My friend Shelly is having boy/girl twins!
I was in charge of games. First, we did a name scramble where guests had to create first and middle names for each of the twins using the letters of Shelly and Tyler's names. Shelly voted on her favorite boy name and her favorite girl name and the winners each got prizes.
Next, I showed the guests everything in the yellow bin above. I then hid the basket and they had to write as many items from memory as they could. The winner got a prize. About seven of the items had a little card with the price written on the inside. We played Price is Right with these items and whoever got the least amount of difference without going over won a prize.
We have an amazing ward and Shelly probably had at least fifty people come! It was wonderful.
Shelly's sister-in-law chose an owl theme and found this decorated duct tape to put around the water bottles. Such a cute idea!
For food, we decided on parfaits. I definitely want to use this idea again in the future. Guests could fill their cup with angel food cake, yogurt, yogurt/cool whip mix, strawberries, and granola. It was the perfect light refreshment for an 11:00 a.m. shower. It wasn't too sugary, but it was also filling. The biggest perk was how easy it was. Three of us split up buying the ingredients and no baking was involved (the cake was made by the Smith's bakery :-)).
Kate, the one who made the invitations, organized a drawing for anyone who brought a pack of diapers to the shower. The above picture shows most (but not all) of the diapers they received! I was amazed. People were so generous and brought many other beautiful gifts as well.
Kate organized a bib making station.
|This was mine. It, of course, has my actual phone number written on it, but I wasn't sure putting it on a public blog would be in my best interest!|
|I thought this one was especially clever.|
|The twins' daddy loved this one!|