Having a baby is a momentous occasion in a upcoming mothers life. Friends and family gather to celebrate this life event as a support system for the loved one and her new adventure. Smiles and love fill in the room in a warm environment that welcomes the idea of a shower. Bringing together people from different aspects of the guest of honors life can be tricky when it comes to entertaining. People could be shy in getting to know one another in such a short time.
I strongly suggest putting some time in research in planning a couple of fun and interesting baby shower games.
A baby shower can be a polite gathering of friends and family to celebrate the upcoming birth of a new baby. Everyone eats a little food, then they watch as the gifts are opened. But why should only the mother-to-be have all the fun at this party? With a few well-chosen games, you can help your guests have fun too, especially when it's a mixed group that doesn't know each other well. Games can help break the ice between guests that don't know one another. And even if the guests know each other very well, games can create a few unexpected memories of the party.
When choosing your games, the most important thing to remember is that you shouldn't do anything that will make the guest of honor feel uncomfortable or self-concious.Likewise, I don't favor games that make guests feel embarassed either.
Silliness is good, dumb games are unnecessary.
You'll also need to decide whether you'll be awarding prizes for the winners of these games. The prizes don't need to be anything large, just something to make the winner feel like they've won. Prizes could be small candles, sachets,boxes of note cards,candy bars,refrigerator magnets, etc.
Here is a list of some of my favorite baby shower games.
Guess the Waist- In this game guests try to guess the mother's girth, but no numbers are ever discussed!
Dirty Diaper - One guest gets a big surprise with this door prize/game.
Delivery Statistics Guessing Game - Have fun guessing baby's stats upon delivery.
Mommies and Babies - Do your guests know the correct names for animal babies?
Mother Goose Game - Could your guests entertain the kids?
Baby Word Scramble - Turn this word scramble into a race of teams for extra fun.
Baby Picture Guessing Game - Everyone was a beautiful baby, right? Find out with this shower game.
Baby Memory Game - Don't blink or you may lose this game!
Baby Shower Bingo Game - This will make your guests pay attention while presents are being opened.
Pin the Binky on the Baby - A more active game to get your guests moving.
Guess the Number of M & M's - This is a simple guessing game with a sweet reward at the end.
You Don't Say, Baby! - A fun game that forces guests to pay good attention to one another.
Who Am I? - Turn your guests into detectives with this fun interactive game.
Do You Know Your Baby Food? - This is a multi-sensory baby shower game, but it's not for the squeamish.
Can You Change a Baby? - This hilarious game isa timed contest.
Will the Real Mother Please Stand Up? - We all know what it takes to be a real mom, or do we?
Mommy - Daddy Trivia Game - Familiarity leads to success in this game.
Mommy the Juggler - Do you have what it takes to handle life as a mom?
Fun Facts - This is a great game to play among a close group of friends.
If you'd like to find more of Donna Pilato's advice on hosting parties and entertaining friends and family you can visit her at The Delicious Dozen.