How to Throw a Perfect Christmas Baby Shower

- Christmas Baby Shower -

Christmas baby shower
Deck the halls with bibs & bottles,
Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la
'Tis the season for a baby,
Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la!

There is no greater time of year to have a new baby than Christmas time! And even Rudolph couldn't have gathered better baby shower ideas for Christmas games, invitations, favors, food, and decorations!

Here are some fun and creative ideas for a beautiful Christmas Baby Shower:


Christmas Baby Shower Decorations

You'll be using lots of green and red!

Start with getting a small, decorative pine tree and make a "Baby" Christmas tree. Buy light pink, light blue, or white Christmas lights. Add baby garland. Hang ornaments like pacifiers, little baby socks, booties, bibs, rubber duckies, little rattles, stars, angel figurines, etc. You can decorate the tree with any theme you want.

Next, some party supply stores sell garland with little tinsel baby shapes on it. It could be used to drape across the room, or a banister, or on a fake tree.

Streamers can be strung (with tape) throughout the party room to give your baby shower decorations more color and texture. Use green and red streamers throughout the party room. Sometimes baby shower decorations look strewn about a room, without anything to unify and pull everything together. Streamers that match your baby shower theme colors do exactly that; they tie in all of the decorations together to look unified and balanced. Be sure to hang them high so they don't get in the way.

Candles will make the baby shower feel elegant and classy. You can find candles of all sorts of Christmas colors and scents.

A tablecloth is a simple and easy way to add to your theme and decorations. There are a number of inexpensive, Christmas themed tablecloths at most party supply stores.

Another fun winter/Christmas decoration is to hang paper snowflakes from the windows and ceiling to make it a Winter Wonderland!

You could also hang a clothesline across the room, and then using clothespins, pin baby clothes, booties, onesie, diapers and also paper snowflakes on the clothesline for a darling baby/winter decoration.


Christmas Baby Shower Invitations

You could buy a stack of cute & classy Christmas cards; blank cards might be best so you can write your own message inside.

Then write something like this:

Deck the halls with bibs & bottles,
Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la
'Tis the season for a baby,
Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la!

It's a Baby Shower to celebrate
Sarah Smith's little bundle of Christmas joy!

25 June 2005
2:00 pm
2005 Rollingwood Lane
Parker, CA

Given by Natalie Hansen
RSVP regrets only 555-545-1255

Sarah Smith and her little boy
are registered at Babies-R-Us


Christmas Baby Shower Favors

• Christmas Candle in a Pouch

• Christmas Cookie Cutters

• Gourmet Chocolate Truffles

• Gourmet Popcorn

• Christmas M&M Candies

• Almond Roca

• Cashew Roca

• Christmas Peanut Brittle

• Christmas Chocolate Pops


Christmas Baby Shower Food

Hot Cran-Apple Cider
2 quarts apple cider
1½ quarts cranberry juice
¼ cup brown sugar
3 inch cinnamon sticks
1½ teaspoons whole cloves

Combine apple cider and cranberry juice in a pot and bring to boil. Add brown sugar, cinnamon sticks and cloves and simmer for 15 minutes. Strain out the cinnamon sticks and cloves. Serve warm/hot. Makes 20 servings.

Jogger's Nog
3 cups pineapple juice
1 cup plain yogurt
2 Tablespoons honey
12 icecubes

Chill the pineapple juice, then combine everything in a blender and puree until smooth. Serve chilled. Makes 4 servings.

Cranberry Stuffed Chicken
1 cup chopped celery
1 cup chopped onion
2/3 cup dried cranberries
½ cup plus 2 tablespoons butter or margarine - divided
1 clove garlic - minced
3 cups herb seasoned stuffing croutons
1 cup corn bread stuffing or crumbled corn bread
2 cups chicken broth
1 roasting chicken (5 to 7 pounds)
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon pepper
¼ teaspoon poultry seasoning
¼ teaspoon rubbed sage

In a skillet, sauté celery, onion and cranberries in 1/2 cup of butter until tender. Stir in garlic, stuffing, and enough broth to moisten; set aside. Place chicken with breast side up on a rack in a roasting pan. Combine salt, pepper, poultry seasoning and sage; sprinkle over inside and outside of chicken. Loosely stuff with cranberry mixture. Melt remaining butter; brush over chicken. Bake uncovered, at 350 degrees for 2½ to 3 hours or until juices run clear and a meat thermometer reads 180 degrees for the chicken and 165 degrees for the stuffing, basting occasionally.
NOTE: Stuffing may be baked separately in a greased 1½-quart baking dish. Cover and bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes.
Recipe By: Taste Of Home Magazine Dec./Jan. 99

