What does Cupcakes and Cutlery know even better than parties? Yup, excuses. The posts will be slowing down this month as I still don't know where A is and now I have one month to pack up my entire house, while entertaining a 3 year old and 9 month old. I'm beat. Let's not forget the garage sale I am having in a little over a week, a birthday party I am throwing the weekend after and my husband now commutes 1 1/2 hours to work each way now. But yeah, I am going back to Orange County so I can't complain. You, however, can. Once we are settled (ha! that is another post all together...) I will pick up where I left off.
For now, I want to show you the games that my friend, Taryn, did for my first son's baby shower. These were the best party games I had ever played. First, she made the game cards with coordinating papers and even different ink colors. She was the first person I knew to use the silver clasps that I now use all the time in parties (see photo). The celebrity mags were really starting to go after the prego celebs so many of her games were based around them (we love good celebrity gossip). She took photos out of the magazines and covered the faces and you had to guess which celebrity it was by their baby bump. The next game was called "Who's Your Baby's Mama?" and you had to guess the celebrities kids names based on her clues. And my favorite of all was "Kiddie Couture Scramble." T and I had kicked around the idea of starting a kids clothing line so we were really in to what was in fashion for kids. There are even more companies now to choose from. I love that she took a standard baby shower game and updated it based on my likes. Super fun.
I have taken photos of the game cards and questions so that you can use them if you like (feel free to make any changes you want to them to update, this shower was about 3 1/2 years ago). Forgive the awful photos. It's not easy to shoot in low light with a 9 month old hanging from your sweatpants, which by this point are at mid-thigh with Victoria's secret hanging out for all the neighbors to see through the open blinds...
(I totally forgot to rotate the photos and guess what, I'm too lazy to go back and fix it. boo)