Baby Shower and chance to WIN a $1000 Huggies Sponsored Baby Shower!
I have to admit, I was a bit spoiled when it came to my baby shower’s. First of all, I had two; and secondly I was surrounded by so many amazingly supportive family and friends!
My first shower was held in New York city and hosted by my friend’s, Kari and Lisa, my sister-in-law, Kara, and my mom. They held it the first weekend in May on a Saturday afternoon. Since Sunday was Cinco de Mayo, we had delicious Mexican food that my mom and Kara made by hand–guacamole, quesadillas, veggies, fresh fruit, margaritas (alcoholic and virgin) and chocolate spiced cupcakes were served. The weather happened to be perfect that day and everyone was dressed in light spring clothing.
We played a fun pin game where each one of us had a diaper pin on our lapel and if we mentioned the name baby, we lost our pin to whomever we were talking to. After mingling and eating yummy Mexican food, we all sat down to play a game of baby charades. Next, I opened my presents while everyone played Bingo filling in ideas of gifts I would receive on a bingo board and crossing them off as I went. Kari passed out prizes for all of the winners that she had thoughtfully put together. She also had adorable nest egg soaps in blue as a party gift for every guest.
The very next weekend over Mother’s Day, I flew out to Idaho and had my second shower there. My younger sister-in-law, Julia hosted it at her home in Pocatello. Kara and my mother were there to help out once again. Julia’s home is amazing and we all enjoyed being outside on her patio and eating delicious appetizers including a greek salad, finger sandwiches, fresh fruit, shrimp cocktail, garden vegetables and baby shower cupcakes.
I think one of the highlights of my shower there was the diaper game! Inside 9 different diapers were melted candy bars and we all had to guess which ones we thought they were. It was hilarious to see women sniffing the chocolate and tasting the chocolate from the diaper. I received so many presents and gifts from everyone it was really such a special day.
Recently, I actually just had a 3rd baby shower when I was invited to a Huggies sponsored event from Tend by Glam. The shower was spectacular. The hostess with the mostess designed the entire theme and it was absolutely adorable. I loved the jelly bean filled bottles and glittered pacifiers. The hand and neck massages were a highlight when we first arrived; and one of my favorite things was being able to decorate a onsie for my little guy with stencils and paint.
We sat down to an incredible luncheon of delicious salads, salmon, chicken, macaroni and cheese; and finished it off with scrumptious desserts: cake pops, cupcakes and popsicles with fresh berries. On our way out, we were gifted with an awesome Tend bag filled with goodies for ourselves and our babies.
Huggies has some incredible baby shower invitations on punchbowl.com, my favorite right now is the comic book “Oh Baby” design. I think all of them are great, though, and super inspiring to help you with a theme if you’re planning a baby shower for yourself or a friend or relative.
If you have an upcoming baby shower or know of anyone else who does, you must enter the Tend by Glam Pin it to Win it contest! You can enter two ways:
1. Go to the Huggies Sweepstakes tab on the Tend page on Facebook, where you’ll find photos from the Glam/Huggies Baby Shower Event. Select your favorite photo, fill out the entry form, and submit to pin your favorite photo to Pinterest.com
2. Enter via Sweepstakes widget at the bottom of my post. Enter your email address and click “Submit & Pin” to pin the image displayed. After pinning, you’ll be redirected to the Tend Huggies Baby Shower board where you’ll need to re-pin your favorite image for a chance to win.
Only one entry per person/email address during the Sweepstakes Period. The winner will be determined in a random drawing from all eligible entries. Sweepstakes begin at 12:00 AM, Eastern Time 8/8/13 and ends at 11:59PM on 9/8/13. GOOD LUCK!
You can find an exciting array of theme ideas on the Huggies® Baby Shower Planner—it features games, favors, flavors, diaper cakes and more. Visit Huggies® on Pinterest to create exclusive invitations to match your theme and inspire your guests.
Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Huggies® via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Huggies®.
Kristin McGee is a celebrity yoga and Pilates instructor in New York City. She is currently teaching yoga with Peloton. She is the star of over 100 videos, seen in several magazines and tv shows and is a spokeswoman for many brands and causes she believes in. A proud mom to three, she sure keeps herself busy!