The Best Baby Shower Games
Baby shower games are an interesting way of breaking the ice for your guests. There are many games and game programs that you can find online and in retail locations. Your choices online will more than likely be greater than a party store or baby boutique.
Choosing a baby shower game for your party should be simple. You will want at least two games to entertain the guests and invoke the party spirit. Don't choose complicated games or ones that require a lot of explanation. Keeping it simple and tasteful will always be the best bet for your shower.
Books containing baby shower games can be found at just about any book retailer, online, or even party stores. There are numerous retailers online who offer party packages including decorations, accessories and baby shower games. These packages will range in price and can be found in a variety of themes.
Make sure that you have enough supplies for all of your guests and the mother to be. If you are going to have a drawing game for example, you will need plenty of pencils and paper as well as enough flat surfaces for your guests to draw at comfortably. Examples of fun drawing games are to have the guests draw what they think the baby will look like, draw the mother's belly, or to draw a "family portrait" of the mother to be with her family. These types of games will make for laughs, and will also provide for fun keepsakes. Remember to keep the written games for the mother to be, in case she would like to include them in her scrap books.
Guessing games are also a lot of fun and don't require much in the way of supplies. For example, using a skein of yarn, allow each guest to take off the length that they think will fit around the mother to be's belly. There is also the games of questions, for example, ask a series of questions about the mother to see which guest knows her best. The most common guessing game of all is guessing the baby's birthday or sex if the parents have opted not to know.
A particularly fun game is the "Wives' Tale" game. Give guests a pen and a sheet of paper and see who can come up the most wives tales about pregnancy. For example, "if you have a lot of heartburn while you are pregnant, you will have a baby with a lot of hair" or "if you carry the baby low in the belly it is a boy". This is a great game in a crowd and it is fun to hear all the "myths" that have been passed down through the generations.
Baby shower bingo is another big hit at showers. Bingo games can be comprised of the mother's family names, the kinds of gift's she receives, or even baby names. These games can be found in the English language as well as Spanish. Baby shower bingo games are fun and something that just about everyone is familiar with.
Always have party favors or prizes available for the guests who win the games. Gift certificates are a great idea for prizes as often the guests will give these gifts to the mother to be in honor of her special day. Prizes can be as elaborate or simple as your budget allows. Small stuffed animals, lotions, or other baby oriented items are also a big hit.
Baby shower game packages can be purchased online for as little as ten dollars. More expensive packages will often include printable items such as invitations, gift logs, and prizes for the guests. Party stores and book stores will usually have packages available and there is a wealth of downloadable material online. Party stores and book stores will usually have packages available.