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This entry will be all about the activities that were excellently executed at Rachel’s baby shower.
No really, I’m always pretty impressed when I get a bunch of smart, pretty ladies to go along with whatever weird ideas I have.
And they did not disappoint!
Here is what I convinced Rachel’s friends to do this time…
1. Make onesies. Now, I sort of made them do this at the last baby shower I threw for Rachel, but this time I changed it up. This time I bought some fat quarters of fabric, Heat and Bond, scissors, an iron and some design templates and instructed them to slave away under the hot summer sun and MAKE ME SOME ONESIES! Well, okay, I didn’t really scream it. I gently requested it and instructed and that got the job done just as effectively. I was super impressed with the results. They ALL did a wonderful job!
2. Thumbprint guest book. Instead of a guest book or a quiz as I had done in the past, this time I (poorly) painted a tree onto a piece of cardstock and asked guests to stamp their thumbprints on it and write their names under it. Rach can either hang it as artwork or just put the paper in a scrapbook. Either way — we were there! (And if we ever go missing, Rach has our prints.)
3. Bean bag tossing. I don’t know why this appealed to me, but I really wanted to do it. I saw that it was going to be super awesome weather so I wanted to do some type of game outside. And it was a great thing to do while the other ladies were
put to hard at work making onesies. A game between Rachel, Angela and I was pretty long due to the fact that a.) We were making jokes about bean bag hustlers and b.) I can’t add. I won that round. (Because I am a bean bag hustler.) I played later with my mom and she beat me. And even after she beat me, she said she wanted to keep “padding her score.” And that’s where I get my nuttiness from.
4. Bow tie name game. This was the most baby shower-ish game we played. Everyone got a bowtie (which I glued to tiny clothes pins) and the words “baby” and “cute” were off limits. Anyone who caught someone saying either of those words could take their bowtie. Person with the most bowties wins! Sarah was the winner, but I forgot to take her picture modeling the bowtie game, so my mom got those honors since she was in second place. Also — and I’m sure I don’t need to mention this — I NEVER win this game. Apparently being talkative is not a good characteristic for this game. I’m still looking for a game where that is good. Cause then I could make people play it, win it and get my own prize candle. (Someday…)
I loved planning this baby shower and cannot wait to meet my newest nephew in June! LOVE!