Infant Baby Shower - Melvindale, MI

Updated on December 30, 2015
C.C. asks from Melvindale, MI
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I'm having a baby shower in about a month. I'm having a baby girl and i was looking for games to play. It seems like you always play the same games at showers all the time so i was wondering if anybody had any unique suggestions?

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A.R.

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we played the baby game where everyone is given a safety pin to wear on their shirt and if someone says baby you get to take their pins, the one with the most at the end wins. Baby bingo is another fun one. Set up a blank bingo board and photocopy it. Give each person a sheet and they fill it out with baby item names. As mom opens her gifts she calls out what she got and if someone put it on their page mark it. Bingo's get prizes. Another fun one at unisex parties is to put beer (or soda for just mom's) into baby bottles and have the participants race to empty their bottles.

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T.D.

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Hi C. C. there is actually a fun little book called "Baby Shower Etiquette" it has all the games under the sun to play at the showers. It even has fun little foods to serve. What the prizes should be and even a section in it to show how to include dad if he attends. Hope this is helpful. Also go to google and search for baby shower games. That should be equally helpful.

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D.K.

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tasting/smelling baby food to see if people could guess what it was.
You start with a bit of baby food on a diaper (so that it would look like it was used) but not too much. Everyone would then smell it. Then everyone got a taste. Then everyone could guess.
Some flavors are alot easier than others but it is still fun

Rice with saftey pins in it. Who ever found the most won. It is harder than it sounds because the pins and the rice feel the same.

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L.K.

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HI C.,

Congratulations!!! My daughter is having a boy (she lives with me) and I am freaking out on the other side. Both sides of our family is all girls and we have no idea what to do with a boy lol.
I sent out a request over freecycle.org for baby shower ideas and received sooo many responses. Some of them were so original. I put them together (copies of the email responses basically, that I liked) and would be happy to email it to you.
Also, my daughter just walked in to tell me a game that the father's mother put together. I think it's a great idea for her and for you. She's passing out a clean diaper to each guest as they walk in with a pen or marker. The guest is supposed to write a message for the mom on the diaper. They're going into a bag labeled midnight diapers and are to be used when she has to get up in the middle of the night to change them. I thought what a great idea to help perk you up when you're exhausted and maybe crabby. That little smile when you need it. If they sign the diaper you can use them to pull a name also for a gift.

Let me know if you want me to send the games. I threw two in a row and had run out of ideas and there are some nice ones in there.

L.

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T.M.

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when we did the shower for my sister we put different items that had strong smells in diapers (examples: toothpaste, coffee, mustard) we wrapped them all up like they were dirty diapers and numbered them and passed them around in a cute basket, people had to guess what they were by the smell of the diaper, it was quite fun and we got alot of strange answers.
Hope you have a good time

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D.F.

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I did a shower last year and really tried to do new things also. Also good to have everybody write their address on a blank envelope to make thank yous easy. I did pre-printed answer sheets for these, and stapled, handed to everyone.

1. In the set for the guests I also included an extra sheet (not given to mom to be). It says to write down what mom says when she opens your gift, Supposedly this is what was said in the bedroom the night the baby was concieved. ie.. its so small! its a truck! what's this for? Its fun to read them back after gift opening.

Its fun to leave another space on the this page for advice for new mom. Things you wish you knew.

2. WHITE WHAT? I took empty baby food jars (my daughter and I love to eat hawaiian delight) and put to the top white item from the kitchen, we numbered them. No opening the jar I did a little intro about how much time women arent spending in the kitchen, if they can't tell basice ingrediants. sugar, powdered sugar, baking soda, baking powder, flour, cornstarch, salt

3. The many people at this shower were people magazine addicts, so I did name the celebrity baby (first name) I just clipped pictures of the parents, pasted to construction paper, and numbered.

4. TV SITCOM CHILDREN I listed ten tv shows and had people list the names of the children in the show. I did put blanks on the pre-printed page (6 for brady bunch)

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V.M.

