Wednesday, April 04, 2012

You’re Invited to a Baby Shower!

I hope you’ll be able to make it… it’s TODAY!!!


A few blogs are getting together to throw a virtual baby shower for our sweet friend, Kelly from View Along the Way. The party is being hosted by Erin of His and Hers.

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Kelly is one of the sweetest, funniest, most creative people that I’ve met since I started blogging. She’s a constant encouragement to me. Plus, she really takes it a step further and actually offered for me to stay at her house during the Haven conference in June. No, I’ve never met her in person. Yes, she invited a complete stranger to stay at her house.

That is, if you consider a complete stranger someone who I consider a good friend who I email with twice a day… so not really a stranger at all. Isn’t this blogging thing strange?

I am providing the baby shower games for the party today. Now, I’ve been to my share of baby showers and there are some strange games out there.

Example A) The Bottle Drinking Game
This is where grown women try to suck some liquid out of a baby bottle. I would appreciate it if we just took that one out of the rotation.

Example B) Guess the Size of the Belly with Ribbon
This is the one where guests guess the diameter of the Mom-to-Be’s belly then cut pieces of ribbon to that size.

Why is it that we think the Guest of Honor would enjoy this game? In the future, if you play this game… PLEASE do the Mom-to-Be a favor and make your guess and then cut in half. It’ll make her not feel like she looks like this:

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Yes, I think that’s a real person. Lord, help her.

So we’re going to play some games that Kelly would actually enjoy…

First, I think this is about the sweetest thing. Each guest fills out a little survey for the baby and parents to read.
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Printable for for free in: BLUE and PINK or BROWN and ORANGE

Then we’ll see how much everyone knows about Nursery Rhymes.
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Whoever gets the most right wins. Then of course, we’ll have a gift for the winner, which is a book of Nursery Rhymes.

Feel free to print the above picture or I can send you a word document and the answers. Just leave a comment and include your email address. I'll be happy to send them to you. Does anyone know how to load a printable version?

Kelly would get one too (even if she didn’t win):
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Kelly, we’re so excited for you and can’t wait to meet your sweet little girl!

Now to see the enjoy the rest of the party, be sure to go visit these other blogs who are helping make this shower special for Kelly!


Skye and Erin are hosting.
Jen & Katie decorated.
Ange whipped up our appetizers.
Visit Faith for a pink dessert.
Carrie's handling the punch.
Cassie and Michelle are bringing handmade gifts.

60 comments:

  1. Great games! I have to say I played the ribbon around the belly game way too many times! :)

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  2. I like the games you picked and I'm sure Kelly will too! The ribbon game really is a bad one and I've never heard of the baby bottle one, thank goodness! I didn't know you that you are going to be at Haven. How fun! I will be there too, can't wait to meet you!

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  3. What a sweet gesture! She'll be thrilled!! You all sond so special!

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  4. oh i love the survey idea.... it is sad that i am tearing up just thinking of playing that game. what a sap! and that picture...... yes, god help her.

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  5. I typically HATE shower games, but the two you shared are great! I especially like the survey one - seems super fun!
    -Katie

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  6. I love these games!! Thank you soo much for pitching in for the baby shower! This is a lot of fun!


    ps - looks like we might get to meet each other since kelly also invited me for a sleepover at her house for haven! wooot woot!! xoxo

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  7. Maury!! You throw the funnest baby showers EVER. :) These games are so NOT awkward, which is a hard thing to find! (We actually did the ribbon game at my baby shower for Weston.) :)

    I am so giddy and honored and excited about this surprise today! THANK YOU my friend!

    I'm going to "attend" on my blog tonight or tomorrow, so don't forget to check. :) :) (And thank you thank you!)

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  8. What about the melted-candy-bar-in-the-diaper game? Loads of fun right there. ick.

    These are awesome. How did you come up with them? I especially love the nursery rhyme game.
    So glad we got to "meet" up this way too. New follower/friend right here. :)

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  9. Oh man, that poor woman in that image!

    Thanks for not making the games too painful. Even virtually I was afraid to read your post. ;) These I can handle!!

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  10. I LOVE both of these game ideas! I've witnessed both of the awkward examples you mentioned, and trying to drink out of a baby bottle gave me a headache. No wonder babies cry so much.

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  12. Love these ideas. I typically hate baby shower games but these are tons of fun!

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  13. I normally dislike shower games too, but the survey and the nursery rhymes are super cute!!! Great ideas Maury - thanks for sharing something besides guessing the circumference of the mama's belly! :)

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  14. ps - we are FINALLY following you!! So glad we got to do the shower with you!

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  15. Do you have the answers to the Nursery Rhyme Quiz? I think I have them right, but am using it to throw a shower so I want to double check my answers. Thanks! Cute ideas!

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    1. Hi Krystal! I do have the answers. If you'll send me your email, I'll be happy to send you a word document with all the questions and answers. Thanks for reading!

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  16. Can you please send me a Word document of the Nursery Rhyme quiz with the answers! My email address is denise.cordell@yahoo.com. Thanks!

