Pink bows and a baby bump

A not boring Baby Shower

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It might be the time of the year, or my age, or my ovaries crying for attention, but there are pregnancy announcements, baby bumps, and newborns everywhere I look lately.  There won’t be any little hardcore gamers or artistic geniuses for a couple more years, but in the meantime my broodiness is subdued by the soon to arrive, little miss Karlah.

hello Karlah

My beautiful cousin, Cassandra, is excitedly {and frustratingly} anticipating the arrival of her baby girl {hang in there! 9 months is your last hurdle before Karlah’s no longer conveniently packaged to go everywhere with you without diaper bags, prams and crying ;}


The exciting part for Collin and I is, we have the honor of being god parents.  We’re pretty sure that means we spoil and sugar up baba and hand her back to mommy at the end of the day :D.  Right?  We’re also super keen to help out, be supportive to brave, young mommy-to-be, and be a part of Karlah’s close community growing up.  Mostly though, I’m excited to finally have a friend to watch disney movies with… who has never seen them before!!! 😀 😀 😀

My first ‘god-motherly duty’ (though it was more a favor for my lovely cousin and niece-sort of) was to help with the baby shower.

The baby shower was adorable, pretty standard baby shower adjective, but gran-, grandpa- and aunt-[Caitlin]-to-be went all out with the sweetest decor, masses of delicious eats, and arranged a friend to make the, baby shower essential, baby bump cake.


I was in charge of the games… hie hie ^^,

Before listing the [incredibly successfully enjoyable] games [even if i do say so myself… also thank you pinterest.. a little :P], here’s a couple of things to consider next time you’re in charge of planning baby shower games:

  • If it’s co-ed, get the guys to do most of the nasty/funny/uncomfortable games. They’ll generally be better sports about it, and always get a good laugh out of the ladies.
  • Have some games planned that everyone can easily take part in without leaving their seats
  • Mix the present unwrapping, nasty/funny games, and group games up.  It keeps people entertained and eliminates that awkward disinterest by a couple of guests in the games, and by other guests in the hour or more long process of gift unwrapping.  We did one or two funny games, a group game, and then a couple of presents, rinse repeat.  Worked perfectly.

As for the shower games, here’s what we did for funny/uncomfortable/entertaining at the cost of others-games:

  • Setup – Mommy-to-be got adorned with a sash, tiara, pretty pink scepter with which to judge the winner of each game, and a bunch of pretty pink girly stickers to stick on the foreheads of these winners.  As for the contestants, Daddy-to-be was (of course) dressed in an adult diaper and giant dummie, and joining him were the rest of the [volunteering] guys who all split themselves into teams of two.  Each team had to decide who was going to be fighting for the ‘world’s best mommy’ title, and who would be fighting for the ‘world’s cutest baby’ title – and each was given the appropriate badge.

cass and hein

  • The Birth Experience – All the men labelled ‘mommy’ were given a nice big blown up balloon to tuck under their shirts [already a riot of laughter and we’ve just begun], after which they had a race to see who could get their balloon out from under their shirts first. Catch = without using their hands. Funny stuff this, I promise.
  • Baby bottle downer – We used sippy cups full of milk, but many sites suggest baby bottles full of beer (assess your crowd), which the ‘baby’ men had to down in the typical-race to the finish-bottoms up-drinking game.
  • Feeding Time – Here ‘mommy’ guys had to feed chocolate pudding to their teammate ‘baby’ men.  This one’s catch = ‘mommies’ were blindfolded (I got some cheap cloth diapers to stay to theme) and ‘babies’ hands were tied up. The winner was decided by the Mommy-to-be based on the most eaten and the least mess. This was no easy decision, the guys were all pretty eager to eat the pudding, but none of them actually got much of it in their mouths.
  • It’s a girl! – Since little miss Karlah, will (most likely) be a girl, we had the men practice their girly make up and hair styling.  ‘Mommies’ had 1 min and a box of cheap china town make up {I found the brightest pinks and purples} and hair clips {butterflies and bows} to make-over their ‘baby’ in hopes of impressing Cassy (mom to be) for another sticker.

cutest babies


  • What baby wants – This game went along the thematic idea that babies cannot outright ask for exactly what they want.  It’s effectively [actually exactly] a game of 30 seconds.  ‘Babies’ were given cards with a list of baby related items that they had to ask their ‘mommies’ for without saying the actual words.  This turned out especially funny because, naturally, these young men hardly knew what any of the items actually were, and least of all how to describe them.  A great way to wind down the entertainment with a laugh.
  • Prizes – I had intended to make spray painted trophies out of cheap baby bottles, filled with sweets.  When I ran out of time though, I resorted to just the baby bottles filled with sweets.  To be honest, I don’t think the men really cared :P.  These were awarded to the first and second place teams, ie. the ones with the most stickers collected.  In a touch of irony, I awarded the booby prize of [easter] eggs to the losing team ^_-.

In between all these little contests, I had all the guests join in a few-crowd friendly, easy to manage, quick to setup, stay in your seats-games:


  • Guess who – Mommy or Daddy? – While Cassy opened a few gifts, I handed out little pieces of paper and pens to each guest.  I then sent around two baby photos numbered 1 and 2 and guests had to write down their guesses of which was a baby pic of the daddy-to-be and which was once the mommy-to-be.  I had some milk bottle marshmallows as prizes for those who guessed correctly.
  • A portrait of Baby – I handed out a paper plate to each guest and told them to make their best effort of drawing what they guessed baby Karlah would look like, whilst holding the paper plate on top of their heads.  It worked well to instruct them how to draw, eg.”Draw a circle and add eyes, ears, mouth and nose. Now draw a pretty bow… etc”  The ever judging Mommy-to-be chose the best pic and the artist won more sweets.
  • Baby songs – I gave guests 1 min to try remember as many songs with the word ‘baby’ in it as they could and write their list down on the other side of the piece of paper I had already handed out earlier.  Since most of humanity doesn’t actually know the titles of songs, lyrics were sufficient.
  • Guess her belly size – As Cassy opened the last of her gifts (which were still quite a pile, lucky baba), I sent around some pink ribbon and a pair of scissors.  Guests had to cut off what they thought would be the size of Cassy’s baby bump (measuring around her waist).  I kept this one till last, so I only had to make Cass stand up right at the end.  I also kept it simple by only measuring once around her with the first person’s ribbon (which was way too big) and then disqualifying anyone who’s ribbon was bigger than that one.  Then measuring the next smallest, and so on.

The games and presents wound down perfectly into eats, tea and chatter amongst the now relaxed guests.

All in all a pretty fun baby shower – and not just for daddy- and mommy-to-be 🙂


Baby Karlah, we look so forward to you joining our crazy, fun lives ❤



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