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Tips For Hosting A Baby Shower

Funny Baby Shower Games!
Being the host of a baby shower can be a rewarding and yet somewhat daunting task. One of the most important aspects of a shower is the games that are played. It’s important to think of unique games that will keep guests entertained but are also simple to do. Here is some fun and creative ideas for baby shower games that are sure to encourage participation and keep everyone busy.

The first types of games that could be played at a baby shower to get people to interact with one another are those that are referred to as ice breakers. These games allow those who may not know many others to relax and meet new people you can visit Ice breakers should be played throughout the duration of the shower with the prizes awarded at the end of the party. Here are two types of games that are sure to get everyone in on the fun.

The Baby Word Game
With this interactive game has someone hand out a small item such as an appropriately colored button or ribbon as they arrive at the party. Each time a guest hears someone say the word “baby” they are allowed to take that person’s ribbon or button for their own collection. But the game doesn’t end for the person whose object was taken; they in turn can always take someone else’s if they hear them say the key word! This way the game continues to the end of the shower, no one is ever “out” and the person with the most objects collected at the end of the event wins the prize.

The “Whodunit” Game
another popular ice breaking game (this one is popular in many settings, not just at baby showers) is the Whodunit game. Guests are given a list with a selection of items on it, such as “Has green eyes”, or “has more than three siblings”. Guests then go around and try to fill out their sheets with the signatures of other guests who fit those categories.

Party Games: With some of the introductions and socializing over, it is time to get down to a couple of party games. Really, you can play any kind of party game you wish, but in keeping with the theme of the day try to incorporate some ideas that evoke baby shower imagery. Get creative and try to come up with games which aren’t typical of some of the baby showers you have attended. If you don’t have any ideas of where to start then try the ideas listed below.

this popular group game is easily adaptable to a baby shower theme. Guests should be divided into equal teams and be given words related to babies and pregnancy to draw for their teammates to guess or go to all it takes is a marker, a large pad of paper, a dry-erase board or even a chalkboard for the fun to begin. This type of game is a great way for people to make new friends and can also be a fun learning experience.

this fun and easy game is also simple to adapt to a baby shower theme. Think of baby-related categories such as popular baby names, brands of diapers, or essential baby care items. Now pick some relatively simple letters for guests to think of a word beginning with that letter for each of the listed categories within a set amount of time. After time is up, all duplicate words are eliminated and the guest left with the most words is the big winner.

Baby showers are a fun time for the mother-to-be and all of her friends. Take the time to make everyone feel included and above all else, make the baby shower fun! No one wants to attend a dull shower, so make this one a shower to remember.

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  • The Mrs.<3 says:

    My baby shower being held at my own house?
    My baby shower is being held at my own house since the person throwing it for me lives in a small apartment and didn’t want to rent a space. She is paying for everything, food, decorations, ect, and did send out the invitations and plan it. Any tips on how I can make it clear to people during the shower that I am not hosting my own shower? I just don’t want to come of as rude or greedy.

    May 9, 2012 at 7:33 am
    • CB8504 says:

      Well if invites hadn’t have gone out already you or your friend could have put “Hosted by so & so”…

      Maybe as guests arrive your friend can take charge of assisting guests with everything from food to gifts to games which will let everyone know she’s in charge while you sit back and just enjoy the company and the party. Then towards the end you could give a mini toast thanking everyone for coming out and big special thank you to your friend for putting everything together & doing an awesome job hosting. That way you’re actually making the statement “I didn’t host it” lol

      May 29, 2012 at 2:15 pm
  • Amber M says:

    I am hosting a baby shower next weekend at my house and was wondering if anyone could give me any tips.?
    I am 23, so this is my first baby shower. I invited around 30 female guests of varying age groups,etc. The menu so far includes chocolate fondue with strawberries, pineapple, pretzels, and marshmallows for dipping. Spinach dip and chips, mini quiche, finger sandwiches, a veggie tray, a fruit tray, dinner mints, sherbet punch, and of course cake. DO YOU THINK THIS SOUNDS OKAY? Also, I’m not sure what kind of cake to make…or buy. Was thinking about making cute cupcakes with pacifiers placed in them for decoration. I plan on playing 2 games. How much food do you suggest I have??? I have a diaper cake for a centerpiece as well. And was going to give out baby raddles filled with candy as favors. Tell what you think please. Thanks!
    The shower will be at 3…so I don’t need a main course. I have seen “cake topper” pacifiers really cheap at walmart so i’m going to be getting those. Thanks you guys for the support! I hope we all have a blast! :)

    May 15, 2012 at 6:14 am
    • meatball's girl is due 01/26 says:

      It sounds good, the only thing I would suggest is to have other games on hand even if you only plan on playing 2, just in case, like maybe a word scramble or something that you can just print out and have there. Everything else sounds great! Good luck and have fun!

      May 31, 2012 at 12:16 am
  • daretapp says:

    How to decorate a church for a baby shower?
    I am hosting a baby shower for my girlfriend. A friend has offered the use of his church for a great price. After looking at the church, which was a building converted into a church, I do like the space and openess but, the only drawbacks is that there is some religious pictures on the walls, a big cross and alter at the front. What would you do? If I do take it how could i decorate it. Would it offend some to be in a church? Any help would be appreciated. Especially decorating tips.

    May 20, 2012 at 2:59 am
    • Anonymous says:

      i cant say i would think it offensive to have it in a church, but i do not know the people invited. go to a party supply store, there are lots of cute shower decorations out there! Also, google how to make a diaper cake, those are very cute for showers, I have also seen them done with baby towels and washcloths. good luck!

      May 24, 2012 at 1:37 pm
  • RobRyan says:

    Looking for fun and creative ideas for a guys only baby shower.?
    I’m co-hosting a baby shower for the dad. I’m looking for tips on hosting or ideas for games(drinking or not) any help welcomed. the ages range from 21-40…the dad is 25 if it matters.

    May 21, 2012 at 7:23 pm
    • diapercakesbybecca says:

      Poker Theme:
      This is a great shower for the guys (could even be thrown in conjunction with a woman’s shower!). Create a poker-tourney with the “buy in” being a package of diapers. Have “prizes” for the winner or winners be great gift certificates to places like Home Depot or Best Buy. Serve up traditional poker food….and the guys are sure to have a blast bonding with the new daddy while playing some cards.

      May 31, 2012 at 12:24 pm

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