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    I'm having my baby shower soon and need some suggestions for some games...Also when did other people have their baby shower?


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    We played most of these games at my friends baby shower. The safety pins in rice was the best fun.

    Baby Food
    Objective:
    Guess contents of baby food jars by sight.
    Number of Players:
    2 and up
    Required Equipment:
    * baby food jars - 10 different flavors
    * Pens - one for each guest
    * Paper - one sheet for each guest
    * Magazines - one for each guest to have a hard writing surface
    Preparation:
    Take about 10 different baby food jars and number the bottom of each bottle. Use a permanent marker or write on masking tape and stick it to the bottom of the jar. Be sure to write down which baby food goes with which number.
    Directions:
    Place the bottles on a tray and pass it around to the guests. The guests then try to guess what flavor is in each bottle and write it down. After everyone has seen the bottles and guessed, then read the answers. The person who has the most flavors listed correctly is declared the winner. Most women have already played this, but it's still great fun and the mommy-to-be gets to keep all the food for the new baby!
    Variation:
    Buy a stack of papered plates and write the numbers 1-10 around the outside. Then put a small spoonful of each baby food next to the number. Give each guest one of these baby food plates and a spoon. The guests then guess the food by tasting all those yummy flavors! As before, be sure to write which flavor corresponds to which number.



    Feeding Time!

    Objective:
    To scoop as many cotton bowls from one bowl to another while blindfolded.
    Number of Players:
    2 and up
    Required Equipment:
    * Cottonballs - one or two bags.
    * Large bowl
    * Wooden spoon
    * Cloth to use as blindfold
    Preparation:
    Gather required equipment.
    Directions:
    Place a bunch of cotton balls in a large bowl. Set an empty bowl in front of it. Instruct the guests that they are to transfer as many cotton balls as possible from one to the other while blindfolded. Blindfold the guests, one at a time, and hand them a large wooden spoon from the kitchen. Give them 30 seconds to scoop up as many cotton balls as possible and place them in the second bowl. This is harder than you think because the balls are almost weightless on the spoon and the blindfolded person has no idea how many cotton balls they've gotten, if any! The balls are counted after each guest. The guest who transferred the most wins.

    It's in the Bag

    Objective:
    To try and guess what common baby products are inside a bag simply by feeling them.
    Number of Players:
    2 and up
    Required Equipment:
    * Pens - one for each guest
    * Magazines - one for each guest to have a hard writing surface
    * Paper - one blank piece of paper for each guest
    * Opaque bag filled with 10 common baby products
    Suggestions: pacifier, teething ring, rattle, bottle...
    Preparation:
    Find 10 baby products and place them inside a bag. It is helpful if you can come up with 2 of each of the 10 items, so that you can pass two bags around at the same time. Make a list of the 10 items.
    Directions:
    Pass out a sheet of paper and pen to each guest. Pass the bag around to the guests and give them about 30 seconds to feel the items. Then when they pass the bag on, they write down as many items as they think they have identified. After everyone has gotten a chance to feel what is in the bag, take the items out of the bag one at a time and guests can check which items they have listed. The person with the most items identified is the winner. The hostess then gives the guest a small gift as a prize. As a bonus, the mother-to-be gets to keep all the items in the bag!
    Variation:
    If you don't want to or can't afford to buy baby products for the game, you can just use common household items (toothbrush, lipstick, flashlight...)

    Off Limits!

    Objective:
    To acquire as many safety pins as possible by not committing the "off limits" action and by catching others in the act.
    Number of Players:
    4 and up
    Required Equipment:
    * Diaper pins - one for each guest
    Preparation:
    Make sure there are enough diaper pins for all the guests. Decide what will be action or phrase will be off limits during the shower.
    Directions:
    Each guest is handed a diaper pin when they arrive. After everyone arrives, but before introductions, briefly explain to everyone what the pins are for. Usually there is a certain word, such as "I" or "baby", or action, such as crossing the legs or ankles, that is off limits. If a guest catching another guest doing something off limits, then they take that person's diaper pin. If the person has more than one pin (from catching another person(s), then all of the pins are handed-over. Later in the party, usually just after the mother-to-be has opened her gifts, each guest is asked how many pins she has. The guest with the most pins wins. The hostess then gives the guest a small gift as a prize.

