Baby Showers can be a truly enjoyable time for the mom-to-be, her friends, and her family. Here are just a few ideas for different Baby Shower Games you can use for a larger baby shower party:
An Advice book is a Baby Shower gift that the mom-to-be will treasure forever. Set a book with blank pages (these can be purchased at any gift or card store) out on a table or a counter. Let each of the guests know as they arrive that the book is there for them to each put their own pearl of wisdom into. Leave the book out throughout the whole party so that everyone has a chance to write in it.
Next is the classic “dirty diaper baby” game. The basic game goes like this:
1. For each guest, fold a small white napkin or a small white square of fabric into a diaper shape.
2. Fasten each diaper with a diaper pin.
3. Place an opened chocolate kiss or other piece of chocolate into one of them.
4. As your guests arrive, give each one of them a diaper.
5. Instruct your guests that one of the diapers may be dirty, and once everyone arrives they will have to change it.
6. Later, during the shower, have everyone open their diapers together. The one who has the chocolate kiss wins a door prize.
There are variations that some people have used on this game. The melted chocolate is sometimes too much, so some people choose to just write “dirty” on one of the napkins, or on a piece of paper stuffed into one of the napkins. In another variation of this game, guests can increase their chances of having the dirty diaper. If someone says the word “baby” during the shower, the first person to catch them gets to keep their diaper or diapers. At the end of the party, give two door prizes: one for the person with the most diapers, and one for the person with the “dirty” diaper.
For “The Composer” you will divide everyone into several groups of at least 4 people. Give each group a classic children’s song, such as “I’ve been working on the Railroad,” “home on the range,” “twinkle twinkle,” etc. Each group should rewrite the lyrics to the classic song, with the mom-to-be, her partner, and her baby in mind. After a few minutes, each group should sing their song for the mom-to-be.
This next game takes some legwork ahead of time, but is well worth it. Before the shower, ask your guests to bring a baby picture of themselves. Once they arrive, arrange the pictures on a particle board, and label each photo with a number. Provide a sheet that the guests can fill out, trying to match the guest name with the number. The winner (or winners) receive a door prize.
“Who Am I?” is another fun party game. Before the party, print out a list of famous people. As each guest arrives, pin a name to their back. Their job is to figure out who they are. They can ask each other guest just 3 questions, and they cannot ask a question like “who am I.” The questions must be able to have a “yes” or a “no” answer. When you give instructions, give them some sample questions such as “Am I male or female?” and “Am I dead or alive?”
With enough creativity and planning, you can make the baby shower one to remember!