Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Michal-ann's Baby Shower

A couple weekends ago I helped host a baby shower for my sister-in-law, Michal-ann.  She's due to give birth to her first child in less than a month!  It's a very exciting time in the family and I look forward to welcoming another nephew into my collection.  :)

The shower was held at the Fireslice Pizzeria.  Don't let the name fool you!  The atmosphere was perfect and the food was amazing.   My other sister-in-law, Felicia, did a wonderful job choosing this location and getting a great menu lined up.

We hung up a little clothesline filled with onesies, washcloths, and bibs.  Who can't help but smile at the sight of these adorable little baby items??
Michal-ann's friend Renee made a neat diaper cake and hooked us up with a delicious cake from Belmar Bakery.  They both matched perfectly with Michal-ann's theme colors.
We mixed in a few different games in-between opening presents to keep Michal-ann from getting overwhelmed!  We played a clothespin game, where each attendee started with two clothespins and was allowed to steal a clothespin from anyone they caught using the word "baby."  The person with the most at the end won.  The next game involved a tray full of baby-related items (shown in the picture above) that we asked everyone to take a look at and then we removed it from the room.  The guests were asked to recall from memory everything that was on the tray, and the person with the most correctly remembered items won.  The last game we played was my favorite..possibly because I was in charge of it ;)  haha.  I had called Michal-ann's husband earlier that day and asked him ten questions.  Some of them were pregnancy-related questions, some were Michal-ann related questions, and some were questions about how they'd raise their son.  At the shower I asked Michal-ann those same questions, to see if their answers matched.  Whenever she got one wrong, she had to stuff a jumbo marshmallow in her mouth.  These types of games are always fun because inevitably there will be some incorrect answers, and when guys are involved, the answers can be outrageous.  LOL.  Michal-ann was a great sport about it!

The generosity of all the shower guests was wonderful and I think Michal-ann will be very prepared when the big day arrives!  Many thanks to Felicia for coordinating everything and getting the invitations out, to Renee for getting the cakes, to Staci for providing the game prizes, and to Katie for tracking the gifts.  I think everything turned out really well!

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