I’m not sure I’ve mentioned it here, but Husband and I are going to be an uncle and aunt for the first time, and very soon now! His brother and the girlfriend are expecting their first sometime next month, although, we are wondering if the little boy might be coming early! We can hope.
Over the weekend, my MIL, Husband’s cousin and I threw her a big ole baby shower at the Parish Hall. It was so much fun! Since their nursery will be Lion King themed (I mean, c’mon. Is anyone surprised that it’s a Disney-themed nursery?), we decided to go with the same theme for the baby shower. Although, it ended up leaning more towards a “King of the Jungle” theme only because there aren’t a whole lot of Lion King plates out there. Our colors were orange, green and brown and I am so happy with the way it turned out.
The one thing I loved about this shower? We decided to hire a caterer to do the heavy lifting. This saved us SO much work! The great lady who runs the catering company came early to set up the food and it was yummy. The bread was even freshly baked that morning! Quite impressive.
As much as I love cooking for something like this, we had over 20 people who had RSVPed and with all the decorations and setting up the games, etc, it was SO forth having someone else worry about the food.
Speaking of games, we played a few, but I only got pictures of the TP game.
In addition to this one, we also played the “Baby” game – everyone got a diaper pin and you got to steal another lady’s pin if you caught them saying ‘baby.’ This was actually really hard because there was a real baby in our midst! The ladies who tied with the most pins at the end of the shower ended up gifting their prize to a little girl at the party, which was really sweet.
The other game that didn’t get pictures was the Baby Food game – trying to guess which flavor of baby food in various jars passed around the room. Great Grandma was the winner of that one and she got every single one right!
Finally, the piece de resistance, in my opinion. The diaper cake. My present to the mom-to-be.
Originally, I was going to make little centerpieces out of diapers, onesies and wash cloths for each of the tables. But with my foot and catching a cold, that just didn’t happen. But I was able to make it out to Target on Friday night to get the supplies for this masterpiece.
I was so happy with the way it turned out! It has a receiving blanket rolled up in the middle, plus a Cardinals treat hidden inside! Included was a stuffed giraffe and a rattle as well. Everyone kept asking where we had bought the diaper cake and my MIL just smiled and said that I had made it! I was very happy. The mom-to-be seemed to really like it as well.
We were so excited to shower her with gifts and she was a gorgeous mom-to-be with her corsage. Can you believe my MIL made that out of tulle and baby socks? I was impressed!
Our nephew will be here before we know it! The countdown is on!