One of the best parts of any baby shower are the baby shower games - guests love to interact and do crazy things that they wouldn't dream of doing in public! Here are a couple of fun game ideas that…
Published July 30, 2009 by
The Sweet Pea invitations have been sent and now you can turn your attention to decorating for the upcoming peapod-themed baby shower.Your decorations and party favors can be adjusted to reflect the number of babies on the way – whether it’s a Sweet Pea, Two Peas in a Pod, or Three Peas in a Pod.Craft a peapod balloon display made of the appropriate number of green balloons (helium-filled balloons make the display more fun), then wrap them in green cellophane and tie at each end to resemble a peapod.You can use the same design theme when creating unique centerpieces – simply roll up green washcloths and insert into a peapod-shaped towel tied at both ends.Diaper cakes are always a welcome addition to baby showers – they are a pretty centerpiece, they can be decorated with theme-appropriate gifts, and the diapers inside are a necessity for any new mother!
Baby shower games are a fun way for guests to get to know each other and win a prize for their efforts.A simple game to set up is a jar guessing game - fill a clear glass jar with green jelly beans or green M&M’s and have the shower guests guess how many treats are in the jar; the one closest to the exact amount wins a prize (like sweet-pea scented lotion).Another fun game is to have guests transfer “peas” from a jar into a peapod (made of construction paper) using chopsticks – the person who transfers the most peas in one minute is the winner!
Make sure your guest of honor is in the spotlight with a one-of-a-kind Sweet Pea Corsage.The “queen for a day” can also wear a tiara made of vines and mini handmade peapods.Or decorate her throne with a balloon peapod that includes hanging green streamer “vines”.Your table decorations can include scattered paper peapods with the title “A ‘pea-ce’ of Advice for the New Mom”.Guests should be encouraged to fill in a helpful tidbit regarding parenthood – mom can even read the tips out loud and declare a winner.
By implementing a few of these decorating ideas and adding some of your own creativity, your peapod baby shower is sure to be a success!Check back soon for food and gift ideas that complement your sweet pea theme.