Bring on the Baby Showers – Games and Gifts!

Once an American tradition, it seems us Brits aren’t far behind and the Baby shower is becoming increasingly popular. It also seems that it is not just an event for the expectant mums of the world, as now dads are starting to take part in the party.

So where do we start? What do we do? And who plans it?

Well we are here to help with some ideas for games and gifts to make your expectant mum’s baby shower something creative and full of giggles.

We get started with the etiquette of baby showers, and who should actually be throwing them for mum to be. Tradition would suggest that anyone but the expectant couple and preferably not a relative to avoid it looking like the family is asking for presents. I would suggest ignoring tradition on this occasion and anyone who wishes to throw mum to be a party should do so… All expectant mums should be spoilt.

Kate Party Baby Shower with Queen
Image courtesy of Alison Jackson for Shloer

Now for the fun part of the planning…..The GAMES!

We are all kids at heart and baby shower games (although a bit tongue in cheek) are all funny and light hearted. Here are a few of my favourites.

Delectable Dirty Nappies

Though completely harmless, this may not be for the squeamish. You need to buy a variety of chocolate, e.g. Mars bars, Galaxy, Flake, Milk way… As many varieties as you like but try to get differing chocolate all will become apparent.

Before the party, you need to melt the chocolates down in the microwave one by one (Be sure not to leave the chocolate in there too long as it will burn quickly). Number some nappies, so if you have six different chocolates you need six nappies. Then smear a chocolate bar in each nappy. As you will probably have guessed by now, the aim of the game is to sniff the ‘dirty’ nappy and guess what chocolate the ‘poo’ is.

Play Doh Babies

The challenge is to set… 5 minutes to sculpt a baby out of play doh…… GO! Mum is judge of this creative game, and you can all have a giggle at each other as you attempt to sculpt a baby. This is a fun light hearted game that everyone can play, even those with a squeamish disposition. Good luck on this challenge.

Bobbing for Nipples

This is a tongue in cheek game that is great fun (and a hit with the dads if they are joining the party). You need a paddling pool and some bottle nipples (teats). The aim of the game is similar to bobbing for apples. You have your hands behind your back and you take turns getting the nipples out with your teeth. This game can be done in a number of ways, either by timing, or competing against another. Either way this one is a giggle that everyone seems to enjoy.

So they are just a few games that you can play, of course they are many more but those are my favourites.

Remember the Gift

You can’t turn up to a party without a little something for mum or baby. I always struggle with this, as you never know what they already have, and you can ask the ‘What do you need?’ question, but then its not a surprise when mum opens her present. So why not step away from the presents they need (I always say that’s what the grandparents enjoy buying anyway)and try something special, something different. A little keepsake, a photo frame maybe? Or a money box for baby?

Whatever you decide, please look at some of the ideas in the Angel Gifts shop. We strive to offer a wide range of beautiful baby gifts.

Have a wonderful shower, hope these ideas have helped!