Instead of dumb baby shower games where you see who can diaper a doll the fastest, not cross your legs or you lose a clothes pin, guess the girth of the mom, do a blind fold tasting of baby food; instead of all that silliness, we had an array of fabrics, embroidery threads, fabric paints and onsies to design a t-shirt for the guest of honor- Connor James. We had a heads up in the invitation so we could come prepared with our cleverness.
The bonus is to have a handful of amazing artists on hand and one of them willing to do a quick painting right on the t-shirt. (Meghan then let her know that she too was having a baby- a girl. And there was an extra onsie right there on the table, so while the paint was still out…)
It was a great way to visit, eat wonderful food and celebrate a new life.