Today Liz and I hosted a baby shower for Joyanne's newest son Nathan Robert. He was born on April 27th, 2006 and weighed 6 pounds 8 ounces at birth.
We had a great time at the shower playing a few games and then of course having cake and opening presents for the little one. Joyanne started off with Nathan in her lap, but later it was easier to let another one of the ladies hold him while she opened the presents for him.
One of the games we played was where I gave the participants a box that was wrapped 3 times and asked them to pass it around until the music stopped. When the music stopped the person stuck with the box would open one layer of the wrapping paper. The catch was that the person who got to the last layer would open the box to discover bloomers that they would wear the rest of the time during the shower. So of course, no one wanted the gift and shoved it around the circle as fast as possible. At the end, the lady that got the gift discovered it was a pair of blooming flowers. I got this picture of her though with a look like, "These aren't bloomers?!" which was precious!
The next game was "Check Out" from "The Price Is Right" where all the ladies had the guess the exact price of 7 baby items including diapers, wipes, bibs, teether, links, pacifiers & nail clippers. The person closest to the real price without going over would win a prize. Only one person guessed under, which was Liz (she didn't help me design the game incidentally) and so she won. Most people guessed over not realizing I got the stuff at Walmart which had cheaper prices than normal places.
Then we played "Guess that Baby Food" where the ladies had to look at closed jars of baby food and guess what was in it. The labels were of course removed and they weren't allowed to open them and smell them. And at the end of both of the last two games, Joyanne got to keep all the items for Nathan.
The last game was "Name that Nursery Rhyme" and we had 20 different tunes that I played on the piano for them to guess. Carolyn (the pastor's wife of our church) won the game. Some of the tunes noone had ever heard of...I tried to pick some obscure pieces and succeeded apparently!
Anyway, it was a lot of fun and Joyanne gots lots of "loot" to take home for her newest little addition to their family!