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How to Host an “American Idol”-Themed Baby Shower

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Come on! You know you love the show! And now that you’re going to host a baby shower, you have the chance to pay tribute to this star-making program and have more fun than you can ever imagine. It’s simple!

You’ll need a fairly large, private room somewhere, perhaps in someone’s home. Why? Because you’re going to set up a Karaoke machine! If you really want to make it easy on yourself, rent a private room at one of thousands of Karaoke spots that have popped up all over the country in the last few years. For lots of laughs, have two judges—the guest of honor and you! Do your best Simon! It’s all in fun! Be sure to have a photo camera on hand and a video camera, if you can!

MAKE THE MUSIC RELEVANT!

Give your guests lots of songs to choose from, but they all should have the word “baby” in the title. If the mom-to-be already knows the gender, include songs that have the baby’s gender in the title, too, like “Let’s Hear It For the Boy!” by Deniece Williams or “My Girl” by the Temptations.

 “GREEN ROOM” SNACKS

In TV studios, the green room is where the celebrities hang out before they’re called to the stage for a show. In the green room is a table filled with tasty foods and snacks for the talent. Your menu doesn’t have to be complicated. Soft drinks, iced tea, perhaps wine and beer. Think about what you’d eat while you’re watching TV–finger sandwiches, chips, dip, popcorn, pizza, chicken fingers, nachos, salad, deviled eggs, fresh fruit. Have a couple of sweets (doughnuts, brownies, etc.) on the table, and you’re good to go. Of course, if you want to make it more elaborate, that works, too.

SPECTACULAR DECORATIONS!

Baby shower decorations are a snap! Hang silver stars and blue streamers from the ceiling.  Sprinkle silver and blue star confetti on the tables along with baby favors that fit the theme. I don’t think you’ll find more perfect baby shower favors than “A Star is Born!” Chrome Bottle Stopper, “About to Pop!” Popcorn Favor Boxes or “A Star is Born” Stainless-Steel Cookie Cutters (below.) You’re going to Hollywood, baby! Your ratings for this shower will soar!
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