Baby Shower Ideas

Baby Shower Ideas

Baby Shower Ideas

Baby Shower Ideas: And the Retail Price of that Rattle is….

Whenever people come to me for baby shower ideas they usually want help with baby shower games.  We’ve all been to showers where we got the mixed up words like: “prseaid” and were asked to figure out that it really was “diapers” for a prize.  I’m certainly not going to down a game I still play in bed when I can’t sleep, but I think that most of the people who want some help with ideas are looking for something a bit beyond the usual.

For the record my favorite baby shower game ever played at a friend’s shower (and this actually went along with a whole game show baby shower idea) was a version of The Price is Right.  This is such an easy game to set up and depend how far you take it (and they took it the whole way) can be a super fun game for a shower or party. For other fun Baby Shower Ideas read a fun article about throwing a Disney Baby Shower.

Baby Shower Ideas- Price is Right

Baby Shower Ideas

Baby Shower Ideas

To do it right you may want to download the Price is Right theme music to play in the background like my friend’s did—it makes it that much more fun to play.  Set up a table that is long enough to have 3-4 people behind it.  Hand everyone large sized postcards and a sharpie.  The rules are just like the television show.  They must guess the price of a baby item without going over it.  The closest price wins.  Eventually, you can weed down the “contestants” for the big prize.  My friends skipped the whole wheel and went straight to the showcase showdown for the final 2-4 participants.  By the time we were finished with the game everyone was smiling and laughing, it was an unusual but fun baby shower game.

This is just one (great) idea for baby shower games, but it does give you a starting point to get creative.  For example, what game show or board game do you enjoy the most?  Take that game and figure out how to apply it to baby shower ideas that will work for your shower.

As always, we’d love if you’d share those baby shower ideas here with the rest of us.

Baby Shower Ideas

Disney Baby Shower

Disney Baby Shower

Disney Baby Shower

Why not host a Disney Baby shower?

A Disney Baby shower is versatile because the various Disney characters symbolize so many different themes. For a mother who will give birth to multiple babies hold a 101 Dalmations or a Snow White and 7 Dwarfs baby shower. Aladin, Cinderella and Beauty and the Beast are just a few Disney stories for a Disney Princess baby shower theme. The Little Mermaid provides wonderful ideas for an ocean themed baby shower. A Little Mermaid party is a great summer baby shower theme.

For a 101 Dalmations theme think black and white decorations! Decorate the party room with black, white and red balloons. Decorate the eating area for your Disney baby shower with white and black polka-dotted tablecloths. Use plain red tableware and napkins, as an accent and tie up your cutlery in the napkin using a black and white dotted ribbon.Use new dog bowls to fill with chips or vegetables and dip, candies, etc.

For a Little Mermaid baby shower use sea shells, tissue paper as sea weed and cut outs of little schools of fish on the wall. Create a pregnant fish or mermaid on the wall. The baby shower centerpieces can be decorative with cut out coral, sea anemones, and shells with a Styrofoam base with glued on sand. You can also use treasure chests and fill them with baby shower treasures of diapers, rattles, onesies and other baby shower items that are helpful for the mommy to be. Have cut out shells that people can write their baby advice for the parents to be on. Place aquatic confetti on the tables and serve pasta shells, sushi rolls and blue punch. For candy, get Swedish fish jellies as well as goldfish for snacks. Play sea related music like “Under the Sea” and “Somewhere Under the Sea” to set the mood along with The Little Mermaid movie playing.

Princess Disney Baby Shower

Many girls grew up with the Disney Princesses: Aurora, Jasmine, Ariel, Snow White and Cinderella. These princesses make an ideal inspiration for a Disney baby shower. For a Disney Princess baby shower theme give each guest a tiara to wear as they arrive. Decorate with plenty of pink. Have a red carpet laid out running along sidewalk to the front door. You could use a magic princess wand and a crown as individual centerpieces for each of the tables that could double as party favors.

Visit www.treasureboxkids.com for children’s clothing and special outfits. Look through our archived blog posts for baby shower gift ideas, craft ideas, birthday party ideas, children’s clothing tips and kids activities, like a Disney Baby Shower.

Baby Shower Ideas

Bling Baby

Bling Baby

Bling Baby

Surround mom with baby bling to make her feel special at her baby shower. Baby bling is fast becoming a new favorite baby shower theme at many recent baby showers. How do you create a bling baby shower theme? Adhesive rhinestones and other sparkly plastic gems can be purchased at the craft store and used to decorate vases and flower pots that serve as table decorations. Anything that is brightly colored or glitters and sparkles is a great way to decorate. Colorful candies in jars, strands of inexpensive Mardi Gras beads, tiaras, colorful mylar balloons and confetti…anything shiny is a perfect decoration choice.

Bling Baby Favors

Peel and stick rhinestones can be added to candy tins or most anything to create bling party favors. Add rhinestones to party bags or small bottles of bubbles.  Tie colorful ribbons around shimmery lip gloss or glitter pens.

Bling Baby Games

Fill a jar with acrylic diamond vase gems and have guests try to “guess the amount of bling”. Whoever guesses closest to the correct number wins a fun themed prize – such as shimmery body lotion, an oversize diamond shaped crystal paper weight, or a rhinestone-studded compact! Add glitter to standard baby shower bingo cards  to upgrade them to your baby bling theme.

