This past weekend I had to privelge to host a baby shower for a good friend of mine. She is having a baby girl in April and the name she picked out is Lillian Rae. She will be named Lily. There were about 35 guests at the baby shower. I had so much fun planning the shower and making the food. I think I had more fun planning it then the shower itself! I made chocolate and vanilla cupcakes with buttercream frosting. Everyone raved about the cupcakes. They were delicious. I got my cupcake and frosting recipes from a blog called Glorious Treats. I also had pink chocolate chip cookies that a made from a blog recipe here. I put together a veggie tray and cheese tray. My mom made a mixed fruit recipe. I also put out pink and white chocolate covered raisins that I got from Marsh. I also made punch from a recipe here.
|Vanilla & Chocolate Cupcakes - recipes here. Cupcake liners from Hobby Lobby and Marsh.|
|This cupcake was used with a Wilton 1M tip. You start in the center of the cupcake and pipe to the outside. See the link here.|
|This stye is also used with Wilton 1M and you pipe from the outside to the inside of the cupcake.|
|Display of cupcakes :)|
|Pink chocolate chip cookies. Recipe here.|
I made several decorations as well! I made tissue pom poms from a YouTube video here. They are very easy to make! I made mine 1/4 the size of the ones in the video. Mine were much smaller than hers and worked nicely. I also decorated my mantle with pink baby clothes. I found two little egg trees at the Dollar Tree. I hung little baby ornaments from the tree. Having a baby during the spring is perfect because there are so many pastel Easter things! I put some flowers around too. Tulips and Lillies since her name is Lily.
|Tissue pom pom instructions here. Plates & napkins from the Dollar Tree.|
|Pink onesies hanging above the mantle.|
|Egg trees from the Dollar Tree with baby ornaments hanging from them.|
We played baby games too which was a lot of fun. We played baby bingo. Everyone got a bingo card with different baby gifts in the squares such as onesie, rattle, or bottle. As my friend opened up her gifts, guests marked off what she opened. Everyone had a different card so once they got 5 in a row they got a Bingo. Everyone had a lot of fun with that. We also played two guessing games. One was guess how many toilet paper square around the mother-to-be was. The other game was a jar full of hair clips and to guess how many clips were in the jar. We also had wishes for Lily cards which can be created here. We also had a bag where guests could write down advice for the mother-to-be. The party was a lot of fun and I hope this post gave you some inspiration for your shower!
|Guessing game of due date, time, weight, length, hair color & eye color|
|Wishes for Lily cards that each guest filled out. Link here.|
|Baby Bingo - we played as the mother-to-be opened her gifts.|