Many of you know that Mr. Handsome and I have a niece and a nephew. They are the children of one of Mr. Handsome’s sisters, who is due with her third (it’s a boy!) this fall. Another one of his sisters (he has four, but only two are married) is expecting a baby in the next few weeks. She didn’t find out the gender and is keeping her name ideas a secret, so we are all eager for the child to arrive.
A few weeks ago, we threw a baby shower for the sister who is pregnant with her first. The theme was “You Are My Sunshine,” since it will be a summer baby, and the mom-to-be loves the color yellow.
The bright decor made for a very cheery atmosphere.
One of my other sisters-in-law picked wildflowers for centerpieces. To create festive vases, she put the cut flowers in clear plastic cups filled with water and placed them in vases. She then cut lemon slices and arranged them between the insides of the jars and the outsides of the plastic cups, to keep them in place.
We served an assortment of fruit, arranged in a watermelon shaped like a baby carriage. We also had a veggie plate, chicken salad, and mini dessert pies.
For games, I found a baby shower crossword online, and I created a baby shower version of Get to Know the Guests. The first gal to find guests who fit all the criteria won a prize. We also had everyone fill out one or two pages of an ABC book that we are putting together for the baby.