This Saturday my cousin, Emily, and I threw a shower for our other cousin, Lisa. Lisa is having her first baby — a girl — in October. I was in charge of the food, the goody bags, and the games, while Emily was responsible for the drinks, the (adorable) decorations, and the space. I don’t throw many parties or even co-host many, but I think everyone had a good time. We played the “baby” game where you can’t say baby or else you will lose your clothespin and whoever has the most clothespins at the end wins a prize. We also played a nursery rhyme trivia game and baby shower bingo as well. The nursery rhyme trivia was actually pretty difficult. When I read through them, several had me stumped until I read the answer codes!
Here are the questions from the trivia. Can you guess them right without Google?
Nursery Rhyme Trivia
- How does the weasel go?
- How do you catch a tiger?
- Who did the dish run away with?
- What did the mouse run up?
- What did Little Miss Muffet have for dinner?
- What color was Mary’s Little Lamb?
- How many fiddlers did Old King Cole call for?
- Why did Old Mother Hubbard go to her cupboard?
- How many blind mice did the farmer’s wife run from?
- What did Peter Piper pick?
- Rub-a-dub-dub, how many men in the tub?
- Where was Simple Simon headed when he met the pieman?
- What did Jack jump over?
- What grows all in a row in Mary’s garden?
- Where did Peter, Peter put his wife?
The food was a hit, too. I tried several new recipes or variations of recipes, and they were all yummy. It’s always a good sign when guests go back for seconds (or thirds!) and food trays begin to empty.
I’m going to share the recipes on new blog posts in the next couple of weeks, but for now I just wanted to share some of the pictures with you.
I won’t lie, I’m pretty proud of the cake I made. It’s iced in buttercream with marshmallow fondant accents (the bunny, the cabbage, and the fence). It was inspired by Beatrix Potter. Although I must admit every time I make a cake, I’m reminded of why I so seldom make them anymore. Once upon I time I made them frequently, even doing a couple of wedding cakes, but the standing and hunching for hours is rough stuff!
The Mommy-to-Be (who is hardly showing at all!) and her mother.
My cousins, Lisa and Emily.
Funny story. When my mom sent my dad to pick up the ingredients for the punch, she accidentally told him Hi-C instead of Hawaiian Punch. So she squeezed the little individual boxes of Hi-C into the punch bowl. It wasn’t half bad, actually, though not as good as the normal recipe. Hah!