Why? I'm not sure! I think theme's are the way to go!
My sister's shower for her 3rd child was held late last summer. As I was browsing shower themes, I came across "She's About to Pop!"
By no means is it a new theme but it was new to me!
While "researching" I found an image of a bunch of coloured plates on the wall. I thought that was a fantastic idea and even better: economical!!
For a more realistic "pop" or bubble effect, you can use balloons instead of plates but I liked the plates.
All I needed was some plates from the dollar store and paint (tester size) from Home Depot. The colour scheme was blue, yellow and white. I found yellow plastic plates in 2 sizes but no one had the shade of blue I had in mind. Martha to the rescue!
I wanted to stay away from writing your name on cups with a Sharpie and since it was a small gathering, I made cup labels on Publisher complete with names printed on them. I think it's a nice touch but if you do this... make sure you don't miss anyone! I did... but luckily I was able to run home and make one last minute before she arrived!
With the left over paint from the plates, I painted an old wooden board I found in our backyard and used it as a "tray" for the favour bags.
The second activity involved shot glasses.
Don't worry. Alcohol was not served.
I made the stand out of left over foam core and spray painted it white. Then I took plastic shot glasses from the dollar store and glued numbers on them.
The point of the game was for guests to come up one at a time and answer questions such as:
What day will the baby be born?
How many pounds will it weigh?
How long will my sister be in labour?
With each question, guests had to throw a little ball into the cup with the number they desired. It wasn't a serious pool as most of it was based on aim and luck.
We got some funny "guesses"
a 22lbs baby!!
3 hours of labour (haha doesn't she wish!)
I also had a few cups that had a question mark on it instead of a number so if guests got this lucky shot, they had the freedom to answer however way they wanted.
Themes are great! You can choose to go all out and have everything down to the very last detail relate back to the theme or you can simply use it as a general guide (like I did).
I posted this on Project Nursery- check it out!
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