April showers bring… more May showers! Wedding and baby showers that is. Spring seems to be prime time for throwing showers. It’s a fun time of year to get to celebrate special events.
One thing I don’t like about showers though is the games. They often seem contrived and tend to be embarrassing and uncomfortable in my opinion. So I like to do some sort of craft project instead. Craft projects at showers are unique, and everyone seems to enjoy them – it’s as if regardless of age guests are instantly transported back to the arts and crafts time everyone loved in elementary school. The only problem is it can be hard to get people to stop doing the project in order for the guest of honor to open gifts!
For wedding showers, I have given guests paper dolls of the bride and let them use a variety of stickers, lace, jewels, ribbons, etc. to design wedding dresses. Very fun!
We recently had a baby shower for a friend expecting a little girl. It was a “fashion” themed shower, so I thought about doing a craft project decorating onesies. However, it seems that that has been done a lot lately. Instead I decided to have each guest make a page for a picture album. Everyone got a sheet of scrapbook paper and photo mats along with stickers, punch outs, etc.
They decorated their pages then we put them into sleeves in an album.
The mommy to be got to take home a completed album ready for pictures of her baby in all her new fashions. It turned out well, and I think everyone enjoyed the activity!