Parties are supposed to be fun, but in the past few years people have forgotten that, especially at baby showers. Everyone is so busy focusing on making things elegant, classy, or “grown-up” that they forgot the reason they have all come together, and that is to celebrate the coming birth of a little one. A baby shower is the perfect way to let the kid in you shine through and have some fun, especially with baby shower games.
You would be surprised at how a few simple baby games can have even the most dignified woman giggling and laughing like a schoolgirl in no time and surprising everyone when she screams “baby”. Games just bring out the kid in everyone and make everything just a tad more exciting. They are also perfect ways to get everyone mingling and interacting with one another, which is sometimes needed when not all your guests know each other.
Baby games can be changed and modified to fit your idea of what a fun game would be, so there is never a short supply to choose from. Even grandma will have some fun at the shower and maybe surprise everyone when she starts giggling and pushing her way into first place more than once. Games are the perfect way to let encourage people to get to know each other in a comfortable, humor filled setting.
When you are planning your shower, you have to think about what games you will be playing ahead of time. This way you can prepare with whatever stuff you are going to need and decide what kind of prizes you are going to give out. When deciding on the games, think about whether there will be a theme to the shower. If there is a theme, mold the games around that.
Getting the stuff you need for your games does not need to cost a fortune either. You do not need expensive things or prizes to hand out. Choose the cheap dollar stores to get the little things you need and you may find some good prizes there to hand out. Keep things simple and remember this is for fun.
You will also want to think about the timing of your games. Depending on the games you have chosen, you have to decide when you will be starting them. Some games start as soon as the guests arrive and finish at the end of the shower, such as the Diaper Pin game. But other games may only take a few minutes or so to get through, such as the Mommy’s Purse game. Plan things accordingly so you don’t need to rush through games and everyone has a chance to mingle, eat, open gifts and have fun.
There is really no way anyone can go wrong with some baby shower games. No matter what kind you choose, you’ll have everyone giggling and laughing like they were kids again. Just keep in mind a schedule so that you do not rush things and have all supplies on hand so that you can enjoy playing rather than setting up.