Published July 17, 2010 by
Are you in charge of planning a baby shower in the near future? Do you want a creative way to pull it all together? If so, then consider one of these two themes for a day of fun and laughs.
Babify it! Theme
Tea Party Baby Shower Theme
Tea Themed Baby Shower Table Setting from Pixelpackinmama at Flickr
If you would rather opt against the over-the-top baby theme, then perhaps a tea party would be more suitable. This party idea is especially successful for the mother-to-be that is expecting a little girl because mini tea sets, intended for play, can be used in the festivities. Line up a number of the small plastic tea cups, and fill each of the small pots with a different flavor of tea. Much like a wine tasting, allow the women in attendance to try a few sips of each flavor. There are a number of excellent online gourmet tea sites that will provide loose teas in a large variety of flavors, or if you are looking for a quick solution, go to the local grocery store and peruse the tea aisle. For a sit-down style tea party, the teapot place card holders shown to the right make excellent favors too.
You might also serve small desserts that would typically accompany a tea party and play games that would be featured at a child’s tea party. These might include musical chairs and a dress-up race. For the race, place maternity clothes, shoes and socks in a large pile at the end of a long space; have women form two teams and lineup in their teams at the opposite end of the room as the pile. One by one, women should race down, choose a full outfit from the pile, put it on and race back. Have the next woman in line take the clothes that the other woman is dressed in, wear them, run to the pile and change into a new outfit. This process continues until one team goes through their entire line. The winning team might be presented with a small tea gift basket. At the end of the party, wash the tea sets thoroughly, and give them to the mother-to-be for more tea parties in the future.
There are lots of baby shower themes out there! Here are some more great ideas: