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Proof My Friends Are as Weird as I Am

Last weekend I threw a baby shower for some very good friends of mine. (I’ve been meaning to blog about this all week. Hee hee!) So my friend Winnie really detests baby showers. She hates the stupid games. She hates the hours of unwrapping gifts punctuated with a million, “Awww!”s. She kind of hates the whole she-bang. (Which I find ironic considering she has a pug blog. I keep waiting for the day she designs her own LOLpugs.) Winnie is the kind of gal to buy you an extra nice gift so she can get out of going to your horrid baby shower.

She also has a great, quirky sense of humor.   (yay!)

Of course, I jumped at the chance of throwing her a shower.  (Not that that’s a big stretch since I’m the unofficial event organizer of our group.) Winnie had some requests/ideas to make the shower less traditional, including, 1) coed (which we did); 2) no games (ditto – I think a lot of them are dumb, too); 3) pancake restaurant (rocking!); and 4) placenta recipe cards as part of the favors!  (Um, me and her other friend nixed that one.  Although potentially hilarious (because it was that kind of group), her mom was going to be there.)

But in that spirit these developed… 

 

Baby_in_jar_shower_favor

Yes, that is a baby in womb-like jello (mucho thanks to Penny!). Peach jello to be exact. Cherry and Strawberry were a tad too graphic. And I heard the peach jello was quite delicious, as folks dug into them after our meal. Here’s a closer look (because I know you want to).

Baby_in_jar_close_up

We also put together a baby survival kit (which included booze, of course) and had a lot of fun with graphics of sausage and waffles (she’s having a boy). So how did my friend Winnie, hater-of-showers, react to the end result?

Quote:  “That was the least insufferable shower I’ve ever been to!”

Rock on!           – the weirdgirl

Comments

Winnie

Thanks for the great baby shower Mary!

I thought of another obnoxious concept for any other mothers-to-be out there. A Princess Cake, but instead of the traditional green marzipan, make it flesh colored marzipan with an "outtie" belly button on top.

And I'm still waiting for my placenta recipe cards.

Riley

That picture above? Seriously. You're my hero. H-E-R-O.

the weirdgirl

You're welcome, Winnie! (And I'll be sure to pass your preggo belly cake to AJ's Bakery.) If you follow the link above there are some scrumptious placenta recipes just waiting for you!

Awww, Riley! It's nice to be someone's hero! You would have fit in great at the shower. Thanks!

Pam

I swear I can see a fetus in that jello!!

Chag

Ok. That is the coolest baby shower (favor? food? don't know what word I'm looking for here) ever.

foradifferentkindofgirl

It is now, after reading this, that I will begin praying for any of my friends to now get pregnant so I can jump on the throwing of a shower and doing this! This is spectacular!

Jade

I knew that cake was too cute for the weird friend. So should the top of the cake be a see-thru dome with a fetus?

Janelle

OMG- That was cool and sick all at the same time! I loved it!

pregnancy scans

It sounds like a great time, it must've been a bit strange eating that jelly though. I guess the great thing is that it's an experience that many of the women won't forget. Creating memories that stick is quite difficult but quite a skill.

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