|Majken & Jakob and little Julian|
Babyshowers are not really a common thing in Denmark - usually you just wait for the "new family" to invite you over (one at a time, so they're not too stressed) and you pay your respects that way.
My family lives in England though, and over there it's quite a big deal with these babyshowers - so last time I visited my parents I was inspired to do the same for my good friend.
She and her boyfriend had been trying for some time to get pregnant, so when it finally happened, I really wanted to show my support and happiness for her! We studied together at the same hospital, but sadly don't have as much time as I would like to see eachother (mostly cause we live so far apart), I plan to be better at it this year though (yup - new years resolution nr. 1!)
Anyway she is a busy girl, so the greatest challenge was to find a weekend that wasn't completely booked already in her calendar. I gor her boyfriend in on the plan and he put at fake date on their calendar - he just told her, that he had a suprise for her... which was ... well... true hehe....
Next I went on Pinterest..... omg... sooooo much stuff on pinterest.... and I made a board.
We didn't use all the ideas and some plans had to be changed last minute, because of cancellations, but it was a great way to brainstorm, and plan the shower.
|Shortly translated: Majkens little prins is on the way....|
...it's a suprise, so help keep the secret!
adresse and phone nr.
I teamed up with one of her co-workers and former study-mates, so I could invite both her family, friends and co-workers. Sadly the date that worked for most was in the danish autumn holiday, so not everyone could attend - but we were 10 peeps in total, which I thought worked really nicely.
We made it a Babyshower brunch, because that fit everyone best and the food was easy (though we made waaaay too much! but it's always nice with leftovers!)
|We filled the countertop with brunchy-yummy-goodness!|
|And a fruit baby....|
(grapes, kiwi, pineapple, strawberry, melon and orange for a head)
Here we had been very creative - we planned 10 events/games!! and thinking back that was way overkill for 3 hours hehehe
All in all a great day that I would repeat in a heartbeat! The very best moment, was when Majken opened the door and saw us all in her living room. She got so very emotional and I could see she really knew we all cared for her and her little soon-to-be baby boy!
We bought a onesie for everyone to sign (kinda like a guestbook) and made a "pin-up board" with some good advice for mommy and daddy.
Also we made a calendar - where people could guess Julians birthday, which mommy later could frame for his room.
|Oooh and of course we brought presents!!!|
|Mommy dearest opening presents!|
We ended with the game of all games!! - toiletpaperdiapers! Aren't they cute??
|Teams of 2 - 3 min. to make the best toiletpaper diaper....|
it's harder then you think!!
If you're planning a babyshower for a friend/sister/co-worker - head to www.pinterest.com. There is so much inspiration to get there.
Decorations and so on I bought at Søstrene Grene (danish shop that has really affordable, cute tablewear and decorations!)
I'm especially crazy about these honeycomb - paper-pompoms that you hang from the ceiling....
and was thrilled to see that Majken had kept the ones we had bought for the shower and hanged them in Julians bedroom - such a cute idea!
When I was in England, visiting my parents, I went to Party Fever where I got the sash for Majken and some great banners for her house! They also had baby-shaped confetti and in case you don't want to make your own invitations - you can also buy them there.
Next time it could be fun to make the shower co-ed! So hurry up Majken - Julian needs a brother or sister!!!!