The baby showers of today are not what they used to be earlier. They are now more lavish, stylish and extravagant. Nowadays, even men seem to have interest in baby showers as they are full of excitement, games, fun, foods and gifts. Out of these activities, the games are the most exhilarating of all. They are the best mode of entertainment for the guests. Games have now become an essential part of a baby shower. A baby shower without games is like a lock without a key.
The baby shower games that can be kept in a baby shower depend on the number of people invited to the event and the most common age group. The games played allow adults to be kids for a while, and many even tend to recall their childhood days. Baby shower games are basically unrestricted fun. So while playing them, forget worrying about being elegant or unpolished. Some of the funny and enjoyable games are as follows:
Blindfolded baby food
Material required – a variety of different baby foods kept in different unlabelled jars, a paper and pen, and a cloth to blindfold the participant.
How to play – place the jars of baby foods in front of you. Blindfold the participants one by one. Make them taste each of the baby foods and guess what it is. Keep a record of who guess how many. The person with the most number of correct guesses wins the game.
Tricks – try to keep similar foods of different flavors, or similar sized foods as this will make guessing more difficult.
Variation – two or three people making the guests play the game together will get the game going much faster. This helps when there are a lot of participants.
Baby items memory game
Materials required – a paper and pen for each participant and at least twenty five different baby items like diapers, towels, bibs, shirt, bottle, nipple, feeder, formula, wipes, ear buds, mittens, caps, tongue cleaner, medicine feeder, sipper, comb, diaper pins, socks, medicine, etc.
How to play? – put all the baby items into an attractive babyish bag. Pass the bag on to all the participants, letting them observe the items for 20 seconds each. Once you’re done, ask all of them to write down as many items from the bag as they can recall. Give them a time limit of around 5 – 10 minutes. Once done, collect everyone’s papers and correct them, making a record of each one’s count. The one with the highest numbers items is the winner of the game.
You can play several other games like asking all the participants to sketch the picture of a baby and choosing the best one to be the winner or asking everyone to write as many baby items possible starting with a particular letter or those of a specific color.
Baby shower games make people to get more casual and comfortable with each other. These games are all played in good humor, not with the goal to win but to thoroughly enjoy!