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Hi guys! I'm throwing a baby shower on November 15th for a friend of mine. She is having a baby girl that is due on Christmas Eve :) . Does anyone have any ideas as to what I could do? I don't have a lot of money to spend, so I'm looking for some cute, inexpensive ideas. Thanks so much! :)

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    Hi guys! I'm throwing a baby shower on November 15th for a friend of mine. She is having a baby girl that is due on Christmas Eve . Does anyone have any ideas as to what I could do? I don't have a lot of money to spend, so I'm looking for some cute, inexpensive ideas. Thanks so much!

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    I did a girl baby shower and bought most of my decorations/gifts from the dollar tree. I think it cost me around $30.00 for all of that. Oriental trading posts has some inexpensive things as well.
    For food, make it a potluck, everyone brings an appetizer! Good luck I hope it turns out nice
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    beansthemama, What great suggestions. The family here has done the same thing and found someone within the family to make a cake also.
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    Throw some fun games in. You will probably already have a lot of decorations because of the holidays. So use those to tie in for the baby shower. If you could do a guessing game on the weight of the baby, everyone write down a favorite name if she has not already shared the name of the baby. Diapering games with baby dolls. I really like the idea of the potluck that everyone brings something to share for food.

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    My Mom always made a sheet cake and put little baby booties on it- 1 per slice. She'd use pink or blue icing if they knew the sex if not yellow or green. Just a little icing glob down and then a little dot on top at one end to make a bootie and if she had time she'd use her writing tip and make a little bow just like an actual bootie would have. Your icing has to be real thick to hold it's shape to do this. I'm not much at decorating cakes but I could do this one. Very easy and oh so simple. I always make it the day before the shower so it's done and it was fine to do so.

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    This something that one of my co-workers does, she rolls up baby wash clothes, one at a time, set them up on end to make a circle. It looks like a cake, then tie a ribbon around the whole thing. You can make as many tiers as you want, then add in a few baby toys to dress it up. (like rattles, pacifers, things like that) She buys all of her things at the dollor tree. Hope this helps for a gift or a decoration type thing.

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    You could also have everyone start collecting coupons for baby necessities that wont expire too soon and give those to the mother to be along with some of the different places to sign up for goodies for the new baby.

