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18Oct/170

Halloween Baby Shower Activities

Fun Halloween Baby Shower Activities

Just because it's cold, and probably raining outside (well, it is Ireland, after all!) doesn't mean that you can't have some fun and interesting activities at the baby shower. They are great for helping people to bond, especially when the Mummy to be will most likely have people attending from all facets of her life-family, friends, workplace and hobbies. And they will be fun for Mum too. We all know how time consuming rearing a child is, so help her to take some me time wherever she might have the opportunity! Hope you enjoy these spooky Halloween baby shower activities.

Let your inner child out to play, and enjoy some Halloween magic moments!

 

Halloween Pumpkin Carving

This is a timeless tradition (Did you know:in the olden days, they used to carve turnips!) and a lovely activity too! πŸ™‚ All you need are a few pumpkins, space and some carving knives, and if you like at the end, you can make pumpkin 'babies' by adding some soothers, and little items of baby clothing too. Enjoy the photo opportunities with this idea-you'll never forget this baby shower activity.

Halloween is the best time of the year! πŸ™‚

 

Halloween Dress Up Activity

Why would you not, especially if the Mummy To Be is a real fan of cosplay, and Halloween? It is relatively simple but with some prep involved. It is a lovely way to learn new skills or just practise old ones, such as sewing, using craft materials such as foam etc. And it is a good excuse to catch up over a few evenings with some coffee and biscuits, while doing some interesting craft work. You can just buy something if you prefer though. Then, on the day/night of Halloween, have a little party with Halloween treats etc. You'll enjoy it! Honest! πŸ˜€

Any kid would love a Mummy who can dress up and have some magical Halloween fun with them. πŸ™‚

 

Our Halloween Baby Shower Activities Verdict

Spooky, ghoulish and fun. We recommend it. If you have done or are going to have a Halloween baby shower, we would love to hear your stories. πŸ™‚

For more info on our other products and ideas, drop us a line at info@babyshower.ie

16Oct/170

Halloween Baby Shower Food Ideas

Yummy Halloween Baby Shower Food Ideas

We love Halloween here in the babyshower.ie office. It is definitely one of our favourite times of the year. And what child wouldn't adore a Mummy who knew some yummy Halloween baby shower food ideas. All the kids in the neighbourhood will be all over at her house, when Halloween comes. Better get her practising now. Here are some tempting Halloween baby shower food ideas for you all to enjoy. Let your inner child our to enjoy Halloween in all it's ghastliness!

Now, carry this pumpkin around for nine months... πŸ˜‰

 

Witches Broomsticks

These look so delicious that we could definitely eat them at any time of the year! Who doesn't love peanut butter and chocolate? Her child will love her so much if she knows this recipe. Best Mummy ever!

Double, double toil and trouble.... Spookily tasty!

 

Healthy Pumpkin With Dip And Veggies

Now, eat up your veggies girls! In this case, we definitely will. This pumpkin filled with a delicious dip is just the perfect healthy snack that everyone will enjoy-look at these colours. And the nutrients will be great to keep us healthy too. Mummy To Be needs some nutritious food too! πŸ™‚

You know your Mum was right when she told you to eat up your veggies....now you get to persuade your children! πŸ˜€

 

Hocus Pocus Spellbook Brownies

We all love sweet and chocolately brownies so everyone should be happy with this halloween baby shower food idea. And feel free to decorate the top of the brownie with some wonderfully ghoulish designs. πŸ™‚

Delicious-ness in every morsel!

 

Our Halloween Baby Shower Food Ideas Verdict

Just ghoulishly delicious.... Considering it is Autumn now and getting colder outside, it is a great idea to have some indoor activities for your baby shower planned, and baking can be fun and relaxing, besides tasty. Plenty of delicious food here to try out! πŸ™‚ Don't forget to dress up and tell us about how you are going to do your Halloween baby shower! We would love to see photos. πŸ™‚

For more info on our other products and ideas, drop us a line at info@babyshower.ie

13Oct/170

Autumnal Cakes To Brighten Your Baby Shower

Autumnal Cakes To Brighten Your Baby Shower

Autumn is here along with shorter days and longer nights. And all we want to do is just snuggle up with a cuppa, something sweet and a blanket. We still think that the Mum To Be deserves a celebration. So here are some delicious Autumnal cakes to enjoy at the baby shower. We promise that you can all still snuggle up with those cosy blankets and a cuppa too. Autumnal Cakes will be the perfect addition to make it a sweet baby shower.

