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- Wedding: April 2011 - AnthonyÃ¢Â€Â™s Fine Dining
I’m co-hosting my preggers bmaid’s baby shower in a couple of weeks. Her mom wanted me to be in charge of games and activities…aaaand I’ve never been to a baby shower before! What’s your favorite shower game that you’ve played? Thanks in advance for your help 🙂
Post # 3
This may not be very creative, but I love playing bingo!
Make a list of 75-100 baby items, and have guests pick 25 to write in a 25 square (5 lines x 5 rows) card. As the mom opens her gifts, the guests cross the items they guessed off their cards. Whoever gets 5 in a row first – wins a prize! Keeps people occupied, especially if it’s a large shower and lots of gifts have to be opened.
Post # 4
Poopy diaper is fun 🙂 You melt different candy bars in a diaper and people have to guess which candy bar is in which diaper by tasting the “poop”
Post # 5
I don’t remember what we called it, something along the lines of “Baby’s 1st Piggy Bank,” but you pass around a piggy bank and guests put extra change in it. Guests guess how much money will be in the bank at the end and the person who guesses closest wins a prize. Mom (Baby) gets the piggy!
Post # 6
We had a few different cames at my baby shower.
There was one where we had my sons first and middle name on a piece of paper and we wrote down all the different words we could think of using those letters and whoever got the most in 3 minutes won a prize or you can do a word scramble using different words involving babies like motherhood–oeohtodmrh. The person who unscrambles them all first wins.
The second game we had involved small, blue, plastic, clothes pins and we each started with 1. If you said the word baby whomever calls you out on it gets your pin and if someone has more than one when they say “baby” you get all of their pins. The person with the most pins at the end of the shower wins.
The third game we had was a guessing game to see how big I was around the widest part of my belly. You can either do it in inches or by paperclips and just hook a bunch together until they go all the way around the baby bump. Whoever gets closest to the right number wins.
The last game we had was called dirty diaper. You just get either tiny fake diapers or a few newborn diapers and stick a piece of paper in it saying wet and one that says dirty and put all of them in a box. Everyone grabs one diaper and everyone opens them at the same time. Whoever gets the dirty diaper wins.
I’m sure there are other games out there that you would like better but we had fun with these and everyone enjoyed it. Good luck on planning the baby shower!
Post # 7
Okay I absolutely DETEST the poopy diaper game (it’s banned at my shower). I think it’s awful.
I told my host no embarrassing games – so she’s not doing the one where they guess my belly size or anything.
We’re doing the Piggy Bank one but it’s more along the lines of “Never have I ever” where you name something you’ve never done and everyone who has has to put money in.
Also the “Don’t say baby” game with tiny bottle necklaces and lastly we’re doing the purse scavenger hunt where you have to see how many items your team can find in the purses (this is more of an ice breaker one).
Post # 8
Here are some past threads that may be helpful:
Baby Shower Game Ideas.. Help Needed!
http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/men-invited-to-baby-showers (lots of these posts won’t necessarily be relevant, but I really liked the activities that ms.pascua described from her coed shower)
baby shower games
We just had mine this past weekend, and we did the following:
1. One of the hostesses printed out sheets with baby-related terms on them and you had to guess the name of a type of candy that corresponded to them (i.e. “sex life before baby” was “Good & Plenty”, “engorgement” was “Mounds,” “pregnant midsection” was “jelly belly”, etc.) Very cute, and folks could work on it whenever they wanted to throughout the shower, and then as we were wrapping things up, she went over answers and gave a prize to the winner.
2. She also printed out a list of phrases from nursery rhymes and you had to list the name of the nursery rhyme (and then she gave me a lovely book of nursery rhymes to go with the game 🙂
3. We decorated onesies, which everyone really seemed to enjoy, and she had everyone sign a photo mat.
I’d suggest talking to your friend about whether there are any games she’d like to avoid- like Camrie, I wanted nothing to do with diaper games or measuring my midsection.
Post # 9
i’ve only hosted one baby shower, but i think it went well! we didn’t play any games where we measured mama’s belly (she was having twins, so bringing attention to how big someone is already feeling seems mean), we didn’t play any games that involved eating baby food (eww) or fake baby poop (there is enough poop in mama’s future!). we DID play baby price is right (mama got to keep the small baby items used for the game), we decorated cloth diapers (mama said she really liked reading all of the messages and remembering what a great time she had at her shower while using them, as burp cloths, after the babies were born) and we painted each letter of the girls’ names for their nursery. each guest also brought a package of diapers, which was much appreciated!
Post # 10
I’m not a game person, but I do love the diaper raffle. People bring diapers for raffle tickets. Someone gets to win a prize and the mom ends up with tons of diapers.
Post # 11
At my sisters shower we asked all the guests to bring a baby photo of themselves (that they were ok parting with) and we guessed whose baby picture was whose. After the shower I put all of the photos together in a frame leaving an empty spot in the middle for the first picture of my nephew. The frame is hanging in his nursery now.