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Throwing a Baby Shower


Plan out games for your guests to play. This will be a great way to lighten the mood, and get your guests interacting. There are dozens of games that you can play at a baby shower. Here are some ideas that we like-

Count the number of diapers in a large clear container

Each person writes down how many diapers they think are in a large clear container. After everyone has guessed, the person who guessed closest wins. The expecting mother gets the diapers and the winner gets a prize.

Apple juice bottle race

Everyone gets a baby bottle, with a nipple top, filled with apple juice. Whoever drinks it the fastest wins.

Nursery rhyme

Find ten nursery rhymes and copy them onto a paper. Delete a few words from each phrase, and print out a copy for each person. Give everyone a few minutes to complete the deleted parts of the nursery rhymes. Whoever gets the most right wins.

Memory game

Place about 20 baby related items on a tray. Let your guests look at the tray for one minute. At the end of the minute, remove the tray from eye sight or cover it with a blanket. Give the guests one minute to write down all the items on the tray. Whoever gets the most correct wins.

What's that smell?

Get 5-10 baby food jars, remove the label and write a number on the jar. Make sure you remember what each baby food is - you might need to write it down. Pass the numbered jars around and let everyone write down what kind of food they think is in the jar. When everyone has had a chance to smell each jar, see who got the most right.

Dress that baby!

Get two identical baby dolls (or stuffed animals). Obtain two identical sets of diapers, set of clothes, shoes, headbands, etc for each doll. Arrange the guests into two teams and have a relay where each person must undress and dress their team's doll. The team that gets done the quickest wins.

Measuring string

Let each guest cut off a piece of string that they think would fit around the expecting mother's belly. The person whose string is the closest fitting wins.

Candy bars

Number 5-10 diapers and place a different chocolate candy bar in each one. For your own records, write down the name of the candy bar that is in each diaper. Microwave each diaper until the candy bar starts to melt. Pass the diapers around and have the guests try to think of what candy bar is in each diaper. The person who names the most wins.

Truth or lie?

Have the guest of honor write down 5 true things about her childhood and 5 lies. Have each guest guess write down which ones she is lying about and which one she is telling the truth about. The person who gets the most correct wins.

Onesie activity

Give each guest a plain white onesie (the sizes can be different, it is up to you and the guest of honor), and some fabric paint, permanent markers, and some embellishments (optional). Each guest gets to decorate the onesie and the guest of honor picks her favorite one. Whoever created the favorite is the winner, and the guest of honor gets to use all the onesies for her new baby.

Baby shower game prizes don't need to be expensive, but they should be fairly generic because you never know who might win one of the prizes. Candy, bracelets, stationary paper, lotion, bubble bath, candles, pens, and manicure supplies are good options.

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