10 Totally Tasteful Baby Shower Games
As grown women, we can agree there's really nothing worse than being forced to sniff diapers full of melted chocolate bars, do a blind taste test of baby food, or humiliate our formerly dignified friend by guessing her weight or waist circumference.
In the interest of putting an end to bad baby shower games, we've culled some ideas that are tasteful and appropriate and won't have half of your guests plotting their escape. Here's to a shower full of grown-up, humiliation-free fun!
Scrambled Word Game
Another easy option to give guests as they enter or to leave at their place settings, a new-baby-themed scrambled word game ($30 for 20) sparks conversation and can be completed at guests' leisure — no pressure if they'd prefer to just sit and chat.
I Hope You . . .
Give mom-to-be's nearest and dearest a few minutes to reflect on their hopes and wishes for the new arrival with a round of I hope you . . . ($8 for printable). We love the chic chevron print on these and the idea of looking back on what everyone had to say in a few years.
More Wishes For Baby
An alternative design for sharing wishes for baby, our free download comes in blue and pink or pink and orange!
Baby Bucket List
Baby's first year flies by so quickly, and we love the idea of friends and family offering their suggestions on how to make it special with a baby bucket list. Crafty hostesses can just cover an old paint can in contact paper to coordinate with the shower's aesthetic and pass around small cards for guests to share their input. Source: Etsy seller RCDillow
Baby Name Game
There are several ways to incorporate name-game fun into a baby shower. If the mom- and dad-to-be are ready to make their big reveal here, have friends and family make their best guesses in a guest book or on slips of paper that they throw into a jar.
If the parents-to-be want to wait to share the name until after baby's born, have guests offer up their suggestions (serious or silly) and give the guest of honor the task of delegating superlatives: "least likely," "most likely," "most creative," and "most surprising" would be a few fun ideas.