Party planning makes me nervous to begin with (what if no one shows up? what if I don’t have enough food? what if people don’t like my food?) but it is even more difficult when you feel the pressure to create a wonderful party for your awesome friend. And you are surrounded by flaky people who are bad RSVP-ers. Bad RSVP-ers are the worst. Just commit to things, ok?
Distress aside (like the time when I nearly couldn’t find any tissue paper or crepe paper in the whole of town) the afternoon went well. People did show. The numbers, which could have been anywhere from 5 to 17, settled nicely on 10. The new mum and beautiful baby had a great time.
Here’s a little tip for baby showers; they work out great if you wait until AFTER the baby is born. Then the baby is the centre of attention and no one really worries about games or decoration or food.
All baby showers need a theme and I went with a gender neutral, literal “shower” motif. I can’t take the credit for this idea, thank you pinterest. It was easy to create but a little time consuming with lots of drawing and cutting involved.
- guessing the number of lollies in the bottle. Since we couldn’t guess the due date or sex or weight of baby, we needed something else to guess.
- Painting little jumpsuits for Katalina. Best dressed baby in Tonga now.
- We wrote little “wish cards” for Katalina. I’m going to get these bound, as a special memory of the shower for Elisabeth.
- We played baby trivia pass the parcel. (And ran out of time to play baby playdough pictionary.)
Everyone got a tub of playdough to take home as a gift. Except Katalina. She left with a whole new wardrobe.
I was going to upload a lot more photos but it’s taken me over an hour to get these two small photos up… that’s what you get when its been rainy and stormy all day in Tonga.