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A couple of weeks ago I hosted a baby shower for a close friend of mine. Of course, I was in my absolute element. I had not planned a baby shower before, so it was something a little bit different and I couldn’t wait to hold it. The mummy to be did not know the sex of the baby, so we decided to go for a simple yellow baby shower theme.
We decided to keep the theme purely to a colour rather than incorporate any other elements, but I couldn’t resist putting in the little bee….besides, a bee is yellow, and it looked adorable!
To save on the party budget, I designed some yellow baby shower invites and we printed them and sent them to guests.
Yellow Baby Shower Party Decoration:
I wanted to keep the party decoration fairly simple. I think a baby shower is a time for the mummy to be to have some relaxing time with her girlfriends before the arrival of a new busy member of the family! Bearing that in mind I decided to keep the party decoration subtle but pretty, to create an air of relaxation. I made some tissue paper pom poms to use as a a striking backdrop behind the dessert table and to add some more colour I also hung some paper streamers. If you like the tissue paper pom poms, you can follow a tutorial here.
I designed the food table tents using the party colours with the little bee, which looked beautiful on the dessert table.
To keep with the yellow baby shower theme I also used some yellow balloons, napkins and teddy bear. After all, you can’t have a baby shower without a teddy bear! I also used some pretty yellow ribbon around the apothecary jars which added a beautiful finishing touch.
I designed lots of printables which were used for party activities, and they were all matching to the original invite.
Finally, I used some small wooden letters that simply said “BABY” and placed them on the dessert table.
Party Food Ideas:
Rather than have a mix of food at the party, we decided to have a dessert table. It’s a good job we all had a sweet tooth, as the food was absolutely delicious! We tried to keep the food fitting to the yellow baby shower theme as possible, with a couple of exceptions. There was a selection of cake, cupcakes, muffins, cookies and lollies. I organised some sparkling grape juice for the mummy to be, so she could enjoy some bubbles without worrying about the alcohol.
Baby Shower Party Game Ideas:
I organised a mix of games and activities that were spread over the course of the afternoon. I designed some wishing cards and a box for guests to write their wishes for the baby. These cards would become a nice keepsake for the mummy to be and were all designed with the yellow baby shower theme in mind.
I purchased a yellow teddy bear for guests to write any congratulations or messages to the mummy to be and of course there had to be a guess the due date card! Guests were encouraged to pick a date, a name and weight of the baby.
I also organised a jar full of the mummy to be’s favourite chocolate bar. Next to the jar I placed some cards for guests to write their words of encouragement. The idea is that when mummy has to get up in the middle of the night to breastfeed and may not be feeling 100% enthused at this point, she can either choose to eat her favourite chocolate bar or read one of the many words of encouragement from her besties!!
For games we had a quizz where the guests had to guess answers to 15 questions about the mummy to be and the baby. We also played a memory game with plates full of essential baby items which guests had 2 minutes to study. The plates were then covered and guests had to try and remember as many items as they could.
For a hysterical game, we divided the guests into two teams. Each team had 2 minutes to come up with as many songs as possible with the word “baby” in it. The loosing team had to perform a song of the winning teams choice….in this case….”Baby Baby” by Brittany Spears…of course!! I would have put a video of this hilarious occassion here, but I would then have been linched!!
It is not necessary to give out party favours at a baby shower, but for a bit of fun I organised these lollipops with a “Look Who’s Ready To Pop” printable attached. They looked pretty cute and were an easy way to say thank you to guests for attending the party.
All in all it was a wonderful relaxing afternoon and the mummy to be was able to spend some much needed “quiet time” with her friends and family. We all left our children with their dads and had a lovely afternoon playing games and eating yummy desserts!
Do you like these baby shower printables? If so, be sure to visit Smart Party Planning again soon, as I will have them here on the blog available for you to download for free!
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