A baby shower would not be the same without at least three or four party games. They do not have to be complicated, time-consuming or costly. Some of the most enjoyable activities take just minutes to prepare and can be made using items that are typically found in the home. Consider these four last-minute game ideas. Unlike some found online, they are not embarrassing or crude. Best of all, you can have them ready to go the evening before the celebration.
Guess the Contents of the Bag
One of the easiest last-minute games is also the most enjoyable, and it is very easy to assemble. Place four or five baby items in separate brown lunch sacks. You might consider adding a plastic bottle, lotion, a case of pacifiers, a disposable diaper and a tube of diaper rash cream. Fold the tops over, and add a staple or two to keep the bags closed. Number each one. Give each participate a piece of paper and a pen. Pass the bags around, one by one. They can lightly squeeze, shake and feel each item inside the bag, but they cannot peak inside. Whoever has the most number of correct guesses wins a prize.
How Much Does it Cost?
A spinoff of The Price is Right game show is a fantastic last-minute party activity for a baby shower. You can find ready-to-print sheets online, or you can make them by hand. Look up the average price of ten or twelve baby items. They might be food, bottles, diapers, shampoo or toys. Anything related to babies is ideal. Write the prices down on a cheat sheet, and have your guests try to guess the cost of each one. Add up the total of each collection of items as well as the actual prices. Whoever comes the closest to the actual prices wins a prize. Also, unlike The Price is Right, it is okay to go over the actual retail price.
The Diaper Pin Game
Another last-minute baby shower game that is fun, fast and very easy to assemble involves safety pins. Unless the parents-to-be plan on using cloth diapers that require pins, actual diaper pins are not necessary. Buy a package of regular safety pins and a bottle of pink or blue nail polish. Paint the ends of the fasteners blue for a boy or pink for a girl. If you do not know the sex of the baby, use both. Give each guest a painted pin upon arrival. If a guest says the word baby, whoever catches it first gets to take their pin. Whoever has the most pins at the end of the shower wins a prize.
How Many Gummy Bears are in the Bottle?
Guessing games can be lots of fun, especially at a baby shower where the odds of winning are in your favor. As the host you should not play, but guests can have a ball playing this last-minute game. Fill a freshly washed and dried baby bottle with gummy bears. Pink or blue are ideal, but any color is acceptable. You can use an eight-ounce bottle or a much larger decorative variety. Count the gummy bears as the bottle is filled, and tuck the answer away. Whoever guesses the closest is the winner of the game. If they choose to share their tasty prize, than everyone is a winner.
Source: Recent Baby Shower for the Mother of a Baby Boy