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Baby Shower Theme Arabian Nights

 

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Invitations

What you need is an exotic invitation, which is just fitting for this theme. The first idea which came to mind is dressing a baby feeding bottle like an Arabian Princess or a Sheik, depending on the gender of the baby (no idea what an Arabian Princess look like, just google it to see what we mean). You could go to the extreme and "dress" your bottle from top to bottom, or you could just stick with a skirt made of lacy material, with gold cloth and glitters to accessorize it.

Dressing your bottle as a sheik, on the other hand, is pretty simple. You just need a white cloth, and a black band to bind the white material on the feeding bottle cap, and it's almost done. You just need to place your rolled-up invitation inside your bottle, and it's ready to be delivered.

Not exotic enough for your taste? You could replace the baby bottle with a rubber ducky and that invitation idea will still work. The only difference will be where you place the invitation letter, which you will hang around your ducky's neck.

Or if you think your guests will buy it, wrap your baby feeding bottle with gold, and call it a magic bottle. Indicate in your invitation that you will grant them these three wishes - they will go to a party, they will have fun, and they will go home with very cute favors. And tell them they don't even need to rub the lamp, as the story goes. All they need to do is to RSVP. Well, who says you can't use words to come up with a creative invitation?

Like all those ideas, but you prefer giving cookies? Then bake cookies shaped like a magic lamp. Place 5-10 cookies in a bag, tie it and attach a note (yes, note equals your invitation details), and you have a magical gift ala invitation, ready to be sent to your friends.

And lastly, your guests should come wearing something that an Arabian Princess or a Sheik will normally wear. Assure your friends that they could come as conservative Arabian Princesses, and still look as exotic as those who will come in with bare midriffs. Also ask them to wear shoes that they could easily take off, since bare feet are MUST-haves to complete your Arabian Nights baby shower.

 

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Our MUST-SEE and FREE Printables for this theme, from invitation, thank you, and announcement cards, are all available here. Want to make your own cards? These free baby shower cliparts are the very thing you need!

 

Baby Shower Decoration

Fantastic decorations are a MUST HAVE in a successful theme-based baby shower! The wall hangings, balloons, centerpiece and the like, will work together with the other components of your shower, so as to display your theme to the fullest! Theme-based decoration and centerpiece ideas are available right here.

Baby Shower Menu

Who says your chosen theme will not be present in your menu? When we say it's everywhere, we mean it's everywhere! Here's our baby shower menu for this theme.

 

Baby Shower Game Ideas

 

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Wishes (Individual Activity)

This activity is a charade game about wishes, wishes of mom-to-be for her baby. You need to discuss her wishes with mom-to-be, list each in a piece of paper, and store it in a magic lamp or something similar, to be drawn up during the game. Like typical charades, you need one guest to act as a pantomime, while the rest of the group will do their best to guess what that wish is.

The person with the most number of correct guesses, wins a prize. After doing all that hard work, your pantomime definitely deserves a gift or two.

It's All About the Belly (Group Activity)

It is now time for everybody to forget their reticence and lost themselves in the joy and sensuality of belly dancing. Since the right attire is critical for this particular exercise, we suggest that you ask your guests to rent their own costumes, so everybody will wear something that they are comfortable with, yet fit for belly dancing.

You could either hire somebody or commission a friend to teach your group how to do belly dancing, or you could buy instructional videos (make sure that you practice before the big day), and just lead your group on wiggling your bellies. We could assure you that this is a very exhilarating experience, so make sure you make room for this on your Arabian Nights baby shower.

Henna Body Painting (Group Activity)

Now that we have all the more active stuff out of the way, it's now time to sit down, relax, and have a sensual activity, which is a MUST-have in an Arabian Nights shower.

Since henna paint last for quite some time, we suggest that you hire a professional body painter, or at least commission an artist friend or somebody who could almost pass as a professional, to do the painting. This will really encourage your guests to participate on this activity. Also, we suggest that instead of focusing on babies, just ask mom-to-be for her preference on what should be painted to each person. In this manner, although it's not about babies, it's still about mom-to-be. We cannot have anything less, since this is a baby shower activity in the first place.

Another way to make this activity still sensual and still baby shower-like, your guests could have their henna painted on their tummy, since the tummy plays a big role on having a baby, right?

All people who participated on this activity are big winners, since they had a free body painting experience in the process, plus the henna will stay with them for quite some time. For us that's prize enough!

Mom's Tummy (Group Activity)

This is another activity wherein there will be no winner or prizes, just the memory of this great experience with mom-to-be.

We bet that mom-to-be wants to preserve the memory of her pregnancy, and what better way than to use belly casting kits? They are available on many online shops, so getting one shouldn't be a problem. Don't worry, you'll be leaving the actual belly casting to mom and dad-to-be, since we bet, they're dying to have that intimate experience. Friends' role will be required in the designing/painting of the belly cast. That should still be a wonderful experience.


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Baby Shower Favor and Prizes

Belly dance collection - encourage your guests to do belly dancing at the comfort of their own homes.

Scented candles - help your guests transform their room to a very harem-like atmosphere.

Fruits (citrus) - popular in Arabic cuisines, not to mention really healthy for your guests.

Green tea - this is really popular in the Mediterranean, especially those with mint flavor.

Aladdin, Lawrence of Arabia, Arabian Nights, etc (books/videos) - let your guests enjoy these wonderful movies/stories all over again.

 

 

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