July 14, 2014

Yellow, white and grey themed baby shower

With the recent addition of parties/entertaining to my blog I thought I would share some photos from my baby shower which I had in October last year.

Theme

Yellow, white and grey.

Invitation

Hand made invitation.



Decorations

Wreath of baby nappies at the front door, white and yellow tissue paper pom poms hanging from ceiling, yellow plastic cutlery in glass jars.



Food

Salads: Potato salad, vegetable and haloumi pasta salad, green salad.

Hot and cold: Chicken and celery mini rolls, turkey, cranberry and cheese toasted paninni's, egg and lettuce sandwiches, tuna and cucumber sandwiches, ham, cheese and tomato wraps, salmon and cream cheese wraps, chicken sausage rolls.

Dessert: Vanilla cupcakes, caramel slice, mini chocolate mousse, mars bar slice, melting moments, caramel mud cake, cheesecake, fruit salad, lollies.






Games

Guess game - Using a baby bottle filled with milk bottle lollies, upon arrival guests were asked to guess the number of lollies in the milk bottle. The person with the nearest guess wins

Pass the baby - Sitting in a circle guests pass a baby doll around the circle to music, once the music stops the person holding the doll is eliminated from the circle, the last person left is the winner.

String game - Using a ball of string each guest cuts a length of string which they believe will fit around the mum to be's belly. Mum to be also uses the string to measure her belly, the guest with the piece of string closests to the length of mum to be string is the winner.

Baby Trivia - See below questions and answers.

Guess the celebrities children's names - See below questions and answers.

Find the pins in the bowl of rice - This game requires several people, each person is required to pick as many pins of various size out of a bowl of rice blindfolded. The person with the most pins in three minutes wins.

Prizes

Guessing competition - A baby bottle full of coloured milk bottle lollies,
Other games - The option of a bottle of Brown Brothers sparkling moscato or a box of Lindt chocolate.

Baby trivia
  1. Typically how many weeks does pregnancy last? 40 weeks 
  2.  According to an old wives tale if you carry high you are having a? Girl 
  3.  How many babies did octomum carry? Eight 
  4. A baby is born around the world...
    a.     every three seconds
    b.     every twenty seconds
    c.      every minute
  5. When newborn babies cry they produce tears. True or False?
  6. How old was the oldest woman to give birth to a live baby...
    a.     50 years old
    b.      60 years old
    c.      70 years old?
  7. What is the largest number of children born to one woman over the course of her lifetime?
    a.     15 children
    b.     24 children
    c.     69 children
  8. How many children do Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have? Six 
  9. How many hours on average do newborns sleep every day? 15 – 16 hours 
  10. What is a baby moon? A holiday/getaway for parents before the baby arrives. 
  11. What is a baby camel called? Calf 
  12. Morning sickness only occurs in the morning? True or False? 
  13. According to the old wives tale if your feet are colder than they were prior to pregnancy you are having a? Boy 
  14. Babies are born without which body part? Kneecaps 
  15. What do Americans call a dummy? Pacifier
Guess the names of the famous couples children.

  1. Beyonce and Jay-Z – Blue Ivy
  2. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie – Zahara, Maddox, Pax, Shiloh, Knox and Vivienne
  3. Victoria and David Beckham – Brooklyn, Romeo, Cruz and Harper
  4. Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale – Kingston and Zuma
  5. Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban – Sunday Rose and Faith Margaret
  6. Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes – Suri
  7. Prince William and Princess Catherine – George
  8. Kim Kardashian and Kanye West – North
  9. Prince Fredrick and Princess Mary – Christian, Isabella, Vincent and Josephine
  10. Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin – Apple and Moses