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Baby Shower Planning

Pinterest is a great resource for inspiring creativity, especially for party planning.  It is easy to pick and choose ideas to make it your own.

Chocolate covered pretzel roads are and easy sweet and salty treat to make fit into any theme.  All it takes is a bag of pretzel rods, a bag of colored (or regular) chocolate, and a double boiler (or microwave oven).  Scoop the melted chocolate to cover the pretzel, lay on wax paper, and put tray in freezer for a couple minutes to set chocolate.  Serve in a cute jar or dish!

A fun game the doubles as additional gifts for the baby is having everyone decorate a onesie!  Have fabric paint, paint brushes, fabric markers, buttons, ribbons, and more available for the guests.  Make an example onesie to get their creative juices flowing.  The activity can last the whole shower so they can think about it and everyone won't be at the table at the same time.  Then have the new momma choose her favorite and the designer gets a gift!

Presentation makes a big difference and eating fruits and veggies of many different colors gets you a range of vitamins, antioxidants, and other nutrients!  Just because a baby shower is a celebration doesn't mean you can't have healthy options!

Little Hershey bars are a quick sweet and great if there are little kids joining the shower.  Make it special for a baby shower by highlighting the babies gender on the wrapper;  HERSHEY'S or HERSHEY'S.  Having some homemade treats adds a personal touch to round out snack table. Here are the recipes for the treats pictures: Very Berry Cupcakes and Chubby Hubby Truffles.

There is a good amount of planning that goes into hosting a baby shower, but remember to enjoy it!  It is a party, so have fun!  :o)

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