How to Plan a Baby Shower

Baby showers are a lot of fun, especially for pregnant mom-to-be. Not only is this something for the baby, but now she doesn’t have to go out and buy a ton for the new baby. Before you throw a baby shower for someone, there are a few things that you should do to prepare. The first thing is to figure out if this will be a surprise shower or not. There are benefits to both, the first one being if she knows about it, then she can help you with a list of people that she would like to be there. However, if it is a surprise baby shower, she’ll be touched that you cared enough to throw her a baby shower, but be careful because you don’t want to give her too much of surprise and put her in early labor!

Making the Guest List

When it comes to making the guest list things can get a little tricky. Find out if there is anyone that would be upset if they weren’t invited. Never leave out close family or friends; be sure to at least give them the option of showing up.

Baby Shower Games

Planning games for a shower can be a bit difficult when you have so many fun games and have a few gifts to pass out as prizes. Baby shower games are a lot of fun; here is a quick list.

Mommy’s belly:  The mom-to-be stand in the center of the room, and each guest gets to decide how big her belly is using a string or a toilet paper sheets. Find out who guessed the closest.

Guess the nursery rhyme: Give each guest a sheet of nursery rhymes, and have them guess the nursery rhyme or try to finish it. This will help everyone remember them, and then you’ll see who really still reads those bedtime stories.

Did you say Baby Game?: Each guest is giving small clothespins to wear around their neck on a necklace or even on their shirt. Every time someone says “Baby”, if someone catches them, they get to take one clothespin. At the end of the party, the guest with the most clothespins wins a prize.

Memory: Using a plastic tin of some sort, place a bunch of baby items into it such as a bib, a thermometer, a baby spoon, diaper rash creme, etc. Basically, anything you’d use on a baby is fair game. Let each guest get a chance to look in the bin for a few seconds and then whisk it away. Once everyone is finished, have them write down everything that they remember seeing inside the box. The person with the most correct answers wins.

Baby Food Tasting: Have a variety of baby food in jars; then, take off the outside wrappers and place a number at the bottom of the jar. On a separate piece of paper, write the name of each jar. Each guest is dished out a spoonful of baby food to try. They’ll love it, believe me! Have them write down what they think each one is. The one with the most correct answers wins a prize.

Have a great baby shower, and don’t forget to bring a gift for that special mom to be!

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