Friday, February 28, 2014

Rainbow Connection: A Baby Shower for Kristin


I've been participating in the 7 posts in 7 days challenge, but just wasn't able to put a post together last night.  Thursdays are always a really full day for us each week, with the tutor here from 12-5. We are still recovering from the stomach flu we came down with last weekend, and Ranger (who we thought was the only one of the nine of us to escape it) came down with it last night...  Overall, if you count all those State-by-State posts at the beginning of the week individually, this is post #9 for the week so I've completed the challenge, right? ;)  I am working on putting together a list of our saint books for March which I will try and post tonight or tomorrow, and I'll also be back sometime this weekend with a giveaway from St. Luke's Brush!  (P.S. If you haven't entered the Sew Sweet Booties giveaway, today is the last day!)


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The weekend before last I attended a baby shower for Ranger's godmother (who was also my Confirmation sponsor many years ago).  This is her first baby after an 11 year gap and we are all so excited for her!  She also just found out that baby is a GIRL, which is even more of a surprise, since they currently have 5 boys!  Her sister (another dear friend/bridesmaid of mine planned the shower and I was able to help with a few things.  


Ann-Marie wanted to incorporate Rainbow Connection, a childhood favorite of Kristi's which she sings to her own babies.  Ann-Marie made a darling rainbow cake, pretzel rods, candies, jello (made with mostly fruit juice!), and so much more. 


Trina made a veggie platter and I made the fruit rainbow.  They were all so pretty and colorful! 



Even prettier than the rainbows, though, was the beautiful St. Therese doll Amy made for the baby!  It is such a darling doll, and still one of our little Rose's favorites too.  
(If you happen to know how to crochet you can purchase her pattern here!) 



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One of the games that Ann-Marie planned was a socking pairing competition. At 28.7 seconds I won this game, though Kathleen (the tutor I have here on Thursdays) came really close to beating me at just over 29 seconds!  The prize was one of Ann-Marie's Heat/Cold Lavender Scented Therapy Packs which we have been putting to good use this past week as we still battle colds and stomach flus. 


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When I asked Ann-Marie what else she needed help with, other than the few decorations I was bringing along and the fruit platter, she asked if I could help with a couple games.  


I was trying to come up with some that we hadn't played before and ended up choosing Play-Doh Babies, inspired by a suggestion at BabyCenter!  I purchased a Box o'Color (affiliate link) with 16 individually wrapped packages of play doh and passed them out during the shower. We set a timer for five minutes and had each person sculpt a baby.


You can give multiple prizes based on different categories (most realistic, most creative, most disturbing, most silly, etc.) but we just had Kristi choose her favorite.  She picked Trina's with the cute little pacifier in it's mouth! If only there had been a category for most disturbing, she might have had a much harder time choosing the winner! ;) 


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Apparently the M&M guessing game I brought along, thanks to some help from my boys, was really hard and there were only two women who were even remotely close to guessing correctly. 


Would any of you like to try and guess how many M&M's are really in that jar?  If you'd like to play, just leave your guess in the comment box and I'll send a little prize to whoever has the closest guess by Sunday night! 

UPDATE:  The answer is 843 M&M's!   
Congratulations Christine M!  Your guess of 840 was the closest.
Thank you all for playing along.  That was fun! :)   

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72 comments:

  1. 240

    2014-02-28 19:57:36

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  2. 472 M&Ms. All the pictures are beautiful! The play-doh baby game, never heard of that - definitely some variation in designs! :)

    2014-02-28 20:39:29

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  3. What a cheerful and beautiful baby shower. Congratulations to the family and God's blessings! There are always such creative ideas on your blog for celebrating God's gifts! I always seem to say wow to something I see. I'll guess 550.

    2014-02-28 20:46:06

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  4. 1007 M&Ms

    2014-02-28 20:59:06

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  5. What a lovely theme for a baby shower! As for the M&M's guess I'll say....777.

    2014-02-28 21:31:12

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  6. 1200. That's my guess. It is a very cute shower!!! Congrats to the new mommy and her baby girl!!

    2014-02-28 21:33:23

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  7. I love all of the color! So beautiful. I will guess 950.

    2014-02-28 21:41:27

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  8. I'm going to guess 250! I love all the rainbow decorations, we are having a rainbow themed party for our two year old tomorrow. Love the St. Therese doll!

    2014-02-28 21:42:37

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  9. Navy Wife and MotherFebruary 4, 2022 at 7:25 PM

    JMJ 1100 :o)

    2014-02-28 21:47:57

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  10. Beautiful party! I'm guessing 707! =)

    2014-02-28 21:56:35

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  11. 336

    2014-02-28 21:57:26

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  12. 1450!

    2014-02-28 22:05:30

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  13. 620

    2014-02-28 22:30:47

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  14. 360!

