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I’ve recently been a co-host of a couple of baby showers and have of course made some Pinterest projects. And have actually invented a couple of baby shower games that I thought I’d share since I’ve had many requests.

Catchphrase: Celebrity Mom Edition (Pin)

So this is a mix between Catchphrase and Taboo. Everyone splits into teams of 2. Each team is given 5 cards with the names of famous/celebrity moms. One person on the team will be trying to describe the name on the card without saying the names of the kids, husband, or father of the kids while the other person has one minute to try to guess as many of the 5 cards as they can. Once the minute is over, assess who has guessed the most and trade the cards. You can eliminate teams or continue the rounds as many times as you want, keeping track of each teams cumulative score and then the team that has the most wins.

TO DO:

I’ve provided the Word Document (So that you can continue to add names as more celebrity moms have babies.) You can get that here. The font may not show up so you might want to either download Broadway font or make it any kind of fun font you’d like.

Once you get it printed and cut out you can just glue them onto any colored card stock. I did multi-colored pink cards. For extra durability you can also laminate them if you think you’ll be using them over and over.

Don’t Forget the Lyrics: Nursery Rhyme Edition (Pin)

This one’s easy, if you’ve seen the show Don’t Forget The Lyrics. Basically everyone gets some kind of noise maker (whistle, kazoo…). The first 2 or 3 lines of the nursery rhyme are read off and whoever blows their whistle first can finish the nursery rhyme. You can keep track of who had the most and that person wins. Or you have give out little prizes for each person who gets one right. There’s probably a lot of different ways to play it so feel free to experiment!

For my noisemakers I used lip shaped whistles like these:

And the the Word Document is here

Personal WELCOME BABY Sign (Pin)

I simply made letters spelling out “WELCOME BABY LASTNAME” each being a page big. I printed them on white card stock and had crayons available for when people arrived. Each person would decorate a letter then we hung them up with string and clothes pins. It serves as decoration for the shower and then the sign is the mom’s to take home with her. The Word Document is here.

Now for the Pinterest projects!

I made these “cupcakes” out of receiving blankets, washclothes and bibs. Pin is here.

And the grand finale…something that never in a million zillion years did I think I could actually make..a Diaper Motorcycle!

Boom! I actually had a BLAST making this and was so proud when I was done that I actually did it. I also have to give credit where credit is due. Although I found the idea on Pinterest I used this tutorial.

I had a great time being a part of these showers and am excited for more chances to be crafty and creative!

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Ever since I helped with a program for Girl Scouts where the girls made homemade dog biscuits and catnip toys to donate to a local shelter, I have been in LOVE with the idea of making my own dog biscuits. BUT until recently, I’ve never had a pooch to make them for. So when I came across this recipe I couldn’t resist.

The recipe is super easy and you can make multiple batches by just multiplying the recipe. For mine, I tripled the recipe since I was making doggy bags (pun intended) for my friends’ pups.

You can find the recipe here. And of course, the Pinterest Pin here

What you need:

1 c. flour

1/4 c. oats

1/4 c. unsweetened shredded coconut (I couldn’t find this at my local grocery store…so I left it out)

1/2 T baking powder

1/2 c. creamy organic peanut butter (I figured that regular non-organic peanut butter was good enough for me, it’d been good enough for the dogs.)

1/2 c. milk (Since I didn’t know the dietary restrictions of all the pups I was baking for (including my own), I used non-dairy Almond Milk instead of regular milk. )

1T olive oil

1T applesauce

What you do:

Preheat oven to 350.

Combine all dry ingredients in a medium bowl

Add wet ingredients, mix well.

Knead into ball.

Roll out dough to 1/2″ on wax paper.

Cut out shapes with cookie cutters.

Place on unlined cookie sheet and bake 20 minutes.

They turned out really well and Camden LOVES them.

Hopefully the other furballs will love them just as much!

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I found these on Pinterest and HAD to make them ASAP. (Pin is here) Everyone keeps asking for the recipe so I thought I’d just post it. They’re pretty much the exact same as the Oreo Truffles but with the addition of the Mint. If you’re on a diet for the holidays….this recipe might not be for you. It’s impossible to eat just one.

What You Need:

1 package Mint Oreo cookies

1 8oz. package cream cheese (softened)

1 pkg Vanilla Almond Bark

1 teaspoon peppermint extract (I used mint extract and it worked perfect)

Green food coloring

What You Do:

Crush 4 Oreos in a small bowl – safe for later

Pour the rest of the package into a large bowl and smash with the back of a spoon (I used my stemless wine glasses since the bottom was round. Worked perfect)

Stir in cream cheese

Roll into small balls and place on wax paper (before I rolled mine into balls I let them sit in the fridge for 15-20 minutes so it was a little easier to roll them

After they’re rolled into balls, freeze for a couple of hours.

Melt the Almond Bark in a saucepan (I used my fondue pot) add food coloring and peppermint or mint extract as desired (I recommend tasting it to make sure it’s minty enough but not too overwhelming)

Dip the frozen balls into the Almond Bark and place on Wax Paper, spring some of the 4 Oreos you set aside in the beginning and boom! Mint Oreo Truffles.

As with the Cake Truffles you can make these any color you want. Red and Green would be great for the Holidays!

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To kick-start the holiday baking season, I’m sharing a recipe I found..where else..but Pinterest. (Pin is here.) (And you can follow my boards on Pinterest here.) These Truffles are AMAZING. Probably the best things about these lil guys is 1) they’re totally versatile. You really can use any kind of cake flavor (next up for me  is carrot cake) and flavor of almond bark that you want. And 2) I used blue food coloring because the recipe I found was from Tiffany’s and they made theirs Tiffany blue. And for some reason my husband was convinced they would taste better if they were Tiffany blue. But the truth is, you can mix any kind of food coloring and make these whatever you want. They’d be great for tailgating, graduations and holidays. The only downside to these is that they’re pretty time-consuming because you have to bake the cake and then let it completely cool. But you can do them in stages so that it doesn’t consume all your time at once.

Here’s what you’ll need:

1 Box Red Velvet Cake Mix (and the ingredients it states on the box you’ll need to make the cake)

1 1/2 c. Cream Cheese Frosting

1 Package White Almond Bark

Food Coloring (optional)

Parchment or Wax Paper

Here’s What You Do:

Cook Cake according to Box and let it cool completely. (For a low-fat Recipe I substituted the suggested ingredients on the box with 12oz. diet soda. this can be tailored to your cake flavor too. Example: White Cake with Diet Orange Soda)

 

Once Cooled, crumble into a large bowl.

 

Throughly mix in Cream Cheese Frosting.

Once mixed, Roll mixture into balls and set on wax paper on top of a cookie sheet. I used my hands…so it got pretty messy.

 

Now they need to chill for several hours. (I froze mine for 2 hours)

Melt Almond Bark on Stove (If for some reason you have a fondue pot lying around that you might have gotten as a wedding gift and have never used *a-hem* this would work best because it keeps the bark at a constant temperature.)

(This is also where you would add the food coloring if you wish to do so.)

 

Once Almond Bark is melted, Roll balls in the almond bark until covered and lay on parchment or wax paper until cooled. (I just dropped mine in and then fished them out with a fork.)

 

Once cooled you can pack them up and take them with you or let them refrigerate until ready to eat or be served.

Easy Peasy, Right? Like I said, the recipe isn’t hard, there’s just a lot of waiting around – but totally worth it!

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