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Baby Shower Boot Camp
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Baby Shower Boot Camp eBook
Welcome to Baby Shower Boot Camp!
We have gathered our all time most popular ideas for:
· Best Themes
· Best Baby Shower Games
· Cutest Decorations
· Baby Shower Poems for Cakes and Invitations
· Best Favors & Prizes
· Delicious Food & Punch well as where to find
100's of baby shower cake pictures!
...and packaged them in this easy-to-use eBook!
Popular Baby Shower Theme Ideas
Some people love “Themed Baby Showers.” Others choose not
to have a theme. If you’re not sure…consult with the mom-to-be
to see what her take on the matter is. Below are some popular
and "supercute" theme ideas…
Pickles & Ice Cream Theme
· Tie some raffia around empty pickle jars and use them as
flower vases
· Place potted plants into clean, empty ice cream pints
· Decorate with green and pink balloons
· Cover tables with pink and green table cloths
· Place pink and green jelly bellies in empty baby food jars
and place on tables
· Serve an ice cream cake decorated with green pickle
shaped icing & polka dots
· Set up an ice cream bar with tons of toppings such as
nuts,sprinkles, caramel and chocolate sauce, cherries,
whipped cream (and don’t forget the pickles!)
· For favors, hand out ice cream scoops with a homemade ice
cream recipe attached
Mod Mom Theme
· Decorate the room by cutting out several polka dots of all
sizes and colors (pastels look great) from a heavy card
stock. Punch a hole in the top and hang from the ceiling.
This idea is easy on the wallet and makes a hip "retro-like"
· Gather some cute drinking pitchers and place fresh tulips in
them. Display throughout the room
· Make a polka dot cake! Simply make a round cake, frost it
white and pipe on cute polka dots! Display on a pretty cake
· Serve pink punch out of martini glasses, topped with
· Hand out cute hand bags or coin purses for favors or prize
· Give each guest a tulip as they leave the shower as a way of
saying thanks.
· Paint terra cotta pots with polka dots and plant cute mini
plants in them.
· Wrap nail polish and a cute nail file in some cellophane and
tie with a cute bow
Pea In A Pod Theme
· Jelly Belly Favors ~ Wrap up several green jelly bellies
(peas) in green cellophane and tie at both ends, to resemble
the pod. Attach a cute tag saying something like: "Two Peas
In A Pod", "Three Peas In A Pod" or "A Little Pea In A Pod"
· Pea Pod Balloons ~ For some cute, simple and inexpensive
baby shower decorations, take some balloons and wrap
them in green cellophane, tie at both ends to resemble a
pea pod (use one, two or three balloons depending on the
number of babies expected :)) Make some with large
balloons and some with small balloons. Spread
throughout the room or hang from the ceiling!
· Cute "Pea" Candles ~ Save empty baby food jars and fill
them with green jelly bellies. Place a tea light on top and
light. Place them on the main table and throughout the room.
· Pea in A Pod Cookies ~ Make up a batch of sugar cookie
dough, cut into circle shapes using a round glass, bake and
frost with green frosting! Viola - cute little peas! You can even
add eyes with black icing.
· Pea in A Pod Cake ~ For a simple baby shower cake idea,
make one, two or three round cakes, frost them green and
put eyes on them with an icing tube. Embellish with some
vine-like greenery from a craft store.
Mix up a batch of some…
Perfect Pea Salad
1/2 cup mayonnaise
2 Tbsp. lemon juice
1 tsp. sugar
1 (10 oz.) package frozen peas (thawed)
2 cups cauliflower
1 can (8 oz.) sliced water chestnuts (drained)
1/4 cup chopped red onion
1/4 cup cashews
salt and pepper to taste
Mix mayonnaise, lemon juice and sugar until well blended. Add
all of the remaining ingredients except cashews; mix well.
Sprinkle with cashews just before serving. Makes 6 cups.
Ships Ahoy It’s A Boy!
There are so many creative ideas for a ships ahoy theme!
· Float mini boats in some yummy blue baby shower punch
· Instead of bobbing for apples -- bob for pacifiers! Have
guests put their hands behind their back and try to grab as
many pacifiers out of the tub as they can...