    2014-02-28 22:40:41

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  15. 1250

    2014-02-28 22:41:10

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  16. 711

    2014-02-28 22:44:41

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  17. 540

    2014-02-28 23:26:42

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  18. 300

    2014-02-28 23:38:57

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  19. 768

    2014-03-01 00:06:05

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  20. How about 1,000?

    2014-03-01 00:11:10

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  21. What a cute shower theme! Everything looked lovely, bright, and colorful! I'll jump on the band wagon and guess 320. :)

    2014-03-01 00:13:33

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  22. Love your ideas! My guess 576

    2014-03-01 00:31:14

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  23. What a beautiful baby shower! My guess is 300.

    2014-03-01 00:36:50

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  24. I won't guess, since I was at the party! It was a beautiful party for a beautiful and amazing mom!

    2014-03-01 00:40:27

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  25. Such a cute theme! My guess for the m&ms is 926 :)

    2014-03-01 00:45:36

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  26. It's too fun not to guess. 340!

    2014-03-01 01:35:53

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  27. 767 :)

    2014-03-01 02:11:08

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  28. What a fun party! Beautiful displays! My guess is 600.

    2014-03-01 02:33:43

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  29. I say 311 OH, my goodness, I loved this party idea!! You always have the greatest ideas! I loved the baby play-doh game too, how fun!!

    2014-03-01 02:41:54

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  30. My guess is 840:)

    2014-03-01 02:45:33

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    1. Ooh, so close! The correct answer is 843, so you win the prize! I'll send you a private email for your mailing address. :)

      2014-03-03 15:58:26

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  31. 540? :)

    2014-03-01 02:46:40

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  32. 1349 m&m's is my guess!!

    2014-03-01 02:52:30

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  33. 823?

    2014-03-01 02:56:59

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  34. 822???

    2014-03-01 03:02:15

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  35. 802

    2014-03-01 03:02:25

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  36. 275

    2014-03-01 03:18:30

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  37. What a fun baby shower! The play- doh baby game looks fun! I guess 650 m&ms.

    2014-03-01 04:15:12

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  38. My guess is 632 M&Ms. :-) Looks like the shower was a lot of fun!

    2014-03-01 04:16:04

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  39. Great pictures. I love your party posts!! My guess is 1250.

    2014-03-01 05:23:12

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  40. Hi! I'll say 425. Thanks for letting us play! :)

    2014-03-01 06:36:07

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  41. 426

    2014-03-01 12:19:57

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  42. 1010? My five year old guessed for me!

    2014-03-01 13:18:48

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  43. 425 ;)

    2014-03-01 14:13:13

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  44. 675!

    2014-03-01 14:34:34

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  45. 475?

    2014-03-01 15:08:03

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  46. Thank you for sharing this beautiful shower with us...so many ideas.. My Guess for M&M's is 335 rhangels1@yahoo.com Ro

    2014-03-01 16:02:24

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  47. 893

    2014-03-01 20:15:58

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  48. 365

    2014-03-01 20:48:59

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  49. 612

    2014-03-01 21:10:09

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  50. 320

    2014-03-01 21:39:02

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  51. How fun. I will say 285.

    2014-03-01 21:52:36

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  52. 999 I love the baby shower theme!

    2014-03-01 22:47:45

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  53. My guess is 660 M&Ms in the jar. Beautiful baby shower decorations!

    2014-03-02 01:41:36

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  54. Beautiful shower, I will guess 375.

    2014-03-02 03:38:08

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  55. 390. Sandra F.

    2014-03-02 05:10:41

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  56. 1045 Claudia V.

    2014-03-02 06:50:37

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  57. My guess is 405. Lots of math is going into this guess ;)

    2014-03-02 06:54:51

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  58. 200

    2014-03-02 13:50:57

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  59. 458

    2014-03-02 20:00:56

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  60. This post is lovely with all the bright colors. I am going to store this away for a future party. I always enjoy shower games. I would love to take a guess...315.

    2014-03-02 20:30:17

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  61. Jessica, when your feeling better, I am anticipating your curriculum post. Interested to see how All is working for You and the Children. Wanting to purchase a few items from your affiliates. Blessings

    2014-03-02 22:27:00

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    1. I will try and start working on that post again soon. :)

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  62. You are so creative! guessing 343 :)

    2014-03-03 05:15:05

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  63. Thank you everyone for playing along! I just updated the post with the correct number and the winner. :)

    2014-03-03 15:59:08

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  64. Thank you the inspirations Jess.

    2014-03-05 19:15:30

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  65. Love your ideas! Can you tell me what did you use for favors

    2015-05-21 13:58:53

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    1. The favors were Rainbow Colored Seed Bombs. :) I'm not sure who Ann-Marie purchased them from over at Etsy, but you can find some similar ones here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/168391575/seed-bomb-gift-set-8-color-schemes-to She packaged them up into little bags and attached a homemade label.

      2015-05-22 16:59:11

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  66. are your Noah's ark available for printables, the guessing game pieces

    2017-05-01 14:34:45

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