Gone are the days of hosting the traditional (and boring) baby shower. Nowadays you can host all sorts of soiree and it completely depends on the mom-to-be. Naturally, hip-hop baby showers are definitely our jam, so we’ve put together a few pointers to help you throw the baddest baby bash in town.
Firstly, make sure your decorations are on point. Signs are your friend and thanks to the sic plethora of hip-hop and R’n’B lyrics you have the world of ironic baby puns to work with. Some of our faves as follows:- PUSH IT, PUSH IT REAL GOOD
Secondly, think old school, iconic hip-hop because it makes the best party aesthetic. It’s fun, bright and cool and can easily be done without breaking the bank. Think graffiti, brick walls, Adidas Originals, gold chains and old school stereo systems.
And lastly, don’t forget the details. Hip-hop themed name tags are cool (which can also be stuck to drinks to designate everyone a cup), as well as cup cake or food toppers.
Tunes are one of the most important parts of a hip-hop themed baby shower. There are literally thousands to choose from, but we’ve put some of our faves for you below to get started. All are picked because they’re sweet, but also for sh*ts and giggs.
|Baby by Me, 50 Cent||Back It Up, Cardi B||Best I Ever Had, Drake|
|Big Poppa, Notorious BIG||Blessings, Big Sean & Drake||Born n Raised, DJ Khaled|
|Changes, Tupac||Countdown, Beyonce||Dear Mama, Tupac|
|Don’t Panic, French Montana||Drop It Like It’s Hot, Snoop Dogg||Family Affair, Mary J Blige|
|Holla If You Hear Me, Tupac||Hotline Bling, Drake||I Need a Doctor, Dr Dre|
|I’m Your Pusher, Ice-T||Ice, Ice Baby, Vanilla Ice||It Was a Good Day, Ice Cube|
|It’s Tricky, Run DMC||Let’s Talk About Sex, Salt’n’Peppa||Letter to my Unborn, Tupac|
|Love No Limit, Mary J Blige||Patiently Waiting, 50 Cent||Pop Goes the Weasel, Third Bass|
|Push It, Salt’N’Peppa||Ready or Not, Fugees||Right Thru Me, Nicki Minaj|
|Run the World, Beyonce||Stronger, Kanye West||Take It To The Head, DJ Khaled|
|The Next Episode, Dr Dre||The World is Yours, Nas||Unconditional Love, Tupac|
|We Want It Eazy, Eazy E||Work It, Missy Elliott||You Can Do It, Ice Cube|
One of the worst parts of traditional baby showers can be the games. I can’t speak for you, but licking brown stuff out of a diaper isn’t my idea of fun. We’ve put together a few Little Homie style games to keep your shower jumpin jumpin.
Firstly, let’s test your knowledge of rhymes. We’ve put together a Guess the Lyrics game for you to fill in the blanks. Some are easy but some are tricky, tricky. Break in to teams or do as individuals, it’s up to you. The person/team with the highest score is the winner. Download your free activity sheets HERE.
Game two, taking it back to school with our Coloring Competition. Sounds lame, but each individual has only 30 seconds to color in their picture as best they can. Grab your crayons and get coloring, the mom-to-be can choose her favourite to win. Lucky for you we’ve got some sweet coloring pages from our A B to Jay-Z Coloring Book which you can download for free HERE.
And lastly, how good is your celebrity baby knowledge? Match the baby name with the celebrity parent for your chance to win. Just draw a line to connect the names on your sheet. Again, we’ve got you covered boo, download your free activity sheet HERE.
The world of baby shower food and drink is endless, but it doesn’t mean you can’t get creative. Below is some inspo of the amazing baby shower snacks we’ve collected, hopefully, they’ll give you some inspo while you’re sippin’ on some gin & juice.
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