Originally published on 4 February 2015.
My sister kindly organised a baby shower for me, it was supposed to be a surprise but it didn’t stay that much of a surprise, saying that all I knew was the time, date and location. The guests and goings on were a mystery.
My sister went down the afternoon tea route for the theme, knowing that I love afternoon tea and all things floral this was perfect for me. She even borrowed a ‘vintage’ teacup and saucer set from her partners grandfather which I failed to photograph. Everything looked beautiful, my favourite parts were the bunting and the birdcage style cake stand.
We played several games but the funniest had to be ‘labour or porn
‘, it is surprisingly difficult to guess which are pleasure and which are pain! When seeing the original photos we all decided that the porn photos were actually a lot more graphic and disturbing than the labour photos!
We split into teams of two and made a nappy using toilet roll. This is my team’s effort and we were the winners thanks to my creative use of the decorative safety pin.
Other games were : all guests had to bring along a baby photo and we had to identify who was who, they melted chocolate into nappies and I had to identify which chocolate it was (4 out of 5, chocaholic!), they asked Spencer questions about looking after a baby and I had to guess his answers, matching children’s names to their celebrity parent and identifying body parts on scan pictures. There were also guess cards which everyone paid £1 to fill in, the person who correctly guesses (or is nearest to) due date, sex, weight, etc will win the pot.
36 weeks + 1 day.
I was given a gift bag full of nappies, all of which had an individual message on from the guests and a few that couldn’t make the shower. This was such a lovely idea and the messages were so nice, some guests got super creative and gave us examples of what to expect to find inside nappies…
Last but by no means least I was given loads of gifts, we have one spoilt little baby already. I couldn’t believe how much I was given, all of my friends were so generous which both Spencer and I are so grateful for.
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