Another great way to get people to connect and have fun at a baby shower is to play trivia games based around babies and parenting. There are many variations but to whet your appetite here are some of the best themes to use, with a few example questions thrown in. You can hand out a questionnaire at the start of the baby shower and collect them near the end, or for the braver amongst you, you can just ask the questions out loud and see how people respond.
TV BABIES TRIVIA
This theme has several sub-themes. Everyone loves cartoons but how many questions about cartoons can you actually answer now that time has gone by? Prepare to be humiliated by the kids’ knowledge in this game! What about celebrities and their babies? Can you match up the often bizarre name of a child with their famous parent or parents? And what about famous television families? How good are you at working out which character is a Ewing and which is a Geller?
QUIZ THE NEW MOMMY!
Another fun and exciting trivia game involves asking questions related to the Mom. Who really does know the Mommy the best? Ask the grandparents for help with putting these questions together.
MR AND MRS
This game could end in tears and is all the more fun for it! Ask couples the same questions but not within earshot of one-another, often the most fun couples to ask are the parents-to-be. Then go through the answers and see how each person views things! The best questions in this category should relate to disciplining children, questions on each of their bad habits, and perhaps a question on what date their wedding anniversary falls. Another variation of this game is to ask the Dad the question first and then bring in the Mom to see if she can guess what the Dad answered rather than giving her own answer!
Who is the best at remembering nursery rhymes then? What did Jack and Jill go up the hill to fetch? Who sat on a tuffet? What animals lived on Old MacDonald’s farm?
Some bonus example questions:
Which of your baby’s major organs develop first?
By 24 weeks how big is your baby?
A) 7 cm
B) 21 cm
C) 28 cm
D) 32 cm
What were the careers of the men in ‘3 Men and A Baby’?
A) Waiter, actor, mortgage broker
B) Actor, architect, songwriter
C) Architect, cartoonist, actor
D) Cartoonist, actor, salesman
What better way to break the ice at a baby shower than to play a game? We’ve got tons of game suggestions, and the first one we’d like to share is Word Scramble.
2) Pens or pencils
3) Paper or marker board (w/ marker pen)
There are several ways to play this very simple game. One of the best is to write phrases and words relating to childbirth and then mix up the letters in each phrase. So ‘epidural’ might become ‘dualpier’ and ‘lullabyes’ perhaps ‘blulayels’!
Just make a list of the mixed up words and gather everyone around a large board with pen in hand. Write out the mixed up word on the board and whoever is first to rearrange the letters and shout out the correct word wins the prize. Make sure everyone has a chance to guess and win a prize.
Another way to play this game – especially good if your guests already know each other – is to list the scrambled words on individual pieces of paper. Hand out a copy of each list and a pencil to your guests and give them 5 to 10 minutes to try and work out as many of the words as they can. The one who guesses the most words correctly wins the prize!
Here are few example words and their mixed up partners to start you off:
If you don’t have time to come up with words but still want to play this game, we’ve got you covered – here’s a free printable word scramble game.
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