S.D. asks from Pleasanton, CA on July 02, 2010
Baby Shower Game Ideas - Pleasanton,CA
Hi Ladies, my girlfriend is having a baby and I am looking for some easy and cost effective game ideas to play at her shower. I have the typical ones about not crossing your legs or saying baby, I am doing the diaper cake and the guests have to list the items on it. I am looking for some creative ideas and even 1 or 2 that can be used as a keepsake for her and her family to enjoy or save in her baby book. all ideas are greatly appreciated.
thanks in advance
So What Happened?™
thank you all for your responses. the baby shower was very nice. I did 3 games. I chose to write a list of 15 questions about the mom to be and the guests had to try to respond. that was fun as they all learned something new about our friend. I made a diaper cake and they had about 20 seconds to look at it and then remember what items were on it. the diaper drawing. every guest who brought diaper got a raffle ticket then a name was drawn for a prize. and the last one I did was had 8 unlabeled jars of baby food and they had to smell them to guess what they were. I wanted to do a baby weight poll but it was a small shower so not sure that it would have worked out too well.
I had 2 other ones that I wanted to do but by the feel I got from the guests they were over the games so we left it at that. thanks again for your responses.
A.C. answers from Sacramento on July 04, 2010
The Price is right is fun....get a bunch of small baby items like pacifier, container of wipes, baby food, toy, onesie, etc. and place on a tray. hold each item up and have guests guess what retail value is....
Then add up total, and guest the closest without going over to grand total wins. Then, the guest of honor gets to keep the items. :)
G.K. answers from San Francisco on July 03, 2010
I went to a baby shower recently where one of the games was guess the type of baby food ... you had to match 8-10 baby food flavors (one or two flavors mixed at most) against another column. We passed the jars around (labels taken off). Made for great conversation. Then the mom-to-be got these baby jars as a little welcome to solid foods.
K.M. answers from San Francisco on July 03, 2010
Cut out a diaper shape from felt (one for each attendee) - small, maybe 2" folded. Put a little spot of mustard inside one of the diapers. As guests arrive, pin a folded felt diaper onto their shirt. After all guests have arrived and it is gametime, have guests open up their diapers. Whoever has the poopy diaper wins a prize.
S.B. answers from Los Angeles on July 02, 2010
The best shower game I ever played was at the shower my friend hosted on my behalf. It was a game of "Memory" - matching items together. She had a big board with a grid where everyone took turns uncovering two spots - if they matched, the player got a prize. All the "matches" were pregnancy related - contractions, triplets, epidural, etc. Everyone who made a match got a prize - a candy bar related to the match. So, for example, if you got contractions, you won "Whoppers." If you got triplets, you got a 3 Musketeers bar, etc. Everyone really got into it and loved to see what the next prize would be. I think the idea may be on the web, so you could try Googling it.
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J.T. answers from Sacramento on July 03, 2010
The best thing we did at my baby shower was to ask everyone to share a special tradition from their childhood that they really loved or made them feel special. Then we took a group photo and had everyone write in metallic ink on the matting that goes around the picture a brief wish for my baby based on the tradition they shared. It is a great memento and there were so many wonderful ideas that I wanted to make happen for my son. Good luck!
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C.M. answers from Dallas on July 03, 2010
The most memorable thing for any I've attended has been:
Have guests write pearls of wisdom (or funny "momisms") on the hineys of diapers, and give them all to mom-to-be. She can read the special diapers only during overnight changes...something to give a grin or giggle when she's exhausted.
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S.G. answers from Sacramento on July 03, 2010
We just had my shower not too long ago and I found this really funny game on-line. We got pacifiers at the $1 store and had a pacifier spitting contest. Whoever 'spit' theirs the furthest one a prize. It was helarious and everyone got into it - competitively! And my grandma won - go figure. Have fun!!
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C.S. answers from Atlanta on July 02, 2010
I did something similar to the video one already posted for my best friend's shower. I called it "He said, She said". We asked questions like: What name did Alex (she) pick for the baby that you hated? What is your favorite name for the baby? When do you think the baby will be born? Who will the baby look like? Will the baby have hair? What will be the hardest part of having a new baby? What will be the best part of having a new baby? etc. The guests had to guess which questions she would get right; the grandmothers-to-be were the judges for any answers that were close.
We also had a pool for the birthdate and birthweight of the new baby, then, after the baby was born, I sent the winner a $5 Starbucks gift card.
J.M. answers from San Francisco on July 03, 2010
The baby picture game is fun and also gets those who don't know each other talking. You ask everyone ahead of time to bring a baby picture of themselves and then everyone has to go around and match the pictures with the guests. Also, the gift bingo was fun. You can look on the registry for things that have been purchased to help make the bingo cards.
The game that was the biggest hit at my shower (great for first time mom's or ones who have not had a baby in a long time) was a mom and dad quiz. You put together a list of questions like, How many diapers will you go through in one day or how old will your baby be when she starts sleeping through the night? How old will your daughter be when she is allowed to date? You can e-mail me and I can forward you the questions that were used. Anyway, you ask the mom and the dad before the shower without the mom knowing that the dad has been asked the questions too. Then the game is that the questions are read aloud and everyone has to guess what the mom and dad said. It's funny to hear the different answers and also allows the new mom to be participate and guess what the dad answered -a fun game.
Have fun with it and good luck!
A.G. answers from Sacramento on July 03, 2010
There were a couple of games that we played at my nieces shower. You can type up baby rhymes and have blanks for people to fill in, you can scramble words on each of these you would set a time limit and see how many answers they can get right. Another game is you can buy some baby items put them on a tray/platter and walk around the room and then put it in another room and once you have left the room then they can try and write down how many items they can remember.
Here is a website with a bunch of baby shower games:
Good luck choosing your games and I hope the shower goes well!
S.S. answers from Toledo on July 02, 2010
I am NOT a big fan of games so I "forbid" them at my baby shower. Instead, my guests decorated onesies. Markers, puffy paints, etc. will work. I had sizes from 0-3 all the way to 18 months. It was great and I used them for all 3 girls!!! Also, there were cute pieces of "baby paper" for everyone to write down some advice, comments, sayings, etc. I saved them and put them in her baby book.
Easy games....guess how many jelly beans in a baby bottle!