Park Baby Shower
hoosh! Feel the gust of wind sending dust and leaves past you, as you smell
the funnel cakes and cotton candy. Look around and see couples in matching
outfits prancing by with their hands in each other's pockets. Hear the carnival
barkers trying to entice you into playing their impossible games. And then you
ask yourself "What better place could there be to have a baby
shower?", right? Get everyone together for one last adventure before the
baby is born with an Amusement Park Baby Shower. Since the mother-to-be won't be
able to ride any of the coasters, make sure she gets a chance to test out the
Kiddy Park, as well as all of the delicacies that make amusement parks famous.
This is a fun and easy party that is sure to show the mother-to-be a good time
(not to mention her future as a chaperone to the parks, with kids in tow).
Find invitations with a carousel on the front. Tell everyone to meet you at
the amusement park at the carousel. This way at least everyone starts out in
the same place, and it becomes an area to meet at later in the day. You might
choose to utilize an event pavilion at the park and meet there instead to eat
and open gifts.
Another cute idea is to scan a picture of the mother-to-be on a t-shirt
that says, "its (name of mom-to-be)'s last adventure before motherhood-
the real adventure- begins"! Put the date, time, location, occasion, etc.
on the back of the shirt. This is your invitation, as well as a keepsake!
candy bar wrappers also make great invitations.
The beauty of this is that the amusement park provides it's own
decorations, complete with rides, stuffed animals, food, and those obnoxious
Something from each of the 4 food groups can be found at most amusement
parks. For protein, you have your choice of hot dogs, grilled cheese
sandwiches, burgers, etc. The bread group also offers a variety of options
like soft pretzels, funnel cake, Coney dogs (which combine the nutrition of
breads and proteins), and nachos. The fruit and vegetable group is a little
bit more difficult to distinguish, but veggies can be found in the form of
onions on top of just about any food from the protein group. Fruit can be
found in about 3% of each sno-cone and Icee, as well as in each chocolate
covered frozen banana and candy/caramel covered apple. And last, but certainly
not least, the milk and dairy group. Milk can be found at many of the food
stands at the park with several places to buy custard and frozen yogurt. Don't
ever let anyone tell you that there is no way to eat healthily at an amusement
Have a scavenger hunt at the amusement park! Make sure everyone gets items
like, a stuffed toy from a game booth, pictures from a mini photo booth, a
photo taken with a park worker, cotton candy, etc.
"Toilet paper measure" - As your guests arrive, ask them
to each take a piece of toilet paper. Tell your guests to take as little or as
much as they want, but do not tell them what it is for. When everyone has
arrived, have each person measure around the waist of the mother-to-be with
the amount of toilet paper they have chosen. Whoever has the strip of toilet
paper that is the closest measurement to the waist of the mother-to-be is the
"Caught Crossing" - As everyone arrives at the shower,
each person's lapel is pinned with a diaper pin. Throughout the entire shower,
each time someone is caught crossing her legs, the person who caught her gets
to take her pin and pin it on her own shirt. If the person being caught has
more than one pin, then all of her pins go to the person who caught her. The
winner is the person at the end of the shower with the most pins.
Amusement parks have great party favors. Everyone can receive matching
hats, mugs, t-shirts (if you decide to use a t-shirt as the invitation), etc.
Buy prizes for the games before the shower, and award prizes like coupons for
the park, keychains, silly gadgets with the amusement park's name on it,
stuffed toys, etc.