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One that my mom did at my shower for my first daughter was a scrap book. So it's not necessarily a game but more an activity. As people arrived they were sent to a small scrap book with all sorts of baby stickers and baby shower decorations. Each guest was asked to decorate one page and then leave its partner page blank. Then as gifts were opened she took a picture of me and the guest and the gift. So We have a record of each person there, the gift and a message for your unborn baby. Now that my daughter is 4 she can see her in my belly and all the people that gave her gifts and how much she was loved by everyone before she was born.

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K.F.

answers from Detroit on

Hi,
At my shower, we played the old standard Bingo. It keeps the guests busy while you open your presents.

We also played a game where you have preprinted sheets with the letters A to Z with space for writing next to them. They have to come up with a baby word for each letter. It is tough and that made it fun.

The other one was to give each person a blank piece of paper and have them put it on top of their head and draw a baby. It is so funny to see everyone. They thought it was funny too. The best baby wins.

I just wanted to tell you that I am a tom-boy too and couldn't even imagine being the mom of a little girl. We were stunned when at our ultrasound they said it was a girl. I was positive it was a boy and that is what I wanted. Well, let me tell you, I am the PROUD mom of a 10 month old little girl and am LOVING every minute of it. It is so much fun. Don't worry, it comes to you naturally. Who knows, She might even be a tom-boy too.

Good Luck with your soon to be little pink bundle of joy!
K.

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A.A.

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I was at a baby shower once that played this game with regular white rice and small safety pins. They had the rice in a rectangle shaped container that wasn't too deep and added the safety pins. With a timer going, they blind folded people (one at a time...or two at a time if the container is big enough) and whoever was able to find the most safety pins won. I didn't get a chance to try it because there were so many people, but they said it was actually really hard even though you'd think you could tell the difference. Everyone seemed to have a lot of fun with it!

I've also seen people put spoon fulls of baby food out on a plate and we had to write down what we thought each of the different foods were.

Another was a scrambled word game. We were given a sheet of paper with a list of words associated with babies. They were all scrambled up and the person who unscrambled the most won.

One last humorous thing that my friends did at my baby shower was to put a sticker on everyone that came in the door. The rule was that we weren't suppose to cross our legs while we were there. It was pretty funny because you just do it sometimes without thinking about it. If you saw someone cross their legs, you got to take their sticker. The person with the most stickers on them at the end of the party was the winner.

Anyway, have fun. And enjoy your little girl!!

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C.S.

answers from Detroit on

Personally, my friends and family agree, fewer games the better. Most are hokey (or, as stated, done before). People just want to come, eat, chat, "oh-and-ah" over gifts, congratulate you , and go home. So, if I have to have games, I usually strive to make them funny, fast, and few.

Baby items in paper bags stapled shut - like cotton balls, q-tips, travel pad of wipes, etc. People pick-up and handle for a few seconds and try to guess what the items are. Person who guesses most wins.

Guess the baby food - buy several small jars of baby food, removing label and taping to bottom of jar. Person who guesses most correctly wins a prize. (Try figuring out squash from peaches!) I have even had a taste testing - using ice cream shop sample spoons. (Funniest but best if very small shower.) People love this one!

Plastic babies in ice cubes - first to melt in beverage wins.

Curling ribbon in a plastic container (1 parents can use for baby item storage later)- guess length of ribbon. Q-tips in container - guess number. You get the idea.

Instead of or in addition to games, try something like following:

Fold all napkins in shape of diaper putting dab of peanut butter or guacamole in middle of one. Person who gets dirty diaper wins a prize. (This is cheaper and easier than doing diaper pin for each guest.)

Trick guest by marking all but 1 of seats (plates, placecards or napkins) with an X on underside. Ladies, in particular, always look for a marked item at there seat to see if they won a centerpiece or some such gift. I like to to trick them by making them all think they won only to announce that one person has nothing marked at his/her seat and so is the winner. Gets them every time!

Congratulations and have a wonderful time!

