Two down, one to go. Here's a recap of today's baby shower.
We had grilled chicken caesar salad, fruit, and rolls. For dessert there was brownies, lemon bars, and cream cheese mints. Melissa brought the fruit and rolls. I did the rest, but was able to do most of it in advance and freeze it. The only thing I had to do today was the salad (Bill grilled the chicken ahead and I had frozen that, too). We had ice water with lemon slices to drink.
Bill designed and built a wooden frame to display the gifts as they were opened. It was a hit - since it was an open house, this let everyone see the gifts when they arrived.
Maggie put together these adorable party favors:
Here I am with the mom-to-be:
Almost everyone (13 out of 14 guests) filled out an advice card. I was really pleased because at the last shower only one person wrote in the advice book. I printed 4 x 6 cards and handed one to everyone at the beginning of the shower. I also had a table with stickers and markers so they could decorate their cards. Then I put the advice in a photo album. I took a picture of each guest with the mom-to-be and I put each person's picture in the photo album next to their advice.
I also put together a game booklet. The answers were at the bottom, upside down, so people could do it at their own pace.
Cover of Game Booklet:
Inside left page of game booklet:
Inside Right Page of the Game Booklet:
Back Page of the Game Booklet:
I was happy with how it turned out. It was a nice, low-key afternoon and I think everyone enjoyed themselves.