Monday, 11 November 2013

My Little Sister's Baby Shower

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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.

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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.

Little Sister's Baby Shower - Polly putting on a Badge | www.latenightnonsense.com Little Sister's Baby Shower - Polly opening a Nappy Bag | www.latenightnonsense.com Little Sister's Baby Shower - Polly opening Presents | www.latenightnonsense.com

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.

Little Sister's Baby Shower - Baby Dressing Game | www.latenightnonsense.com Little Sister's Baby Shower - Ice Cube Baby | www.latenightnonsense.com Little Sister's Baby Shower - Sparklers | www.latenightnonsense.com

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!

26 comments:

  1. AW!! I love it, organise mine LMAO (wait I'm not pregnant btw) Polly is such a glowing mummy to be! Looked like such a happy day. Auntie Adrienne :) whoop whoop xo

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    1. Haha, I'll totally do yours one day Laa! Think that would be a right laugh. :D

      xo

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  2. Sounds like you all had an amazing time. The teddies look so cute and those cupcakes look delicious!

    IAmLinderella.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. The cupcakes were gorgeous. I wish I could show you all how fluffy they were!

      xo

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  3. Oh this looks so precious! A big congrats to your sister, too!

    Vickie xo | vickieblogs

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    1. Thanks Victoria! It was such a lovely day, wish I could go back and relive it all again.

      xo

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  4. Aw you did an amazing job hun! Congrats to your sister! xxx

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  5. Congratulations to your sister, and you did such an amazing job planning this! The photos look like they could be from Pintrest :)

    Madeline | Ring-a-Round a Rosey | Bloglovin’

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    1. Haha, thank you! Maybe I need to start pinning them up there...?

      xo

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  6. Congrats to your sister! Hope she has a safe pregnancy!
    This looked like such a wonderful baby shower. The setting is just too beautiful! :)
    xx
    Celina | The Celution | Bloglovin’

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    1. Thank you Celina, it was lovely. Lots of hard work, but a wonderful day!

      xo

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  7. Aw congrats to your little sister & your whole family!! Sounds so lovely, the bit about your sister wearing a dress similar to the one your nan wore just about had me tearing up.

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    1. Haha, thank you! I was near tears most of the day, it was more emotional than I even anticipated.

      xo

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  8. Awh, congrats to your Sister and to becoming an Aunt, I bet none of you can wait to find out the gender! The baby shower looks amazing, you did such a lovely job.

    Hannah
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    www.daintyandivory.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Hannah. I can confirm she had a happy, healthy, baby boy named Elliot. :)

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  9. Aw I love how you've decorated, everything looks lovely. Congratulations to your sister and yourself! I became an aunty this year (to twins!) and it is honestly such a great feeling - I hope you love every minute of it as much as I do!

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    1. Congrats to you too Katrina! Being an aunt has changed me as a person, I love it!

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  12. Aww looks like you all had an amazjng time!

    Katie xo
    sugarfixxbeauty.com

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    1. Thanks Katie, we really did! A lot of effort planning it, but we actually got to enjoy ourselves which is unprecedented for the party planner. ;)

      xo

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  13. It looks like you had a great time and I'm sure you can't wait to be an auntie.

    Victoria
    FlorenceandMary.com

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    1. I'm enjoying every second of it. He's 7 weeks now and just so adorable. ♥

      xo

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