Wednesday, February 23, 2011

guess when...

My sister Lauren had a kickin' baby shower this past weekend. My friend (and Lauren's friend) Roxanne and I were in charge of bringing the games, finger sandwiches, and a few other odds and ends. This was the first shower for either of us to host. As newbie hostesses, we joined together to help one another out. After perusing the Internet for the many game ideas out there, we decided that we would play a "guess the due date" game. Using a 24x30'' canvas from Hobby Lobby, we painted the trim in the same design as her baby shower invitations.


 On Friday, Shelley and Roxanne came over to make the sandwiches and put the finishing touches on the "Guessing Game." Cutting foam board added a trim to the calendar and allowed for people to guess the due date by pinning the tail on the donkey -err- pinning a piece of paper with their name on it to the actual date they think she will give birth. We used double sided tape to attach it to the canvas. Shelley swirled the ribbon all pretty and it really made the display POP :)


 Thanks Roxanne and Shelley for making this project fun, fast, and easy!


We positioned the easle right by the entrance so people signed the guest book and guessed the due date when they first arrived.


Since the sex of the baby is a surprise until birth, Lauren has decorated the baby room in shades of green and cream. The calendar that Roxanne designed is removable (as is the ribbon) so that when the baby is born I can paint the precious angel's name in the center of the canvas. Then Lauren can use it as decoration in the nursery. Cute huh?!

(more pictures of the shower tomorrow...)

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