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My Lovely Baby Shower

So on Sunday I had my baby shower, organised by my lovely sister-in-law Tash. Weirdly it was a blessing that the sun wasn’t out that much, because it kept the room nice and chilled. I was pretty over heated due to being massively pregnant, and such anyway! But to the day, we had a lovely spread which I totally forgot to get pictures of. Afternoon tea with cute sandwiches, homemade scones made by Mel and cake cake cake. It was nice seeing family and friends who I haven’t seen in ages, and playing the nappy game ( guess the melted chocolate) is totally gross but ridiculously funny!

Guess the baby was hilarious too, I only knew which one I was because I recognised the baby mat. But I guessed 10/12 right..I mean I was super impressed with that!!

But here are some pictures from the day! I wore my smart black jeans, and a grey roll neck top that I got from New Look, it was casual and smart at the same time, and most important I was comfortable in it.

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Lovely nappy game..gross but I promise..it’s funny to play..everyone got pretty competitive! I also got to wear a cute mummy to be sash.

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Look at the concentration, Heather and Danielle won the nappy challenge guessing all three melted chocolate bars correctly! Plus how adorable does Finley look!

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One of the lovely knitted gifts Pat made me! How awesome is this jellyfish??

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I was spoilt sooo much by everyone, I’m looking forward to putting everything away! Tash was great at organising the shower, and passing me the gifts as the bump was totally getting in the way of me being able to bend down.

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My mum and gran, with mum holding the gorgeous Georgia! Mum was great, I think this is the only time she sat down, constantly rushing around getting drinks, food, washing up..such a host!

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Another cute present. I won’t show you them all…purely because I have like a quadruple chin in most of the pictures, but I did get some beautiful things! This was from my lovely friends Alex and Jon…bananas…it’s an inside joke!

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Steph, Abby and Gran enjoying a cup of tea…so quaint!

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I told you I was spoilt. I got so many beautiful things, and nappy cakes, some beauty products just for me, and an array of adorable blankets, towels and clothes…i’ll do a look book when the kids here!

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This girl cracks me up! She took the nappy game very seriously! And a special thanks to Letty who took the photos… shame she wasn’t in many!

 

I had a lovely day, sorry I didn’t get any photos if the spread or decorations..we all know how much I suck and remembering the small details.. Only 7 weeks 3 days to go…..eeeeek

 



Baby shower games and awesome decor ideas

So I am super lucky that my sister-in-law Tash has offered to throw me a baby shower and I am pretty excited because the guest lists included family and friends who I haven’t seen in a while ( if they can make it that is).  I have been to a few showers, and it’s always a great day filled with food and games and lots of baby stuff! So I thought i’d look at some awesome shower decor ideas both for neutral and gender specific parties which might give you ideas if your planning one in the future.

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This looks like a great game. Babies first portrait. Give your guests a a piece of card and a pen. They draw what they think your baby will look like while keeping the card in front of their head…yes it will be mostly scribbles but get your guests to sign them, and they could be a fun addition to a guestbook with pictures and a message from your baby shower.

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This could be a great slightly cheaper alternative to decorating onesies. All you need is some fabric pens and make some little scraps of fabric and wool to make some fun bibs.

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But I have to say, how awesome do these look? You could probably get a bunch of plain onesies in bulk pretty cheaply, then with some fabric paints, transfers, scraps of materials you could make some awesome onesies. if your not finding out the sex, cute pictures, typography, and patterns are always great. Can’t go wrong with polka dots and stripes.

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If your friend is having a girl, why not get together to make some cute headbands. elastic is really cheap and can be embellished really easily!! A great idea if your having a girl.

 

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A really awesome game, guess the baby. Get your guests to bring a baby picture of themselves. Guess who is who, and chuckle at some of the fashion choices too.

 

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This is soooo pretty and in my eyes is gender neutral. I know what your thinking, come on this screams girly. But let’s remember that the mother is in fact female, so having a nice spread to entice your guests doesn’t have to be gender specific. Cute cupcakes, pink lemonade, some sweets makes a cute dessert bar. I love theses colour too, can’t go wrong with pastels..

Here are some awesome decor ideas that you can get or even DIY yourself.

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Cute bunting that you can choose colours for, depending on the sex or keeping it neutral. It could be cute to give this to the mummy afterwards as some nursery decor too! This is from Party made pretty. Also you could really easily do this DIY. Cut some circles out of colour card and stick them back to back and simply sew through them. Ta da..

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These are so cute to make your guest’s drinks pop! This is from Glitter Me Sweet.

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A cookie cutter to make some awesome cookies! How cute would these look? This is from Cupcake Social.

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Another fancy decor, one you could easily make with some tissue paper or even material, are tassels. I love this colour combo! From Pom Joy Fun. 

 

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If your planning to reveal your gender at your baby shower let your host know about getting these which are awesome and a great photo opportunity. Get these from Thimble Press. You could also make these really easily by getting some tissue paper and sequins and just finding something to pop them out of. I did a confetti DIY post ages ago which might help! Take a look here.

Let me know of some of your favourite games you can do on the cheap or for free!

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