Whoever gets the most wins! (tip: go to the dollar store for
low-cost pacifiers)
· For napkin rings, make some life safety rings out of heavy
card stock, print the baby's name or shower date on them
and put a napkin through the hole
· Fill a large plastic toy boat full of baby goodies such as
diapers, pacifiers, onesies, socks, etc. Place in the center of
the table for the perfect centerpiece! And also your gift to
· Bake a batch of sugar cookies and cut into sailboat, beach
ball or anchor shapes - great for favors or snacks!
· Serve Chips Ahoy cookies with a cute little sign saying
"Ships Ahoy, It's A Boy Cookies"
· Serve white mint Lifesavers in candy dishes. They look like
little life preservers - you could even have a little note saying
"For your safety: please take a life preserver"
· Hand guests some cute sailor hats as they walk through the
· Some creative baby shower invitation wording ideas are:
A Baby's A Sailin' in! or Ships Ahoy! It's A Boy!
· Have big colorful beach balls all around the room for some
cute and inexpensive baby shower decorations ~ Spread
fishing nets on tables and place shells and candles on top
· Find a large clear bowl, place some sand in the bottom, fill
with water and float toy boats or boat-shaped candles
around. You can even add fish! Place a small kid-sized
fishing pole in the bowl
Pretty In Pink Theme
· Hand out pink hand soaps, bath salts or bath beads
· Pink decorative candles
· Cute coin purses
· Tea bags in pink organza pouches
· Make a batch of yummy sugar cookies, cut into cute shapes,
frost with pink frosting and wrap in a clear bag
· Bundle up some pink jelly bellies in an organza bag and
attach a cute "thanks for coming" tag
· Give each guest a truffle and a pink tulip (Gwen Stefani
handed these out at her shower)
· Place pink roses and tulips in pretty vases all around the
· Sprinkle counter tops with pink confetti
· Float assorted styles of pink balloons all around
· Serve pink lemonade and place pretty umbrellas in the
· Serve pink jelly bellies and gumdrops in cute dishes
· Fill a cute basket with "everything pink": pink onesies, socks,
blankets, rattles, clothes and stuffed animals
· Some gift ideas are: a personalized soft pink blanket/A big
pink piggy bank/A pink hooded baby bath towel
Best Baby Shower Games
Take a mint ~ This is a fun baby shower game idea! As guests
come through the door offer them some mints (or any small
candy in a bowl.) After everyone has arrived, go around the
room and have each person tell an interesting fact (or facts)
about themselves. How ever many mints they have taken is the
amount of interesting facts they have to divulge.
Baby Under Your Chair ~ A classic baby shower game idea!
Tape the word baby under a chair. The guest who finds this
under her chair wins a prize. (Can also tape it under a plate or
Left Right Game ~ Have guests sit in a circle and hand one of
the guests a wrapped present. Don't let her open it yet. Begin
telling the following story (each time you say the word LEFT
they have to pass it to the person on their left. Each time you
say RIGHT pass it to the right.) The guest left holding the gift at
the end of the story is the winner! Here is the story to read
aloud to the guests:
Mrs. Right was on her way to a baby shower. She accidentally took a
Right instead of a Left and got lost. Mrs. Right Left her house at 12:45
and arrived Right on time at 1:00. But Mrs. Right Left her gift at home!
She was not in her Right mind today. Mrs. Right left the shower and went
back home. The gift was on the table, Right where she had Left it! Mrs.
Right Left her house and went Right back to the shower. When she
arrived there wasn't any food Left! Mrs. Right was so hungry that she Left
the shower, got Right back into her car and drove to the Right Left Right
Doo-Wop Diner! Mrs. Right ordered the Sunday Special and ate it Right
up until there was nothing Left!
Get the printable version of the Left Right Game:
Don't Cross Your Legs ~ Give each guest a clothes pin when
they enter. Anytime somebody crosses their legs the first
person who catches them gets the clothes pin. Person with the
most clothes pins at the end wins. The game ends at a
designated time, or after one person has all the clothes pins.
