There’s nothing quite like a
baby shower to tell the parents-to-be how much you care for them
and their new child. Celebrating the arrival of a new addition to
the family is usually arranged by friends and co-workers and it
gives everyone a chance to pitch in and contribute something to
the arrival of the new baby. Baby showers are fun, period. The expectation
and suspense builds even more as the parents talk to everyone sharing
their dreams and hopes for their new arrival. Friends gather together
to shop for the new baby, looking for the latest and greatest in
baby supplies and fashion, while others figure out where to have
Most baby showers usually last two to three hours pending the number
of guest invited and those who pop up to say hi and congratulations.
So, with that being said it’s always a nice touch to have
some games and other activities in place. Games can also give other
more experienced parents a chance to share experiences. It’s
always good to plan the number of games around the number of people
that you expect to come. And remember, it’s not if you win
or lose, it’s all about having a good time for a memorable
Here are a few baby shower games you can consider when preparing
- Name Game (forming words with letters in baby
- Feeding Time! (While blindfolded try to scoop
- Rice Bowl (try to find safety pins in rice while
- Baby Guests (match each guest to their baby photo),
- Baby Bingo (bingo with baby words instead of
Other games that can be considered are Shower Gift Bingo (bingo
played during gift opening), Round the Tummy (guests estimate size
of mommy's tummy) and Poopy Diaper.
Yes. Poopy Diaper. The game is simple, but ends funny. You take
candy bars (usually the mini bites) and melt them till they are
really soft. Afterwards, place them in a disposable diaper. Next
the diapers get passed around and people have to try and guess what
kind of candy bar is in each diaper. From a distance, it looks like
people smell poopy diapers, which makes it so funny!
Also don’t forget to have your ideas in place—know
where to get your supplies and have a place picked out to have the
baby shower. Have your supplies ready before guests arrive, that
way the most you’ll have to do is direct traffic on games
and activities. If you’re having the event at your house there
are several things to think about such as:
- Do you have enough space?
- Where are you putting the gifts?
- Does everyone know how to get to your house?
When making your invitations, it might be a good idea to put on
them your contact number, email address, or maybe a small map to
your place. Many mapping programs on the Internet can provide detailed
directions to help you.
And remember to always have fun!