 

Woodland Cake

Just perfect for Autumn! πŸ™‚ A cake full of all those lovable and memorable forest animals that I'm sure we all remember from our childhood books and cartoons... Peter Rabbit, anyone? This would be a great cake to personalise for the Mom To Be too, maybe by picking one of those books and doing it your way. Obviously, you can change the colours too to suit boy, girl or neutral theme. We love our Happi Tree woodland theme range with this cake. Oh, and don't forget your cupcakes! πŸ™‚

And all the animals of the forest gathered...

 

Autumnal Baby Shower Cake

Oh, how we adore this cake. Simple but ever so sweet! The combination of baby clothes and autumn colours is just gorgeous. We do love the sight of little baby clothes on a washing line. Enjoy this cake, and don't forget to send us photos of any cakes you have had at a baby shower. You'll find us on Twitter and Facebook! πŸ™‚

Baby clothes that are as sweet as autumn leaves.

 

A Little Pumpkin Is On The Way

Some more gorgeous Autumn colours for you along with sweet cake. Nothing says cute like a little pumpkin! Here are some gorgeous accessories too.

A little cute pumpkin is on the way...! πŸ™‚

 

Our Autumnal Cakes Verdict

Gorgeous and delicious.... any of the positive adjectives that you can think of! πŸ™‚ Enjoy the baby shower and we would love to hear all about it.

For more info on our Happi Tree woodland range,Β  any of our other products and ideas, drop us a line at info@babyshower.ie

3Oct/170

The All-Important Hospital Bag Checklist

Time To Get That Hospital Bag Ready

When you know that baby will be on it's way quite soon, yet the last few weeks of pregnancy can still feel like an eternity, it is so important to use that time to get your hospital bag ready. Start gathering essential items that you will need from the 3oth week, with the aim of having a hospital bag ready to go by the 36th week. Never fear-we are here to help. Here is a hospital bag checklistΒ for you.

You may want to pack two bags, one smaller one with items that you want during labour, and a bigger one for the remainder of your hospital stay. If you feel over-loaded with stuff, why not keep some at home, and ask your partner, friends or family to drop in the remainder to you after labour. That way, you won't feel like you are organising a suitcase for a two week sun holiday... we wish! Either way, it should help you to feel closer to the big day, and hopefully more relaxed also, as you will be prepared in this sense.

 

I am so good at packing, even if I do say so myself.

 

Let's Get Packing That Hospital Bag

 

For Mom

 

Clothes

 

4 light cotton night dresses or pyjamas

Comfortable Underwear

Nursing/Maternity Bra

Going Home Outfit

 

Toiletries

 

2 packets of maternity pads

Nipple cream

Breast Pads

Shampoo/Conditioner

Shower gel/Soap

Flip Flops for the shower

Towels

Toothbrush & Toothpaste

Deodorant

Moisturiser

Hair clips, hair bands, hair bobbles

Travel hairdryer

Pillow

Mobile Phone & Charger

 

For Baby

 

Clothes

 

8 vests

8 babygro's

1 or 2 cardigans

Scratch mitts

Hat

 

Toiletries

 

Disposable Nappies

Nappy Bags

Sudocrem

Cotton woll

2 soft baby towels

 

Items For Coming Home

Warm blanket

An approved car seat

An all in one warm baby suit (depending on time of year)

 

For Dad

Mobile Phone & Charger

Toothbrush & Toothpaste

A spare t-shirt

Deodorant

Camera

Comfortable shoes

 

For Labour Ward

 

For Mom

 

Loose night-dress for labour

Slippers

A pair of non-slip socks

 

For Baby

 

Vest

Babygro

Cardigan

Hat

Nappy

 

For Comforts

 

Lip Balm

Facial Spray or face cloth

A towel

Magazines/books/Kindle

Headphones/Phone for music & podcasts

 

The Hospital Bag Is Ready

We hope this list that we have compiled helps all of you Mums To Be... We support you all the way and understand these important moments.

