Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Shower Games

I am planning a baby shower for a client and she asked me about games or an activity to do during the party.  'What games if any should we play?'  I say 'Yes' to the games but they do need to be appropriate.  I thought I would share my favorites with you.  Most of these can be adapted to a Bridal or Baby Showers.

Write down in grid style items she has on her registry.  Put one item in each block and each game sheet needs to be a little different.
Right before the guest of honor starts to open gifts, hand out pens and a game to every guest.  When she opens a gift and its on your game sheet mark it off, just like in the game BINGO.   Winner yells Bride or Baby and can receive a small gift.  This really keeps all guests involved and is fun!
I thought I would share a FREE printable game - click on this PDF

The one go to activity for either a bridal or baby shower is to get guests to offer their advice or suggestions.  Make it easy and lay out some paper and pens - you can always make it into a scrapbook later.  Designate a bridesmaid or sister to encourage guests to write something.

A very fun activity to do at a baby shower is to decorate onsies for the new baby.  Place cardboard and wax paper between layers to prevent bleeding and offer puffy paint, stamps and fabric markers.  Paint a neck tie, write a nursery rhyme or stamp duckies on the tushy!  Imagine the cuteness!

Following are two more bridal shower games but they do take a little pre planning:

1-Ask the bride and groom time related questions about themselves, such as When did they meet, What time does the bride wake up, How long were they engaged etc.  Type up the questions and ask guests at the shower; play in teams or individually.  Don't forget a small prize to the winner.
2-In the invitation ask all guests to tell you something about when they met the guest of honor or when they first met the better half.  Put each answer on paper, fold and place in a box or bag.  The guest of honor reads a piece of paper and then has to figure out who wrote it.  We did this at my bridal shower and it was so funny.

I would love to hear what you like to do at a shower and if you try any of these things.

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