When you have a party that will last 3-4 hours you want to make sure your guests are entertained. At least 2 games or activities should be played at a baby shower that will last that long. The question is how to pick activities that are fun for everyone.
That can be a tough question to answer. It all really depends on your guests. There are interactive games that get your guests up and moving, some will tap into the competitive nature of some friends or family and then there are quieter games or activities that anyone can participate in. If you know the personalities of most of your guests (you won’t please everyone) then you will be able to choose fun baby shower games that everyone will enjoy.
Another thing you may want to consider is how much preparation you want to do for these games. Do you want to open a package and hand them out (or place at each table/place setting)? Do you want to worry about bringing paper and pencils for everyone to participate in the game? Or are you ambitious and want to create your own baby shower game that is Pinterest-worthy? It may not seem important to pay attention to these details until you’re setting everything up for your shower and realize that these extra steps may be cutting into your already precious time.
Timing is important when playing your games. Guests won’t really appreciate activities, no matter how much they may enjoy them, if you try to play them during a meal. If you play the games in the time between guests arriving and the food being served they may be more willing to participate. There are also games that guests can take part in while mom-to-be is opening her gifts, such as baby gift bingo. The idea is to have your guests participate and enjoy themselves. Timing is definitely something that should not be overlooked.
We try to make the baby shower planning process as easy as possible. The baby shower games we offer on our site are not only fun, but they require minimal or no preparation. That’s one less thing you need to worry about. And most of our games qualify for free shipping.