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Best Baby Shower Party Games Part 2

Yesterday I wrote a post about baby shower games. Apparently some people don’t think my suggestions are appropriate for a baby shower. Some of you wanted more helpful advice. Although I do not normally urge anyone to take half my posts seriously, I must say I was being serious in my previous post. I genuinely thought those would be great games for the occasion.
However, for those of you who wish to take a more traditionally route, here is a list of common baby shower games I have had fun with in the past. They are also the ones my guests seem to have enjoyed the most.
Dirty Diaper Game
In this game you melt mini chocolate bars in diapers and everyone passes the diapers around attempting to decipher the type of chocolate smeared within. It sounds a bit off putting, but I have to say I was pleasantly surprised at how much fun it was.
Simply place a mini chocolate bar inside the diaper and put it in the microwave for 15 seconds and then mush it around. Some types of chocolate bars take longer to melt, increase the time in 5 second increments as to not destroy the whole thing. Also make sure you have the master list in order to remember what is in each numbered diaper.
Guess the Baby Food
Baby food looks pretty weird. Even when you have a baby already it can be hard deciphering what is what without peaking at the label. In this game you have a bunch of numbered baby food jars, sans labels, and everyone takes turns trying to figure out what food is in each one. Basically it is just like the game above with a different substance. Again, don’t forget the master list, otherwise it can get tricky (even the taste test will fail when you are trying to tell the different between mashed up peas and mashed up broccoli).
Baby Name Game
This is not what you think. Everyone gets in a circle. The person starting has to say a name that starts with a letter A. Then the next person has to say a name that starts with a B. And so on. You only have three seconds to come with a name. The last person still in, wins. You can add a twist and genderize (I think I just invented a new word) the game according to what you are having (if you know).
Baby Bingo
It is just like bingo, but instead the cards include baby themed pictures like bibs, diapers, bottles, etc. You can make your own (which requires way more artistic ability than I have) or you can buy a stack at the nearest party store.
Baby Pictionary (Because I love Pictionary and I will be damned if I can’t include it)


Just like the real game, but baby themed. If you have been reading my blog for a while, you should already know my crazy rules. Or you can play the normal way. Either way, it is good for a few laughs.

I will be attending at least one more baby shower in the next month, and I am looking forward to it, regardless of which games will be played (if any).
What is your favorite part of baby showers? What are some of your favorite baby shower games? 

Great Baby Shower Games To Try

I love baby showers. I love having them (even when it seems inappropriate), I love attending them, and I love planning them. In fact, I love them so much, I am willing to plan them for you even if I don’t know you.
Needless to say, I have been to my fair share of baby showers, and have noticed that a lot of them have the same theme. Well, duh, they are baby showers, the theme is baby. And I am not just talking about the decorations, presents, and conversation. I mean, what else would you be talking about? But I am referring to the games. Just about every single baby shower I have attended has the same games. Why is that?
I am not saying these games are boring, or that they can’t be entertaining. I am just wondering why no one has thought of playing non traditional party games at a baby shower. Why must we always measure the mommy’s tummy, or guess the baby’s name? I have come up with some solutions to this dilemma by picking some really fun games you can include at your next baby shower, or suggest to someone about to have one.
Good Ol’ Fashioned Pictionary
This is everyone’s favorite party game. I have yet to see it played at a baby shower. You can make it even more interesting with some added rules.
Apples to Apples
We all have lots of fun with this at regular parties, so let’s see some of this at the next baby event!
Bop It
Need I say more?
What fun party games can you think of? What would you like to see at your next baby shower?

Channeling Creativity

Over the years I have been to several baby showers. Then, one day I saw a diaper cake. I thought it was the cutest thing I had ever seen. I wanted one. No, I wanted to make one. Something inside of me yearned to create something as cute and practical. I could not wait until another one of my friends got pregnant so I could have an excuse to make one. The wait was long. Finally I got the opportunity, and had so much fun with it, I was hooked! I had to make another one!
In spending the time making the piece I realized that it was more than just cute and practical. It was a way of creating a very unique gift for the mother to be. All the items included could be customized to her bundle of joy, and she could use all of the diapers afterward. Also, it makes an amazing centerpiece for the gift table, or even the pastries table. It was fun to make. It was fun to give.
I explored the possibilities and my creative engines started going. I found better ways of making diaper cakes. I had ideas! I just needed another friend to get knocked up so I could execute them. The wait was again long. Finally several of my friends were pregnant, but none were having baby showers in the foreseeable future, if at all. Bummed out I finally found a solution to channel my creative nature into. I would make diaper cakes and sell them online.
I found a self sustaining hobby. I would make just enough money to sponsor the next cake. I no longer have to wait for an excuse; I just have to wait for a buyer. I decided it would be better if I expanded my market and started taking custom orders too. I could make diaper cakes all day!