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Apr

Quick and Easy Baby Shower Tips – Handmade Doll Giveaway

by Tiffany in Birth & Baby

Daisy Handmade Doll

Are you going to be welcoming a new baby soon or know someone that will be? Well, having a baby shower is one of the most fun things about being pregnant, at least it was for me. I generally didn’t enjoy being pregnant but I certainly loved the anticipation and getting to share my excitement with those closest to me. Baby showers are just a wee bit magical don’t you think?

The folks at Once Upon a Treehouse have shared some baby shower tips with me and I am passing them along to you…along with the opportunity to win one of their fabulous handmade dolls. Can you believe that my little girl never much cared for dolls? I played with them until I was 14ish years old so that was a tough pill for me to swallow. In fact I still get a warm gooey feeling when I look at dolls and I especially love handmade dolls.

Baby Shower Tips

Comments in italics are mine…

* Select the theme and color scheme based around the nursery decor – If you are unsure of the nursery decor, I suggest a “natural” color scheme and theme such as outdoors, forest, jungle, etc. It works for both sexes.

*Ask guests to bring along a copy of their favorite childhood book, and they can even inscribe a special message for baby to be – For me that would have to be The Pokey Little Puppy!

* For a shower activity do a group craft and have the guests create something for the new nursery walls or decorate onesies and burp cloths – Cloth diapers on a line would be adorable too

* Have a station with an iPad/phone to take a short video of each guest and their special message for the new parents and baby

* Display seasonal planted flowers or herbs in spray-painted pots for centerpieces that double as the party favors – You might even have your guests do the planting as a fun activity if the weather permits

* Have a few quick and easy games like, have each guest cut a piece of ribbon the length they think will best fit around the honoree’s belly, and the closest one without going over wins

* Instead of spending time on watching the honoree open gifts, ask guests to bring the gifts unwrapped or in a gift bag and have a large table or area where they can be displayed - Love the idea of no gift wrapping!

* A small box filled with a few miniature cupcakes of different flavors is a favor everyone will love! – A waste free favor/gift idea as well :)

Ready to win an adorable handmade doll? The cutie pictured above is what the winner will receive. Her name is Daisy and she is a dollhouse doll made of cotton, wool, and wood. The face is hand painted and she is made in Europe. Ages 3+. Fill out the Rafflecopter form below to enter, a winner will be chosen on 4/17. Good luck!

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Tuesday, April 9th, 2013

12 Comments

  • rachel

    Have plenty of fun games to play!

  • Karen Lanois

    have fun and alot of food

  • kama

    I’m not a fan of the games at baby showers, so I say to keep those at a minimum. Just enjoy being around the mommy-to-be and her friends. Have everyone share something positive about birth or children.

  • RG

    I would love to win this doll for my grandbaby.

  • Adriana E

    Have plenty of food and Pinterest is a great place for ideas!

  • Marla

    Not everybody is comfortable with a baby shower before the baby is born. A shower afterwards is a great option.

  • http://twitter.com/GGirlGGreen Stephanie Moram

    Instead of buying a gift, make food that the happy couple can use once their baby arrives! WE all know we dont always have time to cook!

  • domestic diva

    I like the idea of everyone writing a blessing for the mama-to-be and baby.

  • Erin N

    I love the idea of bringing favorite childhood books!

  • Heather Krcha

    What a sweet doll! Thanks for the giveaway :)

  • Sarah B.

    I like the idea when all the guests write down a piece of advice for the new mom to be and then the mom to be picks her favourite (she doesn’t know who wrote it) and that person wins a prize. I also love the no gift wrapping idea!

  • Mariah

    I like when everyone brings mommy wisdom on a card to the shower and all the advice is then put into a small scrapbook for the new mom to refer back to as she starts her journey into parenthood with tips and advice from those who love her the most :)