Anyone who has thrown a baby shower knows how difficult it can be to come up with new and unique games or activities that all the guests will enjoy. Jo and I love to have crafty activities at showers, of course, but not all guests are craft-inclined, so you have to be careful with the complexity.
You may have heard of the idea of having the guests each paint a onesie to be given to the mom-to-be after the party. As much as I love that idea, let’s be honest… not everyone is crafty enough to paint a design from scratch that the mom will actually want to use. And a lot of people get crafter’s block when you set them down with a blank canvas and say “Oh, just paint something cute.” So what do you do?
Well, you do what Rebecca and Anjeanette did for their sister’s baby shower. As Rebecca describes on her post over at Roots and Wings Co, they pre-cut stencils out of freezer paper and ironed them onto the onesies. Then the guests just chose from the available (coordinating!) colors of fabric paint and filled in the design however they liked.
The result was a really fun set of onesies that were all hand-decorated and ready to be used. I also love how the ladies selected onesies of varying sizes, so that they would last as the baby grew. That’s much better than 10 or 20 onesies all in the same size, which would never get a chance to be used by one little tyke.
Be sure to check out Roots and Wings Co. to see some of the other great posts these amazing crafty sisters come up with!