Here is an idea for a fun baby shower game. Take 10 plain white lunch bags and put a decorative "B" on one "A" on another "B" on another until you spell out "baby shower". Head to the dollar store for useful items for mom, like. B for bib, A for aspirator, B for bottle, Y... you get the idea.
Give each of the guests a sheet with "baby shower" on it and have them guess an item for each. As mom opens each bag, they check off if they have the right answer or not.
Give the winner (the person who has the most correct guesses) a nice plant and mom gets to keep the goodies!
These are diaper pins to wear at a baby shower. Every guest gets one. One diaper has a sticker inside labeled "dirty". I put a larger pin on that one so I know it gets handed out. Whoever gets that diaper (everyone opens theirs up to check for the sticker) gets the door prize. Or you can use them as a game. Whenever someone crosses their legs or says a prearranged name (such as the guest of honors name), the person who catches them gets their pin. At the end, whoever has the most pins wins a prize. You could also attach them to a stick-on label and use as name tags for each guest.
Approximate Time: 2 hours to make 40 pins.
1/2 yard of white fabric (depending on how many you make)
smaller safety pins
1/4 inch satin ribbon (10 inches per diaper pin)
Cut fabric in 4 inch squares. At a corner of the square, fold the 2 sides in to make a point. Fold the point up. Fold each side in and over the folded up point. Adjust to make it look like a diaper.
Stick a small safety pin in the center. Cut off the access material above the pin.
Cut a 10 inch piece of ribbon. It goes quicker if you cut all the ribbon and squares at once. Tie a small knot at each end. Cross over forming a loop at the top and glue in the center.
Glue diaper onto the ribbon at the cross over point. Attach a straight pin at the top to attach to clothing.
One diaper put a sticker inside. Write "dirty" on it. Use a larger safety pin on this one so you know when someone does it get.
Give each person an index card and a pencil. Everyone is asked to write down one common baby question, such as "What do you do when a baby cries?" or "How do you get a baby to sleep through the night?"
Then collect the cards and redistribute them face down so that no one can see the question. Have each person write the answer to their initial question on the blank side of their new card. Then read the cards and get ready to laugh!
For example, you could have a card with the question, "How do you know you have folded a cloth diaper correctly?" on one side and the answer "When you get your first smile" on the other.
Ask each guest to bring a photograph of herself as a baby. Number these photos and pin them on a bulletin board. The first guest to correctly name which baby picture belongs to which adult wins a baby shower prize.
This gives your guests a chance to show off their mothering skills. All you need is a doll roughly the size of a real baby, a diaper, safety pins and a stopwatch. Time each guest on how long it takes him or her to diaper the baby. Whoever diapers the fastest wins.
If the mother is having twins or triplets you can use the appropriate number of dolls.
Get a ton of baby socks - like twenty pairs or more! Separate them and scatter them in the center of the floor. The guest who can match up the most socks and bundle them within a set time limit (3 minutes is good) wins a prize. Of course after the game is over mom can keep the socks!
In this game guest must answer True or False questions about the mom-to-be correctly. If they answer incorrectly they must pick an absurd task to do from a diaper pail. These tasks could be things like singing a song, reciting a nursery rhyme or rubbing their belly and patting the top of their head at the same time. The guest who answers the most questions correctly wins a prize.
Any kind of shower can be a diaper party, but the basic idea is to encourage each guest to bring a package of disposable diapers to the party as a gift. That way mom is well stocked for a long time in the future.
One way to encourage guests to make each package of diapers that they bring a "ticket" to winning a raffle. Each package they bring represents one ticket, so one guest could buy themselves several tickets by arriving with several packages of diapers. The prize can be a small gift basket filled with beauty products or foods. If a diaper party is successful, a mom can be supplied with diapers for months!
This is another very old game that is a bit strange but is certain to test your guest's dexterity. Bury ten tiny safety pins in a bowl filled with rice. Make sure the safety pins are closed!
Blindfold each guest in turn and have them stick their hands in the rice bowl. Time each guest with a stopwatch as they try and extract the safety pins from the bowl. The guest who can extract all of the safety pins from the bowl in the shortest amount of time wins the game!
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