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Sweet Dreams Baby Shower

Have you ever made a wish on a shooting star? This Sweet Dreams Baby Shower incorporates twinkling stars, fluffy clouds, sweet treats and wishes for the baby on the way. This adorable theme is perfect for either gender and can be held either before the baby is born or after the bundle of joy has arrived. This theme has a soft feel to it with fluffy white decorations and pastel colors.

Decorations

Most of us have clear lights packed away with our Christmas decorations that would be perfect to hang on the wall behind the dessert table. You can use painters tape to safely secure them to the wall and then cover it with a light piece of white fabric or plastic tablecloth that the lights can shine through.

Other decoration ideas include:

• stars cut out of glittering yellow scrapbook paper and hung from the ceiling

• fluffy white clouds made out of poster paper and cotton balls, and secured to the wall

• white tissue pompoms hung from the ceiling

• a quilt as a tablecloth

• white serving trays with cotton or crumpled white tissue paper around the bases

Sweet treats

For a Sweet Dreams theme, a buffet of sweet treats is perfect! Foods in soft pastel colors match the soft look of the theme.
Some of my favorite ideas include:

• cotton candy in personalized paper cones

• cupcakes with fluffy white icing

• meringues

• French macarons

• cookies in moon, cloud and star shapes

• cake pops with edible glitter

• fruit skewers with marshmallow fluff dip

• chocolate dipped marshmallows

• pastel colored candy (Easter would be a great time to shop for these)

• pink lemonade in martini glasses

Activities

You may not have shooting stars at your event, but you can certainly have stars to make wishes on. Simply cut out stars from yellow scrapbook paper and give each guest a star to write a wish on for the new baby. These can be gathered by the hostess and can be included in a special scrapbook keepsake after the party that also includes items like a copy of the baby shower invitation and photos from the event.

One of my favorite ideas for a baby shower game is Nursery Rhyme Charades. Simply write down titles of nursery rhymes on scrap pieces of paper and guests can take turns randomly selecting a nursery rhyme to act out for their teammates to guess. This is always a popular game at a baby shower, and it’s sure to get the guests laughing.

To go along with the ‘sleepy’ side of this theme, you could incorporate some games using a sleep mask. The sleep mask could be used as a blindfold for games like the fastest speed for changing a diaper on a doll, a variation of Pin The Tail On The Donkey, like Pin The Rattle In The Baby’s Hand, a blindfolded game using a baby’s shape-sorter game or a fun blindfolded game of Pictionary drawing baby-related items.

Favors

Favors for a Sweet Dreams Baby Shower could go down two separate paths - a ‘sleepy’ theme or a ‘sweets’ theme. For the ‘sleepy’ side, you could include things like pretty sleep masks, slippers, candles with calming scents and night time lotions. For the ‘sweet’ side, you could have small candy or cookie favors, or you could set out a candy buffet and personalized containers for guests to fill their own favor boxes.

I hope you have a fabulous party and that all your wishes come true!

Cheryl is a married mother of one. She is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) with a strong interest in parties and event planning. She is the owner and writer for Moms & Munchkins (www.momsandmunchkins.ca), which is filled with ideas for family fun, activities for kids, party ideas, party planning tips, holiday fun, moms’ night out ideas and more.

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