Instead of using a guest book to sign in, I made a calendar for everyone to pick a date of when they think the baby will come. I made the calendar on PowerPoint and found the lion background print on Yahoo Images. I then found a few baby Lion King images on yahoo and added it to the calendar to tie it in with the theme. I found a picture frame at the Dollar Store and removed the glass. I found pink hand and footprint stickers in the scrapbook section at my local Wal-Mart. These worked great. Since this was an outside baby shower, I left bug spray out for our guests as a special touch.
Table and Decorations:
I went with green table clothes and mixed and matched yellow and green plates. I wrapped fork, spoon and knife inside of a napkin and tied with pick ribbon saying "It's a Girl." I placed these inside a clear cup as sort of a center piece.
For games I created a card style document which had all the games we were playing. Below is the template I created. I deleted Kasey's name and shower date to allow anyone else to use this idea for their party. One game that is not listed is the play-doh baby. Each person was given a small container of play-doh which I was able to find at Wal-Mart for 20 cents a piece. Using the play-doh they had to create a baby. It was pretty funny to see what everyone came up with.
My favorite part of any party is the favors. I always go over board but I love coming up with the ideas and creating each item. For this party I did several different ones. Since it was a Lion King party I had to do something with animal crackers. I filled a snack size baggy with cookies and then taped it to green card stock. I made the tags and printed on label paper and just peeled and stuck it to the card stock. I love labels and use them like stickers ALL THE TIME!!! Below is the template I created minus the name and shower date for anyone to use.
To add a little more fun to the party, I had a Diaper Change station set up where guests could leave a note for the parents on those late nights when all you want to do is sleep but your baby has other ideas. Everyone had a blast coming up with cute things to say.
Until next time!