Posts Tagged ‘Baby shower ideas’

Can I first say, I have total baby envy for all you expectant mothers. My daughter is turning 2 in May and it’s gone by too quickly!

Three lovely women I know are actually expecting very, very soon, and two of them are true rocker girls: Jeannie, loves hair bands, spent much of her twenties on the Sunset Strip and plays guitar; Annie, used to sing in a band and actually married a rocker!

So it got me thinking, what kind of baby showers would I throw these music–loving ladies? Or, rather . . .

What should a rockin’ baby shower look like?

Not every expectant parent wants a Pinterest approved, perfectly planned shower. Some people wouldn’t mind a rockin’ show. So here are my tips for “How to Throw a Rockin’ Baby Shower.”

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1) First off, it starts with the invite: tickets, show(er) tickets, of course! And, for the special guest parents, make sure they receive VIP tickets.

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The Sayers Club in Hollywood

2) Choose or create a rockin’ venue. My husband scoffed at my idea of holding a baby shower at a rock club. “Have you seen what a place like The Roxy or Whisky looks like with the lights on?” he said to me. I told him, “Then turn the lights off!”

Okay, so maybe renting a club for an afternoon or early evening shower may be too much, but you can create a rock club setting at your home — unless you could rent a space like The Sayers Club, with its très hip ambiance. (Definitely check out our Small Talk with The Sayers Club’s Jason Scoppa!)

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From DavidLeeRoth.com

3) Invite rock royalty! Your guest list should be a who’s who from rock history. While members from Van Halen probably won’t be RSVPing for just anyone’s shower, you can have all your guests come dressed as her or his — making it a coed shower would totally rock — favorite rock star. Our Idolize board on Pinterest is a great place to go for inspiration.

LP covers Aerosmith’s “Dream On”

4) Of course, have a band play! So maybe not everyone (or anyone) at the party is a musician, but that’s what karaoke is for (or so my dad says). Your VIP guests will love it. Extra points if you can actually get someone to crowd surf, for sure. Maybe any little kids in attendance? Just not the pregnant guest of honor!

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From Bubby & Bean

5) And, no doubt, you must have a fun rock-inspired spread for people. It can range from a rock-inspired menu of guitar cupcakes  and “California Dreamin” rolls. Be creative!

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6) Don’t forget great games to play. And, of course, play our “Name That Tune” Baby Shower Game! It will really test everyone’s rock knowledge. And the prize for the winner? We’re happy to help with that!

We want to help you with your baby-shower planning. Not just with our tips and games, but the prizes. So we’re giving away one Good Day, Goodnight bundle to one (1) lucky winner. To enter, just answer the question, “What should a rockin’ baby shower look like?” below in the comments by April 11 at 12 pm PST to be entered into our random draw.

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You know what they say . . . “April Showers Bring May Flowers.” But for some of you planning showers this April, it’s not just the May flowers you’re patiently awaiting–it’s the arrival of a sweet, new babe!

So we’re embracing the saying and the season by bringing you a few simple rain and flower-themed baby shower decorations, invitations and treats.


Cloud-Topped Cupcakes

How cute are those little cloud decorations? Simply draw a cloud figure on white paper, cut, tape to a toothpick and bada bing bada boom. Cupcake topper complete!


Rainy Day Advice

Use this as inspiration to create your own unique notepad or cards (cloud-shaped with raindrop stickers could be fun!) for guests to share their advice for the expectant mommy (and daddy)!

Silver Lining Gift Bags
The perfect packaging for your Rain-Themed baby shower favors. We’re thinking lemon drops!

Baby Bottle Flowers

Here’s a cute one that will save you on vases! Simply use baby bottles as the vases.

Vary the sizes and colors of the bottle and flowers depending on

what best reflects the celebrant!

Baby Picture Bouquet

If you want to take the above idea a step further, make your own flowers!

For a truly special touch, get some baby photos for the parents-to-be, cut them out

and tape them to popsicles sticks and put one or more of them in a baby bottle.


DIY Tissue Paper Flower Balls
Add a bit of whimsical charm to your shower with a few of these Pom Flower Balls. Check out the tutorial here.

 

And, of course, the ever popular “Name That Tune” Rockabye Baby Shower Game is a must-play at every baby party. Find out how to play by clicking our bear below!

And don’t forget that our lullabies are great party gifts! Here are a few that are sure to please.

   

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Studies show (ok, one study) that 100% of babies prefer Picasso over Monet.

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Check out these free Rockabye Baby! printable cupcake toppers for your next baby shower or birthday party! It’s easy. Print, tape, and top! Download here!

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Want to rock out at your baby shower? Here are more of our top picks to make a killer party playlist. Or if you just need a thoughtful baby shower gift (besides Rockabye Baby! lullaby CDs, of course!) a personalized mix CD is always in fashion.

Want to see more of our playlist picks? Don’t miss Part I in our series on music to liven up your shower.

Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag Part 1 – James Brown
There is no kind of party James Brown can’t start. Now get up off that thing.

Baby – Os Mutantes
Because psychedelic Brazilian pop belongs on every list.

Baby, Let’s Play House – Elvis Presley
We don’t need to explain this one, right? Just look at him with little Lisa Marie. Awww…

Love Child – Diana Ross & The Supremes
We could play it safe and pick “Baby Love.” That’s a great song, for sure, and everybody knows it. But the bittersweet grandeur of this saga of a girl born out-of-wedlock (to our younger readers–that was scandalous in the 60s) can’t be topped. Or why not play both?

You Don’t Have to be a Baby to Cry – Claudine Longet
The only reason we’re not advocating the classic Ernest Tubb version is because he doesn’t have a breathy French accent.

Little Sister – Elvis Presley

More Elvis, more often.

Rock Your Baby – Wanda Jackson

Wanda is the coolest rockabilly chick of all time and in the rock & roll hall of fame to boot. Rock your baby, and don’t be slow!

Tell Mama – Etta James

Don’t let Etta anywhere near your man, ladies. Baby shower material? Why not? Tell ‘em Rockabye Baby! said so.

Beat on the Brat – The Ramones
Warning: this might horrify your mother-in-law, unless she used to hang out at CBGBs. If you don’t think your friends and family will know you are only KIDDING, try their awesome version of Phil Spector’s “Baby, I Love You.”

Papa Don’t Preach – Madonna

Madonna and child. A classic.