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A Food Festival Baby Shower Party

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.

 
Baby Shower Games: Baby Animals
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.

 

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.

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.

Suggested prize

  • small kitchen items

Party favor ideas

  • pot holders
  • kitchen magnets

Gifts for the guest of honor

 

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