Baby Shower Game Ideas


Baby Shower Ideas

It seems like a lot of people are looking for baby shower ideas and today I am welcoming Stephanie from Spaceships and Laser Beams to Babylish Advice who is providing an article on games for a baby shower.

Is there a new baby on the way for someone dear to you? A baby shower is one of life’s sweetest celebrations! If you’ve never been hostess for a shower, you’ll find there’s a big difference between being a guest and creating the party. Is it work? Sure…fun work, though. Is it difficult? No, especially if you pre-plan and organize your to-do list. On my blog, Spaceships and Laser Beams, we specialize in parties for boys (and non-frilly girls!) so I see lots of parties and I have lots of ideas to help with yours.

Baby Shower Game Ideas

After planning your shower theme, decorations and menu, you’ll need to come up with party activities. Watching mama-to-be open gifts and noshing on the treats will be fun, but the most successful gatherings will include conversation starters, too. Here are a few baby shower game ideas to jump-start the girl talk:

  1. Just Like Grandma: Before the shower, gather pictures of mom and dad-to-be and their families (you might want to photo copy the pics, so no precious images are accidentally ruined). Include as many greats as possible as well as siblings, grandparents, cousins, aunts and uncles. In random order, number and mount them on a board. Have guests guess if the relatives belong to mom or dad. The most correct answers win.
  2. Toilet Paper Squares: This game is a good ice breaker, especially when people don’t know each other well. Pass around a roll of toilet paper and have each guest tear off as many sheets as they want. Don’t tell them why! When everyone has their squares, announce they must tell one thing about themselves for each square they have. You might have to give grace to those who take off a lot!
  3. Trash Can Toss: Tuck a bean bag or something similar into three disposable diapers. Blindfolded guests (it’s dark in the middle of the night!) must take turns tossing the diapers into a trash can that is several feet away. The most “baskets” win.
  4. Who Knows Mama the Best: Have a list of features (eyes, mouth, hair, feet, etc.) on a paper, with two columns; one says, “Mom” and the other, “Dad”. Guests must guess whose traits Mama hopes baby will have. New Mama can either give her answers after everyone has made her guesses, or she can fill out a sheet before the party begins. Of course, the most correct answers win.

What game would you love to play at a baby shower?

For more game ideas and baby shower planning inspiration, make sure to visit Spaceships and Laser Beams.

Stephanie Keeping is mom to a boy named Sam, a blogger, and an Etsy-preneur. She celebrates boyish charm at Spaceships and Laser Beams, where she talks about all things boy and birthday party. You can connect with her on FacebookGoogle+, Pinterest, Twitter and on Etsy.

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