Sunday, October 14, 2012

Baby Shower!

My sister is having a baby boy in January.  She lives in Utah, but she was home for the weekend, so we had a party for her.  My mom and I love putting together a good party.  If it wasn't for potentially awful clients, we might someday consider a catering business.  For now, these little parties are enough party-planning for me.
Pinterest is very helpful for these sorts of things.  We borrowed the idea for blue punch with duckies floating in it.  Awesome.  My other sister found a great recipe for anitpasto skewers.  Also wonderful.  My mom made a diaper cake. 






One thing I couldn't find anywhere online was a decent, non-embarrassing or lame, baby shower game.  The closest I found was a list of baby-shower-related themes related to candy bars.  I decided to take this one step further and create "A Baby Story" where the guests had to fill in the right candy bar in all the blank spaces.  I had one of each of these candy bars on a tray in the middle of the room.  It was just hard enough that most people were groaning, but easy enough that one person actually got all the answers right.  I found all the candy at two stores - which didn't seem like too terrible of a hunt to me.  Hmm...I can't upload a pdf.  I'll just insert the text and if you use it, you'll have to format it yourself (sorry!).

A Baby Story...
Just mere months ago, the mother-to-be was a bit concerned that she always needed to ________________. She discovered she was pregnant!

While discussing the future, the new mom and dad often refer to the baby as _____________________ because they have not yet decided on a name. If it is a girl, they might name her ___________________. If it is a boy, they might name him ___________________. Twins? Maybe _________________.

They hope their little bundle of joy will be a _______________, but not an 11 lb ____________________.

They are preparing for the _______________________ to the hospital which is

located on ________________________. There, the mom-to-be will have many

contractions _______________________. She will find that the labor and

delivery nurses are _______________________. When the baby is born, he/she will receive lots of ___________________.

Then the fun starts. After paying the hospital _______________, they will get to bring Baby home. The new mom will feel like a _____________________ while

receiving only a _____________________ to sleep. She might occasionally _____________________ to have a snack. The new dad will love changing all those ___________________. They will both soon get used to spending their whole ___________________ on baby essentials. To little Baby, though, life and lullabies will be a wonderful ______________________.

Here is the key:

A Baby Story...
Just mere months ago, the mother-to-be was concerned that she always needed to MUNCH. She discovered she was pregnant!

While discussing the future, the new mom and dad often refer to the baby as WHATCHAMACALLIT because they have not yet decided on a name. If it is a girl, they might name her BABY RUTH. If it is a boy, they might name him OH HENRY. Twins? Maybe MIKE AND IKE.

They hope their little bundle of joy will be a ROLO, but not an 11 lb WHOPPER.

They are preparing for their ROCKY ROAD to the hospital which is located on FIFTH AVENUE. There, the mom-to-be will have many contractions NOW AND LATER. She will learn all about how the labor and delivery nurses are SWEET TARTS. When the baby is born, he/she will receive lots of KISSES.

Then the fun starts. After paying the hospital 100 GRAND, they will get to bring baby home. The new mom will feel like a MILKY WAY while receiving only a FAST BREAK to sleep. She might occasionally TAKE 5 to have a snack. The new dad will love changing all those MILK DUDS. They will both soon get used to spending their whole PAYDAY on baby essentials. To little Baby, though, life and lullabies will be a wonderful SYMPHONY.

2 comments:

  1. Just found your blog via Pinterest and I've enjoyed browsing around! I'm also a boy mama :) I'm adding your site to my blog list so I can be sure to keep in touch with you and I must dig for those antipasto skewers! Hope you have a great week

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