4 Baby Shower Ideas Your Family Will Love


Baby showers are exciting celebrations for the newest member of any given family. While it’s traditional to throw a baby shower, most people can attest to attending a baby shower that seemed to never end. You don’t want that to be your story. Consider the following ways you can create a baby shower that your family and friends will love and remember for years.

Fun Atmosphere

A baby shower should be celebratory. People usually think that the decorations should be either pink or blue. This can look outdated quickly. If you don’t know the sex of the child or don’t care for traditional colors try fun themes like baby animals or adding different shades. Instead of plastering a wall with light pink add blushes, hot pinks, and golds. Gradients are fun and you can re-use the decorations. You can make banners out of paper pads sold at Michaels that can go with everything from a mermaid theme to a rustic chic look. If your family has a pet name for the baby like “honey” or “sugar bear” you can give little honey bottles with the baby’s name. Be creative and use pet names the expecting couple use to try and personalize the decor. 
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Gracious Godparents: 4 Unique Group Baby Shower Gifts


Going to a baby shower and making sure you have the right gifts for the happy parents is important, especially as godparents. You are not alone. There are a lot of people in a similar situation. The following are four unique group baby shower gifts worth considering. 

Sentimental Offerings

One type of gift that is always welcomed is the sentimental gift. This kind of gift can only be purchased or made by you because you know what the happy parents will appreciate. You could get a baby paper pad and album. Get it ready so the new parents just have to print and glue. You may also get the parents a gift card to print a photo book with pictures straight from their phone.  It will take time to find the right sentimental gift that will help communicate how much you care about the new baby coming into this world. 

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Top Baby Shower Games

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Baby Showers can be so much fun! It’s a great time to fellowship with family and friends to celebrate the soon coming baby! If you are the lucky one who gets to plan the shower, here are a few games you can include:

  • Sing It, Baby!
  • Measuring up Mommy
  • Here’s Looking at You, Kid!
  • Don’t Say Baby
  • Baby Truth or Dare
  • The Seventh Gift
  • Dig out the Pins

These baby shower games are some of the most common played. They are a great way to break the ice and let the guests get to know each other.

Here is the run-down on how to play each game:

In Sing It, Baby!, the guests form a circle. They can sit or stand. Then, each guest must sing a line or two from a song that has the word “baby” in it. When the first player has finished, the next person seated on her right has ten seconds to sing another “baby” song. “Baby” songs cannot be repeated, thus, participants who repeat a song or cannot think of a “baby” song get booted out of the game. The last person singing in this shower game wins a prize!

Measuring Up Mommy gives the guests the freedom to measure mommy’s size. Have a couple of toilet paper rolls ready and ask each guest to estimate the size of mommy’s girth by cutting the toilet paper to their guess size. Then each one wraps the toilet paper that they cut around the new mommy’s stomach. The closest length that fits around the mommy’s stomach wins a prize!

Remember how you looked when you were a baby? This game takes you down memory lane as you need to dig up your old baby pictures. Here’s Lookin’ At You, Kid! requires you to request all the guests coming to bring the cutest baby picture of themselves to the shower. Upon their arrival, secure each baby picture and assign a number per picture. During the game, lay out all of the baby pictures and give each guest paper and a pen. Ask them to identify as many baby pictures as they can. The guest with the most number correct is the winner.

Don’t Say Baby is precisely that! Don’t say “baby” during the entire length of the baby shower. The object is to keep the diaper pin that was given to you upon your arrival. If you say “baby” it will be taken away from you. The person with the most number of diaper pins collected at the end of the baby shower wins a prize.

Play Baby Truth or Dare by writing down baby trivia, some correct and others purposely written incorrectly. During the game, ask if the baby facts are either true or false. Those who guess correctly win a prize, while those who don’t will be dared to perform in front of everyone else.

We all know that the single lady who catches the bride’s wedding bouquet is said to become the next bride. The Seventh Gift is not so much a game, but more of a fable that says that the giver of the seventh gift that is unwrapped will be the next expecting mother. Avoid “planting” the seventh gift.

Last but not the least, Dig Out the Pins is the game that tests the agility of the guests as they fish out diaper pins from a large bowl filled with uncooked rice. Players have two minutes to fish out as many diaper pins as possible. The guest with the most number of pins at the end of the game brings home the prize.