. This needs care and extreme modesty. You can craft this type of invitation by going to your departmental supply store or expertise store and paying for the tags. They are accessible in loads of sizes, designs and colors. You can hand letter the invitation baby shower tags yourself, use rubber plod or your laptop. There are delightful baby themed papers you can put in as well as little badges and pretty streamers. The tag theme can go on with as you wrap up your contributions. You may also desire to make use of baby shower tags as part of a pastime or actions. Baby shower tags also make beloved set cards for all of the guests.

You can make a nice baby shower invitations. It’s trouble-free and amusing to make use of baby shower tags for a baby shower. The new mom will be overwhelmed and have a small number of special keepsakes for the baby’s scrapbook. Actually this makes a brilliant gift for the baby shower. You can actually present a scrapbook and attach a few tags along with it. This makes a very nice memory for the mother. It is very important that your effort produces a smile on the mother’s face and makes her acquainted with the warmth of her forth coming life.

These days, baby showers are recognized to be more or less an obligation for any new parents to horde a social gathering. Originally, the customary way of hosting the party was prepared by close friends of the pair and to be only concentrated by women; astonishingly baby showers nowadays were attended by nearly everyone especially couples. Consequently, the host could also be a man or any body. However, setting up a baby shower party is not as uncomplicated as what others would imagine. There is special thoughtfulness that requests to be made. These include the best baby gift, baby gift box, baby shower gift tags, baby shower invitations, food provisions, baby gift thank you notes and many more. These things make the baby shower special in many ways.

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Chocolate Gift Ideas for Baby Shower

23 Aug

Chocolate is divine and almost everyone simply loves it. Why not use it as a gift to give a mother-to-be and brighten up the rest of her days during pregnancy? Why not give it to guests as a little thank you for sharing your joy at your baby shower? Here’s how chocolate can be used for gift-giving at a baby shower.
Chocolate can never go wrong as a gift. Be it for a pregnant woman or the mother-to-be, or be it for the guests who come and celebrate her joy at a baby shower. It is in fact one of the most feasible gift ideas because pretty much everyone will enjoy it, and it is a gift that will definitely not be recycled. Moreover, chocolate gifts are versatile. Just a box of chocolates is not all you can give as a gift. Chocolate with its versatility can be molded into a beautiful gift idea that anyone will love without doubt. They can be gourmet or they can be simple and straight from the heart. That is how chocolate is. It allows you to mold it just the way you want it, to please you and your senses. So here’s how you can come up with some delicious and gorgeous chocolate gift ideas for a baby shower.

Delectable Chocolate Gift Ideas

Here we provide you with ideas that can be used as baby shower favors as well as gifts that can be given to the mother-to-be. Either way, they will definitely be appreciated. These are ideas that you can use as they are, or you can derive inspiration from them to come up with some great ideas yourself. All you have to do is get a little creative, and there will be no dearth of chocolate gift ideas.

Chocolate Dipped Fortune Cookies

A wonderful gift for the mother-to-be, fortune cookies dipped in rich dark (or white, or both) chocolate can serve a dual purpose; for one, YUM! And for the other, the messages inside can be personalized specifically for her. For instance, if she doesn’t know the gender of the baby but badly wants it to be a boy or a girl, one of the messages can say ‘It’s a boy/girl!’ On the other hand, you could say ‘Your happiness will double in the coming days…’ which could insinuate that she can expect twins. These will of course be fun messages and you can customize them to suit her choice and personality. Great isn’t it?

Chocolate Jars

For a personalized gift that you can make yourself, put together jars with an assortment of chocolates. For instance, these could be chocolate-coated almonds, hazelnuts, or raisins. You could even have chocolates filled with delicious flavors that the mother-to-be enjoys. On the jar, you may stick a label with a personalized message for the mother-to-be. For instance, it could have the quote, Diaper backward spells repaid. Think about it. (Marshall McLuhan) You could then sign it off with your name. On the other hand, this gift can also be made at home. Again, these could be personalized with thank you messages from the mother-to-be for the guests. The chocolate will definitely be enjoyed and the jars will last them a long time.

Chocolate Covered Cookies

A crunchy treat that is loaded with oodles of chocolate makes for another great chocolate gift idea for a baby shower. The idea is to have delicious chocolate chip cookies in diaper, star, or baby jumpsuit shapes dipped in white and dark chocolate. Sounds delectable, doesn’t it? Go another step and wrap them in gender-specific colored wrappers (if you know the gender of the baby), or simple paper that is in accordance with the theme of the baby shower, and you are good to go. Put the cookies in a jar, a tin, or in a box, and use a cute ribbon to give the entire package a finishing touch. This is definitely a perfect gift for the mom-to-be or from the mom-to-be.

Chocolate Blooms

A basket full of assorted chocolates decorated in the form of a bouquet will combine the most delicious chocolates in the world into one large gift at a baby shower. If you are sick of the regular chocolates, why not make a bouquet with chocolate lollipops? While the lollipops and the entire bouquet can be prepared professionally, if you have the time and the inclination, these can be made yourself too. Wrap the lollipops in a variety of colored paper so that they resemble actual flower blooms that can be decorated into a bouquet. Tissue, ribbon, tulle, and other embellishments can be further used to enhance it. This gift can be made with as few as two lollipops so that it is feasible if given from the mother-to-be to the guests at the baby shower. If given by a guest, the bouquet can be as big as you would like it to be.

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