We started out with some fun invitations to friends and family of Kristin's who didn't attend our church. This was a church shower, so most of the inviting was done through church. I did up a PowerPoint slide advertising the shower.
Then I started thinking through food and decorations. I needed it to be simple because my budget was limited. Using some glass jars that I got at Michaels (40% off) and some fun ribbon (50% off) I was able to make things look classy.
Friends of Kristin's helped to provide the food. We had lots of fun red and blue foods: strawberries, hot tamales, cherry slices, JELLO Jigglers. Other foods included: mini brownies and white chocolate covered pretzels.
I found a great red slush punch online here. I think at least ten people asked me for the recipe. It was delicious and super easy.
One of my favorite people in the whole world, Abby, made these super cute Thing 1, Thing 2 cup cakes. They weren't just adorable, they were also SO delicious. We got the idea here. I knew she could pull it off. I would I have just had a glob-by blue mess if I'd tried.
We wanted to have some fun activities too. We set up a little photo booth with props for taking pictures for Kristin's baby book. I can't remember where I originally saw the idea, but it was in multiple places online.
I thought this was fun. We did TWIN Baby Babble. It's the same thing as Baby Babble, a game I found online, except that there are TWO of every letter in the scrambled word(s). After all, twins are at least twice as hard.
We tried to do something things meant just to be helpful. The first thing we had were little wisdom cards for friends and family to fill out.
The other thing we did was buy a card for ladies to leave their name and phone number if they were willing to "sign-up" to be called upon when Kristin has a need once the babies arrive.
And of course one of the main reasons for the party was to shower Kristin with gifts, because she's going to need a lot! And she got a lot of lovely gifts.
While Kristin opened her gifts the kids played. I'd made little mini Dr. Seuss coloring books for the kids to color.
I had so much fun and hoped that everyone else did too! I have a couple of friends (sweet sisters) who are pregnant, due this fall. I'm hoping I'm lucky enough to be in the group of ladies that their baby showers!