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    One more thing you could do is: Get a large basket, ask each quest to buy a small item to put into it, tylenol for baby and mommy (hehe), wipes, baby socks, bottles, pacifiers, recieving blankets, then put it together for her, and deliever to her once baby is born. Nice gift and useful. All new moms could use Good Luck
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    Thanks! These are great ideas! Please keep them coming! Thanks again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by beansthemama View Post
    One more thing you could do is: Get a large basket, ask each quest to buy a small item to put into it, tylenol for baby and mommy (hehe), wipes, baby socks, bottles, pacifiers, recieving blankets, then put it together for her, and deliever to her once baby is born. Nice gift and useful. All new moms could use Good Luck
    This is such a sweet idea... I have never heard of anyone doing something like this once the baby arrives. My brother and his wife have a baby coming in Dec. I'll have to do this.
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    Some ideas for games.
    Take a number of small gifts for the attendees. Something SMALL, very small, say little boxes of candy, the Whitmas tiny boxes, or any item about that small, even smaller.
    Wrap multimple times. However, each layer of wrapping, will have a different "label" of who gets it next. You'll need a variety of statements:
    I go to whomever is wearing "Blue"
    Then wrap over that layer. And neatness doesn't really count. For example wrap each layer in a different sort. Last layer say, wrap neatly in pretty paper, next layer, wrap in tissue paper, next layer wrap in a pretty bag, next layer wrap in a baggie, next layer in a brown paper bag, next layer plastic bag from grocery store. But, each layer of wrapping with have a different label telling who gets it next.
    I go to the person who gave birth the soonest after midnight
    I go to the person works with children--teaches
    I go to the person who had a C-Section, more than one, the oldest
    I go to the person who had the longest labor
    I go to the person who has only one child, if more than one the youngest
    I go to the person who had her husband present during delivery, more than one, the oldest
    I go to the person who had the biggest age difference between 2 children/back to back, not first to last
    I made up loads of these to use for my daughter-in-law's shower, but her family only did one game and didn't ask so they weren't done at the shower.
    You could make these almost any statements based on who you knew was attending. The idea is, as each person unwraps a layer, they then pass the prize on to the next person. By having several going at the same time and not repeating any of the statements, the prize is constantly moved from person to person. At the last layer of wrapping the labe reads,
    I'm yours.
    I do this for a Christmas game for about 40 or more people of all ages. Since they are sitting at different tables, the prize stays at one table, so I have 1 or 2 prizes going at each table. I generally have a small ornament just because I have to wrap so many of these multiple times. But how many times is up to you, I'd say at least 4 or 5 times just to keep things moving.
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    I keep trying to post, but for some reason, my post doesn't show. Not sure why, but I'll try again.
    Suggestion for a game. Select several smallish items. Could be a small candle, or tin of fancy breath mints, or other items not much bigger.
    Make a lot of labels with appropriate statements:
    I go to whomever is wearing "Blue"
    I go to whomever is wearing "Pink"
    I go to the person with the most children
    I go to the person who drove the fartherest to be here
    I go to the person who has only boys
    I go to the person who has only girls
    I go to the person who has only one child
    I go to there person who most recently gave birth
    I go to the person who has the oldest child
    I go to the person with the most Grandchildren
    I go to the person with the most Great Grand children
    I go to the person who is pregnant
    I go to the person who gave birth the farthest away from here
    I go to the person works with children—teaches
    I go to the person who has a child who still uses a pacifier
    I go to the person who had the shortest labor
    I go to the person who had a C-Section
    I go to the person who had the longest labor
    I go to the person had natural childbirth
    I go to the person who had the biggest age difference between 2 children/back to back, not first to last
    I go to the person who had the biggest age difference between 2 children, first to last
    I go to the person who had her husband present during delivery
    I go to the person who gave birth the soonest after midnight
    I go to the person who gave birth the soonest after noon
    I go to the person who had the largest baby
    I go to the person who has the oldest child, if more than one, the youngest of the people
    You WIN, I’m yours
    Obviously, this list could be amended to include more relevant to the expectant Mother or people attending, depending on what you know about them. I have many more, and some might need a “second go to...," incase or more than one person or no one being that specific label.
    Wrap your items, then secure with a label, obviously, the You WIN, I’m yours, being the first. Wrap the item a second time securing with another label, wrap a 3rd time with a different label, on and on and on. I usually try to wrap items 5 or 6 times or more. And, use a variety of wrapping materials, and neatness doesn’t necessarily have to count. Everything from very nice, but usually leftover wrapping paper, to a plastic baggie, to newspaper, to tissue paper, to brown paper bags, to plain plastic grocery bags. The idea is to hand out "several," and this number depends on number of people there. I do this for a Christmas family dinner as one of the games and for 40 or 50 people, I provide 2 or 3 at each table, and each table might have 5 to 10 to 15 people seated. The wrapped gift stays at the table, but for a party I’d just randomly hand out 4 or 5 or more if a lot of people are there and only use each “pass me to…” once so the same person isn’t getting the present back for the same reason. Finally, the person who gets the last layer of wrapping gets the present. It keeps people asking question and passing it on to someone else.
    The family loves this game.
    Gloria

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    At the last baby shower I went to they had the cutest decoration and it shouldn't cost too much either. What they did was hang up a clothes line at the back wall of the room. They had hanging (using clothespins) from it a few really cute baby outfits, bibs, and socks as decoration, which the expecting mom will be able to take home afterwards. It was a really cute centerpiece for the room and doesn't seem too expensive either. You can get some cute clothes that aren't too expensive from Target and Kmart.

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    Target usually has some nice things in the dollar section to use for prizes, like lotions or stationary.

    There are a lot of games to play where you don't have to spend a lot of money. Baby Bingo is an easy game to play. Just make some bingo boards on paper and fill in words like diapers, wipes, stroller, etc. There are even some pre-made ones you can find if you google it. Also the nursery rhyme game where they fill in the blanks of popular rhymes. It seems like every shower I go to has the "guess how big mom's belly is" game by tearing off toilet paper and then wrapping it around the pregnant belly and see who is closest.

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    WOW, I hope what I'm about to say wasnt already said... those last 3 post where long.


    At my baby shower, we played a game where we had some kinda paper stuff.... oh I dont know what its called but its long strips of soft paper and its kinda krinkle..... anyways we passed the roll around and everyone tore off as much as they though would fit around my belly and who ever got it right got a little prize.... which all of that came from the dollar store..... oh you can use TP also.

    We played "guess the # of jelly beans, in a baby bottle"

    you can also take some chocolate (different types) and put each one in a diaper and melt it, then have people sniff it (which looks really funny, so take pictures) and try to guess what kinda candy it is.

    last one, you can take baby items (names) and mix up the letters have print it all out and have the guess what word it is... as afast as they can.

    Ex: diapers -siaepdr
    bottle - ltoteb

    ect.


    good luck, baby showers are a lot of fun.

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