I threw a very nontraditional baby shower for a friend of mine last weekend. It was a “Boozey, Badass Unshower” actually, with no games (I really am not a fan of baby shower games). I did make a yummy non-alcoholic punch for the mums-to-be in attendance. Because people weren’t going to be winning any prizes, I thought it would be nice to do party favours instead and I had the idea of going with a makeup/beauty theme and thought I’d share it with you.
Disclaimer: I’m sure craftier/more patient types would be able to do a fancier job with presentation. All I managed was some clear cellophane and poorly curled blue ribbon (did I mention it was an “unshower”?). 🙂
Each guest received a Maybelline Baby Lips lip balm in Quenched 005, which is the clear one, and a nail polish in a shade of blue.
I went with the clear VS the tinted Baby Lips because 1. it has the blue packaging (too perfect) and 2. that way I didn’t have to worry about gals not getting a shade they didn’t like. It was hard to find enough of any one shade of blue nail polish at my drugstore, so I picked up a variety of blue polishes. The brands and shades I picked up were: OPI’s Blue My Mind (pictured), Can’t Find My Czechbook, Keeping Suzi At Bay, and I Saw…U Saw…We Saw…Warsaw, and Sally Hansen Insta-Dri in Set Sail, Brisk Blue, and In Prompt Blue.
My little deaf white kitty, Miss Vivien Leigh, loved the attention she received from all the ladies and attentively observed the guest of honour opening gifts before taking a nap in a tissue paper fort she’d constructed.
In case anyone is having a par-tay, I thought I’d share the recipe for the punch I made. I made it virgin, but had white rum on hand for spiking too.
Unshower Punch Recipe
- 2 cups pineapple juice
- 2 cups cold (decaffeinated) tea
- 6 cups Ginger ale
- 1 sliced lemon
- 1 sliced lime
- 1 sliced orange
- 1/2 jar of maraschino cherries and juice
- 2 cups soda or sparkling water (add just before serving)
I let it sit with the fruit in it for a few hours and also chucked in some ice.
Thanks for Reading!
Nerdy Librarian Girl ❤