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Literally an “ice breaker”, all you need is clear drinking glasses/cups and water for the “My Water Broke” baby shower game. This is very popular and a little extra fun for the shower!! Basic concept of the game: The first baby to “break free” out of the ice cube is the WINNER!! Available with or without the ice tray, you can reuse these “babies” over and over again. The babies come in 2 styles – Caucasian or African American.

My Water Broke - with ice tray

My Water Broke - with ice tray $9.93 each

My Water Broke - without ice tray

My Water Broke - without ice tray - $5.95 each

My Water Broke - without ice tray

My Water Broke - without ice tray - $5.95 each

This is a game of pure chance so it works really well as an ice breaker for your shower. Each refill package contain 20 plastic babies perfect for making your own water broke game. Plastic babies can also be used for many other baby shower ideas or crafts.

Available at www.yourweddingshoppe.com. CLICK HERE for more detail.

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Nothing adds the finishing touch to a perfect baby shower like a personalized banner. It also makes a cute keepsake for baby’s room. These 12″ by 60″ banners come in incredibly cute designs! You can easily find favors in matching theme for around $2 each. Available in so many themes, you will have a fun time just browsing through them.

Boy Themes

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It’s a Boy (Caucasian)

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Under the Sea

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Zoo Crew

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Ducky Duck

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It’s a Boy (African American)

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Mommy-To-Be

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A Baby Shower

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Trendy Mommy

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Sweet Pea (Caucasian)

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Sweet Pea (African American)

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Modern Ladybug

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Giraffe

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Moon and Star

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Froggy Frog

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Modern Baby Boy Blue/Brown

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Train

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Sports

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Cute as a Bee

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Baby Feet Blue

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Noah’s Ark

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Little Cowboy

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Snug As a Bug

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Stork Baby Boy

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Baby Dinosaur

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Twins – 2 Baby Boys (Caucasian)

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Twins – 2 Baby Boys (African American)
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Triplet – Three Peas in a Pod (Caucasian)

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Triplet – Three Peas in a Pod (African American)

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Twins – Two Peas in a Pod (Caucasian)

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Twins – Two Peas in a Pod (African American)

Girl Themes

Step 1: Choose a style

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It’s a Girl (Caucasian)

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Under the Sea
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Zoo Crew
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Ducky Duck
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It’s a Girl (African American)
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Mommy-To-Be
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A Baby Shower
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Trendy Mommy
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Sweet Pea (Caucasian)
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Sweet Pea (African American)
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Modern Ladybug
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Giraffe
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Moon and Star
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Froggy Frog
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Modern Baby Girl Pink/Brown
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Pink Bunny
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Baby Girl is Blooming
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Cute as a Bee
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Baby Feet Pink
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Noah’s Ark
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Baby Girl is Blooming (African American)
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Snug As a Bug
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Stork Baby Girl
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Baby Dinosaur
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Twins – 2 Baby Girls (Caucasian)
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Twins – 2 Baby Girl (African American)
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Triplet – Three Peas in a Pod (Caucasian)
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Triplet – Three Peas in a Pod (African American)
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Twins – Two Peas in a Pod (Caucasian)
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Twins – Two Peas in a Pod (African American)

For more information on these adorable banners, contact www.yourweddingshoppe.com.

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Throwing a baby shower can be stressful.  The decorations, the favors, not to mention how to keep everyone entertained.  This game kit will provide your guests with hours of fun.   A great ice breaker, or just a fun time with the gals, all for $49.99.  The best part ~ shipping is FREE for a limited time.

The game kit nicely packaged in a gift box, which includes:

Two Dirty Diaper Games
One Stinky Doo Game
One Clothespin Game
One Package of (20) Babies to play My Water Broke Game
One Set of Helpful Hint Cards
One Plush Little Baby Rattle

Also Includes 5 Prizes for the Game Winners:
One Polka Dot Soap
One Lip Balm Favor
One Body Butter Favor
One Candle Tin Favor
One Baby Feet Soap Favor

Available in 6 different styles, a perfect way to keep your guests entertained.

Baby Girl (Caucasian)

Baby Girl (African American)

Baby Boy (Caucasian)

Baby Boy (African American)

Gender Neutral (Caucasian)

Gender Neutral (African American)

For more information on these adorable baby shower game kits, contact www.theweddingshoppe.com.

