Once you’re done with sorting out the venue, gift registry, food and guestlist, consider adding our selected baby shower games to your list.
A baby shower should be filled with joyous laughter, and games that will leave the guests begging for more. If you’re struggling to come up with game ideas, maybe our top five baby shower games can lead you in the right direction.
1. Who’s That Baby?
We all love looking at photos, and baby pictures are just the cutest. Get your guests to bring their childhood pictures and see if you can guess who’s who. This is a perfect ice breaker.
2. Guess Her Tummy Size
Get the ladies to guess the measurements of the expecting mommy’s tummy. Make sure you have a colourful ribbon to give each of lady, and ask them to cut the length that matches their estimate. Get them to place the ribbon around the tummy; the one whose piece comes closest to the right measurement is the winner!
3. Late Night Diaper Notes
Buy a box of diapers and ask your guests to write funny quotes, words of encouragement and inside jokes with permanent markers on the diapers. This won’t only add fun to the day, but on nights when mom or dad are on diaper duty, they’ll have something to laugh about.
4. Do You Also Suffer From Porridge Brain?
Before the shower begins, keep a few baby items on a tray and let every guest have a look at them for a few seconds. Hide the tray and give them limited time to recall and write down the names of all the items. Let’s see who suffers from porridge brain along with the expecting mother.
5. Wishes For The Baby
You can get a printable card that you can give to your guests at the beginning of the shower. They can fill in their wishes for the baby any time during the shower. This one is more intimate and the parents can keep it for the baby.
To have a successful baby shower you need to end the day with happy and well-entertained guests and guest of honour, so whatever you decide to do, make it a point not to offend anyone, and remember to have fun. Don’t stress too much about what could go wrong, and unless you’re working on a tight schedule, you can add more games. Improvise if you have to!
By Thina Mthembu. Image: iStock.