“Baby” Shower Games

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striped onesie

Wow, friends, that was quite a hack!  We hope we’re back for good this time.  We’ve missed you!

Let’s get to it.  You saw detail pix from the shower and now it’s time to talk games.  I know I’m not alone when I say I don’t love shower themes.  But once my sister and I chose the games we wanted to play the theme emerged organically and was….the word “baby”.

Game #1.  Don’t Say “Baby”

It’s exactly what it sounds like- Taboo with the word “baby”.  We gave each guest a teething ring to wear as a bracelet.  The objective?  To call out your fellow partiers when they say “baby” and take their ring.  We had a clear winner.  A friend who basically stopped talking once the game began and snatched all but two of the teethers to create a rainbow chainlink necklace.  She walked away with the grand prize which I’ll reveal below.

Babycakes

Game #2. Name that (Baby) Tune

We made a mix of our favorite baby songs and played only the first 5 seconds.  The guest who named the most tunes (without actually saying baby) won Babycakes cookie mix. Or, as the winners called it, Childcakes cooke mix.

Song Ideas:

“Baby One More Time” – Britney Spears
“Baby, Baby” – Amy Grant
“Be My Baby” – The Ronettes
“Baby Love” – The Supremes
“Always Be My Baby” – Mariah Carey
“I’m Your Baby Tonight” – Whitney Houston
“Can’t Get Enough of Your Love, Babe” – Barry White
“I Got You Babe” – Sonny and Cher
“It Ain’t Me, Babe” – Johnny Cash
“Don’t Worry Baby” – The Beach Boys

Game #3.  Daddy Knows Best.

You’ve probably played this one.  We sent a list of questions to the dad-to-be and then asked his wife to guess his answers.  Guests estimate the number of questions the future mama guesses right and the one with the number closest wins….Babycakes brownie mix.

This is a fun one to save for when Dad arrives at the end of the party.

Sample Questions:

How many diapers does a baby need each day?
How many hours does a baby sleep each day on average?
At what age does a baby start eating solid food?
Do you think your baby will be born with a lot of hair?
How many kids do you want to have?
Who’ll be the firm parent, and who’ll be the pushover?
Who will be the first to hear the baby cry in the middle of the night?
Who is going to cry more when the baby is born? Mom, dad or baby?  Or a grandparent?
Where would you like your first family vacation to be?
If Dad could choose one trait to pass on to the baby what would it be?
If Mom could choose one trait to pass on to the baby what would it be?
If Dad could choose one trait of his to NOT pass on to the baby what would it be?
If Mom could choose one trait of her to NOT pass on to the baby what would it be?
What was Mom’s nickname as a baby?
What was Dad’s nickname as a baby?
What was Mom’s first word?
What was Dad’s first word?

And the grand prize? It was a DVD.  You may have seen it coming.

Dirty Dancing DVD

Because nobody puts you-know-who in the corner.

Tell us, do you know any good shower games?

xo Sarah

 

 

 

4 Comments on “Baby” Shower Games

  1. Lydia
    January 24, 2012 at 7:42 am (8 years ago)

    These are such good ideas and even more clever gifts. Well done J & S. xo,LEH

  2. Nancy Nugent
    January 24, 2012 at 3:48 pm (8 years ago)

    As I read these two blogs, I thought…….WOW, what a chic party!! And then I remembered that I was there enjoying every minute of it!! XXOOO

  3. Joanna
    January 25, 2012 at 2:59 pm (8 years ago)

    First of all, that onesie is out of this world adorable.

    Second of all, I love “Daddy Knows Best” — it is a crowd pleaser, and is nice that the focus goes on the mom (and dad) and off the guests who may not know each other well.

    In groups where people are less outgoing or may not all know each other, it can be nice to do a game on a piece of paper. Two variations I’ve seen work well are:
    1. List the adult animal name and have people write the baby name. (Ex: Horse – Colt) It seems easy, but there are tricky ones, and people get stumped, and usually the winner has something in her background that makes her know a lot about animals which is fun for the group.
    2. Match the baby/kid names with the celebrity parents.

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