Post # 1
Super tight budget and in need of game ideas. I found a few cute ones but I have no clue how to have them for 60 guests without spending a ton on money! Ideas?
oh yes while I’m posting I also was wondering if it’s standard to have a guestbook or words of wisdom for mom? This is my first shower I’m so lost lol.
Post # 3
Grab some toilet paper or crepe paper, and ask the guests to look at the mommy, and guess the size of her tummy by ripping off the appropriate amount of tissue paper. Have everyone put their paper around mommy’s tummy to see who comes closest, and give them accolades, or a cupcake, or some other sort of neat prize.
Post # 4
PS, in the baby showers I’ve gone to, I’ve never signed a guest book, nor added words of wisdom. As a non-parent, I wouldn’t have any, other than “discipline your child, for the love of God!” It might be offensive, and some advice may not align with mom’s parenting style. It would be ok to skp it I think, unless you’re trying to fill in some time gaps.
Post # 5
i think the guest book with words of wisdom for mom is a great idea 🙂 i don’t know if it’s standard or not.
maybe have everyone bring a baby picture of themselves, also see if you can find baby pics of celebs, and have everyone guess who each baby is? then have a prize for the winner 🙂
Post # 7
I think for that many people written games would be easy. Questionaires and such. I know there is one where you have to name the nursery rhyme or you have to name the correct baby term for an animal, example: Deer you would write fawn. Also, there is a game where you buy some baby supplies and they have to guess the correct prices of them all, that one is relatively cheap too 😉 I went to one baby shower with words of wisdom and thought it was a cute idea. Another idea, instead of a normal guest book, you could find out what the mom’s favorite kid book is and have peole write inside of that (if there is room!) I guess with 60 guests it might not work… Good luck!
Post # 8
I love these ideas! I really love the childrens book idea instead of a guestbook I’m definitely going to pick up goodnight moon or something super recognized for that!
Post # 9
@HappilyEverAfter54: I LOVE Goodnight Moon! I’m sure you can find a big one with enough room to write too 😉
Post # 10
OH! Another great idea that is not game related is on the invitation (if they aren’t sent out already!) in some way write instead of a card to bring a book that they sign and write in 🙂 It’s so personal and a good way to build baby’s library 🙂
Just one last request, and we hope it’s not hard
Please bring baby a book in place of a card
By signing your book, we will remember and share
Your special gift, even when you’re not there!
Post # 11
All you need is plates and markers. Every person gets One plate and one marker. Every person places the plate on top of their head takes their marker and draws a picture of the baby. The pictures of the babies turn out to be hilarious and the mother to be decides what her favorite picture is and that person wins a prize.
Post # 12
Match the weird baby names to their celebrity parents. Easy google search! Also, I wouldn’t do more than one or two games. Most people want to eat, open presents and get the heck out.
Post # 13
I have played this game at numerous showers and at my own.
Its kinda gross, but usually well received…depends on the crowd. Get 4-5 different chocolate bars with distinct flavours (minty, caramel, nuts etc). Unwrap one and put it in a diaper and nuke it for a few seconds in the microwave. The end result is a diaper full of melted chocolate that resembles one of the lovely parts of being a mom…poopy diaper changes. 😉
The guests try to guess which kind of chocolate bar is in them by smelling and inspecting the diaper. There are lots of laughs as guests get their noses in the diaper trying to figure it out. With 60 people, you could have it set up on a table and the guests could take a stroll past the table at some point while they are mingling.
If you have a friend who has a baby, you could ask to have a few diapers. And the chocolate bars are cheap enough. If you have to buy the diapers, you can always gift the rest to the mommy to be.
Post # 14
I went to a game recently where they played some really fun games that were just from a printer, made in a word document. Super fun! She had pictures of celebrities when they were babies and you had to try and name them. The other game like this she had was she listed names of TV shows with famous families, and you had to name the kids. For example, the Tanner family from Full House, Fresh Prince of Bel Air, the Huxtables, etc. (You can probably tell we are 80s and 90s babies!)
The last one, which was fairly cheap, was she put all kinds of baby supplies into little cloth bags. You had to feel the items and guess what they were. Some were easy, but some were quite tricky!
Post # 15
If the Mommy to be isn’t self conscious about it a super easy and cheap one is to buy yard and let everyone cut a piece of yarn guessing how big the moms belly is around and whoever it closest wins a prize. Whenever I throw showers I always get the prizes from Michaels. They always have tons of dollar bins with fun stuff like note pads, manicure kids, sleep masks.. really girls things for cheap.
Post # 16
We threw a huge baby shower for my SIL 2 years ago. We did baby bingo because it was easy with our big crowd (~40) and some word game that my mom found online. But the biggest hit was The Price Is Right. We got 10 baby items (mostly necessity-type stuff that people would be somewhat familiar with) and I put together ridiculous descriptions for them. Then I ran TPIR music on my iPod while I read the descriptions Bob Barker-style (foot-long microphone and everything) and the guests recorded their best pricing guess for each item on game sheets we handed out.
The complicated part came when we read the actual retail prices and everyone had to total up how far off they were on each, but we had brought calculators and people used their phone calculators as well. My SIL kept all the baby items from the game and we had a fun prize for the person with the lowest total price differential. It was hilarious and everyone thought it was a HUGE hit!