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Halloween baby shower!

Posted by on Oct. 3, 2012 at 2:31 AM
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Okay guys you have to help me! My niece was born on Oct 29th, so 90% of her birthday parties have always been Halloween themed. So now that she is having a baby she wants to have a Halloween themed baby shower too! She was kind of thinking little ghosts with pink or blue bows on their heads (depending on the US which she had today, but has yet to announce the sex of the baby!).... but other than that she hasn't specified! give me a hand ladies! we can go as all out as we like, as long as it is still baby shower themed!

by on Oct. 3, 2012 at 2:31 AM
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kavon
by Kaya on Oct. 3, 2012 at 7:37 AM
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Cute Ideas Here

Posted this one because of the colours - Orange & Pink BlaBla Doll Baby Shower
Aren’t these photo’s {taken by Wendy} and colors stunning?!
Wendy threw this baby shower with her mom for her sister and new niece, Zoe.
She said that little Zoe was going to have a nice collection of BlaBla dolls when she arrived so they used that as an inspiration for the party. They made BlaBla tags for all the chairs and kept the colors bright and cheerful!
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For the activity all the guests made hair clips for baby Zoe! Such a cute idea!
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Amazing job, Wendy & Mom!
Congratulations on being today’s winning party feature!

Cute invite........


Cute Out fit for mom to wear (ther is white as well)...



FabLife
by on Oct. 3, 2012 at 12:09 PM
Do orange and purples since both would work for boy girl :)

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momofsixangels
by on Oct. 3, 2012 at 6:39 PM
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Photo courtesy of Thrifty Fun

momofsixangels
by on Oct. 3, 2012 at 6:40 PM

 Cake Central Halloween Cake

momofsixangels
by on Oct. 3, 2012 at 6:45 PM

 One of my favorite shower games for a younger crowd is to have a Halloween tummy painting contest. It is a great way to get the expectant "mummy" to show off her baby bump and to get the other guests involved. You'll need to buy a bunch of hypo-allergenic face or body paint for this activity and be sure to have lots of brushes and painting materials on hand. Have the guests pair up and then give each group 10 to 15 minutes to paint the tummies of one another with a Halloween motif. At the end of the timed period, have everyone vote on which person has the best looking tummy to determine the winner. This game can be hilarious with the right crowd. You'll get a wide variety of paintings from sweet and cute pumpkin babies to scary and ghoulish jack o' lanterns to witches.

Another interactive Halloween activity is painting pumpkin themed onesies for the Mommy-to-be. You need to buy each guest a onesie to paint and of course lots of fabric paint. Ask guests to paint a pumpkin or Halloween theme on their onesie. Some cute sayings that can be incorporated are "Princess Pumpkin", Mommy's Lil' Pumpkin, Daddy's Little Pumpkin Pie, Happy Halloween, Mummy's Boy, Nana's Little Pumpkin, etc.

One of my other favorite games is pumpkin bowling where you set up a "bowling" lane and use empty 2 liter bottles or plastic pins as the target. Guests then roll small pumpkins to see who can get a strike. The misshapenness of the pumpkins make this game unpredictable.

momofsixangels
by on Oct. 3, 2012 at 6:47 PM

 

momofsixangels
by on Oct. 3, 2012 at 6:48 PM

 

More Halloween Baby Shower Ideas

String little lights in purple or white. Hang little ghosts, or spiders from tree branches; add pom poms on alternating branches. Stack pumpkins from large to small. Use stencils to spray paint BABY GIRL or BABY BOY on pumpkins.

TIP: Cut your Halloween shapes from blue, pink, or pastel poster board.

Use dried corn, milkweed, cattails and boa feathers, colored tinsel, or garland to form a wreath for your front door. 

Cut six foot strips of crepe paper and hang them from the ceiling and chandeliers. Again, pom-poms and paper ceiling lanterns are a great way to decorate any room.

Purchase two dozen white carnations. Trim stems at an angle while they are under cool water. Fill glass jars or containers with water and several drops of food coloring.

Place flowers in colored water over night. The stems will pull the color into the flowers. Now you have custom-died carnations to match the colors in your theme!

TIP: Follow the chart printed on your box of food coloring to achieve the proper shade. Some color ideas: Purple, Orange, Black, or Red.

