Twinkle Twinkle little star...
How I wonder what you are...
A little girl or little boy...
Either one will bring great joy!
Decorations: Use a clear shower curtain, clear tablecover or clear plastic purchased from a yardage shop. Sprinkle gold confetti stars all over the table and gently place the clear cover over the table top.
Door Prize: Place a gold star sticker on the bottom of one of the plates and the person with the star wins the prize.
Gift Basket Idea: Buy glow in the dark stars for the walls and ceilings and include other baby items for a gift. Decorate it with stars and ribbons too!
Keepsake "First" Box: Use a box and decorate it by using decoupage or other baby designs with stars, etc. The mommy can use this special container to keep all the "firsts" in the box.
Make hand designed or computer-generated invitations in the shape of a fairy tale book.
Ice Breaker Game:
On individual pieces of paper, write the name of pairs. Give each guest a slip of paper and ask her to find the mate. Examples: Hansel & Gretal; Red Riding Hood and the Wolf; Goldilocks and Baby Bear; Humpty Dumpty and the Wall, etc.
Nursery Rhymes Game:
Prepare a sheet with nursery rhyme poems, but leave off the last line.
Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall,
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.
All the Kings' horses and all the Kings' men,
(Remember to make a list of all the answers).
Allow guests 10 or 15 minutes to fill in all the answers. Select one person (or the hostess) to read the poem and then ask for the answer to the missing last line. Usually, after the first one or two poems, everyone will join in. Some people take this game very seriously and have a wonderful time going back to their childhood. Mommies have it easier, but empty nesters will be scratching their heads!