Baby shower ideas

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lilypie13 Sun 20-Apr-14 13:32:41

Hi everyone,

I'm throwing a baby shower for my sister and I'm looking for game ideas x

Onesleeptillwembley Sun 20-Apr-14 13:37:22

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Erm, I had a baby shower (organised by a friend) and it was rather lovely. Was some time ago now as my 'baby' is nearly 8.

We had a few games, think people brought photos of themselves as babies and we had to guess who was who, had a guess the weight/birthday of the baby.

Mostly we just ate cake and chatted, and I'm always in favour of that grin

Augustwedding Sun 20-Apr-14 13:42:10

I've just had a quick google of baby shower games and lots of websites to choose from.

Hope she enjoys it and congrats on becoming an auntie. X

GrassIsSinging Sun 20-Apr-14 13:45:11

Sprak for yourself onesleep

I think baby showers can be lovely. I threw one for my best friend who got pregnant late in life after thinking she couldnt have children. It was a joyous, wonderful, celebratory day.

My friend didnt want the cheesy games ('guess the baby food' etc) - not her style - but we did some other, quite sentimental but lovely things that she LOVED.

I got a guestbook and made it a 'wisdom and wish' book (tradition in some parts of Ireland), where all of her friends wrote one piece of wisdom/advice for her future child and one wish for him/her. A nice keepsake.

Also, all guests chipped in a fiver and chose their favourite childhood book and I ordered them from Amazon and we gave that to her as a gift - a kind of 'starter pack' of lovely stories for her baby. People chose all sorts of lovely books. She cried at that grin.

We also ran a sweepstake - bottleof bubbly for whoever correctly guessed the gender/birth weight/birth date.

GrassIsSinging Sun 20-Apr-14 13:46:00

*speak for yourself

I like the baby book idea GrassIsSinging, I always give books for new babies, there are so many great ones to choose.

lilypie13 Sun 20-Apr-14 14:08:51

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gamerchick Sun 20-Apr-14 14:16:03

Na It's not shit in your hands and clap onesleep.. its lick the Nutella off the nappy grin

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lilypie13 Sun 20-Apr-14 16:11:37

Thanks for deleting my post mumsnet - because someone went crying to you (onesleep) because i called them out ! Lol

Onesleeptillwembley Sun 20-Apr-14 16:16:25

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lilypie13 Sun 20-Apr-14 16:19:53

I love myself even more now knowing I'm not you ! Haha

lilypie13 Sun 20-Apr-14 16:33:16

Thank you mumsnet - we don't need people like that !

SconeRhymesWithGone Sun 20-Apr-14 16:42:55

I have been to many baby showers and hosted one for my niece (I am American), but I am not fond of the games (except the guests bringing their baby pictures one). I think the wisdom and wish book is a great idea. I find that there is plenty to do (chatting, eating, etc.) without the games.

gamerchick Sun 20-Apr-14 17:04:51

Games in general horrify me anyroad.. I went to an Ann summers ~ once! No amount of alcohol helped with that grin

I think you can have a decent party without playing games. A book and whatnot is decent enough.

lilypie13 Mon 21-Apr-14 00:06:21

I've managed to find some nice things online , going to do a picture book for her, a guess the baby picture game, baby shower bingo grin and pin the dummy on the baby game I'm looking forward to it now x

ChocolateBubbleBarsmakemefat Fri 25-Apr-14 13:20:17

I'm going to a baby shower on the bank holiday weekend, we have been asked to bring a baby photo of ourselves, i presume thats for the baby picture game. The mum to be has had a hard time of this pregnancy so a good relaxing afternoon with her family and friends should be lovely and relaxing for her thanks

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