I have known Anuja for the last 15 years, maybe more. She is meticulous, disciplined and well mannered. That is how the world knows her, I know her as a kind, funny and honest person. To plan her baby shower was a fun thing and a huge task (when i write she is meticulous, i mean METICULOUS!)
Aided by technology (whats app!), her mom, dad, aunts and my family planned her baby shower.
After annoying Anuja's mom to the limit about making guest list and determining return gifts, we had a final number. It was to be a combined baby shower (girls and boys, men and women).
Then came the invitations - We made little diapers with paper invitations inserted.
They are super easy to make and with the right kind of paper, look absolutely adorable.
Our invitations had the following words -
Love, joy and wonderful things,
All the things that a baby bring,
Please join us in celebrating a baby shower for
Anuja and Karan
Venue - Benchmark, Aurangabad
Time - 7 pm onward
Dress code : blue, pink or yellow. Make your choice - a boy, a girl or you are just not sure!
We had a pink, blue and yellow theme.
So, guests were asked to wear pink if they thought it would be a girl, blue if they thought it would be a boy and yellow if they didn't know what to think!
|Guess which team we were on?|
|The organizing committee - working and posing|
Envelopes with messages written by the guests inside
1. Little babies popping - We froze little plastic babies in ice, in small glasses and the team that first popped its baby out won!
|Little babies that were put in cups and frozen|
3. Feed the baby - The team had to nominate 2 members, one who would feed, but be blindfolded and the other who would eat, but his / her hands would be tied behind their back. And no one expected the bowl to be full of Cerelac, some like it, some don't and some couldn't seem to place the taste!
|It is easier and less messier to feed a baby!|
4. Baby Whispers - Exactly like chinese whisper, but the message was sent by Anuja's mom at one end - anything to do with babies - advise / tips / funny things and by the time it reached the mom-to-be, the message had unsurprisingly been twisted and turned over its head to a whole lot of gibberish.
5. Do not utter the word "baby" - As guests entered, they were handed glow bands to be put around their wrists. Anyone who hears another person utter the word "baby" was to get the person's glow bands - all of them, if there were more than one! The person with the maximum number of glow bands at the end of the evening would win!
Here's wishing the baby all the happiness in the world, and joy and health to the lovely parents-to-be. I cannot think of anyone else who is more ready to shoulder this responsibility and enjoy it :)
Sources of inspirations -
1. Baby Shower Games
4. Baby Book inspiration