Baby It's Cold Outside Baby Shower

Friday, January 20, 2023

My mom, my mother in law and my sister in law hosted my baby shower in early November and went with the theme of "Baby It's Cold Outside". I know having a baby shower for your second kid is taboo, but when I was pregnant with Merloe it was the height of covid so I didn't get a real baby shower with her, we just did a drive by shower (which was also a great experience). But I'm so thankful they were willing to still shower me and baby boy with extra love!

We all met up weeks prior to talk about the shower and what food we should serve, games we should play and what vendors to use. Luckily I had won a contest on Instagram for a free room rental at a local event space called The Grey Room. Their rental included so much like the tables, chairs, white or black linens, balloon arch, bowls, catering items and even some d├ęcor. They added a Christmas tree to our room to go along with the theme!

  

Balloon Garland designed by It's Poppin' Events // Shop Outfit Details Here

 

Cake Pops and Cookie Decorating Kits produced by The Sweet Treats Emporium

 

We played a few games including a diaper raffle, which is a must in my opinion! We got so many diapers and wipes which is so helpful to get you through those first few months. We included the Diaper Raffle cards in the invitation but had extras on the table if someone forgot theirs. This 'Letters to Santa' mailbox matched perfectly with the theme and doubled as our raffle drum. The winner received a gift basket with fun holiday baking items from Williams Sonoma. 

Our other game was a "Kisses Guessing Game" where guests had an opportunity to guess how many kisses were in the jar. I made these graphics on Canva and printed business cards for them to write their answers on. The winner received the tall glass jar with all the kisses inside. 

The final game we played was a 'Left Right Story' which we found on Pinterest, found here. Guests were seated at their round tables, we placed one gift on the table and as the story was read out loud, guests had to pass the gift left or right. Whoever ended up with the gift at the end of the game won the prize! Prizes were gift bags filled with holiday themed items like a blanket, hot cocoa kit and mug. 

 

We had to have a Hot Cocoa Bar for the party, we rented the dispenser from RSVP Rentals, a local rental company, and we purchased all of the accessories to go with it. The dispenser was filled with warm milk so we had different packets of Hot Cocoa on the top for the guest to choose their flavor. We also provided all the toppings: mini marshmallows, peppermint marshmallows, gingerbread cookies, sprinkles, whipped cream, flavored syrups, crushed peppermint candies and candy canes.

Baby It's Cold Outside Cocoa Sleeves & Cups purchased on Etsy
 

 

We wanted a cute tablescape but also easy cleanup, we found these plates on Meri Meri, the snowflake felt chargers were from Target, we ordered snowflake napkins and put them through a snowflake cookie cutter that doubled as a napkin ring. The utensils came from Amazon, which matched the theme perfectly! We found the candle wreath centerpieces through Costco, which were faux so we could keep them after. The linens also came from RSVP Rentals, we used the 'Storm Velvet' which was a beautiful blend of blue grey. 

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Hopefully this helps you plan your winter themed baby shower!

What games did you play? Did you do a diaper raffle?
Let me know in the comments!

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