My hope for this blog is that it is a haven of Christ-centered hope for women walking through infertility. But this is also a place where new life is celebrated… empty wombs being miraculously filled, and aching hearts being made new. Regardless of how or when it comes about, new life is worth celebrating, and praising God over!
So this post is for the women whose empty wombs have been filled. I hope you are soaking up every moment of pregnancy.
There is nothing quite as magical as experiencing the miracle of welcoming a new baby to the family, and if it is your first time, it can be both a rewarding and harrowing experience, especially in the months leading up to the birth of the new member of the family. New parents have friends and family to share in the journey, as well as to give them love and support at this time, and one fun way that family and friends show their support is through… baby showers!
Baby showers are a time-worn tradition, and whether or not you choose to throw one for yourself or have one of your child’s godparents throw one for you, it is bound to be a special event. Playing games at the baby shower is always a great way to make the event more fun. Here are some games you may want to play:
1. Daddy Relay
Being a parent requires a very special set of skills. From changing diapers to making formula, burping the baby, and dressing her up, it can all be frustrating for first-time parents – especially the dads! This game allows them to practice these skills, while pitting them against other dads. To play the game, secure some baby dolls – one for each of the participants – and some diapers, baby powder, baby wipes, baby clothes, and baby bottles. Set these up in stations across your house, and ask the dads to line up at the starting line, handing them one doll each. Have them go to each station and perform the set tasks on their baby doll: changing the diaper, dressing the baby, and feeding it in the proper position – complete with burping!
2. Baby Shower Bingo
With Free Bingo Hunter, there are now hundreds of online bingo sites that transform the game with varied themes, and custom bingo is always a big success. The game has been used in bridal showers and baby showers for a while, and all you’ll really need are custom bingo cards like the ones on Babbee.com. The cards have items you would often see at a baby shower, and the host draws bingo call cards from a hat. The first to complete a bingo pattern wins the game. This is one of my personal favorites.
3. Clay Babies
This is probably one of the most fun games you’ll ever play at a baby shower – and you might even discover that some of your friends have hidden talents in the process! All you need is some modeling clay – enough for all your participants – and some space for them to work. Give your participants some time, maybe 10-15 minutes, to create their own babies out of the modeling clay, and then pick which one you think is the best! You could have different categories too, such as Most Creative, Most Disturbing, Most Realistic and Most Lazy.
What games have you played at your baby showers?