|the cute invitations Cindy made|
Overall the party was a success. It was held at the home church of our friends and there was a LOT of food provided since it was mostly pot luck. And because it was not a party just for women it turned out to be a fun social time with families. We even hired our regular babysitter to oversee the children playing in the play room so we could all socialize in the other room with some peace of mind.
Here's a quick overview of our sign in table... I'm going to apologize, most of these photos were not taken at good times so actually certain decor looked better before these photos:
|our welcome table, you can see the food spread behind it to the left|
|We first had a sweet book for all the guests to sign|
It's not a party without a couple games. We played the "Right Left" game where 2 gifts were passed in a circle as a story is being read. Anytime "right" is said it moves to the right and anytime "left" is said it moves to the left. We also played "Smell the Poop" where 10 candy bars were melted in diapers and guests had to smell/look/prod the chocolate to figure out what candy it was. The guys at first were appalled with such a game but in the end I think they were the most into it.
|You can see one of the diaper cakes we made here. Also, each table had a small photo frame with silly stories mostly about the older siblings and what they've said about the baby.|
|We didn't have the cupcakes out on pretty display because we didn't want people or children getting into them and spoiling the surprise. So when it was time, we brought out the box and allowed guests to grab their own.|
Then it was finally time to find out --
What will Baby M be? A GIRL! Whoot!
Then there was a drawing for who would win another prize out of who guessed the baby was a girl.
Of course Maggie then opened her gifts. Since Cindy and I were the only ones who knew the gender we had girl gifts. I actually had time to whip up a fairly simple baby quilt!
|taken at the beginning of the party so there were actually more gifts than this|
|The quilt -- doesn't show all the detail of the fabric pattern, but it was cute!|
|Me, Maggie, and Cindy|
It's a bad pic of me, remeber my butchered bangs? And this was the end when we were nearly done cleaning up so my hair styling was completely gone.