Monday, 11 November 2013
My Little Sister's Baby Shower
This weekend gone, with the help of my mum and my sisters best friend Nicole, I threw a baby shower for my little sister. In less than a month she's due to have a bouncing baby boy or girl and I thought I'd celebrate this wondrous achievement by sharing the day with you all instead of doing anything beauty related.
Months of planning and handwork led to 4 hours of fun with family and friends on Saturday with lots of food, plenty of games and a sprinkling of presents. My little sister, Polly, looked absolutely stunning in a black lace dress that was similar to what my nan wore before having my mum which really set the day off nicely. The one thing I had poured most time and effort into was the nappy cake, something I've never attempted before and something I didn't even know how to make until the weekend before! Luckily I bought some lovely piece to decorate it and with lots of help from my mum, it came out beautifully and was the centrepiece of the table and a real talking point.
There was lots of neutral 'guessing' snippets throughout the day, part of the main theme of the shower. We greeted everyone with a glass of cava and asked them what they thought the baby was going to be and decorated with raspberries or blueberries based on their answer. My partner's sister made jaw-dropping cupcakes for everyone to take home that had a surprise filling of either pink or blue depending on which one they were given. Of course we also had a ballot box to put the sex, weight and date of the baby in hopes of being the lucky winner!
The games were all sorts of fun to plan and even more fun to do. We had a baby dressing game that required the player to dress a doll blindfolded with a nappy, vest and baby grow all while we played a very hysterical baby cry to add to the effect. Then there was a baby food tasting game that drew some hilarious faces! This was all promptly followed up by a celebrity baby photo guessing game with a few clues and a quick quiz on famous couples and their first born children. We also made sure that we had a guess at how big the bump was and even played the 'waters broke' game with little plastic babies in ice cubes, which was met with many a puzzled expression.
The aim of the day was to keep Polly smiling until her face hurt, and I'm pretty sure we achieved that goal. I couldn't be prouder of my brave, strong and capable little sister and I wish her every success with my future niece or nephew. And I'm hoping for many a weekend of cuddles and duck feeding with my favourite little person!