Post # 1
I posted a question before about possible games for my brother’s gf’s baby shower. But the more I learn about the areas of the shower being planned by others, the more I realize normal games just won’t work!
There will be about 95-105 people (over 160 invited!). Men, women, and children are all invited. This was EXTREMELY irresponsible of them seeing that they knew the hall could only hold 100 people MAX. So the space will be crowded and some people will be standing. It is being catered, and she has mentioned possibly having a DJ.?!?!?!?!
She also has a bar, which is fine normally. However, a good portion of the crowd (probably 40 or so) are between the ages of 19-24, and not exactly the “responsible” crowd. Several people also have substance use problems (or just lack of control/love to party type) to the point where we are hesitant to rent a helium tank for fear of what these kids will do. I should mention the shower time is 6pm to 12am on a saturday night.
This girl STILL expects me to plan some games!!!! WHAT??? HOW??? Please please please help me!!!!
ETA: Meant to put this under babies…sorry!
Post # 3
This is a BABY shower? Holy crap!
Lady, I don’t think games are going to be possible for a crowd that size. It’s just not logical to try and organize! The only thing I can possibly think of it to put Pink/Blue M&Ms in a big jar, have people submit guesses about how many there are, and if they win they get a cutesy prize.
Post # 4
With over 100 people its going to be hard to have games that involve everyone. and if the games only involve a few people then the rest of the guests will be bored.
Post # 5
Out of control, huh?? The girl is 19 years old and not very bright. She also mentioned inviting “anyone who will get me a gift.” I just got more “yes’s” immediately after writing my post. The guest count is growing, and I am afriad the entire PARTY will get shut down.
Post # 6
Wow…you said she’s your brother’s girlfriend, so it seems to me since she hasn’t had a wedding, she is treating this as her wedding, instead? Never heard of a DJ at a BABY SHOWER! A catered baby shower with a full bar and a DJ, lasting for six hours on a Saturday…
Don’t really have any advice for you, sorry! Sounds like they are going overboard with this…maybe check out wedding-type games and then modify them for more baby-ish theme?
Post # 7
I’d probably just have some board games and cards available for people to play.
p.s. this is CRAZY TOWN.
Post # 8
I am also thinking that the opening gifts part is going to be well over an hour!!
Post # 9
I wouldn’t even want to attend this thing as a guest. ack!
Post # 10
Wait! Don’t give up on me! 🙂
I still need some help!
Is it possible to make this not “tacky”….If we were to do a “Guess when the baby will be born” raffle type thing? If each guess was $1, and they had to guess day, time, length, and weight. Half the money collected could be the prize and the other half could be baby’s diaper fund? Would you pay $1 for a guess? Or is that a tacky way to collect some cash? We would obviously have to mail the prize after the birth.
I need to see the hall to see if it will be big enough for game “stations” at which people could play if they want, or just wak on to the next one? Like decorating onesies, or pregnant twister?
I am really reaching here….
I think we will do the M&M thing. Thank you @KatyElle:
Post # 11
This baby shower is bigger than my wedding…
Post # 12
@heathaah: That is crazy! Holy cow thats a lot of people for a shower! Thats more like a wedding! I don’t think the raffle is a bad idea. At this point, being tacky is the last thing that I would worry about! All I can think is just…wow.
Post # 13
@heathaah: They did the date the baby is bornguess thing at my baby shower but you got 2 tickets for a pack of diapers and 1 ticket for a pack of wipes! I had A LOT of diapers and wipes!
You could also get curling ribbon and have everyone guess the size of the belly! You can also do baby bingo (while opening gifts) and games that can be at stations for guests to come and go as they please like the nasty candy bar in the diaper or taste and guess what kind of baby food!
Post # 14
i help plan baby showers all the time. message me your email addy and i will send you samples and templates..
Post # 15
oh. my. lanta.
that sounds insane. I’m so sorry you got put in charge of this! Not fun..
I like Katyelle’s idea about guessing M&Ms and the gift bingo is a good idea too. We did that at my wedding shower and it wasn’t bad. For a big group of people it would work. But I highly doubt that ALL the guests are going to sit and watch her open gifts, esp. if there are a lot of kids present.
The raffle thing sounds fine, since it’s too big of a group for organized games anyway.
Good luck! I’m sorry I don’t have any good ideas 🙁
Post # 16
@heathaah: This sounds like a circus! Maybe you can split the guys and girls up and then further divide those groups into teams and the regular games will work. Best of luck.