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.
Approximate Time: 2 hours to make 40 pins.
By Little Suzy from Millbury, OH
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Buy ten different types of baby food and peel the labels of the jars. Mark each jar from 1 to 10 with a marker. Allow guests to examine and smell the contents of the jar.
Present each guest with a bowl full of safety pins. Set a stopwatch for one minute and yell, "Go!" The woman who can make the longest chain of safety pins in two minutes wins!
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!
It is probably the easiest to just buy pre-made Baby Bingo cards online. There are tons of sites that sell these prefabricated games and many sites, such as babhyshowergamesatoz.com allow you to buy different variations of this.
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".
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?"...
Bake a heart shaped silver locket inside a cake. Whichever guest receives the piece of cake with the locket inside it gets to keep it.
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.
Ask each guest to bring an outfit for dressing up a baby doll. Each guess in turn dresses the doll. Whoever's outfit the mom to be likes best wins a prize!
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.
This game is good if the mother already knows the name of the baby. Fill a bag with a full set of scrabble tiles (or tiles from two games if you have a lot of guests.) Pass the bag around and have each guest withdraw one tile.
Sometimes, the mother may decide that she wants to choose her baby's name at the shower. Guests come up with as many names as they can. The host will create a gift basket that is raffled off to the person who submits the winning name.
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!
Ask each guest to bring a photograph of herself as a baby. Number these photos and pin them on a bulletin board.
Give your guests a piece of paper and a pencil. Ask them to come up with ten songs that have the word "Baby" in them. The guest that comes up with ten songs first wins a 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.
Give each guest a lump of playdough. Ask them each to make a little baby. The baby that the mom-to-be thinks is the cutest wins a prize.