Unique Baby Shower Idea – A Surprise Maternity Shower (Not for Baby, But for Mommy)

I have the best sisters and friends in the whole world. This Saturday, they threw me a surprise party. Better yet? It was a surprise maternity wear shower.

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What’s that, you ask? It’s an original idea my sister Ashley came up with (seriously, try and find something about this type of shower on Google or Pinterest … you can’t!).

It was seriously the sweetest, most unique and special shower I’ve ever been to, and it was all mine!!!!! And talk about helpful! They stocked me up on the most adorable maternity fashions for my baby bump. Not only that, they were thoughtful enough to buy me stuff for the seasons (fall/winter) that I’ll actually be wearing the maternity clothes. Such dolls! PS: Who knew maternity clothes are so expensive! Just visit www.apeainthepod.com – holy crap! One sweater tunic is like $200.

My hubby (the best hubs in the world) conspired with my sister to get me to Dallas for the weekend (oh the lies!) and did a dang good job at keeping a secret it’s almost scary! My friends all avoided my calls just enough to keep me out of the loop, and my moms (the three grandmas) all surprised me by being there too – they all told so many lies about their whereabouts this weekend that it still makes me laugh!

So, without further ado, here are snapshots from the shower and notes about what my sister and friends did to make this one of the most memorable days of my pregnancy thus far (and my life, really):

1) The Hanging Wall of Maternity Wear Gifts:

Notice the adorable baby tags on the clothes (with mini clothes pins)? Those had the names of the gift giver on the back, and the girls made me guess who gave me what. After a couple guesses, if I hadn’t gotten it right, I turned it over to reveal the name of the person who gave me the maternity garment! So fun! I got a couple of them on the first try, which was cool. Almost more fun to guess wrong though. So funny!
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They got these (blank) from Party City, and each gift giver wrote their name on the back for the game. I forgot to get a picture of the real deal at the party, so I recreated it with Photoshop. 🙂

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A clothes close-up!

2) Old-Wives Tale Chalkboard Game:

Mrs. Christensen kicked off the shower with having me sit down and answer these fun little questions and my answers indicated whether it’s a boy or girl. The board revealed: IT’S A BOY! hehe. We’ll soon see if that’s true in October!

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3) Baby Prediction Chart

Before I arrived to my surprise shower, the guests filled out this chart of baby predictions. Everyone had to guess the baby’s gender, hair color, length, weight and date and time of birth. It was so fun reading everyone’s predications and hearing why they guessed that. Will be fun to see who comes the closest when the baby is born!

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My sis-in-law, Andi told me at the party during this game that all the women in her family – including herself, her mom, and her two aunts – all had boys for their first-born child. That was a stunning realization. So now I think it’s going to be a boy! 🙂

4) Baby Trivia!

Boo! I didn’t get a picture of Ashley doing this game at the shower, but thank goodness for Google! We did this baby coaster  trivia game and it was VERY enlightening.

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5) FOOD, GLORIOUS FOOD! 

Cake from one of Dallas’ best; the best chocolate chip cookies ever made my Mrs. Fincher; a delicious feta, greek yogurt pasta salad made by Mrs. Christensen (YOU BETTER BLOG ABOUT IT MISSY – I NEED THE RECIPE); mini chicken salad sandwiches from Ashley (the chicken salad by Eatzi’s in Dallas – AMAZE!); fruit; punch; sparkling non-alcoholic wine for toasting; cheese, crackers and much, much more!  All so yummy to my growing pregnant tummy! I just wish I’d had time to grab seconds when I was there.

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Cake by A&J Bakery off Oaklawn. One of the best bakeries in all of Dallas – known especially for their Red Velvet Cake (which this was).

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Still in shock as I cut my cake. And what a coincidence that my outfit matched the “mommy-to-be” sash! hehe

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Man, remembering all this food makes me want it right now for lunch! That’s my Aunti Di grabbing something to eat at the party!

6) Memories!

IT WAS ONE OF THE BEST DAYS OF MY LIFE. AND I CAN’T THANK ASHLEY ENOUGH FOR WANTING TO DO THIS FOR ME AND TO MY BESTIES FOR HELPING HER. SO GENEROUS OF YOU TO SPEND YOUR TIME, MONEY AND ENERGY ON THIS FOR ME. I WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT IT WAS A PRICELESS EXPERIENCE AND REALLY GOT ME SO EXCITED NOW FOR MY BUMP TO GET BIG AND TO WEAR ALL THE NEW MATERNITY OUTFITS! XOXOXOXOXOXO!!!!!

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SERIOUSLY Y’ALL…I HAVE THE BEST SISTER AND BEST FRIENDS IN THE WORLD.

More great details:

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They filled these out and gave me mommy-to-be tips. I’ll be saving those FOREVER!
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Lovely blooms for party decor!
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Balloons make everything more festive, don’t you think?!
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Notice the cute little baby themed pinwheels for decor around the maternity wear wall.
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A dark photo, but a scene captured before my arrival. So fun.<< PARTY PICS!! >>
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YOU GUYS GOT ME GOOD!!!!! 🙂

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Mom & Me (she still hasn’t selected her grandma name yet)

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The sisters, minus Jenny. Ashley, left, me, and then my sis-in-law, Andi.

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The three grandmas: Mom, Me, Gigi and Mimi.

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8 thoughts on “Unique Baby Shower Idea – A Surprise Maternity Shower (Not for Baby, But for Mommy)

    • Really enjoyed your maternity party Lindsay. You looked radiant and so beautiful. Can’t wait to see you in those clothes. The location was awesome and the food was wonderful. Fun was had by all. Great idea Ashley. And Great party Ashley, Steph, Kristen and Susanna!

  1. This is the most awesome idea EVER! I pinned it because it truly is genius. Maternity clothes are so expensive and I love that you got spoiled! Congrats!

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