Safety Pin in Rice Game ~ Fill a small bowl 3/4 full with dry
rice. Add small safety pins to the mix. Blindfold each guest and
give them the chance to remove as many safety pins as
possible in one minute. The guest who finds the most pins wins
the game. This baby shower game idea is actually pretty hard
to do since the pins and the rice feel the same. Make sure to
return all the pins into the bowl before each guest starts. Then
everyone gets a fair chance at winning! Preparation: small
bowl, small safety pins, uncooked rice, blindfold, paper and pen
to record guest results.
What's in a Purse? ~ First have the mother-to-be make a list of
about 8 random items (spoon, utility bill, gum, etc.) Things
normally not found in a purse. (You would be surprised what
some women have in their purse.) The first person who shouts
out I've got that, wins! You have a winner for each item.
Dirty Diaper Game ~ Great for couples showers! Using a
Sharpie pen, number 6-8 disposable diapers. Melt or smash
different kinds of candy (M&M's, Snickers, Baby Ruth, Reese's
Peanut Butter Cups) into each diaper. Give each guest a piece
of paper numbered 1-8 (or however many diapers you are
using.) Pass the diapers with the smashed candy around the
room. Each guest must examine and smell the contents of the
diaper to determine what the candy is. Then they write down
which candy bar they think is on each diaper. The guest with
the most right wins a prize. Have your camera ready for
this game; you will get some priceless pictures!
The Candy Bar Game ~ Buy the following candy bars and tape
them to a large piece of poster board. Hand out paper and a
pen to each guest. Begin reading off each clue and have guests
write down which candy bar goes with each clue. The guest
with the most correct wins a prize, or a candy bar! If more than
one person wins, have them each pick their favorite candy bar.
Contractions: Whoppers
AND/OR: 11 pound baby: Whoppers
Grandparents: Lifesavers
AND/OR: Epidural: Lifesavers
Boys' Names: Mike & Ike
Umbilical Cord: Twizzlers
Father: Sugar Daddy
Baby Fat: Chunky
Girl's Name: Baby Ruth
Use your Eyes: Look
Cover Baby's Face with These: Hershey's Kisses
Hospital Bills: 100 Grand
AND/OR: College Fund: 100 Grand
Time Alone: Zero
Lull-a-Byes: Symphony
Diapers, Formula, Medicine: Payday
OR: Hospital Bills: Payday
First Year of Parenthood: Rocky Road
Dirty Laundry: Mounds
AND/OR: Engorgement: Mounds
Night of Conception: Skor
Sweet Infant: Sugar Babies
Breast Feeding: Milky Way
Poopie Diaper: Tootsie Roll
Contractions: Now & Later
Triplets: 3 Musketeers
Teething: Crunch
Cool Mom: Peppermint Patty
Get the printable version:
Winner Takes “All” Baby Shower Game ~ Announce that you
are playing a game called “Winner Takes All” - this game is
played by passing around a large clear glass vase to all
attendees. They will then be asked to put in however much
cash they want. After this, everyone will be asked to guess the
amount in the jar. The person who gets the closest to guessing
the right amount will win ALL detergent while the mother-to-be
gets the cash!
Mom the Multi-tasked Baby Shower Game ~ For this baby
shower game you will need a clothesline or long heavy string,
some clothespins, some onesies, burp cloths, a baby doll, a
bottle and a phone. Each person takes turns "talking" on the
phone while feeding the baby & hanging the laundry. The
player who hangs all of the laundry in the least amount of time
"Opening Gift Phrases" baby shower game ~ as the motherto-be opens gifts, record the sounds and words she says
without her knowing. After all the presents are open, tell her the
following words, sounds and phrases were also stated when
the baby was conceived. It's hilarious as the sounds are usually
oohh, aaahh, and phrases like, "that’s so cute" and "ooohh its
so little" and "wow, its so soft"!
Beer "Bottle" Game ~ this game is a little challenging. But it is
a great icebreaker. The men at the shower may be feeling a
little out of place. This one should loosen them up a bit. Take
four or five volunteers from the party. Fill four or five 4 oz. baby
bottles full of beer. Hand each one of the contestants a bottle,
and say ready, set, drink! The guest to finish his/her bottle first
is the winner.