    Rice Bowl

    Objective:
    To find tiny safety pins in a bowl of rice while blindfolded
    Number of Players:
    2 and up
    Required Equipment:
    * Package of safety pins - the tiny gold ones work bests
    * Uncooked white rice
    * Medium/large bowl
    * Cloth to use as blindfold
    Preparation:
    Fill a large bowl half-way of plain rice. Pour a package of small gold safety-pins in it (be sure to check that they are all closed first).
    Directions:
    Explain to the guests that the object of the game is to find and remove as many safety-pins as possible while blindfolded. Blindfold the guests, one at a time, and give them 30 seconds to find and remove as many safety-pins as possible and place them in the second bowl. This is harder than it sounds as the pins feel just like rice! The pins are counted after each guest. Be sure to put the pins back in the bowl after they have been counted so each guest has an equal chance. The guest who removed the most wins.

    Round the Tummy

    Objective:
    To guesstimate the waistline of the mother-to-be.
    Number of Players:
    2 and up
    Required Equipment:
    * lots of string or yarn (or ribbon if you want to go all out)
    Preparation:
    Make sure you have lots of string.
    Directions:
    Buy a ball of yarn or string before the shower. Pass the ball of yarn to each guest and let them cut off the amount that they think best represents the waistline of the mother-to-be. After each guest has their string, have the mother to be go around the room and try out each string by wrapping it around her waist. The one that comes closest to her actual size wins. This may have to be a judgment call by the mother-to-be. This game is always a lot of fun even if a guest has played before. A new mommy-to-be makes the game a whole new guess!


    The memory game: just pile a bunch of baby items on a pretty tray (or cover a not-so-pretty tray with a baby blanket or towel) and put it in a central location. Guests have 5 minutes or so to try to memorize all of the items, then you take the tray away and they have to write them all down.
    Diaper bag memory. Pack a diaper bag with an assortment of baby care items. Each guest gets 30 second to sort through the bag and try to remember what is in it. When everyone has looked take the bag away and pass out paper for everyone to list what they remember.


    Secret, Secret, Who has the Secret?
    Before guests arrive, write down one phrase that is the secret phrase. Example: Are you still pregnant? Or, You're still here? Or, Do you know if itís a boy or a girl? It should be a phrase that is commonly said repeatedly to a pregnant woman. The expectant mom can usually tell you a phrase she has heard a hundred times since she became pregnant. A pin of some type is needed to put on the people as they say the phrase. When someone says it, the pin is put on them, and they are told, quietly, what they said and why they are now wearing the pin. As each person arrives, if they say the phrase, the pin is passed to them and they are told to listen for the next person to say it. This is carried on throughout the party. Once you have the pin, you may not get it back. The one with it at the end of the party wins.

    TV FAMILY
    Name TV families. Ask guests to write down names of TV children the geust with the most correct is the winner.

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    I never had a baby shower the first time, I would love to next time we'll see what happens!

    Some baby shower games I know of :

    Guess that baby - Everyone brings a baby pic and throws it in a box, they get pinned up and everyone has to guess who is who, the one with the most correct wins.

    Dress that baby - (you can either have 1 doll & clothes or numerous just depends on what you have) You have to time them undressing and redressing the doll, the fastest wins.

    I googled and found these two

    Distractsions - Give the person a list of tasks to do ie fold some washing, wash dishes, dress baby etc and everyone has that list of tasks when its each guests turn the other guests can yell distractions at them ie. Phone's ringing, Baby's crying, someone at the door etc. And they have to do those things as well as their task/s whoever completes the tasks quickest wins.

    Pass the Dummy - Give each guest a pencil/pen. Instruct guests to put the pencils in their mouths, and keep their hands behind their backs. Place a Dummy (the kind with the loop) on one players pencil, and have the players pass the Dummy from one person to another, around the room, without using their hands. If a player drops the Dummy, they are out of the game. Winner is the last person left in the game.

    Goodluck you'll have to let us know how it all goes!

    *hugs*
    Cailin

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    Thanks for the suggestions girls. They all sound great!

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    My sisters want to organise a baby shower for me in a few months, so will definately be printing these out

    We did a similar thing with "Off Limits" at a hen's night early in the year. The thing that was off limits was touching your hair - you have no idea how often you do it until you're not allowed to LOL

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    Oh, I wish I had someone to throw me a baby shower!

    Ah well.. maybe for kiddo no. 2 if it's born in Oz.

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