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Here is a game my girls have enjoyed when they have attended showers in the past:

 

As each person gets there, you give them a clothes pin and tell them what the "the word" is - something like the word "shower" or "baby" or "mother" - anything that would come up in common talk.

 

When someone says that word, a person who heard them say the word tells them they just said "the word" and collects their clothes pin(s). At first, you will only get one pin from a person. But, as time goes on and some have collected pins, you get ALL the pins they have if they say "the word".

 

At a set time, you see who has the most pins and they get some kind of goofy gift.

 

After that time, it is no longer off limits to use "the word".


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3 hours ago, Alan said:

Stupid or what.. I had no clue what it was :)

 

I had to Google it!  .. Is this specifically a USA thing? Or am I still not getting out of hibernation often enough? 

  :D

I had to Google it too...then I wol.jw it too. And I found an interesting article:  

What Is the Bible’s View?

‘Showering’ with Gifts?

https://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/101977250?q=baby+shower&p=par


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48 minutes ago, Daniela said:

  :D

I had to Google it too...then I wol.jw it too. And I found an interesting article:  

What Is the Bible’s View?

‘Showering’ with Gifts?

https://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/101977250?q=baby+shower&p=par

Thanks Daniela

 

Wow there is a lot in that article to consider for these type of events....


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Take the labels off of the baby food jars and have people guess what it is...u can do by sight but it's hilarious to do it by taste...

 

Decorate onesies for the baby

 

Each person can bring a book and wrote a message to the little person inside to encourage reading

 

Get a doll baby and have a race to see how fast one can diaper a baby doll

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I liked this game where someone asks the baby names of various animals and the ones who guess the most names win.

Also, it was mentioned, but guessing how many something is in a jar is big thing here.

I'd like to see one that had pin the diaper on the baby. If you think actual pins are too dangerous, it can be velcro the diaper on the baby


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we have baby showers in the US and they vary greatly

 

I often joke that an 'American sisters' baby shower is a few of her friends having tea and sandwiches and handing her diapers and clothes

 

while the local Spanish friends rent a hall ....get a DJ - organize some food --- and have an excuse to have a huge party......

 

my hall has a ton of young folks ....so we have had about 15 baby showers last 2-3 years

 

the sisters get together and include the younger girls ---- meanwhile the guys get together at a different house and have a night with the men and boys

 

just helps with association

 

by the way my favorite game is having like 15 baby pictures from friends in the cong/family and having a game to guess who they are now as adults

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we have baby showers in the US and they vary greatly
 
I often joke that an 'American sisters' baby shower is a few of her friends having tea and sandwiches and handing her diapers and clothes
 
while the local Spanish friends rent a hall ....get a DJ - organize some food --- and have an excuse to have a huge party......
 
my hall has a ton of young folks ....so we have had about 15 baby showers last 2-3 years
 
the sisters get together and include the younger girls ---- meanwhile the guys get together at a different house and have a night with the men and boys
 
just helps with association
 
by the way my favorite game is having like 15 baby pictures from friends in the cong/family and having a game to guess who they are now as adults

Isn’t the father having a baby as well? So why separate the parties? Isn’t it a good reason for EVERYONE to get together?
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7 hours ago, Thesauron said:


Isn’t the father having a baby as well? So why separate the parties? Isn’t it a good reason for EVERYONE to get together?

Tradtionally, baby showers are for women only. It's considered a feminine/girly gathering where women talk about "women things" or "motherly" things.

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Tradtionally, baby showers are for women only. It's considered a feminine/girly gathering where women talk about "women things" or "motherly" things.

I’ve been to plenty of those things. They’ve been fine mixed parties. I am overall a bit anti parties where you separate spouses as a rule. The latest one also had a number of single brothers who were friends of the couple, invited to celebrate the arrival of a new baby. And they brought some personal gifts, as well,

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We do a few games.  Usually, you get married couples for these games.  It is best if you get couples of different age ranges.  From newlyweds to 40+ year married couples.  In hispanic culture baby showers are family affairs.

 

Baby food game

The husband sits on a chair and you have the wife put a baby bib on him.  Then you blindfold the wife and you have her feed her husband baby food.  Winner finishes the baby food first.   Everyone will be laughing and it will make a mess.  I don't remember if you blindfold the husband also.

 

Baby crawling to mom game

The other game involves the husbands crawling on the floor like babies towards the wives and then the wives feeding them from a bottle.  the first to finish the bottle of milk wins.  while crawling the husband must have all 4 limbs on the ground.  This is funny cause some are fast at crawling and some are fast at drinking bottles.  So you get a few last minutes comebacks on this game.

 

There is one with diapers but can't remember it.

 

All of these games make a mess but there will be a lot of yelling and laughing.


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