Hot Pink Zebra Baby Shower!

Last month I threw a baby shower for my younger sister, Heidi. I am so excited for her, she’s due at the end of this month! She’s having a little girl, and Heidi has been crazy about zebra-stripes for a long time now, so we made her shower a hot pink zebra theme!

It was a beautiful day in the middle of summer, so we held the baby shower outside in my mom’s backyard. There were about 20 guests that showed up, and we had a lot of fun. Each guest had a Ghiradelli chocolate waiting on their seat when they came in.

Chocolate

I made a wide array of food and treats for Heidi’s party. Here’s a list of what was offered, followed by some pictures!

Chex Muddy Buddies (one of Heidi’s favorite things!)
Pretzel Sticks dipped in White Chocolate, with Pink Sprinkles
Hot Pink Sugar Cookies with a {zebra-striped} Hershey’s Hug on the tops
A Cake that was zebra-striped on the inside!
Deviled Eggs
Fruit with Fruit Dip inside of a Hollowed-Out Pineapple
Veggies with Ranch inside of Hollowed-Out Peppers
Pita Chips with a Cream Cheese & Sweet Chili Sauce Dip
Greek Feta Dip with Sliced Baguette
Cous Cous Salad
Pretzel Sandwiches with Reese’s PB Cups inside
Pineapple Lemonade Punch
Personalized Water Bottles

I’m still kicking myself because I never took a picture of the inside of the cake! ARGH!

Refreshments

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For the décor, my mom strung a giant clothesline across the yard and hung all new little girl outfits on it for Heidi to take home! I also had pink & black balloons, zebra-striped plates with matching napkins & silverware, a clear vase with zebra paper and hot pink flowers, and a zebra ribbon strung across the treehouse that showcased all of the maternity photos that I had taken of Heidi the day before!

Decorations

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Here’s a great shot that we took from the porch of the treehouse, of the entire party scene:

Party

 

And here’s my cute little sister, the guest of honor…(she’s already practicing her baby-holding skills!)

Heidi

 

For the shower activities, I had a large mason jar full of candies and guests had to guess how many were in the jar. I also did a diaper raffle where guests earned a raffle ticket for each pack of diapers that they brought, and then I picked a winning ticket.

We played a paper game where guests had to write what the baby name of each animal is (for example, a baby dolphin is called a “calf”), and Heidi’s sister-in-law hosted a candy bar “memory” game where everyone got to leave with a full size candy bar!

Amber

We also played “Pass the Present.” This was a fun activity where the guests all stood in a large circle and one of them starts by holding one of the prizes, and as I read the poem, they have to hand the prize to whomever fits the poem description. When the end of the poem comes, whomever is left holding the prize gets to keep it!

Here is the Poem:

1. The news is out, quick send a cable, the gift goes to the lady across the table.
2. If someone wears a dress of blue, she must take this gift from you. If blue cannot be seen, it goes to the one wearing green.
3. I will now read another verse…please pass to the gal with the largest purse.
4. We are getting tricky, here is a real humdinger! Pass it to the one with the most rings on her fingers.
5. Wow! What a success! Pass it to the guest with the most buttons on her dress.
6. Alas, this gift is not for you. It now goes to the one with the largest shoe.
7. Let’s get this party started girls…pass it to the one with the cutest curls.
8. Mommy is anxious. Daddy is nervous. Now pass this to the lady who drove the furthest.
9. There won’t be time to practice, there won’t be time to rehearse. Pass this prize to the gal with the most money in her purse.
10. We hope you all are having fun. We tried to include most everyone. From the largest purse to the largest shoe, pass this gift to the right of you.
11. We’re ending this rhyme, this is the last poem…the gift you are holding is yours to take home!

I had never done the poem game at a shower before, but I will definitely do it again because everyone loved it!

The last big game that we played was “Sculpt A Baby!” Everyone got a small tub of PlayDoh and they had 5 minutes to mold a baby. Then Heidi got to pick her favorite one and the winner got a prize!

Dough Babies

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After all of the games were played, it was time for Heidi to open her gifts! The baby girl got spoiled with lots of cute stuff!

Baby Gifts

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Congratulations little sister! I can’t wait to meet my niece! 🙂

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September 10, 2013. Food, Parties.

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