Activities in a baby shower
There are some baby shower games that can work if you have a wild crowd. However, there are many other activities that can engage your guests and help you have fun too. For expecting mothers, the best possible gift may be a handwritten advice. Any group project dealing with crafts is also an option. Some favorites of ours are given below:
You can purchase or create a blank book. Each guest can be asked to pen their own snippet of advice in here. This is for the expecting mother or the parents. One such example is provided by Arielle Ikeda who is an expectant mother from Forest Knolls, California. Her friends and family provided advice regarding sleep at her baby shower. They advised her to sleep with her baby and rest as much as possible. Other unique advice dwelt on 2 a.m. loneliness and exhaustion in the rocking chair while nursing her baby. She was asked to relate to the other women in a similar situation. The hostess provided her best liked sample of advice which was to go with whatever worked.
You can get guests to put proverbs or wishes for the baby and quotes, poems or original writing.
Craft Making and Art Activities
Projects involving crafts can be great baby shower activities. However, a certain level of comfort from guests is required. Informing them before would be good. Here are some suggestions:
A bee in the quilting mould: You can insist on preferred fabrics in squares. These have to be brought by your guests to the shower. The host can also provide these squares. They need to be in a size that is uniform - something that goes well is about 6 sq. inches. You can also provide items like paint or even fabric pens at the baby shower. This will help each guest to decorate their own squares. This can include any message or a picture for the baby. This quilt then can be sewn together by members of the group at the baby shower. Any one individual can also undertake the task at home later on. This provides a rather nice method of commemorating the day and ensuring group involvement in the project.
Any felt boards: Any book or theme is selected by the hostess. Felt and a felt board also have to be bought by her. Shapes are traced out and cut out by guests. Gluing on features is done thereafter. Themes can include letters, animals and numbers. There are limitless possibilities in this regard: You can take inspiration from - ... continue reading