Earlier this year, I had my baby shower and decided for it to be a small and intimate gathering. It was lots of fun planning the whole thing and seeing my friends and family enjoy the activities. Listed below are a few design ideas and baby shower activities (with an Islamic twist) I chose. Enjoy!
Since the baby shower was in a cold winter month, I figured it would be best to go with a winter theme. At the time the baby’s gender was not known so the color scheme was white and gold, with aqua accents.
I bought most of the items seen below from the clearance section at Target. They had a huge sale after Christmas that really helped me cut costs. I had the cake and cupcakes made from a nearby bakery (cake topper from HBSouthernInspired shop on Etsy!), Ferrero Rocher for the candy jar and teacups, and a talented family member made delicious chocolate covered strawberries. Baby’s breath flowers were the perfect flowers to decorate the table with considering it is for a baby shower!
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For the shower favors I found this great idea to make a DIY winter scrub for hands/feet/face. I found a free printable for the labels, it was called “Winter White hand scrub”. The ingredients were organic soap, white sugar, and some essential oils ( I believe mine had coconut in it). I also added some customized bags to the side for the little ones. The jars and ribbons I used were also from the dollar section at Target. Target did not disappoint me for this shower!
I printed out a beautiful verse regarding children and displayed it against the backdrop of the snowy front yard. It reads, “It is He Who created you from one soul, and made his mate of like nature, in order that he might dwell with her (in love). When they are united, she bears a light burden and carries it about (unnoticed). When she grows heavy, they both pray to Allah their Lord, (saying), ‘If You give us a good child, we shall certainly be grateful.'” – Surah Al A’raf, v. 189.
Now for the games and activities, I only had just a few. I had one station that was a ‘Decorate a Onesie’ station which everyone enjoyed and participated in. I also had a game that involved passing around a present and reading a riddle to determine who gets the present in the end. And finally, I had some handouts that everyone wrote in for ‘Duaas for Baby’. This was my favorite because I got to read all of the wonderful duaas for the baby and get to keep that forever. Everyone really enjoyed every activity and game and it was just overall a very joyful experience.
Hope you enjoyed the details of this baby shower! It was a very fun event that I’ll remember forever!