Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Alice in Wonderland Themed Baby Shower Games!

Welcome to those of you joining me from Return to Disney and those of you just hopping aboard. I am the 4th stop on our Magical Blogorail.  I will be exploring the games and activities at this virtual Alice in Wonderland themed baby shower! 

As many of you who have been around the Picturing Disney block (or know me personally) may know, my bridal shower was a Mad Hatter's Tea Party.  I love the idea of little games that go along with what you are doing already at a shower (eating, drinking, opening gifts) since I am not a huge lover of corny games.  For example, here is a look at the cupcakes from my shower: 

One great example is having a little sticker under each cupcake wrapper (with one or two different from the rest) and the winner gets a prize, has to wear a silly hat, or other type of gag.  Or the same for favors or cups.  One of my favors was a personalized tea bag and you could do the same thing but have a few favors colored differently from the rest.  I love these small kitchy little prizes that sort of bring out some shower cuteness without being corny-overload.

Bingo is also a great one because you can have gift bingo with some fun items included in a scavenger hunt way.  The game goes like this: Everyone is given Bingo cards with nearly all squares empty.  Before opening gifts we filled in each empty box with a gift we thought the mama was going to get but the middle square and 4 corners had been partially filled in for us. Some great Alice examples would be for the free middle square "Write down your favorite Wonderland character" and then for some of non-gift squares "Find someone who was late for this very important date and write in their name" or "What year did Walt Disney studios release their animated version of Alice in Wonderland?" the trivia makes it fun and gets people talking.  And since prizes for these games are usually tiny anyway you can give away a prize to a bunch of people as the gifting goes on because they get these nearly free squares filled in for finding the other info.  Plus you can tailor it to any themed shower! :)

Looking for some prizes for your Wonderland shower games? I think these Harney & Sons Tagalongs would be PERFECT! If you are not a tea drinker or have never heard of Harney & Sons (blasphemy!) let me just tell you this tea is incredible.  Harney & Son's tea comes in sachets of loose tea, its better than a tea bag because it lets you steep tea as you would natural loose tea without the mess.  They list the best times for steeping on their tins and the flavors are incredible! Plus these little tins of 5 sachets each only run between $3-$5.  I highly recommend all the English teas and my favorite of all H&S is Paris.  :)

Thank you for joining me today. Your next stop on the Magical Blogorail Loop is Disney on Wheels.

Here is the map of our Magical Blogorail should you happen to have to make a stop along the way and want to reboard:

1st Stop ~ Disney Donna Kay
3rd Stop ~ Return to Disney
4th Stop ~ Picturing Disney
5th Stop ~ Disney on Wheels
Final Stop ~ Disney Babies Blog

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