What else would you include in your hospital bag? Tell us in the comments. on Facebook or on Twitter.

For more info on any of our other products and ideas, drop us a line at info@babyshower.ie

 

 

 

28Sep/170

Autumn Mocktails….Delicious!

Delicious Autumn Mocktails Coming Up

Autumn is here and we are all starting to feel the cold again. What nicer way to relax than with some delicious autumn mocktails. Β And when there is a baby shower, what better way to help the Mummy to be with her celebrations. Give her a treat and good company-we all know she would do the same for you. Sharing is caring.

Always time for a chat and a mocktail with some good friends... πŸ™‚

 

Cranberry-Apple Punch

Let's all take some time to enjoy the fruits of nature, and enjoy this refreshing autumnal mocktail. We think this would be a hit at any autumnal events.

 

You will need:

 

4 cups of apple juice, chilled

2 cups of cranberry juice, chilled

2 cups of ginger ale, chilled

I can of frozen orange juice concentrate

Apple slices & orange slices for garnish

Frozen cranberries, optional for garnish

 

All of the Autumn flavours and colours....Yum!

 

Golden Apple Punch

We would have this all the time if we could... so refreshing and a really lovely mix of flavours. And so simple to make too! Enjoy. πŸ™‚

 

You will need:

 

1 part apple juice

1 part white grape juice

1 part lemonade

2 parts ginger ale

Stir and serve cold

 

Nature does give us lovely gifts, including the patter of tiny feet

 

Caramel Apple Pie Mocktail

A dessert in a mocktail....what could be better? I'll have a couple of these please! A little reminder of the toffee apples we would have at Halloween as children. πŸ™‚ Ah, happy memories.

 

You will need:

 

2 apples

1 rosemary

1/2 cup of caramel syrup

2tsp cinnamon

1 golden brown sugar

6 cups of apple juice

3 cups of sparkling water

 

 

Can we just say...Nom Nom? We want more already!

 

Our Autumn Mocktails Verdict

Delicious mocktails. Full stop. The colours and flavours are just perfect for Autumn baby showers, and Mummy to be can still have fun. Enjoy and do tell us of any mocktail recipes that you use. We would love to hear about them.

For more info on our Happi Tree woodland theme which would be ideal for any Autumn baby shower theme, any of our other products and ideas, drop us a line at info@babyshower.ie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

25Sep/170

Alphabet Baby Shower Theme

A Delightful Alphabet Baby Shower Theme

Don't think we forgot about back to school time. This alphabet baby shower theme is so apt as a theme for any baby shower. It's so sweet and reminds us all of our parents singing the alphabet song to us as little ones. That song pervades all of our childhood's. No childhood is complete without it and it was so fun to be more creative with the words as we got older too, don't you think? πŸ™‚ Let the letters that a child will delight in learning someday be the building blocks of an elegant party in honor of the mother to be.

A is for an awesome baby shower!

 

Alphabet Decor Ideas

We think that some adorable letter bunting would be a sweet addition for the baby shower decoration. Choose your own colours-pink, blue or neutral, and style, such as floral, nautical etc. Make this idea your own. Also some alphabet balloons would be a good idea too. And if there happens to be some older children around, either yours or a friends, ask if you could borrow some of their alphabet blocks for decor purposes too, along with alphabet posters. You could make the alphabet posters quite simply with paper and colours and add some humour to them too, such as ''B is for Bottles''.

Please can I borrow these for my baby shower? Sharing is caring. πŸ™‚

 

Food And Drink

We would recommend purchasing some alphabet cookie cutters, and use them to shape sandwiches and other tasty treats such as cookies or little cakes into educational and literary treats. Here is some alphabet cheese and crackers. Another idea is to make an alphabet cake.

