Classic Baby Shower Games

Tis the season to throw baby showers.   No baby shower is complete without a few pins. Here are a couple of classic ideas for baby shower games : they are suggested by Hope Mason who is one of my favorite online authors on Lulu and who has written a book called “How To Throw a Baby Shower”

An icebreaker is the Story Go Round Baby Game. This Baby Game is a classic!  All women sit in a circle. The hostess starts the first part of what is going to a run on sentence that is added to contiunually as in “Once there was a girl named” The second guest adds to the sentence –“Once there was a girl named Gloria and when he grew up he wanted to be” . Then the third guest continues –“Once there was a girl named Gloria and when he grew up she wanted to be a Las Vegas Showgirl but his mother said ” and so on. As the sentence gets longer it of course becomes more and more challenging for the each woman to remember the full story. Of course as the Baby Shower hostess you are keeping track of the tale on paper. One by one the guests will drop out of the game until a winner emerges.

Yet another old favorite is the Baby Tray Game. This simple game challenges your guest’s photographic memory. Arrange 20 baby items on a platter or tray and cover the entire display with a cloth. Pass the tray around to each guest and let each get a quick glimpse of the tray for about thirty seconds. Remove the tray and ask each guest (who has been provided with a pen and paper in advance of the start of the game) to write down as many of the things on the tray as they can remember. The winner (the person who remembers the most things) wins a party favor.

Yet another interesting game is Baby Bottle Bowling. This game is exactly what it sounds like. Line up 10 pins (plastic baby bottles) at the end of a long hallway and give your guests a tennis ball. The ladies who knock down all ten pins win a prize. Pins and Rice is another very old traditional baby shower game that is a bit strange but it does tell you a lot about a person’s dexterity. Bury ten tiny safety pins in a bowl filled with rice. Make sure the safety pins are closed tight! Bend them a bit so that they are crooked and captured inside the clasp. This is so that no pin opens and slices a finger of a player. A Blindfold each guest in turn and have them dip their hands in the rice bowl. Time each guest with a stopwatch as they try and extract the safety pins from the bowl. The guest who can extract all of the safety pins from the bowl in the shortest amount of time is the woman of the hour!