If you know someone with a baby on the way, you might be invited to a baby shower. That might sound like a couple hours of standing by your parents and being bored, but showers can be exciting, especially if you help come up with some of the activities.
A great way to ensure that there are some kid-friendly games is to ask if you can help plan the event. Here are a few games you could suggest:
- Don't say "BABY." When everyone arrives, they are given a pin or clip to put on their clothes. Everyone has to try to not say the word "baby" and if you hear someone say it, you get to take away their pin. The person at the end with the most pins gets a prize.
- What kind of baby food is it? Put out some spoons and jars of baby food without labels. Have the guests try the baby food and guess what kind it is.
- Pictionary with Play-Doh. Divide everyone up into teams and have someone draw a card from a hat. Each card has a baby item written on it, such as pacifier or diaper. Guests have to sculpt that item from Play-Doh while their teammates try to guess what it is.
- Pin the diaper on the baby…but not a real baby! Draw a picture of a baby or print one out and put it one the wall. Spin the guests around and have them try to pin a diaper on the baby.
- Change a diaper on a doll…with only one hand! Have each guest try while you time them with a stopwatch. Whoever is the fastest gets a prize.
- Who has the dirty diaper? Under each guest's chair, put a diaper, but make sure one of them is "dirty." You can use melted chocolate or candy as dirt, and at the end of the baby shower, have everyone look under his or her chair. Whoever has the dirty diaper gets a prize.
Author: Julia Ransohoff, high school student writer