Baby shower HELP!!!!

Samantha - posted on 10/07/2009 ( 18 moms have responded )

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My baby shower isnt until January 17th but i already have almost 30 people who are planning on going, maybe more? I know where it will be and such and the time but i'm not usre what games to do (besides the one with the clothes pins) and i dont know what food to get besides the pooh bear cake i am getting. Most of these people know each other but i dont know how to keep them all happy... any suggestions?

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Tawni - posted on 10/11/2009

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Quoting Toni:


GAMES
*Toilet Paper Belly=All you need is some toilet paper(TP)
Every guest unrolls as much as they like that thinks the size of you belly-closest wins.
*Diaper Baby Poop-baby diapers and all kinds of candy bars and paper and pens
Smash up one candy bar into each diaper(number them), pass around and have guest write down what candy bar they think it is after smelling and some good looks-this one always causes a great laugh



I also had these games at my baby shower and everyone loved them! Another thing I did was wrote on my invitations that we were having a raffle and anyone who brought a package of diapers got their name entered into the raffle for a cool prize! I asked for size 1 and 2 diapers on most invitations and newborn diapers on just a few since they grow out of them so fast. I got so many diapers I didn't have to buy any until my son was 3 months old! About the food, what we did was just brought some bread, cheese, and meat and made little mini sandwiches. We had punch, crackers and cheese, and chips and dip and then obviously the cake. Good luck with your shower! :]

Michelle - posted on 10/11/2009

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I've given a lot of showers and the most fun game we had is break the water. You take little plastic babies and put them in ice cubes. You have to fill the cubes about a quarter way with the baby - freeze a little, and put more water and freeze all the way. Then all the guests get a baby in a ziploc baggy and have to break the baby out first to win the prize.

Lesley - posted on 10/08/2009

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A good fun game is to get all guests to bring a baby photo of themselves and everyone guesses who is who.

Michele - posted on 10/08/2009

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Quoting Allysa :

I had two games going when I had my baby shower in April just before my Daughter was born, but my favourite was probably the Baby Food Bingo. You get a number of different types of baby food, custards, veggies and so on, and place foil around the tin so that it remains annoymous, put a small amount on paper plates for everyone to taste, and the guests have to try and guess what baby food they are eating, the person or persons with the most correct guesses wins a prize.

While you get to sit back and watch the looks of sheer horror of each guests face with each try. It's a great game for a bit of fun and alot of laughs.

Hope you like it.

The other game I tried was Guessing the contents of the presents, for obvious reasons the person who gave you the gift your trying to have guessed would not be able to play for that round, it's something a bit different but still a lot of fun, and if you have children there a great way to invole them is to let them help you open the gifts.

Good luck


 

Samantha - posted on 10/08/2009

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Everyone has been so very helpful!!! Thank you. I have to host the baby shower with my boyfriend seeing as how i dont trust either of our moms to do it (i can just see it going downhill and exploding from there!!) but im sure ill do fine. I printed of a check list i found and realized im way ahead of schedule which totally brightened up my day (though im sure a week before ill be a month behind and running around like a chicken with my head cut off). Good thing is its most of myy friends from high school so it'll almost be like a reunion which will give me time to shove another piece of cake down my throat and look at presents...YAY!!! Gosh i dont know how im gonna be a mommy when im still a little kid myself...well ill be 19 but a little kid at heart!!! I cant wait till my baby sees all the silly photos ill take at my baby shower when she is older!!!!

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My cousin hosted my shower. She did a lot of finger foods including chicken salad rolls, ham biscuits, veggie tray, fruit bowl. She measured my belly with toilet paper after everyone guessed how many sheets it would take. Then the grandmas and I had a race to see who could drink a 2 oz. bottle of apple juice faster. She also had all the guests name the baby for me. We went around the room and everyone shared their chosen name. We also went around the room and everyone gave me their best piece of advice. I recently went to a shower where the grandmas and mother to be were given a baby for one arm and a cordless phone for under their ear. Then they had to fold a pile of clothes without dropping the baby or the phone. Everyone got a good laugh out of it.

Brooke - posted on 10/07/2009

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wow can I remember all my games lol... ok here I go

-one is where you put a certain amount of ear buds into a baby bottle and get the guests to guess how many is in there.

-get a huge bowl of rice and put nappy pins in it, blind fold 1 person at a time and get them to try and find as many nappy pins as they can. The person at the end who has found the most wins.

-you can make little cloth nappies out of face washers, in just ONE of those cloth nappies you put a smudge of mustard. Upon arrival you hand out to each guest one of the nappies and at the end get each person to open it up, who ever has the dirty nappy wins.

-pin the dummy on the baby

-word games.. At my baby shower we printed off a book for each person, the book included cross words etc, during the baby shower we asked people to fill it out and on each page who ever had the most correct answers won a prize.



As for the food, we had the men out back who cooked a bbq. Other then that we had chips, dip, lollies, etc just finger foods..

oh and one more game you could play if you are still pregnant at the shower is...

how centremetres/ inches your belly is..

good luck, and trust me you'll have a great time :-)

Raquel - posted on 10/07/2009

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in yahoo go to free baby shower games and there are alot of things there........ finger foods are always good... however you will want the food to be something you like as well... I wouldn't worry to much about trying to keep them all happy .. I am sure they will love it not matter what..... I am getting ready to give my daughter a baby shower and the boyfriends mom is a PAIN... so be glad the food is your only worry lol and I am only 39 .... good luck

Toni - posted on 10/07/2009

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I have hosted many baby showers and love it everytime.

GAMES

*Toilet Paper Belly=All you need is some toilet paper(TP)

Every guest unrolls as much as they like that thinks the size of you belly-closest wins.