Wet Diaper ~ for this game you will need to break up into
groups of 3-4. Give each group a disposable newborn sized
diaper, a large pitcher of water and a measuring cup. Have
each group predict how many cups of water they think the
diaper will be able to hold without any water leaking out of it.
Have them write down their prediction before beginning. The
group who comes closest wins a fabulous prize!
It Takes Two, Baby ~ Have each couple stand side by side,
shoulder to shoulder. Give each couple a baby doll and an outfit
to dress her in. Have the man use only his right hand and the
woman use only her left hand to assist each other in dressing
the baby. This is a hard one, but funny!
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Baby Shower Decorating Ideas
· Napkin Rings - ideas for cute napkin rings are plastic baby
keys, pacifiers or beads strung onto bracelet wire spelling out
baby's name or baby-themed words like baby/gaga/bottle/
· Use Baby Bottles For Vases - fill with babies breath and
daisies and tie a pacifier around the rim with some pretty ribbon
· Receiving Blankets Make Terrific Tablecloths - spread them all
around for the cutest effect!
· Tea-Light Holders - fill empty baby food jars with pastel jelly
bellies and place a tea-light on top
· Another baby shower decoration idea is to have cute rubber
duckies floating in a large galvanized tub. We found tons of
themed duckies over at Oriental Trading Co. They have
princess duckies, aloha luau duckies, sports, daisies, fairy
tales, you name it!
· Decorate Cups With Cute Baby Stickers
· Sprinkle Baby-Themed Confetti All Around Tables and
· Use a white table cloth (disposable or inexpensive cloth) and
put permanent markers, puffy paints and fabric paints on the
table. Have each guest write a personal note to mommy and
baby and maybe draw a cute picture. Write the date of the
shower on it and present it to the mom-to-be!
· Hang a clothesline (heavy yarn or string) across the room and
put clothespins on it, and every time the mom-to-be opens a
cute outfit, socks, bibs or a blanket, hang it up on the
clothesline, so you can all see it. Very cute!
· Get some fabric squares and have each guest decorate one
with permanent marker (and write their name on it, too), then
have a crafty person sew them all together and make a baby
quilt out of them!
One of the most requested items when it comes to
planning a baby shower are “Baby Shower Craft” ideas.
Below are some cute, crafty, and fairly simple craft ideas.
(If you are reading this ebook from your computer, you can click
on the links. Each one will open into a new page. If you printed
it out, the URL's are listed as well.)
· Washcloth Lollipops
· Sock Rose Bouquets
· A Diaper Cake
Cute Baby Shower Poems & Verses
These cute sayings are perfect for baby shower invitations,
thank you cards, announcements or wording for cakes. (cute
tip: if the verse is too long to write on a cake, simply print it out
onto cute card stock, add some glitter, glue the paper to a
wooden dowel and poke it into the cake…a cake stake!)
· Happy Labor Day
· Think Pink
· True Blue
· Diapers & Pins, Now the Fun Begins
· Diaper & Pins, A New Life Begins
· Little hands and little feet, Baby ______ is oh so sweet!
· Oh what fun, here I come!
· Oh Baby!
· Happy Diaper "Daze"
· Buttons, Bows and Tiny Toes...Welcome Sweet Baby!
· A giggle, a curl, a cute baby girl
· A giggle, a toy, a sweet baby boy
· A smile, a wink, baby will be here in a blink
· Goodbye Tummy, Hello Mommy
· Rub-A-Dub-Dub, A Baby Boy/Girl To Love - this is great for a
duck-themed baby shower
· Ten Little Fingers, Ten Little Toes
Boy or Girl, No One Knows
· Nine Month Forecast: A Shower...Followed By a Sunny Baby
· Showers Of Happiness
Poem for a Book-Themed Baby Shower (these are very
Baby Book Invitation Verse – to write inside the invitation
Just one last request, and we hope it's not hard
Please bring baby a book in place of a card
By signing your book we will remember and share
Your special gift, even when you're not there
Cute Twin Poems:
· Double the giggles
Double the grins
and double the trouble
when you're blessed
with twins!
