By Natalie Lazarus – mother of 3 gorgeous boys. Self-confessed shoe addict. Owner of Beautiful Babies – striving to make every baby shower or baby gift unique
I’ve assisted with many baby showers and know that each group is different. Some prefer not to go the traditional route of
playing games while others look forward to them. There are a variety of games to choose from but it is important that the
mother to be feels comfortable with the games you choose. She is the guest of honour and shouldn’t feel self conscious at
the shower. It’s up to you if you want to give little inexpensive prizes to the winners
WORD SEARCH GAME
Personalilsed word search is becoming more and more popular. Go to the site www.wordsearchfun.com where you can create a personalised word search specific to the mommy to be. You can use their surname, baby’s name, siblings, names etc.
Another fun baby shower game is to choose around 25 baby related items and scramble the spelling. For instance, dummy can be changed to mydmu. Have the women unscramble the words. The one who gets the most right in 5 min receives a baby shower prize.
GUESS HOW MANY SAFETY PINS
(Materials- Safety Pins and Jar). Pass around a jar full of baby safety pins. The one who guesses the closest wins a baby shower prize. You could fill the container with any baby related item – nappies etc
COMPLETE THE NURSERY RHYME
(Material: pens and papers) The host reads out a nursery rhyme which the ladies need to complete. The lady with the most correct nursery rhymes wins a prize. The host should have the correct answers printed out beforehand!E.g. Jack and Jill went up the ….Little Miss Muffet sat on a tuffet eating her … and …
BABY ALPHABET GAME
Give each woman at the baby shower a pen and a piece of paper that has the alphabet written vertically down the left side of the page. The object of the game is for the woman to write one word that has to do with babies next to each letter of thealphabet. Set a timer for two minutes and whoever has the most baby words wins. (For example: B=bottle, D=dummy)
BABY SOCK MATCH GAME
(Materials – different colour brand new baby socks and stopwatch) – Have two people at a time race to see who can match the most baby socks. Take 10 pairs of baby socks for each baby shower participant and givethem 30 sec to match as many as they can. Make sure to separate the baby’s socks before playing. A great way to have fun and also stock the mommy-to-be with new socks.
PIN THE DUMMY
Pin up a poster size picture of a baby and make copies of a dummy. As in Pin the Tail on the Donkey, you blindfold each guest and tell them to tape their dummy to the baby’s mouth. The closest one to the mouth wins.
DON’T SAY BABY
Give each guest a nappy pin to pin on her shirt when she arrives at the shower. When you’re ready to begin the game,tell everyone they aren’t allowed to say the word “baby” or else they forfeit their pin to the person who catches the mistake. The winner is the person with the greatest number of pins at the end of the party