The baby bling theme adds sparkle and life to modern baby showers. One family expanded the bling theme to “A Star is Born,” turning the bling baby shower into a sparkling movie event. Let your glamorous imagination go wild with this theme and share with us how it worked for you!

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Baby Shower Ideas

Baby Needs

Baby Needs

Baby Needs

Baby Needs

Generating your checklist of baby needs is one of the joys of your first pregnancy. Baby needs range from absolute necessities to the “nice to have” items on the baby registry checklist. Generating your baby registry checklist adds excitement to the remaining months of waiting for the brand new arrival. Baby departments at many stores often create a large list of items, some of which may not be necessary for your particular baby shopping checklist. Your friends love to vicariously relive that first baby excitement, so have them help you to create that new baby checklist. Here are some of the basic items in categories of “necessary” and “nice to have.”

Nursery furniture

Necessary:

____ Crib

____ Crib mattress

Nice to have:

____ Changing table

____ Bassinet (safe until 3 months or 15 pounds)

____ Rocking Chair or glider

____ Humidifier or vaporizer

____ Dresser/chest

____ Hamper

____ Baby Monitor

Linens

The necessities:

____ 2 fitted crib sheets

____ Several thin cotton receiving blankets

____ 2 waterproof mattress protectors

____ 3 hooded bath towels

Nice to have:

____ Matching quilt or a crib skirt (they’re only decorative)

____ 4 to 6 wash cloths

Clothing

The necessities:

____ 5 to 10 Onsies

____ 5 to 7 sleepers

____ 5 to pair of socks

____ 5 to 7 one piece outfits

____ Hats (Summer babies need sun hats, winter babies need knit hats

____ 2 waterproof mattress protectors

Nice to have:

____ A few larger size outfits

Baby Gear

Necessary:

____ Car Seat

____ Stroller

Nice to have:

____ Bath Tub

____ Bouncer or Swing

____ Rocking Chair or glider

____ Baby “gym” or play mat

____ Musical mobile

There are many more items to add to add to your personal baby registry checklist based on feeding or bathing preferences, or special baby needs (twins or preemie). What necessary baby needs would you add to our list?

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Baby Shower Ideas

Baby Shower Names

Baby Shower Names

You’ve played a baby shower names game, so why not dedicate a shower to the theme of baby names.

Baby Shower Names

Treasure Box Kids Baby Shower Names

One the most important tasks of expectant parents is to determine their baby’s name. The actual meaning of the baby name , family names, religious influences, popularity, and uniqueness…these are all factors that play into the baby name choice. Then why should you not have fun with it?

If the expectant parents know the baby’s gender then find all kinds of names related to the gender. Print out these baby names and decorate each of the printouts with glitter or stickers to decorate the room. Childrens’ wooden blocks with letters can be placed in different locations around the room and then guests can see how many different names can be created from each set.

Where to search for the baby shower names

The social security administration allows you to search popular baby names for any given year after 1879. This information is great for developing a top 5 baby names for any given year type of game. Players can choose the top 5 names from the list of 10 to see if they guess correctly. Baby name scramble is another fun team game for baby shower guests.

If a name hasn’t been picked yet for the baby, you can provide the parents-to-be with a great source of inspiration that’s also a nice memento of the shower. Buy a cute notebook and pass it around to all the guests. Have them enter ideas for boys’ or girls’ names, along with any notes they may want to share about why they like that name.

Check out our blog for more fun Baby Shower Ideas and suggestions for Baby Shower Gifts. We also welcome your baby shower names suggestions, so please feel free to comment.

Baby Shower Ideas

Baby Shower Gift Baskets

Baby Shower Gift Baskets

Giving personalized baby shower gift baskets is a caring and unique way to share in the joy of new motherhood. Baby shower gift baskets can be filled with a wild variety of items or can adhere to a specific theme.

Baby Shower Gift Baskets

How to make a Baby Shower Gift Baskets

Once you have found a gift basket that you like begin to decorate the basket with pastel colored ribbons. For a baby bath-time basket line the basket with baby bath towels instead of tissue paper. Add baby bath products such as baby shampoo, wash cloths, baby lotion, baby powder, wash cloth puppets, a rubber duckie and so on. A sleep-time baby shower gift basket can be filled with a soft blanket, baby-safe stuffed animals, baby monitor, crib sheets, a soothing music collection, and a musical mobile. A breastfeeding gift basket could include a breast pump, handy meal plans for nursing moms, a nursing cover and a nursing pillow.

Other Baby Shower Gift Baskets Ideas

Another baby shower gift basket idea can be based on baby clothing. No baby can ever have enough clothes.  You might offer some starter items that you think the mother would like and that would be comfortable for the baby as well. Vitamins Baby Clothing has several multiple-piece sets that contain matching items that new mothers need. I just went to a baby shower where the parents wanted to be surprised by the baby’s gender. A children’s boutique gift certificate allows the mother to pick up something special once the baby is born…a gift that keeps on giving.

Visit www.treasureboxkids.com for your newborn and infant clothing needs.  Leave us comments about interesting baby shower gift baskets,gift basket themes you have used.

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