Published July 25, 2009 by
You have chosen a theme and sent out the invitations, the next step in planning your It’s A Girl baby shower is to choose decorations and shower games.Since you already know a baby girl is on the way, you can ‘think pink’ for the shower decorations - pink streamers, tablecloths, matching partyware with pink and white balloons are the way to go.You can purchase plates, cups and napkins individually or buy complete tableware sets on our website – just choose the size that’s perfect to accommodate your guest list.
When decorating for your shower, it’s easy to be practical and fun at the same time.Add a few balloons around the gift table, decorate the guest of honor’s chair with pink streamers and add a pretty pink tablecloth to your food table.It’s not necessary to go overboard on decorations - especially if you are decorating on a budget.By using a bit of creativity, many of your decorations can even double as prizes or guest favors.A beautiful baby girl diaper cake makes a great centerpiece and can later be taken apart so mom can use the diapers.You can also order a baby girl cookie bouquet as a centerpiece, then send each cookie home with special guests as sweet treat!When setting out punch cups for your guests, tie a pretty pink ribbon on each handle to continue the color scheme.You can even decorate one of the punch cups with a white ribbon and the person who uses that cup receives a special prize.If you will be setting the table for your guests, position a special baby shower favor at each place setting for the guests to take home.
There are a number of baby shower games that you can play, but don’t plan more than 3 games.Between visiting with friends, opening gifts and eating, your guest of honor may feel stressed if there are too many games, especially if you don’t get to all of them in the time allotted.Keep the games simple so that everyone can enjoy themselves!There are a number of game suggestions on the internet, a simple search for “baby shower games” will turn up hundreds of results.You can even make up a few of your own shower games; a very simple game is to take the letters from mom and dad’s names and create as many new baby names as you can think of in 2 minutes.Have each guest share their names and mom can choose her favorite.You can also give a prize to the guest that has the most names on her list that no one else has written down.Another easy game that goes along with your “It’s A Girl” theme is to have each guest put their own spin on the popular phrase “Sugar and spice and everything nice, that’s what little girls are made of.”The funniest or most creative phrase wins a prize.
By decorating in a bright pink and white color scheme and planning simple but fun shower games, you are on the way to making your “It’s A Girl” baby shower a sweet success!
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