Thursday, April 8, 2010

Unique Baby Shower Theme: Poker

Okay, I started something when a fellow tweeter was asking for baby shower theme ideas. I threw out there the theme of my baby shower, poker. Yes, it is true. At first I refused to have a baby shower at all, but my sister was insistent. I finally said okay on the following conditions: it cannot be a bunch of women spending an afternoon eating macaroni salad, having to make small-talk, and watching me open gifts then oohing and ahhing over them all. We came up with the poker/baby shower party.

The shower was held in the evening when dinner could be served. All of our poker buddies (my husband I played once a week back then) were invited plus family and other friends including husbands and children. My sister had a delicious menu, arranged activities for every age, and even helped me drive home a few guests who had a few too many. Now how many women can say they had to be a designated driver at their own baby shower! But who better than the woman who can't drink!

Here is a look at some of the fun:

Crab Quiche
Spinach Quiche
Broccoli Quiche
Clam chowder
Hot rolls
Green salad
Veggie platter
Chips and dip
Carrot cake


Onesies drying


The Kids

Playing Poker

Baby Bottle Beer Race
This simply does not translate trough photos - the poker players had to take a break and the first to suck all the beer out of these teeny tiny baby bottles won a prize. People were laughing until they cried!

Guess What's in the Diaper
(Peanut Butter Cups, Snickers, Peppermint Patty, Milky Way, Hershey Bar)

Oohing and Aahing Over Gifts

1 comment:

  1. Looks like that was a great party! The Guess What's in the Diaper game cracked me up, I literally LOL'ed!!!