A Food Festival Baby Shower Party

Feeding the family is a big challenge for any new mom. This is just the party to help her prepare.

The Theme

Consider making the party a potluck and ask guests to bring their most reliable family recipe.

    • Keep track of who is bringing what so you can be sure to have the proper number of main, side, and dessert dishes.
    • Decorate with fresh flowers, herbed bouquets, colorful tableware and other country kitchen finery.
    • Rent some Julia Child videos and have them running as "background music."
    • Create a basket of local take-out and delivery menus for the mom-to-be.
    • Give out aprons and chef hats to wear.
    • Consider choosing a specific food theme such as Asian foods, vegetarian, or finger foods.

    Game: Baby-Food Taste Test

    Baby Shower Games: Baby Animals

      Preparation time: 15 minutes

      Playing time: 20-30 minutes

      Players: All present

        What you'll need

        • 15 jars of baby food (no blends) with labels removed. (Write the content information on a piece of masking tape and place it on the bottom of each jar.)
        • plastic spoons
        • a blindfold

          Before the party

          • Purchase baby food and prepare the jars. Try to pick a variety of baby food flavors, such as peaches, bananas, green beans, and squash. Stick with stage one or two foods.

            At the party

            • Each player dons a blindfold and is fed teaspoons of the baby food. The player who guesses the most flavors correctly wins.

            Game: Empty the Bottle

            Preparation time: 10 minutes

            Playing time: 15 minutes

            Players: All present

              What you'll need

              • 4-oz. baby bottles, one for each player
              • enough apple juice for all the bottles

                Before the party

                • Fill and chill the bottles.

                  At the party

                  • Distribute the bottles to all players.
                  • At "go" all players will attempt to be the first to finish their bottles.

                    Game: Lunch Bag Mystery

                    Preparation time: 15 minutes

                    Playing time: 15 minutes

                    Players: All present

                      What you'll need

                      • 10 medium-sized baby items, such as a rattle, a pacifier, a brush
                      • 10 brown paper lunch bags
                      • paper and pencil for all players

                        Before the party

                        • Place each item in its own bag and staple it shut.
                        • Number each bag.

                          At the party

                          • Pass around the bags.
                          • Each player can have a turn feeling the item through the bag.
                          • Have guests record their answers on paper.
                          • The player with the most correct answers wins.

                            Gifts for Guests

                            Suggested prize

                            • small kitchen items

                              Party favor ideas

                              • pot holders
                              • kitchen magnets

                                Gifts for the guest of honor

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