I'm having a baby shower and need some game ideas

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Asked by genav at 11:28 PM on Feb. 5, 2009 in Hobbies & Crafts

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  • blind fold Mom and give her different jars of baby food to taste to see if she can determine which is which.

    Answer by jeanclaudia at 11:35 PM on Feb. 5, 2009

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  • party city has a roll of measuring tape for baby showers, pass it around and see if they can guess how big mommy is around the belly have a prize for whoever is te closest

    Answer by LuvsDanika at 11:36 PM on Feb. 5, 2009

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  • word scramble...use baby/pregnancy terms and scramble them up. Whoever has the most unscrambled wins...use 3 minutes, it's fun!!

    Answer by sheilatanman at 11:49 PM on Feb. 5, 2009

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  • My favorite baby shower game is so simple and fun! You need 2 big bowls, cotton balls and a big plastic spoon. Oh and a blind fold. One person sits in a chair with a bowl of cotton balls and the spoon another stands behind her to hold the empty bowl on top of her head. The one sitting puts on the blind fold and starts scooping cotton balls into the bowl on top of her head. It's a timed game, like a min. or 30 seconds, whichever you choose and It's soooooooo funny to watch because you can't really tell when you're scooping if you have any or not. Hope you pick this one to play you'll have a blast!

    Answer by tisha78 at 12:21 AM on Feb. 6, 2009

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  • I was self-conscious about how big I was (my son was 9lbs 6.3 oz ouch!) and didn't want the belly-size guessing game because it embarrassed me. You know her better than I do so make sure she'll be OK with it before doing that one. Baby Shower Bingo is also cute. You can google it to find a site that generates the bingo cards. It gives people something to do while she's opening presents. My mom put out a blank envelope, greeting card, pens and decorative stickers at each table setting. Each card, envelope had a sticker with a number on it. Each guest was to decorate their card and write my son a note. Each year, I will give him a card from someone on his birthday, (the numbers on the card are to correspond with his age each year). For card #2 (his 2nd birthday) one woman put a $2 bill in with her card for him. I thought it was very sweet. It shows how much he was loved before he was even born.


    Answer by NovemberLove at 11:44 AM on Feb. 6, 2009

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  • I always liked the 'cute' game. You give every one 4 safety pins or clothes pins. If you hear some one say anything along he lines of ooh or ahh you get to take there pin. You have to be the first to call it to get a pin. You can only loose one pin per 'offense' :0) At the end everyone counts pins. The person with the most wins.
    A helpful game is to have every one self address a Thank you note envelope and do a drawing for a prize at the end. Save Mommy to be the extra time of addressing what feels like 3000 envelopes.
    Have everyone write a parenting Q on one piece of paper and their answer on another. Put Q's and A's in different bags. Have Mommy to be draw a Q and an A and read them aloud. YOu get some interesting advice that way Example: Q: How do you calm a baby down for a nap? A: Give a firm 'No" and Put him in a time out. Be sure to be consistent.

    Answer by But_Mommie at 5:06 PM on Feb. 6, 2009

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  • Here's one I've played numerous times at baby showers: Get some disposable diapers, cut up some different candy bars, place candy pieces into each diaper (ie: snickers into one diaper, butterfinger into another, etc.) and microwave them for a few seconds so they melt and basically look like poopy diapers. The diapers are numbered on the outside, and the guests have to pass these around and try to guess which candy bar is in each diaper. The one with the most correct guesses gets the prize. Make sure you put down the answers as you do them b/c they can all look and/or smell alike!


    Answer by PSMother at 5:42 PM on Feb. 6, 2009

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  • Another game is to partially freeze water in dixie cups, then add one of those little plastic babies and continue to freeze solid. Hand them out to the guests and which ever guest 'breaks the water to free the baby' first is the winner. They cannot tear the cup, chip the ice, etc. but they can keep their warm hands around the cup to melt quicker.

    Answer by PSMother at 5:43 PM on Feb. 6, 2009

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  • Is it standard to have games at showers? One of the best showers I have been to didn't have any games. I go to TONS of showers too(my family is insanely large - tons of cousins & we are all close) - just my opinion, but the games aren't necessary.

    Answer by alBmom at 8:13 PM on Feb. 6, 2009

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  • I was also not ok with the how big is the belly game. My favorite game is where you have a tray full of baby items (bottle, pacifer, diaper, brush, rattle, ect.) and then you take the tray away and people have to try to remember all of them and write them down.

    Answer by summerleigh at 6:56 PM on Feb. 7, 2009

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