Monday, January 26, 2009

Stephanie's Baby Shower

My baby sister, Stephanie is going to be having her baby shower this weekend, she's due in April. I was looking online at different things relating to baby showers and thought I would share for anyone who may be interested!

Pregnancy Q and A

Q: What do you call a pregnancy that begins while using birth control ?
A: A misconception

Q: What is the most common pregnancy craving ?
A: For men to be the ones who get pregnant

Q: I'm two months pregnant now. When will my baby move ?
A: With any luck, right after he finishes college

Q: What's the difference between a pregnant woman and a Playboy centerfold ?
A. Nothing, if the pregnant woman's husband knows what's good for him

Q: What position should the baby be in during the ninth month of pregnancy ?
A: Head down, pressing firmly on your bladder

Q: When is the best time to get an epidural ?
A: Right after you find out you're pregnant

Q: What is colic ?
A: A reminder for new parents to use birth control

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Here is a list of games to play:

1) Guess Mom's Tummy Size: (Materials- String or yarn and scissors) Have each woman pull the yarn to the size they believe would fit perfectly around the Mother-To-Be's center of her pregnant tummy. After everyone cuts their string, compare the results to the Mommy-To-Be's actual tummy. Give a prize to the woman who is the most close! This is a baby shower favorite. Need: String/Yarn, prize

2) Guess The Gerber's: (Materials - Gerber's infant food, pads of paper and pens). Take the labels off of the baby food jars and have the women at the baby shower guess the food (carrots, peas, sweet potato). Most fun to play up to 10 jars of different kinds of foods. If there is a tie, blindfold the women and have them taste one of the jars and guess the right flavor to win their prize. Need: 10 jars of baby food, pads of paper & Pens/pencils, prize

3) "B" is for Baby: (Materials paper and pens passed out to all the women). Each woman is told to write the babies Mom-To-Be and Father-To-Be's name on a paper going vertically down the page. Next to each letter of both names, create a word that is baby related or things that kids like. The one who guesses the most words that are the same as the mother-to-be wins a prize. Need: Paper & Pens/Pencils, prize

4) Baby Pictionary - Before the baby shower, create playing cards by writing words or phrases that have to do with babies on each card. During the baby shower, divide into teams and give each team a pen or pencil and pad of paper. Each round, one person from each team views a card and draws the word or phrase for her team to guess. The team that guesses correctly first earns one point. Set a timer for two minutes to keep the game moving along. If the timer goes off before a team guesses correctly, allow someone new from each team to draw and choose a new card. After playing 5-10 rounds, each team adds up their points and the team with the most wins. A prize should be given to each person on the team. a baby shower favorite. Need: Paper & Pen/Pencil, prize

5) Find the Safety Pins (Materials: large bowl, long grain rice, safety pins and blindfold) - Fill bowl with rice and about 20 safety pins. Blindfold each participant from the baby shower for 1 minute and let the participant feel around in the bowl to see how many safety pins they can get. Keep score for each person playing. you would not believe how hard it is to tell the difference of the safety pin and the rice.

6) The Baby Supplies Memory Game (Materials: Different baby items such as a bottle, pacifier, diaper, etc as well as pads of paper and pens) - Place several baby items on the table 10-15 (i.e., rattle, teather, lotion, bottle scrubber, mittens, comb). Leave the baby shower items out for a few seconds to view the items and then take the items away. Everyone has to write down as many items as they can remember. The one with the best memory wins. And the mommy of course gets to keep the items.

