What is Baby Shower?
A baby shower can really help you feel less overwhelmed by equipping you with a lot of what you'll need when the baby arrives. The baby shower is a way to celebrate the pending or recent birth of a child by presenting gifts to the mother at a party, whereas other cultures host a baby shower to celebrate the transformation of a woman into a mother. It is a bit different from some other parties because it's typically not something you throw for yourself. Usually, a close friend, a co-worker, or a relative organizes it.
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What can be more entertaining and appreciative for a mom-to-be than a bunch of fun games to celebrate her baby shower? Give a joyous and fun celebration to your loved one’s transformation towards her motherhood.
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Unique games for large groups
Whenever it comes to baby shower games, we always think, we’ve seen them all before. But there are still a few unique choices - especially if you’re having a themed baby shower. We have listed some of the top baby shower games for you to choose from :
1. Free Dobby
What you need is a large poster with “Free the House Elves!” written on it, and a basket. When you send out your Harry Potter-themed shower invites, make a note that guests should bring a pair of baby socks, to “free the house elves.” Those who read the series will understand, and everyone else will have fun choosing the most adorable pair of socks for the baby anyway. As you are setting up, place the basket on a table and hang the poster over it. This is one of those baby shower games you don’t really “play”—but it is fun anyway. Have guests deposit their baby socks in the basket, and at the end of the shower, present the sock stash to the mom-to-be who will soon appreciate them once her little one arrives.
2. Do You Know Your Disney Babies
For this game, you will need paper, pens, a computer and a printer or a copy machine. Now, if Disney-themed baby shower games are more interesting and exciting for a mom-to-be as it will not only remind her of her childhood but will make her feel like a queen as well. Side by side, if the nursery is already decorated with Dumbo ears, fairytale decorations then this one is a treat. Draw a line down the middle of a sheet of paper. On the left side, make a list of the names of Disney moms and leave the right side blank. Make enough copies for all your guests. Ask your guests to write the correct kid’s name next to each mom. Whoever gets the most correct wins!
3. Art for Baby
For this unique game, you will need some mini canvas or one large canvas, markers, paint and decorative crafts items such as glitter and stickers. Set up supplies on a large table. You might want to line the table with old newspapers or a disposable tablecloth for easy clean-up. This one is really more of a keepsake-maker than a proper game, but it is interactive and fun all the same. Invite guests to decorate the canvas with either images or witty, inspirational sayings appropriate for baby’s nursery. It is a unique gift for both mom and the baby.
Times have changed, so have the games. We have listed some of the modern baby shower games of 2018 to keep you up-to-date and make the celebration more exciting.
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1. Who Knows Mommy Best?
Here is a fun game to make the mom-to-be happy. Keep some paper and pen for each guest. Before the party find out as much as possible about the mother-to-be’s childhood. Write your questions and her answers down on a sheet of paper, and do not show anyone. Go down the list of questions and have the guests write their answers down on paper. Whoever has the highest number of correct answers wins. Most of the time, the baby shower focuses on welcoming the little guy or girl, so this game will be really engaging as it focuses on the mother. The one who deserves the true honour.
2. The Baby Bucket List
The traditional baby shower game just got a little modern. For this, what you need is pen and notecard for each guest and a bucket. Ask guests to write down the one thing the new mom should do in baby's first year. The suggestions may include things they wish they did with their kids, things they want to do when and if they have a baby or things they think the parents-to-be will enjoy doing with the baby, for instance, trips to take, moments to remember, advice that’s often forgotten. Collect all the notecards and present them to the new mom by the end of the party. They are a great way to help her scrapbook baby’s first year.
3. My Water Broke!
You will need tiny plastic dolls one for each guest and an ice cube tray or other small containers. Before the party put one baby into each container, then fill with water and freeze. Give each guest a frozen block of ice with the baby inside. Guests have to try to melt the ice and get their plastic baby out. They can do this in any way they can think of. Whoever gets their baby out first is the winner. It will be a game to watch the ladies chisel their way to their water breaking. But hint: Do not allow hot beverages on the table during the game. People can be sly!
Funny and witty games
Funny baby shower games do not need an introduction. They are just automatically fun baby shower games. Here is potentially the silliest round-up ever.
1. Pass the Pacifier
Straws and pacifiers with handles are the materials you will need for this game. Before the party, you do not need any preparation for this one. Separate guests into teams of four or five and have them stand in a line with a straw in their mouths. The first person in line puts the pacifier onto their straw. When the host says “go!” the first person passes the pacifier to the next person in line, straw to straw, no hands allowed. Have them continue down the line. Whichever team reaches the end of the line first wins.
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2. We’re having a Baby
Keep balloons and pins for each guest. Nothing feels more festive than baby shower games with balloons especially when you are making lots of noise. For this one, separate guests into teams of four or five and give each a balloon. When the host says “go!” the first person from each team must blow up their balloon and stick it under their shirt. Once the first person has done this, the second person on each team does the same, then the third, and so on. Once all team members have balloons under their shirts, the first person must pop their balloon, then the second, and third, etc. The team who blows up and pops their balloons the fastest wins.
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3. Pass The Dirty Diaper
What you need is chocolate, a diaper and a music playlist. Before the party melt the chocolate and pour onto the diaper. Everyone sits in a circle and passes the "dirty" diaper around as the music plays. Then, all you have to do is suddenly stop the music. Whoever is holding the diaper when the music stops is out of the game. Last guest standing is the winner.
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4. Tinkle In the Pot
For this, you will require two quarters for each participant, masking tape and large jars or glass bowls. To start this game split guests into teams of four or five. Have teams line up behind the starting line and place a jar or bowl across the room from each team. Guests then have to place a quarter between their knees, waddle to the container and drop the quarter into it without using their hands. If they miss it, they have to start over. Every guest goes twice. The team that finishes first wins.
Free printable to prepare for the baby shower party
It is not necessary that your printable decorations have to make or break the celebrations. There are easy ways to print out amazing decorations for the baby shower from the internet. It will save you money and time and will make the baby shower look extra special.
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These printable designs can be hung on walls or pasted on decorations. Starting with banners, signs, gift boxes, water bottle labels, and tags everything can be found on the internet with free templates or samples.
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The Spruce – You can find banners, cards, labels, signs and other baby shower decorations free from here on various themes.
Template.Net – This site has all the templates regarding the baby shower event. Starting from event planning mockup to invitation cards, they have it all for you.
The Yellow Birdhouse – From invitations to diaper raffles, you will find exciting free printable decorations in this site. There are games that you can print from here as well for the baby shower.
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The baby shower is special in a mom-to-be's life. The soo to be mom deserves all the love and care in the world from her beloved people.
Hope these games will help you to create a successful celebration for her (or yourself) and the child!