B is for Baby.

 

Baby Shower Activities

So many activities to choose from and so little time. Why not try some Alphabet Wishes for baby? Give everyone some paper with all of the alphabet on it, and make a list of sweet wishes below. We particularly like the idea in the picture below which also makes a sweet gift. Ask everyone to choose a letter and draw a picture for the alphabet book. Made with love and care! What could be better? πŸ™‚

C is for Carrots

 

Gifts And Favours

We have found the perfect gift/favour below..... Alphabet Candles. Want! Another idea is to take cardboard, decorate in the same manner as below, and fill with mini chocolate eggs, or alphabet jellies. Yum yum!

A is for Alphabet
B is for Blocks
C is for Candles

 

The Alphabet Verdict

Just perfect. You will love this theme and it really is such an apt theme for a baby shower. Don't forget to bring books to the shower too.

For more info on any of our products and ideas, drop us a line at info@babyshower.ie

 

 

22Sep/170

Autumnal Baby Shower Ideas

Sweet Autumnal Baby Shower Ideas

Summer has come and gone, and Autumn is here to stay (at least for a few months), although we wish it could stay longer. It is one of our favourite seasons, for sure. What an adorable time to have a baby shower too, with all those warm, autumnal colours and woodland animals. Below are some sweet autumnal baby shower ideas for you. Enjoy with a warm mug of hot chocolate... well, that's what we would do! πŸ™‚

Sweet baby sleeping... Can you sleep like this every night for us?

 

Little Pumpkin Invitations

Oh, how we love these little pumpkin invitations. How could you even discard them later? Better to keep at least one and frame it. Happy Autumn memories. What better way to invite all your lovely guests to a sweet day celebrating Mum to be, and her little one to come. Definitely one of our top autumnal baby shower ideas.

Can't wait to meet you, little pumpkin.

 

Pumpkin Family

What a gorgeous and sweet way to announce the baby shower... Simple and creative. If you don't have access to a pumpkin, simply use a turnip instead. It works just as well. Adorable.

Mummy pumpkin, Daddy pumpkin and baby pumpkin too...

 

Printable Baby Shower Games

What baby shower (or any party for that matter?) would be complete without some games? A perfect way to bond and share a laugh at this life changing moment in the life of the Mum To Be... As it is quite likely that the guests won't all know each other from before, it is a great way to help break the ice. Go and have fun. Autumn may be colder but that's no reason not to still get together and have fun.

Some funny games are on the way... πŸ™‚

 

Autumnal Baby Shower Ideas Verdict

We love these ideas, and as always you can adapt them to suit your wishes. Don't be afraid to be creative. It's what life is all about... any child will tell you that. Enjoy your Autumn baby shower and we would love to see what ideas you used on your special day. Tell us on Facebook or Twitter. πŸ™‚

For more info on our Happi Tree woodland theme, any of our other products and ideas, drop us a line at info@babyshower.ie

 

 

 

 

28Jun/170

Should Your Other Half Have A Baby Stag?

Should Your Other Half Have A Baby Stag?

Should Your Other Half Have A Baby Stag?

Should Your Other Half Have A Baby Stag? Give the daddy-to-be a chance to celebrate the new arrival with his very own Baby Stag.

Girls, we all know what a baby shower involves. It is a chance to get all your close friends and family together to celebrate your little bundle of joy entering the world. You gather around, eat some delicious treats, play some fun games and make the mum-to-be feel extra special. If you didn't know already, we love them!

However, how does the daddy-to-be celebrate? There is so much focus on the mummy (and rightly so) but doesn't the daddy deserve a little party too? This is where the Baby Stag comes in.

What is a Baby Stag?

A Baby Stag is where the dad-to-be can head out with his friends and have fun before the little one arrives. This is often looked at as his 'last send off'. The group can keep this Baby Stag as low key or wild as they please. Something tells us his friends will want to keep it more on the wild side however! This party is modeled after the traditional stag party that takes place before a wedding. Drinks will be had, questionable dance moves will be thrown and heads will be sore the next day.

