The Best Games To Play At A Baby Shower
Celebrating the impending arrival of a baby is a great reason for friends and family to get together. Most mums are feeling great in their third trimester and they are truly glowing. So, what better way to celebrate than throwing a baby shower and get everybody looking forward to this new arrival.
Take a look at our inspiring baby shower game ideas to make the shower one to remember.
Don't Say Baby
Mum's the word when it comes to saying 'baby'! Get this great icebreaker started the moment your guests walk through the door. As you greet each guest, give each a pin to wear on their top. Once all of your guests have arrived, tell everyone that they can't say 'baby' for the duration of the shower (or until it's time to open presents). If anyone hears someone else saying the forbidden word, he or she can steal the rule breaker's pin. At the end of the game, the person with the most pins wins!
Mum and Dad's Secrets
If you're looking for a fun, yet touching, baby shower game for your baby shower, you're in luck (though you can always adjust the game to fit a shower just for the girls). Ask the mum and dad for answers to twenty questions-make sure to do this with the significant other nowhere in sight! Some great questions include, "Where were you when you heard the news?" "Do you want a girl or boy?" and "If you could have your way, what would you want your child to be when he or she grows up?" After you quiz each and record their answers, bring both into the room and put the future parents on the hot spot one at a time. Ask each to guess the answer their partner gave to each question-before polling the audience to see who thinks the answer is correct. Everyone's a winner with this lively game!
Guess the Size of the Baby Bump
Pregnancy may just be the only time in life that it's socially acceptable to go up to a woman, rub her belly and comment on the expanding size of her waistline. So why not have fun with it? Pass around some ribbon and a pair of scissors. Tell each guest to cut off a length of string that they think corresponds to the size of the baby bump. When everyone has a piece of string, invite each person up to try his or her luck measuring the mum-to-be's belly. Whoever has a string that comes closest to being a perfect measurement, wins.
The night before your shower, freeze a tray of ice cubes with tiny plastic babies in the middle! When guests arrive, drop an ice cube into a cup of water and present to each person. As time ticks by, the ice begins to melt and the baby is closer and closer to its due date! Whoever has a baby first, wins. Or, change it up by asking people to correctly guess how long it will take for their baby to be born.
Baby Shower Onesies
This is a simple but fantastic crafty idea. Buy enough onesies (multiple sizes) to give one to each guest. Stretch each across a piece of cardboard and pass them out at the shower along with fabric paint and miscellaneous baby-safe decorative elements. Then, invite everyone to tap into their creative sides by painting a onesie masterpiece designed specifically for the bundle of joy. Once dry, the future parents will have practical works of art to cherish.
Before the shower, bake a batch of cupcakes, dropping in a single miniature plastic baby in one random one. At the shower, bring out the platter of undecorated cupcakes-without letting on that one is secretly 'pregnant'-and give all guests a supply of frosting, sweets and baby decorations. After everyone has decorated their own unique cupcake, the mom-to-be chooses her favourite and the winner gets a prize. Then, just as guests are about to devour the baked goodies, let everyone know that whoever finds the baby is next in line to have her own!
Written by Laura Doyle staff writer at FFHQ who also blogs at www.lovelifeandlittleones.com.