What was the baby shower theme? Little Man
Who hosted the shower? the women in my husband’s family
Were there any vendors involved in the shower? ( i.e. invitation designer, cake designer, catering, decor?) invitations and games were designed by Krysteena Marie Design on Etsy, the cake was from Publix, and everything else from food to decorations was handmade by the family
What games did you play, if any?
Mustache You for a Kiss: Guess the number of kisses in the jar. The guest who guesses the closest without going over wins the jar of kisses. We found “it’s a boy” kisses at Michaels.
The Clothespin Game: Each guest gets a clothespin as they arrive. If you hear anyone say “baby” you can take their pin. The person at the end with the most pins wins. We cut bow ties out of fleece and hot glued them to the pins to “tie” it together with the theme (pun totally intended).
Words for the Wee Hours: Provide diapers and sharpies for guests to write words of wisdom or little chuckles for mom and dad to read when they change the little one’s diapers in the “wee hours” of the morning.
Baby Name Scramble: Write the baby’s name at the top of the paper (or have it posted so people can see spelling) and give guests 60 seconds to come up with as many words as possible using the letters in the name. If mom and dad haven’t decided on a name for the baby yet, you can use baby related words or other words that go along with your theme.
Measure the Belly: For this game, pass around string or ribbon and a pair of scissors. Guests cut a piece of string that they think will be the size around mommy’s belly. Since we had a couple’s shower, we changed things up a bit and instead of just Beth’s belly we had Beth and Kyle stand back to back and we measured around them both:)
Rattle Relay: For this one, you split the room into two even teams (and be sure not to tell them what they’re signing up for!). The teams line up facing each other and the person at the start of each line is handed a rattle tied to a very long string. Once the music starts, each team has to get the rattle from the start of the line to the end… by weaving it through their clothes. In other words, the first person drops the rattle down their shirt and pants, and the next person has to take the rattle up from the bottom, next person down the shirt and so on (Since leggings are now quite popular, we ended up just having everyone weave through shirts so it wouldn’t get stuck). Once the rattle gets to the end and the team thinks they’ve won, let everyone know it’s not over until the rattle makes it all the way back!
What is one thing you loved about the shower? I loved how the theme was in EVERYTHING! And how the activities got everyone involved, from guessing kisses, to photo props, to the on your feet games
What advice would you give someone planning a shower? DIY as much as possible… save all that money for the baby, you’ll need it! And don’t take on the planning alone. Invite ladies over for a party planning party! If you’re worried that you’re not crafty enough, rely on the talents of friends and family …and Pinterest. Definitely Pinterest!
I’m Krysteena and my passion is creation. Whether photography, design, arts and crafts, or sewing, I find joy in bringing something into the world that wasn’t there before… and helping others do the same! After years of friends and family telling me to share my creativity with the world, Krysteena Marie Photography & Design was born. I love capturing memories in the making, from birthday parties to bridal and baby showers. And I just love creating custom invitations, games, and signs for those celebrations!
I currently work out of Tampa, where I live with my wonderful husband (and amazing artist!) R.J., our kiddos Aurora & Duncan, and Gus, our golden retriever
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