If you love Seinfeld, you will probably like this movie (there is a LOT of cussing though), but it's a movie about nothing really.... a man who loves bowling, gets his identity mixed up with another man named Lebowski, has his favorite rug stolen, ends up becoming a hired agent in a ransom deal that goes wrong... and the list goes on. It's pretty funny though.
Anyway..... I took the bowling aspect of this movie and ran with it for the baby shower.
I even went to the local bowling alley in my town and asked if I could buy a bowling pin. They didn't have one for sale, BUT they gave me a used one for FREE!!! I just repainted it and had everyone write a little message to the little Bean.
|I forgot to get a pic of the signed pin! Grrr.... but the blocks are the due date.|
- Wii bowling. This was especially fun for and with the 4 year old little girl who came to the shower.
- Onesie Making. This was AWESOME!!!! A lot of people who came were graphic designers or had some craftiness to them so that helped with the success, but one thing I made sure to do was to bring lots of iron-ons. All guests could feel successful and decorate easily with iron-ons. Painting was just an extra option.
|Lots of iron-ons and steam a seam! That stuff is awesome!|
|More iron-ons and stencils I made with my Cricut..which no one needed.... to crafty for stencils :)|
|I love this little Viking! Iron- on that Melissa painted in using fabric pens!|
|Onesie Making time (lots of space required)|
- Bowling Alley Food. This consisted of Frito Pie, cheese and crackers, cupcakes decorated with bowling theme, chocolate covered pretzels, and little pizzas made on pita bread. YUM!! Sorry I forgot to take pics of all the food.
|The little trophy was filled with nerds and had Champ written on it.|
|Loved the fun straws! Just plopped them into a little paper popcorn holder with permanent markers so everyone could write their names on the cups.|
|The pins were wood shapes I found at Hobby Lobby. I just painted them white (except the part that touched the food) and used a red permanent marker to make the stripes. A gobstopper is the bowling ball.|
Anyway, I was able to buy all the fabric (1/2 yards was PLENTY), iron-ons, paint, onesies, and all the onesie making stuff at Hobby Lobby, along with the carnival looking decorations. It was the closest thing I could find to a bowling alley.
By the end of the shower, Marcie not only had a ton of gifts, by 10 new onesies, all hand crafted especially for Bean. We laid them all out and took a vote to give a prize to the winner:
|Iron on and colored in with fabric markers|
|Fabric with Steam a Seam and iron on letters|
|Fabric ironed on with Steam a Seam with paint outline|
|Iron on rocket with paint|
|Used Create a Monster Iron on but cut the green body to make a tic-tac-toe board. TOO Creative!!!|
|Hand drawn and colored in with fabric markers. Paint outline|
|Fabric ironed on with Steam a Seam|
|Little Viking hat that went with the onesie! Meant to be!|
|Fabric with Steam a Seam and outlined in paint|