Baby Shower Games and Ideas
Baby shower games are a big part of a baby shower. They are good for livening up the party. First, it’s a good idea let everyone introduce herself and say whether she is a friend or family member of the mother. You can play an icebreaker game to help your guests get to know each other a little. It is easier than ever to find game ideas with the Internet. For example, if you do a search using your favorite search engine for “baby shower ice breaker games” or even just “ice breaker games,” you will get quite a good list of ideas. Then you can select which ones would best suit your group and be prepared to play those.
The stereotypical baby shower has only women guests. For the main activities during this type of baby shower, there are many traditional popular baby shower games. Some of these games are: guess the baby item, how many baby items can you name, bobbing for pacifiers, baby bingo, guess the mommy’s tummy size, have a lucky ducky prize, and place the baby on the mommy. Many of these games are similar to other children’s games. For example, place the baby on the mommy is a spin off of pin the tail on the donkey.
Baby shower bingo is a traditional and still popular game that lets the guests participate as the mother opens the presents. Name That Baby Tune is a good way to introduce music and fun to the baby shower. You can make a CD with ten or more songs on it and have the word baby in it. If you research song titles baby on the Internet many choices will pop up. Some examples are: Baby I Need Your Lovin,’ Baby I’m Yours, Baby Its Cold Outside, Be My Baby, Baby Love, Baby One More Time, Baby Boy, and Baby Come Back. Play the CD during the party let the guests know they can name the title and artist of each song. Have a special prize for the guest who can name the title and artist of the most “baby” songs.
If you are having a non traditional baby shower where the guests will be couples or families, make sure the games that are suitable for your guest list. The Make a Baby game is one such game. Using Play Doh, all of the guests get several pieces of Play Doh in different colors. They then make a baby. After the babies are created, have the expectant parents choose the Play Doh baby they like the best. This can add some laughs to the party. Another game good for couples at baby showers is one in which each couple gets a baby doll, a cloth diaper, and diapers pins. Then they put the diaper on the doll, but they must hold hands. Diaper Olympics is a game that injects a bit of a sporty edge to the games. The guests are put into two groups. The baby dolls with diapers are set on a table. One person from each group runs to the table, gets the diaper off, powders the doll, and puts the diaper on again. Then relays it to the next person.
So if you are tasked the throw a baby shower, use the wealth of information available tgo you via the Internet. There are literally hundreds of baby shower games to be found and many of them are printable to help you as the hostess of the party enjoy the party as much as the guests. Playing some entertaining games at your baby shower can liven up your guests and the mother-to-be and can frequently cause some hilarious things to happen, which can make the baby shower that much more special for all in attendance.
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Maria Cummings is a devoted parent, wife and expert author on family matters and parenting. She is devoted to helping children’s organizations and activities. Maria is also the Sales Manager for BustlingBaby.com which offers a variety of baby mobility products, from
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