I had the honor of throwing a baby shower for the bf's sister this September for Baby G who is due this December! This was a special celebration for all of her family and friends because it was a rare opportunity to spend time with the happy couple. The parents-to-be are currently stationed in Okinawa; she's a Sailor, he's a Marine! You could feel the warmth in the room as everyone celebrated this happy time in their lives. The theme was "It's a Small World", inspired by the baby clothes collection at Nordstrom. Images from the Disney ride were seen from the invitations through the table decor, all with an international flair. The colors, pink and orange, were an easy pick; they will be the baby room colors!
We played Baby Bingo (the version where you mark off items on your board as they open presents), Midnight Advice (everyone wrote their best piece of parenting advice and daddy-to-be picked his favorite), Guess Mommy's Belly Size (with pink yarn, of course) and Don't Say Baby (with clothespins- it turned quite competitive!).
The whole event turned out wonderful, but I must say, never again will I be the event planner, caterer, cupcake baker & photographer at the same event! I couldn't have done it without the amazing bf, who even ran to Safeway at midnight the day before for JELLO mix (oh yeah, did I mention I made the pink popcorn party favors, too?). Looking back, I must say I had a blast and would do it again in a heartbeat, especially for the amazing parents-to-be who deserve all the best!