Have you recently been assigned the almost impossible task of pleasing a best friend or sister who is about to enter her third trimester and expects you to throw her one of the most exciting yet comfortable parties to celebrate her pregnancy?
Reaching a balance of pleasing the guest of honor with her unexpected nausea and swollen ankles as well as planning an enjoyable time for the guests can seem like walking through a minefield blind.
We’ve compiled a list of easy-to-organize and creative games that will help you and your guests in avoiding the cringe worthy position of accidentally mortifying the guest of honor by guessing her weight or the number of inches her waist size has increased by!
Guests are split into teams and are given a list of baby related tasks or items which they either have to accomplish or discover. For example tasks could be of the following nature: ‘dress this doll with the given baby clothes’ or ‘find from anywhere in this party two baby pacifiers’. The team to first get through the list truly deserves a grand prize.
Guests arrive at the party with a baby photo of themselves, which are then exhibited around the room. Everyone is given a paper where they have to write down their guesses of who each photo is off; the winner is the player with the most number of correct guesses!
Give each team some slightly absurd ingredients and a time limit, say 10 minutes, to come up with the wackiest yet delicious mocktail they can. Let the to-be-mother be the judge of which team wins the prize of the best virgin drink.
Baby Stroller Obstacle Course
True to it’s name, this game is an obstacle course where each team is given a doll in a stroller and the course can be made as crazy or simple as you wish it to be! From changing the doll’s diaper to maneuvering the stroller between some narrowly placed cones, from navigating the stroller down some stairs to folding and unfolding the stroller, all while holding the baby. Time each team as they pilot themselves through the obstacles and shortest time wins.
Not exactly a game, but an amazing way to make the baby shower gifting an interesting endeavor; let the guests know beforehand to bring a gift for the baby that will be kept in a ‘time capsule’, which will be gifted to the baby on their 18th birthday! You can even get the guest of honor to use Wrapp’d, a truly unique gift registry service, perfect for whether the guests are searching for a gift for the capsule or separately for the mother-to-be.
Never Say Baby
The game starts with each guest wearing a safety pin and goes on for the entire party. Whenever you hear someone say the word ‘baby’ you get to steal how many ever pins they are wearing. As the party comes to a wrap, the person wearing the most pins wins!
The list consists of some new and unique games that are easy to implement and are fun for both the mother-to-be as well as all the guests, however the standard games such as baby bingo and guess the baby’s name as well as name the celebrity’s baby are always great fallback options!