The soon-to-be mother had a huge craving for sugar and sweets during the nine months (why not milk it why you can), so we put together a candy buffet for her. I found color coordinating candy at Walmart that went with our colors. We had m&m's, sixlets, chocolate eggs, and a bowl of snickers and three musketeers (the future parents' favorites). You can also see a close up of the candles that we had all over the place. I thinly sliced limes and placed them in votive holders around the candle. There was a sweet citrus smell all night.
I found some inspiration from Martha Stewart that I thought would be easy to recreate. These little pom-poms! They were a little bit of fun and color over our buffet.
We also made a clothesline of little outfits for the girl. You'll see Ben's father, Doug, partaking in one of our games for the night of guess the baby food. Baskin Robbin's was our official sponsor of the evening as they donated all of our miniature spoons for the tasting. I also made a centerpiece for the coffee table filling baby bottles that featured little frogs (the new mother's favorite animal) with sand and a single calla Lily in each.
Here is our buffet for the evening. I figured with the boys there we needed to have more than just snacks, and had a taco buffet. It was a little tough as the new mother is allergic to gluten and we wanted to make sure that she would be able to eat everything that we had there. I made a bunch of calls and emails to companies asking if their products were gluten free and surprising heard back from almost everybody.
Ben and I love to play games, so of course a party that we were planning wouldn't be complete with out one. We scoured the internet looking for a not-so-lame game that would be enjoyed by both male and female alike. We found one! A drinking game. After all, what would a baby shower be without one. Haha. We had a race to see who could chug a bottle the fastest. You'll see the new mom here, and that's her father in the background who bit off the top for his to come pouring out. Maybe he can teach his new granddaughter to do the same. It would sure make feeding time go alot quicker, I'm sure.
We certainly had a blast planning and having it.