· Twins are at stake, let's cut the cake
· Twins are coming from above,
all the more for us to love!
· Double Trouble
Baby Shower Favors & Prizes
The key to successful favors/prizes are giving things that
guests can use. Food, candles or soaps…always a winner!
Hugs and Kisses ~ fill an organza bag with Hershey's Hugs
and Kisses. Attach a cute tag that says "hugs and kisses from
baby (last name.)"
Diaper Soap ~ cut a small triangle out of baby printed fabric.
Fold the sides in and form a "diaper" around a scented bar of
soap (rectangle or square shaped soap work best.) Fasten with
a safety pin or diaper pin. Guests will love these!
Baby Shower Fortune Cookies ~ Dip one side of a fortune
cookie in white chocolate and put pink or blue sprinkles on it.
Then get some mini-sized Chinese take out boxes at a craft
store and wrap them up to put inside. On the handle take a tag
and some ribbon and put "We're so "fortunate" to have a new
baby in the family. Welcome Baby _______!"
Sugar Cookies ~ Bake a batch of sugar cookies that have
been cut into cute baby shower shapes like bottles, rattles,
diapers (check your local craft store for cute cookie cutters).
Frost with colorful frosting (Simply use cake frosting that comes
in the small tubs and color it with food coloring.) Wrap the
cookies in cellophane and tie with pretty ribbon.
Rice Krispie Pops ~ Stir up a batch of Rice Krispie treats. Cut
into squares and insert a lollipop stick into the end of each
square (you can find lollipop sticks at craft stores.) Attach a
sugared cake decoration to each bar (found at grocery or craft
stores in the cake section.) Wrap in cellophane and tie with a
Small Potted Plants ~ Buy some mini terra cotta pots (paint
them if you’re feeling crafty) and plant some colorful pansies in
them. Make a cute sign using cardstock and a popsicle stick –
write the shower information on it and poke it into the pot.
Scrumptious Recipes
Brunch Ideas
Easy Three Cheese Quiche - Yum!
Serves 6
• 3/4 cup Swiss cheese, shredded
• 3/4 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
• 3/4 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
• 6 eggs
• 2 tablespoons finely diced onion
• 1/2 teaspoon salt
• 1 cup half & half
• 3/4 cup skim or whole milk
• 1 tablespoon flour
• One 9-inch pie crust
Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Bake pie crust for 5 minutes. Add
all ingredients to a large mixing bowl and whisk together. Pour
into prepared pie crust. Bake 45-55 minutes. Insert a knife into
the center of the quiche. If it comes out clean, it is done. Let
stand 5 minutes before serving.
Fruit Kabobs
Cut up some in-season fruit and slide it onto some skewers for
instant fruit kabobs! Easy to do and very impressive!
Pineapple, watermelon, cantaloupe, honeydew, grapes, kiwi,
strawberries...all make wonderful kabobs!
Best Ever Coffee Cake
1 pkg white or yellow cake mix
4 eggs
1 small pkg vanilla instant pudding mix
3/4 c. water
3/4 c. oil
1 T. vanilla extract
3 T. sugar, mixed with 1 1/2 t. cinnamon
1 c. chopped walnuts
Mix cake mix, eggs, pudding mix, water, oil and vanilla with a
mixer until well blended. Pour batter into a greased 9 x 13" pan.
Sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar and walnuts. Bake at 350
degrees for 30 minutes.
Drizzle with icing and serve
Quick and Yummy Icing :
Whisk together the following:
2 T. milk
1 t. vanilla
1/2 c. powdered sugar
Appetizers - Finger Foods - Main Dishes
Mini Chicken Salad Croissants
1 1/2 c. cooked chicken breast, minced
1/4 c. mayonnaise
1/2 c. minced celery
1/4 c. cashews, broken into bits
Combine ingredients and scoop onto mini croissants. Also
delicious on baguette slices, crackers or mini pitas!
