We all love a good get together and what better excuse to do so than to celebrate the pregnancy of a loved one- in the form of a baby shower! My sister in law, Amy, is pregnant with her third baby (hard to believe from how great she looks I know), so one of her lovely friends, Emma, threw her a surprise baby shower! A baby shower is a relatively new concept to the UK but has been very popular in the states for a number of years now, so when we found out what it was all about, we of course adopted the idea :).
For those of you who are unfamiliar with the concept, a baby shower generally consists of playing light hearted baby themed games, the giving of gifts and of course having the obligatory cake and tea (or wine of course!). Typically it is only female family and friends that attend a baby shower as generally men run for the hills when they find out what it's all about, so that also gives women the opportunity to let your hair down, have a laugh and a good natter! A great aspect of a baby shower is that it can be enjoyed by women of all ages, as was shown at Amy's as we had women ranging from 22- 80, who all had an equally great time.
Amy was taken out on the morning of her baby shower, giving Emma time to decorate Amy's house and for us to all arrive, ready to surprise her upon her return. Thank goodness she didn't go into labour from the shock when she did arrive home! After Amy had recovered the games could then begin! One of the funniest games was to guess the size of Amy's bump with a piece of string, and as you can see from the photos, some people got it spot on (no surprise it was her Mum :)) and some got it oh so very wrong! Of course everyone found it hilarious that it was more than double her size... but luckily Amy wasn't offended (we hope!).