One of the easiest baby shower games
to play is “Guess what’s inside the Jar.” Want
to know why? Well...it is a game full of fun, it’s cheap,
and… there is nothing like seeing the faces of grown adults
after smelling baby food. So… let’s play!
Before we play the game, the first thing we need to do is buy the
food, so let’s take a trip to the grocery store. Once you
arrive to the grocery store, you will need to purchase six jars
of baby food and four jars of baby juice. The variety of foods that
are normally chosen are applesauce, peaches, peas, green beans,
bananas and pears, but if you’re feel like switching these,
be our guest. The same thing applies to the juices that you pick.
The normal variety of juices are apple juice, orange juice, prune
juice, and pear juice, but again, if you feel like doing something
different, go ahead and switch them up!
Once you have purchased all your juices and baby foods, the first
thing you need to do is label the top of each jar when a number
one thru ten. Once you have labeled each of the jars, tear off the
store labels and write the corresponding number on the inside of
each. Place the labels inside of an envelope.
Now, it’s time to play the game. Pass each jar around to
each guest. They must guess what it is they are holding by looking
at the food’s color and texture. (They can smell it, it they’d
like.) This is the most hilarious part of the game, so pay close
attention!!! You would expect for parents with small children to
know these, but you will be surprised at how many they miss. Watch
out for that mom who eats her child’s baby food though, she
may be your winner!
One each guest has had the time to look at each jar and make their
guess, it is time to reveal the results. Take the labels out of
the envelope and reveal each food and juices’ true identity.
Take a pause for small chatter after each item is revealed. Once
you have revealed all of the food, you will need to find the person
who got the most correct answers. This is the winner of your game.
After the game, the guest will want to converse about how they
came to their answers, and this is good. This gives the host time
to clean up. Don’t worry about immediately gaining control
over the baby shower. Relax and give yourself time to take a breather.
You may also find some laughter in listening to some of the guest
One of the best things about this game is that after it’s
over, you can tape the labels back on the food jars and give the
new mom or dad. There’s no doubt that they will be grateful.
There you have it, quick, fun, easy, and economical!