Thursday, April 30, 2009

Party Recipe: 70's Baby Shower

I'm throwing a 70's themed baby shower this Saturday. Amber is a fun friend preparing for the arrival of twin boys this summer! Here are my plans for the luncheon:

Theme: It Takes Two to Make a Thing Go Right

Decorations - Lots of orange and green. Sunflowers on the table. 70's music on the stereo.

Drinks - Soda in glass bottles. Spiked punch in a fun vintage bowl that I have.

Food - Crudites with classic onion dip. Fondue with sourdough bread veggies and apples. Cupcakes aspiring to be as cute as these.

Dress - A polyester maxi dress I picked up last weekend at Forever 21 will be perfect for playing hostess.

Games - I have a couple easy activities in mind. Any suggestions?

19 comments:

foobella said...

You have to do the poopie diaper game. I've done it for two baby showers I gave and one I assisted with. It's ALWAYS a hit.

http://baby-shower.yeahbaby.com/game.php?page=103

Zanzibarfly said...

You could set a timer while opening gifts and whenever it goes off, the person whose gift is being opened gets a small door prize ( e. g. cheap, fun picture frames, travel games, small plants etc)

Not really a game, but something fun nonetheless!

rainylakechick said...

Might be too late for this one, but ask guests to bring a baby photo of themselves. Line the photos up at the party and see who can guess which photo belongs to each guest! I imagine a lot of your guests were born in the 70s, so it will add to your retro theme!

Jendi51 said...

I recently attended an *overgamed* shower. I would say pick a few great ones and spread them out -- don't have game time for 2 hours, to be followed by 2 hours of gift opening! :) Anyway -- have fun -- love your theme.

love.boxes said...

I can just hear.. "I got you babe" playing in the background... Looks like tons of fun!

Meghan said...

This sounds so perfect for a baby shower – you are quite the hostess!! I was at a baby shower recently where blank bingo cards were passed out before gifts were opened. We filled them in with what we thought the mom-to-be was going to receive (diapers, stroller, blanket, etc) and the first person to get bingo won a small prize. It was a nice way to keep everyone involved/interested in the present opening, and cut down on the chatter.

chrstnbm said...

I just started reading your blog recently, and was at a baby shower recently with this game, just thought I'd suggest it:

Print out pictures of characters or cartoons from childs movies or tv shows, shower guests get a point for knowing the name of the character, and a point for knowing what show/move they are from.

ex. Nemo, dora the explorer, etc. (or you could do 70's characters?)

MrsEm said...

That's a great idea!

Polka Dots & Protein Bars said...

What a fun, fun idea!!! I can't wait to see pictures!

Jenny M said...
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Jenny M said...

I always like the game where you put someone famous on the back of each guest, and then they have to guess who it is. You could totally do it with 70's stars to tie in your theme.

Amber said...

Cannot WAIT!

loren weltsch said...

i hosted a baby shower a few months ago and prior to the shower i created a playlist of songs that had the words 'babe' or 'baby' in the song title or lyrics. everyone listened to the songs and the guest who could list the most correct song titles and artist got a prize. we played the game while the mom-to-be opened the gifts and it was hilarious. i would be happy to share the list of songs.

Anonymous said...

I just hosted a 70s party a few weeks ago and we had a blast!

You can have a "70s Baby Price is Right" game. You can show pictures of baby items and the guests can guess what's the price of the item back in the 70s. Should be easy to google what these prices were in that decade.

Gracie73 said...

I just went to a baby shower recently where I played the "guess the song and artist with baby in the title." Totally fun. The hostess gave each person who came a homemade cd of the songs played. The other favor I received was a small baby carriage shaped wildflower pack of seeds to grow. You should totally hang some beads in the doorway to go with your 70's theme. Can't wait to see your follow-up pictures.

Punch Recipe Lady said...

What a fun theme! My friend is expecting a little girl in a month and a half and it's coming down to the wire now. This would be super easy to do. I think I'll try it! Thanks

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Anonymous said...

We are hosting a 70's themed baby shower too and
i would love to know the wording on your invite?

MrsEm said...

I may have thrown in a few "groovy"s in there - but nothing too fancy with the invitation wording.