*Diaper Baby Poop-baby diapers and all kinds of candy bars and paper and pens

Smash up one candy bar into each diaper(number them), pass around and have guest write down what candy bar they think it is after smelling and some good looks-this one always causes a great laugh

*Baby names=on the internet you should be able to find baby names to numberous animals as babies(newborns), print them up, give each guest a copy with just the animal adult name and they guess the baby name on sheet-give them they right answers, guest with most right wins

*Since you have this much time, dont give out to guests alot of your personal pregnancy milestone dates, but keep track of them, on shower date ask guest to write down the date they thought you reached them, ex-when did you crave pickles and ice cream or when couldnt you fit into what size bra. Guest score by a point for everday that they are off, guest with lowest score wins.

Depending on how you are giving gifts there is also a new alternative I have been hearing about. Instead of giving them prizes-loads of them will be standing in line to be the first to visit(after the grandparents that is), or the first to babysit and all that good stuff. So make certificates to give out as prizes-these make lasting memories for you and the guest also.

As for food-if you are doing it all and dont have much help-finger foods is easy to prepare and to cleanup after, but being pregnant you should be able to hand some of these tasks off to good friends. Maybe asking your new babies nanny(godmother) to host the babyshower will give you time to visit with all of your guest and get in some great pics. If your keeping track with a babybook for the future all of your shower doings will make great memos. HAPPY SHOWERING!!

Rebecca - posted on 10/07/2009

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I always like the game where you put the tiny plastic babies in ice to put in the guests drinks and whoevers baby is "born" first wins..You can purchase the tiny babies at any party store I'm sure.. As far as food..I suggest since you will have so many guest that you stick to something simple like a veggie tray, little sandwiches and other finger foods.. If your guest dont mind you could even make it a pot luck.. Have each guest bring their favorite dish to share with the others.... Good luck and have fun!

Rebecca!

Rebecca - posted on 10/07/2009

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If you want to make the babyfood bingo that bit more worrisome, I have seen people put the food in clean nappies and have people test them from there. HEAPS gross but hilarious photo op for those who are shameless enough.



There is the toilet paper game (yeah listen to me, nappies and now toilet paper!). Using a few rolls of toilet paper, you ask guests to guess how big your tummy is by measuring their own tummy 'plus an imaginary baby' and see who gets the closest measurement - so long as you don't become offended by people who think half a roll is adequate and there's NO WAY you're that round. Might be tricky with so many people.



Easy games with any number of people is another one called baby bingo but is a word game: Print out and copy lists of baby associated words with the letters shuffled, the first person to unscramble them all correctly wins. I'll post a link to some ready done games ready to print:

http://print-bingo.com/word-list/Baby-Sh...



This site has awesome ideas too, and yet ANOTHER different baby bingo game. Most of these are printable to save the mum time and effort. The memory game suggested here was played at my shower and was heaps of fun and also very easy to do with a sizable number of people.

http://www.babbee.com/baby_shower_games/...



Food: Finger foods are usually best as people get chatting and tend not to eat so much. Things like pink and blue iced cupcakes, easy non-bake slices that can be prepared in advance, dips with crackers and cheese and sliced carrot/vege sticks. Simple is usually best and is much less stressful for you when you have a million other things going through your mind. HAVE FUN!

Erin - posted on 10/07/2009

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is it possible to ask some of the guests to bring a sandwich or sweets platter, fingerfoods are good because you can have a large variaty

Samantha - posted on 10/07/2009

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thank you. my baby isnt due until february 11th so unfortunately noone will be trying to get pictures with the baby (unless its my tummy they want a picture of)

Emma - posted on 10/07/2009

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I had two games going when I had my baby shower in April just before my Daughter was born, but my favourite was probably the Baby Food Bingo. You get a number of different types of baby food, custards, veggies and so on, and place foil around the tin so that it remains annoymous, put a small amount on paper plates for everyone to taste, and the guests have to try and guess what baby food they are eating, the person or persons with the most correct guesses wins a prize.



While you get to sit back and watch the looks of sheer horror of each guests face with each try. It's a great game for a bit of fun and alot of laughs.



Hope you like it.



The other game I tried was Guessing the contents of the presents, for obvious reasons the person who gave you the gift your trying to have guessed would not be able to play for that round, it's something a bit different but still a lot of fun, and if you have children there a great way to invole them is to let them help you open the gifts.



Good luck

Diane - posted on 10/07/2009

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You can play simple games like: We buy gifts and wrap tehm and play baby bingo-party stores carry this. You can also have them write down baby name and whoever gets it right wins prize. I'll ask around and let you know any others Good Luck with your new baby

Emma - posted on 10/07/2009

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I had two games going when I had my baby shower in April just before my Daughter was born, but my favourite was probably the Baby Food Bingo. You get a number of different types of baby food, custards, veggies and so on, and place foil around the tin so that it remains annoymous, put a small amount on paper plates for everyone to taste, and the guests have to try and guess what baby food they are eating, the person or persons with the most correct guesses wins a prize.



While you get to sit back and watch the looks of sheer horror of each guests face with each try. It's a great game for a bit of fun and alot of laughs.



Hope you like it.



The other game I tried was Guessing the contents of the presents, for obvious reasons the person who gave you the gift your trying to have guessed would not be able to play for that round, it's something a bit different but still a lot of fun, and if you have children there a great way to invole them is to let them help you open the gifts.



Good luck

Brandy - posted on 10/07/2009

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I know at my daughter's shower between everybody visiting, playing with the baby, opening the gifts, people wanting pics of me and baby, and eating, we didn't have time for much else so I wouldn't really worry about it.

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