Whether you are hosting or the guest of honor, everyone wants to throw the best baby shower their friends and family have ever seen.
You have spent hours combing over themes. You painstakingly assembled every decoration. You have been baking or ordering for hours. You have the space absolutely perfect for when guests arrive, but what about after they get there?
Having activities planned for the baby shower ensures all of your guests get involved! We have something for everyone – from the shy ones to those who want to be in the center of everything. Think of including a range of activities so you can include all personalities. Also, get creative with prizes; from bouquets of fresh flowers to the always-safe gift card, you will be amazed at how much more competitive your guests get when a reward is on the line! Here are 5 best of our choices:
1. Guess Who: Mom or Dad?
This activity is a great one to test how well your guests truly know the parents-to-be. Prepare a list of questions before the shower, such as “who will change more diapers?” and “who will be the stricter parent?” You can either make your own sheets or use one ofthese adorable pre-made sheets on Amazon. Have the parents-to-be fill out their answers. Then, at the party, have your guests answer the questions for themselves. After everyone finishes, ask for a show of hands for who voted for mom or dad for each question before revealing the correct answer. After you move through all questions, have guests announce their final score. The guest who answered the most questions correctly wins!
This next activity is not only entertaining, but it provides the guest of honor with a one-of-a-kind keepsake to commemorate their baby shower. Create a Mad Libs baby book!
You can either take your favorite children’s book and insert blank spaces for nouns and adjectives or use one of these books from AMAZON. You can work through the book as a group with guests shouting out their suggestions for each blank space or have each guest create their own story and compile them into a scrapbook for the new parents. Make sure to have each guest sign their name too! This way, the parents can credit each author while they are reading to their new baby.