World's Best Hot Taco Dip
1st Layer:
1 lb. browned hamburger
1 pkg. taco seasoning
1 can refried beans
Combine above ingredients and place into a 9x13" baking dish.
2nd Layer:
Mix 1 1/2 c. sour cream and 1/2 bottle of green taco sauce.
Spread over hamburger mixture. Top with grated cheese.
Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Serve with tortilla chips.
This is a great low-carb dish – simply substitute celery sticks for
the tortilla chips.
Artichoke Dip
1 can water-packed artichoke hearts, drained
1 lb. mozzarella cheese, grated
1/2 c. Parmesan cheese, grated
1 c. mayonnaise
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
Cut up artichoke hearts and put in bottom of dish. Mix all
ingredients and put over artichokes. Bake at 350 degrees until
brown and bubbly.
Themed Cheeses
Find some miniature-sized cookie cutters in the theme of a
baby shower (teddy bears, bottles, rattles, etc.) Using a knife,
slice some cheese no thicker than the cookie cutter. Press the
cutters down into the sliced cheese. Arrange the cheese
shapes on a platter with salami
and crackers.
Amazing Sweet and Sour Meatballs
You will need:
1 bag of home style meatballs
2 1 lb jars of grape jelly
1 bottle of your favorite BBQ sauce
Put everything in crock-pot and simmer on medium until
everything melts together and mixes well. So easy!
Amazing Sweet and Sour Meatballs
You will need:
1 bag of home style meatballs
2 1 lb jars of grape jelly
1 bottle of your favorite BBQ sauce
Put everything in crock-pot and simmer on medium until
everything melts together and mixes well. So easy!
Snickers Salad
By Jessica H. in California
This is such a delicious salad! And it makes the perfect baby
shower recipe! You are sure to get compliments!
5 regular Snickers candy bars, refrigerated, cut up into small
chunks 5 green apples, cut up into small chunks (any kind of
apple will do)
1 carton whipped topping
Mix candy pieces, apples and whipped topping together... that's
it! After 1 bite you will never want a "green" salad again.
Salad in Shells Baby Shower Recipe
by Lucy C. Brooklyn, NY, USA
1 (16 ounce) package jumbo pasta shells
4 cups chopped romaine lettuce
1/2 cup chopped fresh basil
1 cup coarsely chopped cooked chicken
1 cup coarsely chopped tomatoes
3/4 cup coarsely chopped cucumbers
3 ounces Italian hard salami, chopped cont...
1/3 cup roasted garlic vinaigrette dressing
Cook pasta shells as directed on the package.
Drain and cool.
Place remaining ingredients except vinaigrette in a medium
Pour vinaigrette over the salad, toss to coat.
Stuff the shells with the salad.
Cover and refrigerate 2 hours before serving.
Fast, simple & delicious!
Perfect Punch Recipes
Easiest Baby Shower Punch
1- 2 liter bottle of Sprite or 7up
1 container of any kind of sherbet
This is a simple and yummy party punch. Add different sherbet
flavors (raspberry, orange etc.) to change the color or flavor to
fit your shower theme.
Pink Party Punch
1 (48oz) can pineapple juice
1 (20oz) can frozen lemonade (pink)
1 cup sugar
1 pint cranberry cocktail juice
2 (1 1/2 liters) bottles ginger ale
Combine all ingredients except ginger ale
When ready to use, add cold ginger ale.
Garnish with maraschino cherries or pineapple rings.
Lucky Duck Blue Punch
1 (0.13 ounce) package berry blue flavored unsweetened KoolAid drink mix
1 (2 liter) bottle lemon-lime flavored carbonated beverage
1 (64 fluid ounce) bottle white cranberry juice
8 scoops vanilla ice cream
1 cup white sugar, or to taste
3-5 new, clean mini rubber duckies (dollar store)
In a large punch bowl, stir together the Kool-Aid, lemon-lime
soda and white cranberry juice. Taste, and stir in sugar to your
liking. Float scoops of ice cream on the top. The ice cream
melts a bit and turns the punch a beautiful baby blue color with
frothy white clouds floating on the top. Place rubber duckies on
top to float around.
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