If you’re hosting or planning a baby shower yourself then we’ve rounded up our top five games to play at a baby shower to help you get the party started.
Baby showers have crashed onto our shores from the US with a vengeance. Love them or loathe them they’re definitely here to stay, so you may as well grab a nappy and join in the fun. There are a great many baby shower ideas that are designed to get everyone involved, regardless of age, and many can be organised without being too time consuming.
A good baby shower is not only a perfect way to celebrate the impending birth of the baby and an enjoyable sociable event for the mum-to-be before the baby, and all the ensuing chaos, arrives, but it’s also a fantastic way of sharing advice, tips and information – though we suggest you do your very best to keep your horror stories to yourself, particularly if the baby shower is for a first-time mum. The baby shower games and activities below are sure to go down well with your guests.
When your guests arrive give them five safety pins to pin onto their clothes and strict instructions to not say the word ‘baby’. If any guests hear another guest say the B word they get to take one of their pins off them. The person with the most pins at the end of the party is the winner.
Encourage your guests to dust down their photo albums before the party and provide you with their cutest (or better still, funniest) baby photo. Pass them around for a game of who’s who.
Blindfold each guest and have a competition to see who can change a nappy on a doll the fastest. You could always add prizes into the mix for whoever manages to change the nappy quickest.
Collect several pots of baby food and remove the labels. Get everyone to taste the contents and see who can guess the food correctly. It’s not as easy as it sounds.
Get your guests to be creative with their best choices of names for boys and girls. Get them to write them all down, pop them in a jar and let the mum-to-be read them out. We’re not sure that any of the party names will make it onto the birth certificate but the mum-to-be can choose her favourites to mark a winner.
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