Baby showers are not my thing. Besides the facts that I don't have the slightest idea what to do with babies and that pregnancy freaks me right out, the whole baby shower tradition isn't usually bearable. Mostly it's the silly games that turn me off. Sometimes they involve eating baby food or smearing stuff in diapers that you pass around and smell. Why would a person do such a thing? I can't understand. However. When a friend of mine, Autumn, announced her baby shower, I knew it would be epic and nerdy. I've found this statement to be true repeatedly: adding a sprinkle of geek makes any event infinitely better. It had that effect on the baby shower. Here's why Autumn's baby shower was awesome:
Exhibit A: Tauntaun with a life-sized head.
The party took place in a recently finished garage, and among the stacks of games and books rested a tauntaun. He was friendly.
Autumn's pet mynock dangled from the ceiling. You can learn how to make one just like it here.
Since her baby boy is sure to be the stallion who mounts the world, Autumn requested horse heart cupcakes from our talented friend Jenn. None of us ate the cupcakes Daenerys style (that clip is not for the faint of heart), but we really should have. Ah, hindsight.
Gifts included items to make her Wookiee the Chew themed nursery cozy, an array of onesies with Starfleet and Star Wars emblems, and stacks of books. I'd also like to mention here that Autumn opened all her presents with a knife. She held it in her teeth between gifts... yeah, I wouldn't tick her off.
The baby shower game was just as impressive. You had a list of prophecies, and you had to match the right character to the right destiny.
Finally, the best part of the shower: I kissed a tauntaun.