Post # 1
I’m in charge of games/activities for my best friend’s baby shower in April. Her sister has told me 2 games & 2 activities–however the catch is that my best friend is NOT a fan of games at baby showers (or bridal showers). She has already told me what games are banned–basically the only game she says she likes is the one where people guess the size of her belly with a piece of string.
She is more into arts & crafts. The only game/activity I have so far is “What Will Your Baby Look Like?” I will give the guests paper with an outline of a baby’s head and there will be color copies of photos of the mom and dad–guests will cut out the parent’s features and create their own baby face. I know she’ll like this one.
Do you have any suggestions? Have you seen a unique activity at a baby shower? Something unique/arts & crafty/and inexpensive? I also have to bring all the supplies with me on a plane.
Post # 3
I read about a baby shower (I think it was on here even) where the hostess asked all the guests to decorate a onesie for the new baby. They used tie-dye and fabric markers and puffy paint. I thought that was such a creative, awesome baby shower activity!
Post # 4
We just did fabric aplique onsies at a co-ed shower last weekend and it was SUCH A HIT! Even the guys (computer techie guys) got all into.
Granted since I’m crafty and have most of the supplies it wasn’t expensive aside from the onsies.
24 Old Navy Onsies – $80 (I waited for a coupon – These are kinda spendy but soooo nice – you can find cheaper ones. I bought all different sizes for 0-18 mos)
Fabric Scraps (I had these already)
Design Ideas (I printed these from online – just googled all kinds of things – for a boy sea creatures, animals, cars, robots, mosters, etc) – plus scratch paper so they could create.
Wonder Under – $5
Scissors (Paper and Fabric)
I had clotheslines hung on the wall so people could display them when done.
My friend also found a BIRTH STORY MAD LIB that was pretty fun. I’m sure you can google for one.
Post # 5
I planned my sister’s baby shower two years ago. I had a few games, but the best by far was the “dirty diaper game”
You take like 4-6 diapers and melt parts of different candy bars in them and people have to guess which is which. It’s completely disgusting and totally fun!
Make sure to # the diapers!
Post # 6
You could do the one where everyone gets a clothes pin when they walk in and if they say the word baby someone takes their pin away, at the end of the party whoever has the most wins a prize…kind of a game without having to play it.
This isnt a game but i went to a baby shower once where the invite said to bring a childrens book instead of a card…really cool idea I thought. Everyone signed their name inside the cover just like a regular card but the mom/baby came away with the start of a library.
Post # 7
@jilian:Those are so cute! Such a good idea.
What about the baby food game. Guests have to try and guess the flavors of babyfood, eithor by being blindfolded or in jars with no labels. Pureed apples etc.
Post # 8
@Mrs. Spring–onesies seem to be the way to go.
@jilian–those onesies are SOOOOO cute. you’ve convinced me.
Post # 9
I love to scrapbook. What about having the guests design a page for the baby’s scrapbook/photo album? You could supply appropriate paper, ribbon, and have photo frames ready to be a place holder for the future photos… Looking at a vintage baby book might give you some theme pages to create and give you some ideas of what things might be included in such an album. Plan on having scissors and paper punches or cutters available. (If you have a crafty friend then I would enlist her for some help or ask for assistance at your local craft supply shop!
Post # 10
@jilian: lol I bet i can guess which ones were designed by the techies 😛
Post # 11
these are great ideas. i’m throwing a shower in a month and my BFF hates forced fun games too. i love these ideas.
Post # 12
@jilian: Those are SUPER cute! What a great idea!
Post # 13
At mine, we had a tray of baby items and had someone walk around the room and give everyone a second to look at the tray and after a minute or so, the tray was taken away. Everyone had to write down what they remembered from the tray and Mommy-to-be got to keep eveyrthing. (rattles, teething rings, binky, thermometer, etc.)
We also had a word search made up with baby items and our daughter’s name in it somewhere. That kind of fun….people had a difficult time with some of them 🙂
Post # 14
I am shamelessly bumping this, as I just found out that two of my close friends are pregnant, so I need enough ideas to not make their showers too similar.