The shower turned out wonderfully & everyone had an amazing time.
I was in charge of the games which I've never managed at a baby shower before. I ended up wracking my brains & came up with three low-key games that wouldn't burden the guests.
We guessed how many jelly beans were in the jar & luckily Mike counted the beans since I wouldn't have had the patience to sit & count over 900 jelly beans!
We also did a smell & guess baby food game which was harder than you'd have imagined! I prepared six jars of random foods & dyed them with food coloring to fool everyone. I thought the easiest guess would have been the bananas but after dying them orange, most everyone guessed an orange fruit like peaches or apricots. It's amazing how a color can trick your brain into smelling something different!
The last game we played was How Big is Mommy's Belly where the guests used a ribbon to guess the size of Lauren's belly. The game winners got a gift bag with a candle, a cute travel coffee mug & a biscotti.
I also made the favors which included chocolates wrapped in a bag monogrammed with a T for Taylor & tied with ribbons that held an It's a Girl charm. I was definitely nervous about this job since I'm not at all a crafty person! Luckily my friends came over to help me put the favors together & they turned out great!
In about a month Taylor will be here & I cannot wait to meet her!