It was supposed to be a nerd theme. Alison and I co-hosted a baby shower for our friend Amy on Saturday. Amy is a high school math teacher and her husband is a chemical engineer. They are both very smart and embrace their inner nerd. So it seemed like it would be a really fun theme for a baby shower.
We didn’t want to take the superhero/sci-fi nerd route. It seemed hard and not exactly their taste. The problem was that we were having a hard time coming up with nerdy things. Thick rimmed glasses? I mean, I guess. But then what? And we don’t want it to be hipster. So throughout the planning, it evolved more into a school theme. Still cute!
I’ll show more detail throughout the week, but here is a glimpse into the party. And of course we didn’t get good pictures of everything, nothing works out that way.
I ordered cafeteria trays from a camping supply store. I think I paid about $2-3 per tray, which is a bit more than I’d typically spend on plates for a shower, but I figured they’d make fantastic toddler plates. I once read that if you give toddlers several options during their meals, they are less picky eaters. They feel like they have control over what they are eating and they’ll skip around and eat several things on their plate. Anyways. I’ll use them for dinner and maybe even some tactile sorting activities with Jansen. Plus, they are darn cute.
Food. We went with school lunch theme. There were three varieties of sandwiches: peanut butter and jelly, ham and cheese, and cucumber cream cheese. We had ants on a log, mac and cheese, fruit, and these amazing broken glass jello squares that look extremely sciencey. Of course we had juice boxes available buy essay college to drink!
There were strands of flashcard garland hung around the house. I punched holes in the corners and strung them with colored paper clips. You can kind of see it in the table photo above, but I hung strands of “first word” flash cards behind the table. The favors were test tubes of Nerds and little prayer books. I’ll go over the prayer books more later this week.
Report Card. Each person chose a form with a different grade on the top. They’d write their name as the teacher, and fill in predictions for several areas in baby Micah’s life at that stage. She punched a hole in the top and made a cute cover so we could bind it for her.
We also made onesies. Each onesie had a month written on the inside by the tag. There were really no rules, just that it had to have that number on the front somewhere. They turned out super cute!
Alison also made cupcakes. She made chocolate cupcakes with chocolate icing and topped them with fondant cutouts that had mathematical symbols on them. The bottom five spell out MICAH. She found these adorable cupcake cups with equations on them… of course I didn’t get a close up picture of them.
Not too bad, eh? I wish I was a better photographer. I forgot to take a photo of the sign on the door, all the balloons, and a couple other details. Sorry, I guess you should have just been there!