Mind the Baby is a simple baby shower
game that has always been popular among guests and hostesses alike.
It is a fun and exciting game, but is very simple to play. Unlike
many other baby shower games, it involves very little setup time
that can encroach on the time you get to spend with your guests.
As a hostess of the Mind the Baby Memory Game, the first step is
to assemble a few basic baby items, like a bottle, pacifier, rattle,
and a bottle of baby lotion. Stuffed animals or bibs would also
be good items to choose. This is your chance to customize the game,
so feel free to choose items that fit the theme of the party, or
the gender of the expected bundle of joy. Make sure you have at
least twenty items to make the game challenging. When choosing your
items, be mindful of size- you would not want to put a very small
item that all of your guests would not be able to see.
You should then put your chosen items on a large tray and cover
them so that your guests cannot see the items. Then, bring out your
tray to the middle of the party, still covered, so that the contents
are still a mystery to your guests. Placing the tray in the middle
of the room, gather your guests together and tell them that you
are going to play a memory game- because you want everyone to remember
Each guest should have a pad of paper and a writing instrument
before you begin. If you are expecting to play a lot of games that
will involve writing, you might want to consider ordering pads of
paper that are personalized with the expected baby’s name
as party favors. If Mind the Baby will be your only game involving
writing, a simple piece of paper will suffice.
Tell your guests to put down their pens and focus on the tray in
the center of the room. At this point, you should uncover the tray
to reveal the baby items. Make sure that all your guests can see
the tray fully in order to keep the game fair. Tell your guests
that they have exactly 2 minutes to memorize all of the items on
the tray. Do not allow them to write anything down.
After the two minutes are up recover the tray. Every guest then
has the opportunity to write down all the things that they remember
seeing. Make sure that this is an individual task, unless you are
having a larger party and have broken the group into teams. This
part of the game can get a little noisy if there are groups playing,
so be sure to allow enough space between people where they cannot
hear each others answers.
When everyone has finished with their lists, compare to see which
of your guests has the best memory. The individual with the most
right answers should be given an appropriate prize.