Set the right tone for an event celebrating the start of a rich, full life with delightful, healthy
tasty bites, with a few sinful options through in. Keep last-minute preparations to a minimum
by choosing foods that are easy to prepare, there's no shame in asking guests to bring some-
thing either, share the load amongst mum-to-be friends, just make sure they don’t mind
If mum-to-be and her guests are down for a little silliness, you could break the ice with a few
silly games, There are lots of ideas available on the internet but we especially like the follow-
My Gorgeous Baby
Give guests some Play-Doh in a variety of colors. Set a timer for ﬁve minutes and have them
sculpt a baby to the best or worst of their ability. Then have mum-to-be judge which one she
likes best in diﬀerent categories, such as most realistic, most creative and most disturbing.
It's a great game to kick oﬀ the shower, and it will get guests laughing and talking.
If there are quite a few guests then a team game can be fun. Split the guests up into two
teams and enjoy a game of charades, one player from the team acts out a word or phrase
and her team mates trying to guess
what it is. To theme the game, all the words being
acted could be related to pregnancy, babies,
parenthood, or the parents-to-be.
You can have the two teams write down words for
each other on slips of paper and have the person
whose turn it is has to draw one of the slips then
act it out to try to earn points for her own team.
Everyone loves a guessing game. Before the
shower, ask all the guests to bring a picture
of themselves as a baby. Then for the shower,
assemble all the photos on a board or post them
on a wall and give each one a number. Then
during the shower, pass out sheets of paper
to the guests so they can write down which
grown-up they think matches which baby picture.
If the guests don't know each other well, name
tags can help the process. The person who gets
the most correct answers wins.
If you don’t think mum-to-be or guests would
enjoy games why not keep guests entertained
by asking them to add a wish, quote or piece
of advise to a guest book, for mum to keep
as a reminder of this special day.