My sister is just about ready to pop with her first baby. As soon as we heard the news she was pregnant, myself and Mum knew we'd have to throw a baby shower! Although this is quite an American tradition, it was a great excuse for a party. I was straight on Pinterest to look at decoration and game ideas.
Last weekend the party finally arrived and we were mad prepping to get everything ready in time. We'd decided to go for a BBQ out in Mum's newly renovated garden with lots of drinks, sweets and games.
I picked some brilliant decorations from Ginger Ray including balloons, bunting and confetti from their 'Little One' baby shower range as well as some tissue pom poms and tassel garland. These really put the finishing touches to the decor.
Mum paid for the cake to be made which was a chocolate and vanilla sponge in the shape of a little baby. Such a great little centrepiece for our sweet table. This was my domain to decorate. We had lots of bowls to put the sweets in which I put on a blue and a white table cloth with little paper doilies under each one. The doilies were super cheap from Poundland and they looked really effective, I'd definitely recommend them as you get about 60 in a pack!
We sprinkled the table with Ginger Ray confetti and added the tassel garland to the front to add a little extra. There was lots of different sweets on the table including chocolate nibbles, flumps, strawbs, sour dummies, red laces and flying saucers. I put together some marshmallows on sticks drizzled with white chocolate and sprinkles which went down a treat! We also had a big tub of popcorn which I put in a cute plastic box from Poundland that looked like a popcorn carton. By the way this post is definitely not sponsored by Poundland, I just had a really good time rummaging through their party range!
Throughout the party we had little games to keep our guests entertained which I mostly found on Pinterest. I definitely recommend looking on Pinterest for any party you plan on throwing as there are so many idea! We played baby bingo, guess the baby animal and tasting baby food. Everyone enjoyed the games and we had little prizes to give away to the winners which I'd made up especially. We had a selection of sweets wrapped up in some cellophane with a little gold winner tag.
Although I thought the baby food game would be a real hit, people weren't up for it but a few of us had a go. Even though I knew the flavours it was interesting to try them! If people were up for this I think it would have been a great game.
We had a great time eating lots of food and celebrating anticipated birth of my sister's baby! It's really going to get excited when he arrives and I become Auntie Danni!