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The tradition of High Tea goes back many years to the late 1700’s. In England at that time there were two main meals daily, Breakfast and Dinner. Dinner was served very late in the evening, so it was a very long time between meals. The Duchess of Bedford(1788-1861) complained about a “sinking feeling” in the late afternoon. Afternoon tea was her invention to keep her going until dinner. She would invite friends to join her for tea at 5p.m. Other hostesses quickly copied her idea, and has become fashionable ever since.

Nothing would make an expectant mother happier than an afternoon tea party with lots of sweet treats. Rather than serving a traditional pot of tea and typical tea sandwiches, offer an array of beverages and nibblers, including hot and cold teas, scones, cakes, tarts and homemade butters and jams. To avoid overloading on sugar, consider serving tea sandwiches with a tasty twist. Whatever you choose to make, there’s no doubt that the mother-to-be will leave her shower feeling loved — and stuffed!

Some high tea recipes are actually quite simple:

Classic Cucumber Sandwiches

Let’s not forget the basics. Here’s a great start. The amount you make is up to you.

  • Cucumbers
  • Thin sliced white bread
  • Whipped cream cheese or unsalted butter softened
  • Salt

Peel cucumbers and slice very thin. Sprinkle the slices with a little salt and lay on paper towels to drain. For each sandwich spread a little cream cheese or butter on two slices of bread. Layer the cucumber slices on one slice of bread (no thicker than 1/4 inch). Cut crust off sandwiches and then cut into squares, triangles or other fun shapes using cookie cutters.

Smoked Salmon Pinwheels

These really are decadent and totally delicious.

Makes 14 sandwiches.

  • 1 large unsliced sandwich loaf
  • ¼ cup butter, softened
  • 2 ounces watercress
  • ¼ pound thinly sliced smoked salmon
  • Pepper
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

With a sharp knife, cut crusts from loaf of bread. Cut 2 (2 inch thick) lengthwise slices from loaf. Using a rolling pin, roll each slice of bread firmly to flatten.

Spread butter over slices of bread. Remove stems from watercress and arrange leaves over buttered sides of slices. Arrange slices of smoked salmon over the watercress. Season with pepper and sprinkle with lemon juice.

Roll up each slice, like a jellyroll, starting from a short side. Wrap rolls tightly in plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 2 hours. Remove plastic wrap and cut each roll into 7 pinwheels. Arrange on a serving plate.

Adapted from: The Book of Afternoon Tea by Lesley Mackley

Tradition High Tea Scones

Ingredients:

* Pastry Flour 136 grams (4 ½ oz)
* Bread Flour 136 grams (4 ½ oz)
* Sugar 110 grams (3 ½ oz)
* Baking Powder 20 grams (2 tbsp)
* Butter 75 grams (2 ½ oz)
* Cream (35%) 200 ml (7 oz)
* Eggs 2
* Raisins 60 grams (2 oz)
* Egg Wash

Method:

1. Sift all dry ingredients together
2. Cut in butter until mealy, do not over mix
3. Mix cream and eggs together
4. Add raisins and liquid ingredients to dry ingredients, until just combined
5. Knead 2-3 times and roll out 2 cm (3/4 inch) thick. Cut with a floured cutter.
6. Place biscuits on lined sheet, brush with egg wash and let rest for 45 minutes
7. Bake at 170 C or 325 F for 20-25 minutes until golden brown

Yields 2 dozen

English Cream Scone (yields 12)

  • 2 cups All-purpose flour (double-sifted)
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup of sugar
  • 5 tablespoons of cold unsalted butter
  • 2 large eggs beaten lightly
  • 1/4 cup of half-and-half
  • 1/2 cup of chopped mixed nuts and 1/4 cup of raisins
  1. In a bowl, sift the flour, baking poweder, and sugar. Add butter and blend until mixture resembles coarse meal. In another bowl, beat together the half-and-half and eggs. Stir the egg mixture into the flour mixture until just combined. Add the nuts and raisins and stir until dough is formed.
  2. On a lightly floured surface, pat the dough into a round 1/3 inch tinkc, then, with a 2 1/2 inch cutter, stamp out rounds. (Optional) Brush scones with egg-whites and sprinkle with granulated sugar.
  3. Transfer rounds to a buttered baking sheet, arranging them 2 inches apart, and let stand for 20 minutes.
  4. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Farenheit. Bake the scones for 15 to 20 minutes or until lightly golden.