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  17. pls send me the nursery rhymes game. its nice! thank you.

    vibi20@gmail.com

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  18. Would you please send me a copy of the nursery rhyme game. It looks great! Thanks

    grace_2820@hotmail.com

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  20. Can you kindly send me the Nursery Rhyme game and answers, hosting a virtual shower for my virtual co-worker on Thursday 3/14... :)
    marshaeldridge@yahoo.com

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  21. i really love that you put all of these up, there are some great games. Would you be able to please send me the Nursery Rhyme game and answers, as im hosting a baby shower and would love to use this! mis_butterfly@hotmail.com

    Thank you so much, your blog is just great! xx

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  22. I would love a word document with the nursery rhymes and answers. Stang3278@comcast.net

    Thanks!!

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  23. Please email me the Nursery Rhyme quiz & answers. Great idea.
    nctrembley0613@email.campbell.edu

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  24. i would really like the word document with the answers, please! coachkb02@yahoo.com Thank you!

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  25. could I get a word document of the nursery rhymes and answers? aharris0228@kctcs.edu

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  26. Hi Maury, I would like a copy of the Nursery Rhyme Quiz and answers. Thank you for sharing!! smowery73@gmail.com

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  27. Hello! I would like a copy of the Nursery Rhyme quiz and the answers. We're planning a nursery rhymes themed baby shower...any other ideas would be great!
    annet4@sbcglobal.net

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  28. Would you mind sending me the Word document with the Quiz and answers? Thank you so much! ekbcj@yahoo.com

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  29. Can you please send me the nursery game and answers at spetterson01@yahoo.com. Thanks
    Stephanie

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  30. I love the nursery rhyme quiz game! Can you please send me the answers? Raquelshubbard@gmail.com Thanks!

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  31. Love the Nursery Quiz!!! Could you send the answer key my way? Thanks so much! mcseiberling@gmail.com Thanks again!

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  32. Love the Nursery Quiz. Please email me at chowdhury.cheri@gmail.com. Thanks

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  33. Would love to use the Nursery Quiz, please email it to me with the answers at charliegirl102@aol.com

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  34. Can i please have the answers to the nursery rhyme quiz. Thank you!! flutterfly11@hotmail.com

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  35. Did anyone actually receive the answers to the nursery rhyme quiz? All I got after providing my email was an inbox full of spam!

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    1. Update- So after scrolling through all the spam I did have an email that said Answers to Nursery Rhyme Quiz. I'm not sure if it was the actual answers though because once you go to open and download it they first want you to sign up for a document website and the catch...You have to pay $9.95 a month or you can do a year lump sum of $119.43!! Wow! I don't think so $120 for the answers to a nursery rhyme quiz. This site is a scam in itself! So a warning to anyone who wants the answers to this quiz, just look them up online and save yourself an inbox full of spam and 120 bucks!

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  36. May i have a Word document please with anwseres. Thank you

    miah_87_@hotmail.com

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  37. Can you please send me a copy of the nursery rhyme game please

    marciakipling@hotmail.co.uk

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  38. Can you please send me a copy of the nursery rhyme game? PLEASE!!!!!!!! :)
    gtess89@gmail.com

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  39. I love these ideas for games, they're exaclty what I'm looking for to host a baby shower for a close friend - fun and engaging for all the guests, but not embarrassing for anyone.

    Could you please send me the nursery rhyme game answers to ruthdurrant@live.com.au. Thank you!

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  40. Would you please send me the printable version of the nursery rhyme game. My sister-in-law really wants this game at her shower next week. Thank you!
    jenjones06@comcast.net

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  41. Can you please send the word document and answer key to Stephanie4860@aol.com

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  42. Can you send the word document and answer key to philj1261@hotmail.com? Thanks!

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  43. Thanks for the great ideas! I would love to get the answers for the nursery rhyme quiz. porter_rosetta@yahoo.com

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  44. These are great! Could I get a copy of the nursery rhyme quiz, and thee answers? Thanks! kmetlak@accordcorp.org

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  45. Can you please send me a copy of the nursery rhyme quiz with the answers? hdnash@hotmail.com Thanks

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  46. please can you send me the answers to the nursery rhyme quiz, many thanks. emmaleahibbard@hotmail.co.uk

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  49. Thank you for giving me this hilarious post which are full of ideas of the games at the baby shower. At the baby shower there is serious problem to make fun with games so, due to your post it is very easier to make fun like baby care games.

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  50. Can you please send a copy of the nursery rhyme game to jfwallace84@gmail.com ? I will need it by 7/31 at the latest. Thanks!!

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  51. Hello! Will you please send me the nursery rhyme game and answer document? Thank you! meaganmkimmerle@gmail.com

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  52. Can you please email me the answers to the nursery rhyme game? Thank you! adiasparra@ymail.com

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  53. Hello! What a great game! Will you send me the nursery rhyme game and answer document, please? knopp7287@gmail.com Thanks!

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  54. LOVE the two games, would love to have hardcopy of both. I am a novice at this techno stuff and don't really know how to download a d or whatever I have to do. Hopefully, I you send me something on Facebook, my friend can show me what got do. It's worth a try. Thank you sooooo much for the cute ideas. esientje@hotmail.com

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  55. I would love a copy- thanks, jmx2mc@gmail.com

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  56. I would love a copy for my daughter in law baby shower - funchejr60@gmail.com

    Thank you

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  57. Love your ideas. I am hosting shower for my daughter in law.

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