TIP: Make your flowers go further. Use Scotch Tape to make a full grid over the top of wide glass containers. (This is an example of what it looks like before it's completed) Place stems through openings. This will give you abeautiful & full arrangement, and you will you fewer flowers to achieve the look.


momofsixangels
by on Oct. 3, 2012 at 6:51 PM

 

Game Ideas

  • Small pumpkins can be used in many Halloween-themed games, such as a Halloween version of "Hot Potato" (pass a small pumpkin around the group to children's music, and whoever is holding the pumpkin when the music stops is out.) You can also go "Pumpkin Bowling," using small pumpkins for the bowling balls and baby bottles filled with candy corn as the pins. Crossword puzzles or word finds are also popular choices for baby showers, and can be custom-made online to include both baby and Halloween items. Most of the games that are commonly planned for other themed baby showers can be adapted to work for one with a Halloween theme, such as using yarn as "spider webbing" and then having guests try to guess how big the mother-to-be's belly is.

Other Activities

  • Plan several other fun group activities as well in addition to the Halloween-themed games that you come up with. You might pass out plain white onesies to small groups of two or three (or to individuals) and let them decorate the onesies in accordance with the Halloween theme. This is an activity that guests can be creative with while also being something that will leave the mother with something both useful and meaningful. Another fun activity would be cookie decorating according to the Halloween theme; do this one early, and by the end of the baby shower everyone will have fresh-baked cookies to share.



momofsixangels
by on Oct. 3, 2012 at 6:52 PM

 

Halloween Activities:

Guess who's baby picture is whose!-
Invite guests to bring a picture of them when they were a baby. Tape pictures on a big cauldron or another Halloween template. Guests will then guess which baby picture belongs to which guest.

Halloween crossword puzzle-Create a crossword puzzle of Halloween items for your guests to figure out. You can use Halloween items or movies to give hints on what the crossword answer would be. Give a prize to the person with the most correct answers.

Halloween Shower Games:

Pumpkin bowling-
Use pumpkins as your bowling ball and baby bottles for the pins. Fill the baby bottles with candy corn or another Halloween candy to weigh it down.

Creepy Crawlers-
Place different objects in bags for guests to feel and guess what they are. Make sure the bags are not see thru! Some items to use could be peeled grapes for eyeballs, and spaghetti noodles for brains. Use your imagination to create fun items for them to touch.

Baby Sounds- 
Record baby sounds on a tape recorder for guests to guess. The sound must be related to a baby or an action that involves the baby. The person with the most correct guesses will win a prize.

Some ideas would include running water for a baby bath, Velcro sound of a diaper change, zipper from a sleeper, sucking sound from pacifier, etc.

Get more game ideas in our Halloween games page.

Halloween Decorations:

Decorate for Halloween. Place cobwebs in corners and use the colors of orange and black. Place fake spiders, bats and skeletons around the room. Decorate with pumpkins, witches and harvest items. Use strobe lights and creepy Halloween music. Decorate the food table with Halloween colors, cobwebs and spiders.

Place a haunted welcome sign for your guests in the front yard. Decorate it with cobwebs, fake spiders and other Halloween fun items.

Halloween Food:

Create a terrifyingly tasty menu for your guests to enjoy.

Use some brewed items to add to the fun. Place hearty stew in a cauldron. Offer a selection of hot and brewed items such as hot cocoa, cider, teas and coffees.

Caramel popcorn(there is an awesome recipe in the food section), pumpkin bread, pumpkin cookies, and green bean casserole.

Label your food with scary Halloween names such as fright night drink, witch's stew, Dracula's blood pudding, Frankenstein's franks, magic potion, etc.

Centerpiece:

Make a Spider cake! - Bake two round cakes and stack them using a chocolate frosting in-between the layers to hold them together. Use black licorice to make spider legs, red licorice string for the smile, and red gumdrops for eyes.

Make your guests squeal with delight by coloring whipped topping with food coloring to make the spider guts. Hide the whipped topping inside the cake by scooping out a section in the middle of the cake and filling it up. Thicken the guts by adding softened cream cheese to the whipped topping.

EvilQueenMommy
by on Oct. 4, 2012 at 9:14 AM

Maybe fill in the blanks baby/kid halloween songs

trivia with kids halloween books/movies

pumpkin bread mmmm


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