katie's baby shower

Last year was the year of parties for my family. There were two weddings, a group birthday party, and finally a baby shower. The shower was for my cousin Katie and took place in October, about a month before she was due with her first baby. 

I helped to create the invites and some of the games [although I should mention that my other cousin Sam helped me think of game ideas]. 

One of the games we played was shower libs which was quite fun. Personally, I felt the best results came from those who didn't answer theirs so seriously.

There also was a baby animal game I put together where you had to match the animal with its baby name. Luckily it wasn't as easy as I feared it might be and no one got a perfect score! 

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We also had everyone take a piece of yarn and cut it to the size they believed Katie's belly was. One of Katie's good friends got the closest with being just a few MILLIMETERS off. That's some good guessing. 

There was also a basket of diapers and everyone was encouraged to write a little message and slip the piece of paper in the diaper for Katie and Andy to read while changing the newborn. 

As little party favors on the tables, I put together milk cartons [I mean, how perfect is that for a dairy farmer?!] and put animal crackers inside. 

Many of Katie's family and friends attended. Some even came from out of state! We all had fun teasing Katie how both her and Andy were chunky little babies and how at a young age had the same haircut [see picture below]! 

Katie received many wonderful gifts she would be needing within the next couple of weeks. I think it's safe to say everyone had a wonderful time and it was definitely a nice party to end the year of the parties with.