I love baby showers. I don’t know why. Maybe it’s the promise of a fresh start. Maybe it’s the little clothes. Maybe it’s the little sammies with the crusts cut off. Dunno. But as soon as someone says “game time” I want to fake severe diarrhea and lock myself in the bathroom. They’re usually stupid but, over the years, I’ve come across a few that I think are smart/funny:
Everyone gets a card and you write your favourite kids book on it then they are collected and given to the mom-to-be. This one is great if the shower is for a first baby and most of the guests have kids.
Guest the Diaper:
Many people are absolutely disgusted by this one and that is probably why I frickin love it. You get a bunch of newborn diapers, write a number on the outside of each one and put two kitchen condiments in each one. The guests have to guess the condiment and the one with the most correct answers wins a prize from the dollar store. Awesome. Relish and honey mustard is always a show stopper!
Pink or Blue:
Once again I stumbled across this idea when I should have been making dinner, but I loved it. Each guest has to wear either pink or blue to the shower depending on what they think the sex of the baby is.
Advice in Advance:
Each guest gets a card and has to write a piece of advice for the baby as an adult. Mine was “Always tip your waiter and wear clean underwear” but I’m an asshat and I’m sure you would come up with something nicer.
Each guest takes a turn saying “I’ve never…” and says something that they have never done like “been to New York”, “eaten sushi”, “been in a bar fight”, “hired a prostitute”, etc. If someone out of the group actually HAS done it, then they have to put a coin in the piggy bank in the middle of the room. At the end of the game, the change goes toward the new baby’s college fund and I love nothing more than a good old fashion money grab.
Please post some other good shower games or ideas. C’mon, I know you’re got ’em and Lord knows the world needs them.