I can't even tell you how weird it is to be old enough to have a niece old enough to have a baby. I can't think about that...but then again- I was only a year older than her when I first became a mother. I guess I must face the facts: I am getting old.
This is her with her mom, my sister Elizabeth.
My sister hosted the shower at her place and I helped her out in any way I could. We went with a BRIGHT JUNGLE type theme since the nursery is going to be decorated 'Jungle-y' and Samantha's favorite colors are turquoise and green.
Elizabeth made jungle print banners and adorable diaper flower pots, and made a sweet poem to go with some pictures of Samantha as a baby. She also made an adorable elephant cake.
My children and I made a bunch of tissue paper flowers, and a banner that said LILIAN (It's a girl!) but, after looking at the pictures now, I see the banner was hung to look more like 'Lil Ian which is hilarious to me. I made quite a few snacks (but the READY TO POP popcorn was my favorite!) and was in charge of a game.
The game I chose was relating pregnancy terms to different types of popular candy. For example: Hospital Bills= 100 Grand. I scoured the internet and compiled a list from several different places and I was super excited about it. One of the reasons I have taken so long sharing about the baby shower was because I fully intended to get a free printable of the shower game to share here. BUT, since I know nothing about how to MAKE a free downloadable printable, I never did it. This one is pretty darn close though, and where I got a lot of my inspiration-and it is free! (The answers are there too.)
During present opening time: the girl got some SERIOUS loot!
I thought it was super cute how all the little girl cousins were getting a front row seat to the present opening and chattering all the while.
In case you are wondering, my gift to her was a monkey hat and a certificate for a free newborn photo session.
|(As modeled right before the party by POPEYE.)|