The day arrived where the effort of my organisers Louella, Monica and Shireen worked together to comprise a fun filled beautiful baby shower. They took control and everything was a surprise – something that is so hard for me to do as I am normally the organiser. Arriving at the venue with Martin, firstly I was bewildered that the place exists, The Trafalgar Arms pub in Tooting. I remember it looking tacky and old – but now it was refurbished with a front garden and shelter.
Then as we walked in we were taken to Smith Bar, there was a table that had beautifully presented name tags and food orders.
As I got further inside, where the guests were waiting, I let loose some tears. Oh no – the emotional pregnant me is coming out again! As I made my way talking to all my friends and family – it just felt so overwhelming. I couldn’t believe that a lot of them came – some I haven’t seen for years and some that haven’t seen me or the bump. Yet they mean the world to me! A small glimpse later, I notice a table of red velvet cupcakes – one of my favourite flavours and cute macaroons! Next to them was a wishing jar and nappy cakes! All the great detail was fantastic!
After everyone had arrived the Smith Bar had sliding doors that opened up to another room! That was not suspected at all! As I walked through to the Sullivan Room I immediately see a laptop connected to the tv – where a slide show of photos and all the guests are presented. I could not take my eye of them – some photos I have never seen, all with cringe worthy moments or happy times! Then underneath was a magnitude of gift bags! Bugger that was a lot! Then the tables were laid out scattered with cute confetti, a framed poem and Baby Bingo cards! The walls had baby bunting and tissue paper balls. Oh, how loved and adored everything!
We ate – and boy was the food good!
Full of laughter were these well-presented games. However losers were penalised with a splat of Elvis urine! Haha!
Baby Big cards – game players needed to hit a match of words on a line and 2 winners would receive a gift.
Guess tummy size – game players had some string to guess my belly size! Offensive guesses and some complimenting guesses – lol!
Guess what is in the bag – game players picked had to guess what was in the bag and if they guessed correctly I would win the item!
Eat the rusks – The quickest player to eat 2 rusks wins! This was too funny just seeing guests stuffing their face.
Drink the milk – Who could suck milk out of a bottle the quickest! Wow – these ladies are good at sucking!
Guess the baby food – taste unnamed baby food! This was a eye opener – I didn’t like any of the flavours.
Put the nappy on – Wrap tissue around as many guests as you can.
Build the nappy cake – quickest team to build a nappy cake!
Overall, I cannot thank the organisers so much for this amazing baby shower and all the guests who really participated in everything thrown at them. It was moments of happy tears, and the best moments with people I loved. Thank you to all of my dearest!