Sunday, May 10, 2009
9 Days, 18 hours and 13 minutes til court. Plus Waiting Contest Questions.
Happy Mother's Day all you mothers out there!
Next year I'll be joining you in celebrating this day!
My friend and neighbor Sally had her baby shower yesterday and it was a lot of fun! They had activities for us to do which weren't "corny" or "gross". She is throwing me a shower (with the help of my mom and aunt) in June! Yay! I wasn't sure I was getting a shower and I would have really missed it :-)
One activity was using fabric paint and each guest painted a onesie. Some of them turned out really great and all of them are going to be memorable for when Sally dresses her baby in them. I painted an elaborate flower and the quote "Charlie is my BFF" since Sally hasn't revealed her daughter's name yet.
Another game was for each guest to write a special word on a piece of colorful ribbon. Each ribbon was explained and tied to a thin branch. The branch will sit in the nursery and can be used to "ward off" bad dreams, monsters under the bed, or just be decoration.
The last activity was for each guest to bring an item signifying 2009 (Obama stickers anyone?) and place the item in a time capsule to be opened on her daughter's 18th birthday.
I loved all these activities beause they resulted in a lasting item for the child, and they were not ridiculous games. I can "borrow" one of the activities. Maybe two. But really, we can't have the exact same shower, can we?
So for 5 points PER activity/game PER person: What are some fun yet not corny (not "tasting the diaper contents" or "pinning diapers on one's forehead") type shower activites? (with a cap of 25 points possible)
And for the shower theme I end up picking (10 points): What is a unique shower theme we can use? (Mom is thinking "elegant brunch" but I'm not totally sold on that yet.)
This is a real opportunity to wrack up the points...