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Break The Ice With These Fun Baby Shower Games

Mar 2, 2008
Choosing to host a baby shower for your friend can be a daunting endeavor, and one area which you will want to think about is what kind of games you want to play. Here are some ideas for entertaining baby shower games as well as other ways to ensure people have a great time at the baby shower.

The first types of games that could be played at a baby shower to get people to interact with one another are those that are referred to as ice breakers. These games allow those who may not know many others to relax and meet new people. Ice breakers should be played throughout the duration of the shower with the prizes awarded at the end of the party. Here are two type of games that are sure to get everyone in on the fun.

Say "Baby"!

With this interactive game have someone hand out a small item such as an appropriately colored button or ribbon as they arrive at the party. Each time a guest hears someone say the word "baby" they are allowed to take that person's ribbon or button for their own collection. But the game doesn't end for the person whose object was taken, they in turn can always take someone else's if they hear them say the key word! This way the game continues to the end of the shower, no one is ever "out" and the person with the most objects collected at the end of the event wins the prize.

Whodunnit...?

Another popular ice breaking game (this one is popular in many settings, not just at baby showers) is the Whodunnit game. Guests are given a list with a selection of items on it, such as "Has green eyes", or "has more than three siblings". Guests then go around and try to fill out their sheets with the signatures of other guests who fit those categories.

Party Games: With some of the introductions and socializing over, it is time to get down to a couple of party games. Really, you can play any kind of party game you wish, but in keeping with the theme of the day try to incorporate some ideas that evoke baby shower imagery. Get creative and try to come up with games which aren't typical of some of the baby showers you have attended. If you don't have any ideas of where to start then try the ideas listed below.

Pictionary

This popular group game is easily adaptable to a baby shower theme. Guests should be divided into equal teams and be given words related to babies and pregnancy to draw for their teammates to guess. All it takes is a marker, a large pad of paper, a dry-erase board or even a chalkboard for the fun to begin. This type of game is a great way for people to make new friends and can also be a fun learning experience.

Baby Scattergories

This fun and easy game is also simple to adapt to a baby shower theme. Think of baby-related categories such as popular baby names, brands of diapers, or essential baby care items. Now pick some relatively simple letters for guests to think of a word beginning with that letter for each of the listed categories within a set amount of time. After time is up, all duplicate words are eliminated and the guest left with the most words is the big winner.

Baby showers are a fun time for the mother-to-be and all of her friends. Take the time to make everyone feel included and above all else, make the baby shower fun! No one wants to attend a dull shower, so make this one a shower to remember.
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