My baby turned four last month and doesn’t look much like a baby at all any more.
Abigail loves babies as much as I do, but since God hasn’t sent our immediate family any new ones, we’ve had to content ourselves with cuddling her little nephew and my youngest grandson, Easton.
Here is a picture of me with Easton and his mom at a baby shower my daughter-in-law’s friends threw for them. Isn’t he a sweetheart?
And speaking of showers, one of our readers wrote last week to ask if I’d make the lyrics to “Do You Wanna Have a Baby?” printable and give her permission to sing them at a baby shower. I thought that was a great idea, so I made a printable version (linked below). And while I was at it, I worked up a couple of other baby shower printables, as well.
Will you be hosting any baby showers in the near future? Are you looking for ideas to make the occasion extra-special? If so, the following ideas will help ensure a good time is had by all.
Ideas for throwing the best baby shower ever
Play a Game
Quiz your guests on how well they know baby animal names by playing this fun baby shower game. Give a prize to the guest with the most correct answers.
Check your Bag
Want a baby shower game that requires less mental energy? Then try playing this themed version of “What’s in Your Purse?” Give each guest a list of items and let them check off everything they have in their handbag.
Have a Laugh
Give first-time moms a glimpse of what’s in store for them by reading aloud this humorous test, “How to Know If You’re Ready for Motherhood.”
Share Some Advice
Seriously, though, draw on all the years of mothering experience represented at the shower by having guests jot down wise words of advice for the mother-to-be. You can print these black and white images on colored card stock, cut in half, and distribute to guests, either upon their arrival, or along with their mailed invitation:
Serenade the Guests
And here is the printable version of those song lyrics I mentioned above. Sing them to the tune of “Do You Want to Build a Snowman?”
You can hear me sing this song in the video version we posted on our family’s YouTube channel back when I first penned those alternate lyrics:
Color a Picture
How about a reminder of what the Bible says about babies? “Children are a blessing from the Lord; happy is the man whose quiver is full of them.” (Psalm 127:5)
Say a Prayer
You’ll also find this free printable prayer guide over on my other blog. It’s especially for a pregnant mama to use in praying for her unborn child: