This weekend I hosted my first baby shower. Not alone, of course. That would have been a disaster! My friend and I (both baby shower host virgins) were supervised by a fellow friend (and mom of 2) who kept us in check and reminded us that a baby shower is different from a bachelorette party. We had it at this adorable tea room with amazing scones!
I hate baby shower games, so I was put in charge of them. I managed to find 3 games that didn’t make me roll my eyes, and they were hits! 1. Celebrity Baby Match- match the celebrity mom with the baby (thank you, US weekly!) 2. List as many songs with the word “baby” in the name (it’s harder than you think) 3. Daddy Knows Best- I emailed the dad-to-be before the shower and had him answer a bunch of questions related to the baby or pregnancy. Then, the mom-to-be guessed what he answered. (Yes, a spin off a bachelorette game.) Favorite question asked? If you had to choose one of the Jersey Shore guys to name your baby boy after, who would it be? Pauly D, of course!
And then, there were the presents, which is really where it gets interesting…Here are the top 3 things I learned at the baby shower:
- Rubber duckies with holes in them grow mold on the inside. Make sure to get rubber duckies with no holes!
- Sophie the Giraffe is a hit with kids. It’s something about the spots!
- Baby leg warmers make diaper changing a breeze! Yes, I said baby leg warmers!