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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Snow Themed Baby Boy Shower

It's time for a Baby Shower!
When the whole family enjoys skiing and the baby is due in January, you MUST have a snow shower, right?  Of course! Take a look.

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Snow Party for a Baby Shower




Church Baby Shower for a Baby Boy

The shower took place at our church. I used long folding tables and placed dividers covered with gray tablecloths behind them.
Light blue and gray balloons as well as a snowy garland was hung near the top.White foam snowflakes 
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Baby Shower Decor
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Mini silver tinsel trees and mini flocked trees 
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I also added these amazing soft snowballs. They are so fun for decorating and for playing with!

I did add a bit of real cedar greenery that was cut off from our tree. I LOVE having a cedar tree in our front yard!
Snow Party decorations

Some ladies in the church helped with fruit platters and treats. A few of the items were labeled to go with the theme, such as...
Baby Shower treats
Baby Shower treats

Baby Shower treats

Baby Shower treats

Baby Shower treats

I was really hoping to find some white cotton candy, but never did. I thought cups of it would have been the cutest 'snow drifts'!  Next time!
If you've read my blog before, you'll recognize the donut hole tree.
I've made them for a few parties (like my brother's donut party and my daughter's Favorite Things party.) A stryofoam cone 
(aff link), covered in plastic wrap and donut holes stuck in the cone with toothpicks. It's always a showstopper!
Baby Shower treats

On one side of the room I set up a 'diaper writing table'. This was a great activity for guests to do as they arrived.

Diaper Activity at baby shower.

Diaper Activity at baby shower.
Diaper Activity at baby shower.
Diaper Activity at baby shower.
Diaper Activity at baby shower.

Large galvanized buckets (affiliate links) held the diapers. One bucket labeled, Diapers, the other bucket labeled, Finished Diapers.
Guests were to take a marker and write an encouraging or humorous note on the front of a diaper, for the mom to read as she changes her baby.

Diaper Activity at baby shower.

Diaper Activity at baby shower.
Diaper Activity at baby shower.

After the ladies had wrote on diapers and had treats and drinks, we had a short devotion from our Youth and Family Pastor. She prayed over the mom and talked about what a joy it is to be a 'boy mom'. She also brought out an interesting scripture found in 2 Timothy 1:5 which encourages all moms and grandmas to pass on our 'sincere faith' to our children, just like Timothy's mom and grandmother did for him.

After the devotion we played the Left Right Game. 
A paper sack filled with 4 chocolate kisses was stapled closed and given to each woman in the circle.  Three of those bags had a winner ticket in them.



I wrote this Left Right Story last Mother's Day. I tweaked it just a bit, so it would work well with the shower.
Every time I said the word, 'Right', the ladies would pass their sacks to the right. Every time I said the word, 'Left', they passed their sacks to the left.
Lots of laughing and fun. When the story was over, the ladies opened their bags. Winners received blue gloves.


On the other side of the room was the gift table. Some church ladies donated money towards a group gift of diapers.

5 minute Diaper Cake

I made a diaper cake to go on the gift table--it's a 'cheater version' of a diaper cake. It's made with no rolled diapers...because no one has time for that! I may add a post with directions later, we'll see?
Everyone thought the cake was adorable. The puppy on top is a little gift for the baby's big sister.


Baby Boy Diaper Cake

And of course, every party has to have a photo shoot! For the backdrop I used a white sheet and light blue foam snowflakes. Skiing props made the pictures extra fun!  I found these chalkboard speech bubbles at Target last year, but here is a similar one.

Snow and ski themed photo shoot.
Snow and ski themed photo shoot.

Snow Themed photo shoot.

Snow and ski themed photo shoot.Snow and ski themed photo shoot.
Baby boy photo shoot.

Congratulations, Leslie!
Baby shower





Here's another shower...
FROG Shower




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