If your other half is in need of some inspiration here are a list of great ideas for the day/night;

  • BBQ (if the sun is out)
  • Paintball
  • Bowling
  • Brewery Tour
  • Comedy Show
  • Or simply head out for some pizza and beers

Would your other half have a Baby Stag girls? They should really have a celebration just like we do! If her has had a Baby Stag, tell us on our Facebook or Twitter.

20Jun/170

Our Top Three Products in June 2017

Our Top Three Products In June 2017

According to our delightful customers! Our customers are the only judge that matters in this case, and they get to decide. If you think otherwise, feel free to comment on the blog below. πŸ™‚ They range from cards to decor toΒ sweet gifts for Mummy To Be and baby. No one gets left out in our product range, not even the guests at the baby shower. πŸ™‚ We hope that you will all enjoy our top three products of the month! Enjoy the baby shower.

Goodies galore!

 

Mum To Be Card

This is the perfect card to give to a Mummy To Be and can be the perfect accompaniment to a gift, if you are attending the baby shower. Or if you just wanted something lovely to send on after hearing her exciting news. The message inside reads as follows: Enjoy this special time. πŸ™‚ 'Dream, Plan, Shop' , is what the small text reads by the bump on the front of the card. Such a sweet card!

That is a good list there, Mum To Be!

 

Modern Stroller Bingo Game

Okay, people, it's time for some fun and laughter. Let's start the Bingo game. πŸ™‚ Modern Stroller is a very chic range and adds style to any baby shower. It is perfect for any Mum To Be at her baby shower due to it's fresh and neutral colours. We recommend that you all play now. πŸ™‚

Fun, friendship and laughter awaits you!

 

Vintage Chic Napkins

Napkins are a simple way to add some colour and style to any do, and baby showers are no different. No matter if you want a simple or complicated affair, your guests will love these stylish vintage chic napkins as they enjoy the delicious food that you have prepared. πŸ™‚ Yum yum!

Mum To Be, you still got style!

 

Top Three Products Verdict.

These are perfect for any baby shower. We love our customer's picks this month. And why not tell us what you love! πŸ™‚

For more info on ourΒ Mum To Be card,Β Modern Stroller Bingo Game,Β Vintage Chic Napkins, any of our products and ideas, drop us a line at info@babyshower.ie

 

 

15Jun/170

We All Need More Cupcakes In Our Lives

Cupcakes-Yum Yum!

Hello parents to be! Β We know that hosting a baby shower involves some planning and it is nice to find ways to make some aspects of that easier. So cupcakes are a lovely way to add colour and decor...before you eat them that is! Ask the Mummy To Be what kind of ideas she would like to see at the baby shower...Pin, pin, pin! Who else loves Pinterest? πŸ™‚ And they are just so adaptable-you really can make them to your taste andΒ to suit any themeΒ that you have in mind. Enjoy the sweetness. A perfect baby shower!

Sweet!

 

Baby Necessities

How cute would these be at a baby shower? It would be so hard to eat them-we would just want to keep them forever. All of baby essentials are present with these cupcakes and you can always add more essentials. Vaseline, Sudocrem, Gripe Water and Calpol anyone? πŸ™‚ How talented is your baker and would they like a challenge? πŸ™‚

The simple things in life are the sweetest...food, sleep and bubble baths!

 

Vintage Style

For the girls who would love the idea of a Vintage Tea Party, it is time to bring out your creative side for some baking. Once you are finished,Β get dressed up in all of your finery and go for tea. Β We think a Vintage Tea Party is a delightful way to celebrate a baby shower and these sweet treats would compliment this theme perfectly.

Yes darling, I would love something sweet!

 

Our Cupcake Results

Are you ready for the cupcake verdict? Seriously yummy. We love that you can make and design them any way that you like! What would you like for your baby shower?

For more details on Vintage Tea Party activity, any of our products or ideas, drop us a line atΒ info@babyshower.ie.


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