Here are some ideas for things you can do at a Baby Shower:
Surprise Baby Shower
Invite the mom to your house for a Discovery Toys party. Have a DT consultant give her usual presentation, with a huge display of everything the guests have secretly pre-ordered.
After the presentation, play "Whispering down the lane" (where one person whispers something to another, continuing around the room to see how much the message gets messed up).
Be sure to position the mom as the last person to get the message : "This isn't really a
Discovery Toys party, it's a baby shower for ___!"
Then ask her if she likes the items the consultant presented. (Of course she will; they're Discovery Toys!) Tell her "Well that's good, because it all belongs TO YOU!" Watch her gush!
Print out stick-on address labels in a large font with the words in parentheses on the second line:
Marge Simpson (The Simpsons) Maggie Simpson (The Simpsons)
Olive Oyl (Popeye) Swee'Pea (Popeye)
Mrs. Pepper (Blues Clues) Paprika (Blues Clues)
Betty Rubble (The Flinstones) Bam Bam (The Flintstones)
Carol Brady (The Brady Bunch) Cindy Brady (The Brady Bunch)
Wilma Flintstone (The Flintstones) Pebbles (The Flintstones)
June Cleaver (Leave it to Beaver) The Beaver (Leave it to Beaver)
As you greet the guests, put a sticker on their back with the name of a famous baby or a famous mother. Each guest tries to figure out who she is by asking yes or no questions. A small prize is given out to everyone who figures out who they are. (note: a couple Discovery Toys Boomering Links would be a practical, affordable prize.)
Baby Grooves/Hot Potato Game
Give the Mom-to-be the music CD included in the Baby Grooves musical instrument set as your gift to her. Give one of the instruments to the person on her right. Make up a silly story that includes the mother's name and "baby." Everytime you say her name or the word "baby", the instrument passes to the right. The person holding it when you're done, gets to keep it.
How many Boomerings?
Ask guests to write down a guess of how many Boomering Links it would take to go around the pregnant mother. Have the dad-to-be or the hostess do the measuring.
Measure Up Cup Race
Divide cups by color: red/blue and yellow/green. Have 2 volunteers race to stack them up. The winner and the mom-to-be then have a stack off.
Read a Story Competition
Have 2 volunteers compete for best story reading.
Arrange toys from the Discovery Toys catalog on a large tray and have the mom try to memorize them. Then hunt through the catalog for info about each toy that you can remember.
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