Fun Baby Games For Baby Shower

We know the feeling. A baby shower is planned for the mom-to-be. Then, unremarkable games are played as part of the ‘mandatory’ rituals. And everybody has to pretend they are enjoying it. But fun baby shower games can be a reality, no kidding! We have the best fun baby shower games for you in a list below. So, the next time you are planning a baby shower, get ready for some compliments for your creative, fun games. And if you are a mom-to-be, you might want to ‘casually’ share this with your girlfriends so that you actually have a good time at that ‘surprise’ baby shower that thy are planning for you!

 

We know the feeling. A baby shower is planned for the mom-to-be. Then, unremarkable games are played as part of the ‘mandatory’ rituals. And everybody has to pretend they are enjoying it. But fun baby shower games can be a reality, no kidding! We have the best fun baby shower games for you in a list below. So, the next time you are planning a baby shower, get ready for some compliments for your creative, fun games. And if you are a mom-to-be, you might want to ‘casually’ share this with your girlfriends so that you actually have a good time at that ‘surprise’ baby shower that thy are planning for you!

Check out the below baby shower games that spell FUN!

1.   Suck it up!

Fill up baby bottles with any drink of your choice. If it’s a family affair with kids, you can fill the bottles with juice. If not, you can fill it up with an alcoholic beverage. The would-be mommy could be the judge for this game. Set a timer and see who sucks up the beverage first!

2.   Who’s this baby?

This is an interesting baby shower game which involves all of the invitees. Ask everyone to bring a photograph of themselves from when they were a baby. When all guests have arrived, hold up each photograph and have people guess which of the grown-ups sitting there is the baby in the picture.

3.   What’s in the bag?

Fill a baby bag with baby toys and baby accessories, like a rattle, a teether, a pacifier, etc. Give a pen and paper to all guests. Pass around the bag to each guest. Without looking, they have to feel around inside the bag and identify what all is kept in the bag, and write it down. Whoever gets the most right, wins this baby shower game!

4.   Do you know the rhyme?

This game can be played with the mom-to-be or with other guests at the party. New mothers must know their rhymes well, right? You can draw up a nursery rhymes trivia quiz and ask questions and give points if multiple people are playing. Questions could be like:

  • What was Ms. Muffet eating?
  • What did King Cole ask for?
  • Where did the itsy bitsy spider climb?
  • Who ran away with the spoon in ‘Hey Diddle Diddle’?

The one who gets the most answers correct, is the winner!

5.   Diaper duty

Give one diaper to each guest and a permanent marker pen. Ask them to write a funny quote on the diaper. Ask the mom to judge the winner. When the time comes for using these diapers, changing diapers in the middle of the night will be a slightly better job when the new mommy or daddy look at the diaper with the quotes written by their friends!

6.   Go duckie go!

This game can be played with 2-3 participants at a time. Stick number stickers on rubber ducks and assign one duck to one guest. Fill a baby bathtub with water and place the ducks at one end of the bathtub. The participants have to blow on the rubber duck and take them to the other end of the bathtub. The one whose duck reaches first, wins.

You can also have a full duck-themed party:

7.   Mom, meet Dad. Dad, meet Mom.

This is a fun game to play when the party is mixed, that is the parents to-be are present with their male and female friends. Sure, the couple would know everything about each other as partners. But do they know the parent in each other? Ask questions separately to each parent. Something like what they want their child to grow up to be, or how will they decide who gets up at night, or what gender do they want the baby to be. Some fun questions. Then, in the presence of everyone, let the expectant mommy and daddy guess each other’s answers.

8.   How will the baby look?

No, the guests don’t have to guess how the baby will look. They have to draw the baby’s face. Blindfolded. It is a fun game that guarantees lots of laugh with everybody struggling to draw without looking. Let the mom-to-be judge the best ‘portrait’.

With these games, we hope the next baby shower you are hosting turns out to be super fun!

I’m A Natural Parent, But. . .

Welcome to the “I’m a Natural Parent – BUT…” Carnival

This post was written for inclusion in the carnival hosted by The Artful Mama and Natural Parents Network. During this carnival our participants have focused on the many different forms and shapes Natural Parenting can take in our community.

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. . . I don’t eat my placenta. My daughter’s is buried beneath the apple tree in our backyard in Montana and my son’s is under a water oak in our Texas backyard.

. . . I don’t want to see or touch my baby’s head as it is born, nor do I want to catch my baby.

. . . my daughter and I weaned each other when she was 13-months-old. No extended nursing for her. And fortunately, no tandem nursing for me because I think I would hate it.

. . . I will not be homeschooling. Although I’d kick ass at it, except for the part about being with my kids all day. Besides, it’s one of the few parenting issues my husband has a strong opinion on. (His concerns are valid, so don’t send hate mail.)

. . . my daughter watches cartoons every morning. Some might call that using the television as a babysitter. I call it a better choice than alcohol to preserve mama’s sanity.

. . . speaking of television, I watch The Bachelor. And in the summers, Big Brother. Occasionally, The Amazing Race, too. And college football. (Yes, I am a competitive person, and I can’t wait to sign up my daughter for Toddlers & Tiaras.)

. . . we used to eat at Chick-fil-A. Then I read an article about just how socially conservative (i.e. homophobic) the company is. Thank goodness I found Raising Cane’s. Please, oh please, don’t tell me they’re prejudiced, too.

. . . I buy paper towels when my mom is coming to town. She does most of the cooking, so if she needs paper products as part of her culinary work, then so be it.

. . . I use disposable feminine hygiene products, although I’d like to experiment with one of those little cup thingies. (No rush on getting back to me, though, Aunt Flo.)

. . . I’ve never looked down on anyone for not using cloth diapers. I love them, but whether you use them or not is a non-issue to me.

. . . the same with a mother not staying home with her kids. It’s a non-issue. Although I am supremely jealous of any mom who gets time alone in her car or the bathroom each day.

. . . even with the most supportive doctor, nurse, and doula, if I’d had my first child in the hospital I probably would have had an epidural.

. . . I don’t care where you have your baby. I just care that you make informed decisions and are respected by caregivers.

. . . I’m not perfect, and life’s too short to play by all the rules anyway.

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