Christmas Rice
½ cup finely chopped onion
3 ribs celery - finely chopped
½ medium red bell pepper - chopped
½ medium green bell pepper - chopped
1 Tablespoon butter or margarine
2 cups chicken broth
2 cups uncooked instant rice
½ teaspoon salt - optional
¼ teaspoon ground pepper

In a skillet, sauté onion, celery, and bell peppers in butter over medium heat for 2 minutes or until crisp-tender. Remove from the heat and set aside. In a saucepan, bring broth to a full boil. Remove from the heat. Quickly stir in rice, celery mixture, salt as desired, and pepper. Cover and let stand for 5 to 7 minutes. Stir before serving.
Recipe By: Taste Of Home Magazine Dec./Jan. 99


Christmas Baby Shower GAMES

Christmas Crossword
Here is a fun & free printable baby shower game to start with.
Preparation for this Christmas baby shower game: Make a copy of the Christmas Crossword (click on link above) for each of your guests.
How to play this Christmas baby shower game: Give each guest a copy of the Christmas Crossword and a pen or pencil. They must use the Across and Down clues to fill in the blanks on the card. The first one to correctly fill in all of the words is the winner!

12 Days of Christmas Carol
Preparation for this baby shower game: Print out one copy for each guest of the lyrics to the "Twelve Days of Christmas" song, click here for lyrics.
How to play this baby shower game: Divide guests into 6 groups. Randomly assign each group 2 of the 12 days of Christmas lines. Then instruct each group to sing their line of the song in order AND act out their lyric when they sing (i.e. 9 maids a dancing, 8 maids a milking, etc). The song repeats itself each verse, and adds a new line. So everyone needs to pay attention! It is hilarious to watch everyone's actions and there is no winner or loser, just a good time for EVERYONE!

Christmas Carol Chaos
Preparation for this baby shower game: Prepare a list of 5 - 10 Christmas Carols. Have blank paper and pencils ready.
How to play this free baby shower game: During the shower, form 2 teams. Set each team at a different table and give each one some paper and pencils. Have one member of each team come up to the front where you are and show them both the first word on the list, but don't let them see the rest of the words. The will go back to their table and draw the item or phrase that they saw on the list. They can't write any letters, only pictures. When the group guesses the correct Christmas carol, they all must sing the song out loud. They win a point. Two new people, one from each group, come up and get the name of another Christmas carol and return to their team to draw clues. Repeat for 7 or 8 Christmas songs. The team with the most points, wins!

Here is a list of Christmas Carols you could use:
Jingle Bells
Away in a manger
O little town of Bethlehem
Little Drummer boy
Hark the Herald angels sing
As Shepherds watched their flocks by night
Deck the Halls
Silent Night
All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth
It came upon a midnight clear
Joy to the world
12 Days of Christmas
Do you hear what I hear
Santa Claus is coming to town
Up on the house top
Rudolph the red nosed reindeer
Frosty the Snowman


Christmas Baby Shower Centerpieces

Christmas Baby Shower Cake

A Christmas Diaper Cake would be an adorable and unique centerpiece for any Christmas baby shower! They include many baby essentials would fit perfectly with your Christmas baby shower theme. Here are directions on how to make your own Christmas baby shower cake ...

• Give your party a fresh and beautiful touch with a Christmas Flower Bouquet. Have plenty of red flowers (and green stems) to match the Christmas colors!

• A fun and festive centerpiece for your Christmas baby shower would be a big bouquet of red and green balloons. Get them the day of the baby shower (so they don't go flat) and tie them to the gift table or the Mother of Honor's chair.


Christmas Baby Shower Gifts

Here are some JOLLY ideas for Christmas themed baby shower gifts:

• Christmas Diaper Cake
• Christmas Onesie
• Christmas Baby Blanket
• Christmas Baby Towel
• Any kind of baby toy or book
• Christmas Baby Music CD
• Classic Christmas Cartoons on DVD
      Frosty the Snowman
      Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
      The Muppet Christmas Carol
      A Charlie Brown Christmas
• Stuffed Animal Reindeer


Best Wishes on Your Christmas Baby Shower!

Christmas Baby Shower

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