Lemon Curd

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup butter
  1. Wisk 1 cup sugar and 2 large eggs in a bowl until blended.
  2. Sift in 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice.
  3. Pour into a saucepan and cook over low-medium heat stirring constantly for 20 minutes. Do not let the mixture come to a boil (lest it curdle or burn), but allow it to gradually thicken.
  4. When the mixture thickly coats the back of a metal spoon, remove pan from heat and stire in 1/4 cup butter until melted.
  5. Pour the mixture into a bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate the mixture for at least 4 hours. The lemon curd will thicken as it cools.

Clotted Cream

  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons Confectioner’s sugar
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  1. Mix 1 cup heavy cream and 2 tablespoons Confectioner’s sugar using an electric mixer. Whip until stiff peaks form.
  2. Gently fold in sour cream and mix until thick.
  3. Place in refrigerator and chill until time to serve. If made ahead of time, it will keep in the refrigerator up to 4 hours.

Triple Chocolate Chunk Scones

Let’s not forget chocolate! These tender scones are studded with chunks of bittersweet, milk and white chocolate. These are great at any time of the day, not just for afternoon tea.

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter, chilled
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 ounces bittersweet chocolate, cutting into ½ inch pieces
  • 3 ounces milk chocolate, cutting into ½ inch pieces
  • 3 ounces white chocolate, cutting into ½ inch pieces

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

In a large bowl, stir together the flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Cut the butter into ½ inch cubes and distribute them over the flour mixture. With a pastry blender or two knives used scissors fashion, cut in the butter until the mixture resembles course crumbs. In a small bowl, stir together the buttermilk, egg and vanilla. Add the buttermilk mixture to the flour mixture and stir to combine. Stir in the chocolate chunks until they are evenly distributed.

Using a ½ cup measuring cup, drop the dough onto an ungreased baking sheet, leaving about 2 inches between the scones. Bake for 23 to 25 minutes, or until the tops are lightly browned and a cake tester or toothpick inserted into the centre of a scone comes out clean.

Remove the baking sheet to a wire rack and cool for 5 minutes. Using a spatula, transfer the scones to the wire rack to cool. Recut into wedges, if necessary. Serve warm.

Adapted from: Simply Scones by Leslie Weiner and Barbara Albright

Irish Apple Cake

This is a traditional Irish recipe, which would originally have been baked in an iron bastible or pot oven beside an open fire.

Serves 6

  • 2 cups cake flour
  • 4 ounces butter
  • ½ cup sugar (generous measure)
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • ¼ to ½ cup milk
  • 2 – 3 cooking apples, peeled, cored and chopped
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)
  • 1 egg beaten with a pinch of salt, to glaze
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Sieve the flour and baking powder into a bowl. Rub in the butter with your hands. Add about 1/3 cup of the sugar, the egg and enough milk to form a soft dough. Divide the dough into two pieces. Put one piece onto a greased ovenproof plate or pan (or use greased 8 inch cake tin), and pat out with floured fingers to cover the plate or pan.

Arrange the chopped apples and cinnamon on top of the dough and sprinkle with the rest of the sugar. Add more sugar if the apples are very tart. Roll out the remaining dough and cover the top. (This is easier said than done, as the dough is like a scone dough and is very soft). Press the sides together, cut a slit through the lid, and brush with the egg wash. Bake for about 40 minutes until golden brown.

Remove from the oven. If using a cake tin, carefully slip the cake out. Cool on a wire rack for 5 – 10 minutes. Dredge with more sugar and serve with soft brown sugar and good heavy cream.

Adapted from: The Festive Food of Ireland by Darina Allen

Tea Party Baby Shower Favor Ideas

To top off the tea party, offer baby shower favors that tie into the theme.

Coffee Cup Mini-Candle – Click Here for more information

Tea Pot Timer – Click Here for more information

Silver Chrome Demitasse Spoons – Click Here for more information

Miniature Porcelain Tealight Holders – Click Here for more information

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A client recently ordered some “Moon and Star” theme baby shower items, including some “Moon and Star” soap personalized favors, and came up with a very cute tag line. The first line reads “How We Wonder What You Are”, with baby shower information on the second line as a keepsake.