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A.

answers from Detroit on

Hello C.,

I recently went to a baby shower and they played 1 game that I had never played before. They froze little babies in ice cubes. Everyone was given an icecube in a cup. The first person to free there baby (broke their water won). People could only use the cup. They couldn't put the baby in their hands. She also played a game with diapers. You had to guess if your diaper was clean or dirty. Only the people who guessed clean diapers and were actually clean won. I know one of the things they used for dirty was chocolate sauce. This game would be too expensive if you are having a large shower.

Good luck with your daughter. My daughter is going to be 9 at the end of the month and we definitely have mood swings.
A.

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J.C.

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Hi C.,
Just to add to the game list below, I like a version of BINGO, but instead you make up cards and write STORK on top. Then have the guest fill in the spaces of their own card with guesses about what presents you will get, then while you open gifts they play bingo, it gives the guest something to do especially if your having a big party and opening gifts can take a long time.
If you plan on playing the game were the guest measure your belly I suggest you don't use toilet paper but use string instead, At my baby shower when I saw all that toilet paper I wanted to cry,the string makes it look like less.
Good Luck
~J.

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B.D.

answers from Grand Rapids on

One of the games I had at my shower was where you put fun size candy bars into diapers and microwave them for about twenty to thirty seconds. You have them numbered and you pass them around to your guests to see how many they can identify. The only rule is that they can't taste or touch the chocolate. My guests had a blast with this one! Hope it was helpful! B. Oh yeah congratulations!!!

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L.P.

answers from Detroit on

If you're not too shy - take a long piece of ribbon and have everyone draw a line with their initials at the length where they think is the circumference of your belly! When this is done you can wrap the ribbon around your belly and find the winner.

Or you can have a celebrity baby names quiz

Or you can have a baby food identification contest - not as easy to identify as one would think....

have fun!!!

J.M.

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There are so many unique gifts for baby girl like you can give her ABC Blocks Bear Gift, Baby Clothes Pizza Gift Set, Baby Einstein Little Reader Gift and more... For more gift ideas you can check our site: http://www.babygiftbasketstores.com

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J.B.

answers from Grand Rapids on

Hi!! Congrats on your girl!!
When I had my shower we played a few cool games. One was we matched the mama animal to the baby animal(or insect). Some are actually pretty hard!!(Ex. cow is calf--search it on the net and you'll find some neat ones). Another game was taking a lyric from a nursery rhyme and matching it to the title of the rhyme. (Ex. Pop goes the weasel is a line from All Around the Mulberry Bush). Then we passed out index cards and had each guest write down a question a new mom might have-then we collected the cards, mixed 'em up and passed them back out-without looking at the front they had to answer their own question on the back of the card. Then we read the q&a's aloud. That was real funny.(Ex. The q might be What do I do if my baby is fussy? And an answer you might get on the back is Orally, rectally, or under the arm---get it?!)
I hope these help and if you have any more questions about it you can e-mail me and I can try and find the actual games here. I'm sure I have them some where. Good Luck!!
Jennifer ([email protected]____.com)

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T.H.

answers from Detroit on

I know that people ussually put "baby items" on a tray and try to have the people looking at the tray remember what's on the tray and the person who remembers the most wins but what you could do is have them look at the tray and you walk out of the room and have them write down exactly what your wearing. See how many people will remember and were paying attention to you. Throws people off :) we did that and it turned out to be really funny. That's the only thing I can think of right now but if I think of more ill let you know.

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J.S.

answers from Kalamazoo on

The one game that i can remember that was really fun was to get about 5 or so diapers and put different kinds of mini chocolate bars such as , twix, milky way, mr. goodbar which are a little melted and you pass the diaper around and figure out which candy bar it was , you could smell it feel it look at it ect to try and figure out what candy bar it was.. it was really fun . Someone else had suggested the safety pin in the rice game and that one is fun to and they really dont feel the same. also taking a toilet paper to measure without going around the stomach but guessing to see who can get the closest tho how big your belly is. those are the ones i can remember the most

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A.W.

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We played a version of "Name that tune" using songs with "baby" in them. We played the CD we created and people had to write down the title and artist. The person with the most correct won! We used things like "Baby, baby" by A. Grant, etc... Some were really easy and others were more difficult. It was a lot of fun! Good luck!

A.

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