Monday, March 12, 2012

Baby Shower Punch

I had the joy of throwing my little sister a baby shower recently. We're welcoming another little girl into the family very soon! My girls are so excited for another cousin!

We made a simple and yummy punch with a fancy ice ring. The ice ring is made in a bundt pan and instead of freezing water, you freeze ginger ale which causes the ice ring to be more slushy as it melts instead of remaining a solid block of ice.
My sister is not a traditional girl and at first said, no games. But we found two game/activities that were a little different and sure made the shower extra fun. The first was this baby in ice decoration/game. Many people could find these little plastic babies disturbing on their own let alone after you've frozen them in ice, but the minute I saw them I knew my sister's slightly twisted humor would love it.
Each guest got a baby in ice and when you're baby became free you shouted, "my water broke". The guests thought it was hysterical!
A plastic baby in ice floating in your punch..... adorable or disturbing?

The other game was to make a baby out of playdoh. The guests received about 15 minutes to sculpt and then my sister chose the winner. Everyone got really into it and there were quite a few creative people at the shower!
The winning baby with gummy teddy bear.
Baby Shower Punch
Adapted From: Addapinch
Printable Recipe

Ice Ring
1 jar of maraschino cherries
1 Orange, peeled and sliced
6-8 Strawberries, sliced
16 oz ginger ale

1 46 oz can pineapple juice
1 jug Hawaiian Punch (at least equal part to pineapple juice)
2 liters ginger ale

1. Prepare ice ring at least by the day before and have frozen. Layer the cherries, sliced oranges, and strawberries in the bottom of a bundt pan. Pour ginger ale over and freeze.

2. At the party. Pour pineapple juice and Hawaiian punch into punch bowl.

3. Float ice ring on top.

4. Right before serving, add ginger ale.


  1. I love the winning baby with the gummy bear teddy!

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  3. AWESOME! Trying the punch and the game at my daughter's baby shower.

  4. I'm planning a shower for my friend and was wondering where you found the plastic babies? Thanks!

  5. Lovely blog!! This baby shower looks awesome. The baby in ice is just fantastic. Have seen this for first time but really it’s awesome. Planning my sister’s surprise baby shower at New York venues. Will surely going to use all of your shared ideas there.

  6. Do you happen to remember where you purchased the small babies for the "water broke" game? hysterical! i think my sister would love this, but we can't find small enough babies!