Moon and Star Soap - Personalized Baby Shower Favor

"Moon and Star" Soap - Personalized Baby Shower Favor

Boy, did it bring back memories! The anticipation of a new life, not to mention the need to find out the gender ahead of time in order to shop in the appropriate colors and theme.

This client went all out with baby shower supplies in the “Moon and Star” theme, with invitations, thank you cards, and tableware:

Moon and Star 9 Dinner Plate

"Moon and Star" 9" Dinner Plate

Moon and Star 7 Dessert Plate

"Moon and Star" 7" Dessert Plate

Moon and Star Dinner Napkins

"Moon and Star" Dinner Napkins

Moon and Star Beverage Napkins

"Moon and Star" Beverage Napkins

Moon and Star 12 oz Hot/Cold Cup

"Moon and Star" 12 oz Hot/Cold Cup

Moon and Star Baby Shower/Birthday Party Invitations

"Moon and Star" Baby Shower/Birthday Party Invitations

Moon and Star Invitations

"Moon and Star" Invitations

Moon and Star Thank You Note

"Moon and Star" Thank You Note

Moon and Star Thank You Cards

"Moon and Star" Thank You Cards

This will be a very lucky baby, with such sweet and thoughtful adult(s) in his/her life.

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If you are looking for ideas to plan a great baby shower, you have come to the right place. Keeping your guests entertained at baby shower has never been easier. We have a great collection of baby shower games ranges from classic (such as the “Dirty Diaper Game“) to absolutely hilarious (“Who Smells the Stinky Doo?”).

All Games available at www.yourweddingshoppe.com, under the baby shower section.

$5.95 Flat Rate Combined Shipping Offer – purchase any combination of items from my store with this sign within 5 days and I’ll ship everything together for $5.95! Example of an eligible shipment would be a table service for 32, a diaper cake, 5 baby shower games, 1 mommy corsage, 1 daddy boutonniere, and a Daddy Duty Device Kit.

“The Dirty Diaper Game” ~ available in Pink, Blue or Yellow ~ $8.95 each

The Dirty Diaper Game -Available in Pink, Blue and Yellow

"The Dirty Diaper Game" ~ available in Pink, Blue or Yellow ~ $8.95 each

“The Pacifier Game” ~ Classic Baby Shower Game ~ $11.35 each

The Pacifier Game ~ Classic Baby Shower Game, $11.35

"The Pacifier Game" ~ Classic Baby Shower Game ~ $11.35 each

“Helpful Hints Advice Cards” ~ thoughtful baby shower idea ~ $6.95 each

Helpful Hints Advice Cards ~ thoughtful baby shower idea ~ $6.95 each

"Helpful Hints Advice Cards" ~ thoughtful baby shower idea ~ $6.95 each

“Is It Time? Did my water break???” ~ Very funny game everyone will enjoy ~ $9.99 each

Is It Time?  Did my water break???!! ~ Very funny game everyone will enjoy ~ $9.99 each

"Is It Time? Did my water break???" ~ Very funny game everyone will enjoy ~ $9.99 each

“Pea Pod Surprise Game” ~ Matching “Pea In a Pod” baby shower items available ~ $9.95 each

Pea Pod Surprise Game ~ Matching Pea In a Pod baby shower items available ~ $9.95 each

"Pea Pod Surprise Game" ~ Matching "Pea In a Pod" baby shower items available ~ $9.95 each

“Who Smells the Stinky Doo” ~ Extremely Funny and Popular ~ $9.49 each

Who Smells the Stinky Doo ~ Extremely Funny and Popular ~ $9.49 each

"Who Smells the Stinky Doo" ~ Extremely Funny and Popular ~ $9.49 each

More baby shower games available. Please visit http://www.yourweddingshoppe.com for complete selection and don’t forget to take advantage of the $5.95 flat rate combined shipping on many baby shower products.

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Having two peas in the pod? Perhaps more? This cute line of baby shower supplies will delight the mommy-to-be and impress the guests. Available at http://www.yourweddingshoppe.com.

Tableware

Two Peas In A Pod tableware for Twins

"Two Peas In A Pod" tableware for Twins

9 Dinner Plate in Two Peas In a Pod theme

9" Dinner Plate

7 Dessert Plate

7" Dessert Plate

Beverage Napkin

Beverage Napkin

Dinner Plate

Dinner Plate

12 oz Hot/Cold Cup

12 oz Hot/Cold Cup

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