Baby Shower monkey business.

During the past four months or so I have been having intense baby cravings.  It makes no sense.  My babies are 15 and 20 years old.  Do I seriously want to go through all of that again?  Maybe it was the fact that I turned 40 in September?  Maybe my hormones are doing a loopty-loo?

Well it turns out it's all good, because my baby sister is expecting a baby!   
She will satisfy my cravings with a darling bundle of yummy baby boy.
All of the love and fun - none of the work.  Boo-ya!


I call her my baby sister because I am 40 and she is 26.  This is her first little one.  I am so excited for her.  Being her only sister I naturally staked claim to throwing the Baby Shower.  Can I just say I'm getting a little obsessive over this?  I am having all the pre-baby fun without the morning sickness, aching back, and weight gain.  I am coming up with fabulous baby names, dishing out baby advice like any annoying big sister should, and planning a fabulous Baby Shower.

Here is the Bedding Set that she has chosen for her little boy in the colors of green, brown, and orange.  With monkeys!

How fun is that??

I am having too good of a time coming up with ideas for the Baby Shower including games, food, and decorations.  I played around a little with a Baby Shower mood board.
What do you think?

Baby Shower

So dear readers, any ideas for me?  Must-have decorations, fun games, or delicious food ideas?

It's been quite some time since I have been to a Baby Shower.  I would love to have your suggestions.

Lay it on me.


  1. Oooh, fun, Stephanie! I planned my sister's baby shower 5 years ago. I found some places online for decorations and favors. I used Oriental Trading for a few things because the price on quantity was good. I got pencils {which were used in Baby Shower Bingo} from another online place, with her name "So-So's Baby Shower" and the date ~ in mint green because we didn't know the sex at the time.
    Personalized M&M's {part of the favor}. There are a lot of websites where you can get game ideas from, too.

    I'll be planning my daughter's next! She's due over the Summer!

  2. check out monkey diaper cakes for your baby shower

  3. Oh, I think you will be much happier to solve that craving as an aunt. You know my kids are in their 20's and now that my son has a 1 and a 3, I get my doses of overnight baby care...it is exhausting and I don't know how I did it! It is so much fun to borrow them and send them home!


  4. Loving your pretty new blog!! They were both so pretty before, but you somehow managed to make them even prettier together!!

    I once made monkey cookies... maybe you could get some made too! :)

  5. Steve told me a bit ago eeeee :] so cute! I'm happy for her and that baby set is so cute. Congrats to her!

  6. Too funny, I am planning my "baby sister's" baby shower based on the same bedding set and I found your blog googling for monkey cake ideas!