7) Baby Shower Right and Baby Shower Left - (Materials: a baby shower prize and the following story to be read) - DIRECTIONS: Form a circle with all baby shower participants. Each time you hear the word "right", pass the baby shower wrapped prize to the person on your right. When you hear the word "left", pass the baby shower prize to the person on your left. When you finish this story the person holding the item is the winner of it. Have either the mommy-to-be start the game or choose who holds the prize first.
Here is the story to read when playing: This is a story about Mrs. Wright's baby shower tea party. She lived right at the end of Lefty Lane, the third house on the left. Today, Mrs. Wright's was hosting a baby shower tea party. The women would enter left, right through the front door and greet Mrs. Wright, they would head right down the stairs, turning left then right into Mrs. Wright's family room where the mommy-to-be was.
Two of the girls were left-handed so they would sit at the left of the table. Mrs. Wright held up her right hand and all of her friends grew quiet, except the left-handed girl on the right patting Mrs. Wright's dog named Hefty Lefty.
Mrs. Wright asked Sarah Wright and Julie Wright to pass out the teacups starting to the left. Sarah Wright and Julie Wright started out left but turned back because they left the cups just to the right of the table, right next to the spoons. Mrs. Wright said, "That's all right."
Mrs. Wright began to serve her friends some pie when Grandma Wright smelled the delicious desserts and left her bedroom to join the Wright girls. She went down the stairs and turned left than right, right into Mrs. Wright's family room.
Grandma Wright knocked and entered left and sat in the rocking chair on the left. Sarah Wright and Julie Wright invited Grandma Wright to join them at the table.
Grandma Wright had been to many baby showers as a young girl and right before they realized it, Grandma Wright was telling them a stories from when she was the mommy-to-be and went to the right cabinet and in the left drawer were pictures of her baby shower.
As the party ended right on time, they all put their dishes right in the left side of the sink and thanked Mrs. Wright and Grandma Wright for such a wonderful time. Soon, all of the women from the Wright baby shower tea party turned right than left, then left again to return to the front door and out to the right car that they arrived in. Down lefty lane they went. Now who ended up with the right gift? Thanks to Heidi F. for a wonderful game!

8) The Price is Right - (Materials: Baby products, index cards, pens and paper for each baby shower guest) -Like the game show, purchase 10 different baby items (i.e., baby shampoo, soap, bib, lotion, rattle, pampers). On index cards, write the price of each baby shower item and then randomly place the index cards in front of all of the items. Write a letter next to the price of each item and then have your baby shower guests guess by writing down the item that corresponds to the price. Each guest will write their answer on a piece of paper. The baby shower guest with the most correct corresponding prices wins a prize!

9) Good Advice - (Materials: Strips of A4 (narrow) paper and pens) - All the guests get given a strip of A4 paper - the paper must be fairly narrow and long. Fold the paper into quarters and then get the baby shower guests to write a problem they may have had in the first few weeks of having their baby (e.g. baby doesn't sleep well, baby cries too much, baby doesn't burp after a feed then cries etc.on the first quarter). Fold the paper in half and pass it three people along. The baby shower guests then write the solution to the problem and fold the paper so it is like a small parcel. The papers are gathered up and the mother-to-be reads out the problems and the solutions. This can be hilarious!

10) Baby Shower Thank You Game - (Materials: blank thank you cards with envelopes, stamps, basket, pens and baby shower door prize). place the empty thank you baby shower card envelopes in a basket. Ask each entering baby shower guest to fill out the envelope with their address. Have the envelopes pre-stamped and print soon to be parent(s) address as the return. Once everyone has filled out the envelopes, have the soon to be Mom or Dad pull the envelope out of a basket. The envelope she or he pulls receives a prize and all the envelopes are giving to the soon to be parents with their thank you cards ready to fill out, stamped and send.

4 comments:

EgbertFamily said...

Another fun game is the name game, you write different baby things (bib, diaper, car seat, burp rag, etc.) on laundry clips and that is what the lady is to be called the whole time, anyone who calls them different has to surrender the pin to the person. The person with the most pins at the end of the party wins. Hope you guys have a fun time at Stephanie's sounds like it will be fun!

Tim & Steph Somerville said...

The question and answer thing is funny.

Heather said...

I'm hosting a baby shower in March, thanks for the ideas!! Very fun, loved the pregnancy Q & A!

Tawna said...

haha, I loved the Q & A's...