Baby showers are a great way to celebrate the upcoming arrival of a new baby.
However, many parents nowadays are looking for alternatives to the traditional baby shower games.
Whether you’re planning your own baby shower or attending one, here are some ideas that will bring fun and joy but without the need for games.
Make a time capsule
Creating a time capsule is an excellent way to capture this special moment in time.
Ask each guest to bring something small that symbolizes their hopes and wishes for the new baby, such as photos, stories, quotes, cards or letters.
Put all of these items into a box which can be opened by the baby when they get older.
Not only is this idea sentimental, but it also makes for great conversation while guests are deciding what they want to include in the box!
Create a memory book
Memory books give guests an opportunity to write down their thoughts on this momentous occasion.
You can provide blank journals or scrapbooks where guests can share their best advice for raising kids, inspiring words or funny anecdotes about parenting.
Guests can draw pictures or write poems – whatever they feel like doing! Then at the end of the party you can compile all of these memories into one book that will serve as a cherished keepsake.
Baby photo booth
A photo booth is always a hit at any party! Set up a designated space with props like balloons and tiaras so everyone can take fun and silly pictures with the expecting parents-to-be! This is also another way to create lasting memories from the day.
If you’re feeling extra creative you can even turn it into a guessing game; have each guest guess who will be more likely to do certain activities with the baby (e.g., who’ll change diapers more often).
Bonus Points if there’s an adorable sign above it saying “Welcome Baby So-And-So!”
No matter how you choose to celebrate your little one’s arrival, remember that it doesn’t have to involve playing traditional games in order to make it special! With these unique alternatives, your baby shower will be sure to stand out and leave your guests with wonderful memories that won’t soon be forgotten.
Celebrate this joyous occasion in style with any of these ideas – and don’t forget to take lots of pictures!