(Closed) baby shower games?

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 4
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6598 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I think 2 or 3 is good! Most of the time women just like the mingling etc. You can also play it by ear and if your running out of time play less!

Post # 5
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6573 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

i think it depends on the crowd. some people love games, others (like myself) not so much. i did go to a shower where the only game was a raffle. everyone brought tons of diapers and you get 1 raffle ticket per 5 diapers, which is great for the mom to be! for prizes they gave out 3 giftcards, $10 each, to target, barnes and nobles, and starbucks.

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 1995

Is this for your own shower?  If it isn’t (if it is for someone else), I might not do the string game…I was at a shower where the mom-to-be cried because of it 🙁  I agree with Future Mrs. Martin though, 2 or 3 should do it, especially if you are opening gifts and having snacks 🙂  Have fun!

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

crying because of the string game? That’s a little over the top. I went to a baby shower where the hostess organized everyone into teams for a relay, involving plungers (new for the occasion) and TP rolls, you had to run back and forth and spear/deliver the TP rolls with the plunger, it was hilarious!

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I believe that my showers each had 3 games. Some of the games that I enjoyed at my showers were:

1) The safety pins in rice game. It’s just how it sounds. The individual trying to find the safety pins is blindfolded and has 30 seconds to find as many as possible. The person who finds the most wins.

2) Baby name meaning. Basically, you find out the meaning of your guests’ names and they try to match the name with the meaning.

3) Don’t say the word ‘baby’. Again, just how it sounds. Everybody has a clothespin and if they’re caught saying the word ‘baby’, whoever caught them gets their pin. Whoever has the most clothespins at the end of the shower wins.

4) Guess the baby food. You take the labels off baby food jars, label them 1 through however many you have. Guests can smell them or taste them using toothpicks and have to guess what it is. I will caution though to make sure your guests don’t have allergies. We had problems with one because one of the guests was allergic to cinnamon and the smell alone gave her issues and she ended up leaving.

5) Baby animal names. Guests see if they know the official name of baby animals. Not a matching game. For example, a baby lion is a cub. I do have these written down if you want them.

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

i just co-hosted a baby shower last wkend. we did four games. one, the string game. two, a “baby words” word search, three, a blindfolded baby food race/sippy cup chugging race, and last, a scavenger hunt for items in your purse (it was all-female) and the winner had 23 of the 39 items in her purse!  for prizes we got cute gift bags that matched the theme and filled them each with one bath and body works hand soap and the matching antibac hand gel. head’s up, bath and body works is having a huge $3 sale now… so you might wanna check it out. maybe you could give out a body splash and matching lotion or shower gel for a gift… or a bath and body works shampoo and conditioner. gl!

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

also, i forgot to mention- you may wanna purchase an extra gift in case you end up with a tie for one of your games. you can always offer a “second place” for the last game if you don’t end up needing it… or keep it for yourself! 🙂

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

These sound like nice games. I don’t have any suggestions, but please don’t do the diaper game with the melted chocolate inside and make your guests guess what kind of chocolate candy it is. Innocent

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