Published June 05, 2010 by
I may be corny, but my favorite part of a baby shower is game time! Maybe it's my competitive nature, or my love of winning prizes, but in any case I'm always first in line for game time. Over the years I've played some fun baby shower games and even been inspired to create a few. The ones listed below work perfectly for a flower-themed shower:
Flower Word Scramble - Scramble up the letters to popular flower names and have guests arrange them in the proper order. The first one done (or the one with the most correct answers) wins a prize. Excellent flower names for this game are gladiolus, daffodil and delphinium, but you'll also want to include a few easier names like rose, daisy and tulip.
Guess That Flower - Visit a flower store or farmer's market prior to the shower and gather a number of blooms. Make sure you know the name of each flower, and put each flower in a different vase (baby bottles work well for vases in this case). Number each flower and have guests write down the name - the person with the most correct answers wins. A great prize for this game is to gather all of the flowers into a beautiful arrangement and present it to the winner.
How Many Petals - As mentioned in my previous post, ask your shower guests to estimate how many petals are contained in a certain bloom (daisies are perfect for this game). Let mom pull the flower apart and the person with the closest estimate wins! Present her with a floral-scented candle, bubble bath or hand lotion.
Flower Colors - Announce certain flower names and have each guest (including the mother-to-be) write down the first color that comes to mind (like red roses, white baby's breath, yellow daisy, purple iris, etc). See which guest has the highest number of matches to the new mom and reward that person with a suitable prize.
X Marks The Spot - Purchase personalized blooming lemonade packets and mark one of these packets with an X on the back. Place the packets in a basket and make sure your guests select one (or two) as a take-home favor. Before the shower ends, ask your guests to check the back of their packets, the person who holds the marked packet wins a prize!