Mt daughter and I were asked to host a baby shower- coming up with themes for decorating, games , balloons or even what baby shower tableware to have has been more difficult than I thought. We have been tossing around a few ideas for and it is bit overwhelming. E. likes to jump right into any kind of party planning and I have learned to embrace her social side. In true unschooling form– we have taken the opportunity to write out invitations, set a budget and come up with some menu ideas. It has been a LONG time since I hosted a baby shower. I am at the older end of the baby making scale and most of my friends are pretty much done so I haven’t been to any kind of a baby shower or been part of party planning for a while.
My daughter is leaning very heavily towards a tradition baby shower theme and has decided that we ARE doing a full blown Winnie the Pooh themed baby shower – complete with everything you can imagine roly poly baby pooh bears , lavender curling ribbon and balloons- you get the idea ;-) .
I am still looking for the hippy-style granola munchin mama theme- but for now- I think I have found a good one- More like the baby shower theme I might have had … if I were hip young mom-to-be wearing chic maternity wear living in So-Ho or married to Brad Pitt . If Holly Golightly got married and pregnant this is what she would chose.. it’s the “ Mod Mom Baby Shower Theme and features cool “mod” colours and graphics and not too over the top. In fact the more I look at it the more I like it and I may just veto poor Winnie the Pooh !
What do you think? Do you have any ideas for this upcoming baby shower? Any fun game suggestion? Is there some kind of baby shower trend that has come along since my days of measuring mom’s tummy with toilet paper?