After the Shower:
Pack a box that has a Baby Shower Invitation made out to her
(date is when she opens the package), Baby Shower party decorations,
paper plates, cups, plastic spoons and napkins along with
a box of cake mix, can of frosting and a package of Lemonade
-- along with all the gifts and the video. She can open the
gifts as they are shown on the video. Fun idea is for someone
to video the bride opening her gifts so it can be shared with
all the guests at a later date.
Been There, Done That!
... good fun for the new "grandmothers" that have
no longer have baby items at their house. Saves parents from
having to pack half their house when they go to visit Grandma
Children can host a surprise shower for their mom, and won't
she be surprised!!!!
Relatives and close friends will love attending and showering
the new grandma with a crib, high chair, play pen, bibs, bottles,
clothing, blankets, rattles, etc.
...just for group fun and a reason to have a party... If
you've been in a church group, club or organization for many
years, why not suggest everyone get together and throw a shower
for "themselves"? Vote on a dollar limit to avoid
financial problems for those on a budget or retirement income.
Ask everyone to write their name on a piece of paper and what
gift ideas they'd like, fold and put in a bowl. Then ask everyone
to draw a name (put it back if you draw your own name) --
that's the person who you'll buy the gift for. Pick a date
for a potluck!
No Way, Jose!
... payback as well as a fun reason for a party -- and make
it a Surprise!
If your group of friends are all married except for one girlfriend
-- and she has brought gifts to all your bridal and baby showers,
then turn-around is fair play. Definitely, this should be
a surprise. Set the date and show up at her place ready to
have a Single Lady Shower. Ensure ahead of time she will be
home and that everything is picked up and cleaned (or she
will be very embarrassed). Give gifts for her personally,
her house, garden, pets will be appreciated and she'll love
Homemade Baby Food
Making your own baby food gives you the distinct advantage of controlling what goes into your baby's sensitive tummy. You determine how much, if any, sugar and spices your baby gets. Even when found on sale for as low as 50 cents per jar, producing your own is a much less expensive alternative to ready made. Making baby food is actually very simple with a few simple tools: a blender, food processor, baby food grinder or similar machine, a steamer or boiling pot, ice cube trays, and a few minutes of your time.
Baby Wipes Recipe
(fun thing to have
for a baby shower)
Make a corsage for the mommy-to-be to wear at the
baby shower or make a bouquet of flowers for the nursery.