Baby Shower Games

Written by Cathy Cripps


One ofrepparttar most fun aspects of a baby shower isrepparttar 146763 games. By playing games, you make strangers feel more comfortable while having a great time. To makerepparttar 146764 games a bit more competitive betweenrepparttar 146765 guests, have some type of small prize forrepparttar 146766 winner.

You will find quiet people that come out of their shells eager to win. The goal with each game is to getrepparttar 146767 guests laughing and interacting with one another. What you want to avoid with baby shower games are those that take too long to explain or games that are difficult to figure out.

You will probably feel nervous about putting games together since obviously, you want them to be well received and a huge success. To help reducerepparttar 146768 level of stress, we have chosen games that are perfect for all baby showers, whether 10 people or 50!


The games in this section are those that have been around for a while and continue to add fun to any baby shower.

Diaper Door

To getrepparttar 146769 baby shower started, this is an excellent first game. Prior torepparttar 146770 start ofrepparttar 146771 shower, you will need to cut small triangles out of white paper (copy paper, white napkins, or even white felt work perfectly). Onrepparttar 146772 inside of one “diaper”, place a small amount of Dijon mustard (to resemble a newborn baby’s poo).

These triangles will then be folded intorepparttar 146773 shape of a diaper by folding two ofrepparttar 146774 corners inward, allowing them to touch. Then, foldrepparttar 146775 last corner fromrepparttar 146776 bottom up overrepparttar 146777 two corners and pin them together with a very, small safety pin.

Once allrepparttar 146778 diapers are assembled, place them in a basket. As each guest arrives, he or she would take a diaper and without looking onrepparttar 146779 inside, pin it ontorepparttar 146780 clothing. These diapers will be worn throughoutrepparttar 146781 party. While some ofrepparttar 146782 guests may understandrepparttar 146783 game, others will have no idea. Your job is not to tell!

Oncerepparttar 146784 shower begins to wind down, have allrepparttar 146785 guests open their diaper. The person who hasrepparttar 146786 dirty diaper isrepparttar 146787 winner, receivingrepparttar 146788 main door prize! Excellent options would include dinner for two at a nice restaurant, a full-spa treatment, or a movie package (two tickets, two popcorns, and two drinks).

Planning a baby shower

Written by Cathy Cripps


Every perfect baby shower begins with good planning. While this occasion is one for family and friends to gather and have a great time,repparttar other aspect isrepparttar 146762 gift giving to help new parents as they prepare forrepparttar 146763 birth or adoption of their child.

For this reason, you typically see baby showers for first-time parents but again, with second and third children coming much later thanrepparttar 146764 birth ofrepparttar 146765 first child, often a baby shower is necessary in this case too. This chapter will provide solid information on how to organize a baby shower so everyone has a great time.


For most people hosting a baby shower,repparttar 146766 first step is to determinerepparttar 146767 guest list. Then, invitations are sent out andrepparttar 146768 shower planned. However, it is crucial thatrepparttar 146769 list be analyzed carefully. Unfortunately, this list may include people that are desperately trying to become pregnant themselves but having fertility problems. Perhaps there is a person onrepparttar 146770 list that has recently lost a child.

Althoughrepparttar 146771 shower is exciting and a joyous occasion forrepparttar 146772 expectant mother, it can be a painful reminder torepparttar 146773 person onrepparttar 146774 guest list. Therefore, be conscientious ofrepparttar 146775 names onrepparttar 146776 list and if one person is a close friend or family member in this situation, rather than just mail an invitation, place a personal phone call prior to sendingrepparttar 146777 invitation.

The people invited torepparttar 146778 baby shower will depend onrepparttar 146779 type of shower being organized. Ifrepparttar 146780 shower will be girls only, then obviouslyrepparttar 146781 guest list would be different from that of a coed shower. Typically,repparttar 146782 list consists of family, close friends, co-workers, and perhaps a neighbor or other person thatrepparttar 146783 expectant mother or father wants to invite.

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