Last weekend, I hosted a fun barnyard baby shower for my friend Shelly. Since she and her husband Luke live on a dairy farm, I went with a “Holy Cow” baby shower theme.
It ended up being a gloomy day for a shower, but we had a great crowd filling our tiny little house.
Let’s be honest, any time I have more than 10 people in our home, it feels like a great crowd. We had about 20 people attend. Here’s the gals from our book club who could make it.
It was a luncheon, so I went with a yummy, BBQ-inspired country meal. Barbeque pulled pork was perfect, and I could make it in the slow cooker. I also had vegetables and fruits with dip, chips and guacamole and Liz’s roll-ups.
We also had lemonade and cupcakes.
I found the little fondant cow toppers on Etsy. Aren’t they adorable? Or adorbs, as Shannon would say. (Sometimes I like to channel my inner Shannon.)
The boys stayed in the kitchen. Actually, they were forced there after I kindly let them know that I didn’t factor for them in the seating. 😉 They understood. And they were great kitchen helpers, and eaters.
I am strongly in favor of baby shower games. So, I found the games on Etsy with the farm theme.
The Price is Right game was a hit. Highly recommended. I bought a bunch of baby items for Shelly and everyone had to guess the costs of the items. Things like baby powder, a onesie, a baby toy, diapers…. we showed off the item and then Shelly opened an envelope with the actual price as Barker’s Beauty! I would highly recommend this as a baby shower game.
I also printed off my friend Lauren’s cute wish cards. Every guest filled one out for the baby and signed it and they went into a photo book to save. (I used the yellow version.) Aren’t these a great keepsake for a momma, and baby?
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