I was so excited to have the opportunity to make 2 baby games for my Children’s Book themed baby shower thrown for me by my AMAZING family. These games are so fun to make!!! 🙂
I especially love the passive games where you can place them on the guest sign-in table or possibly set next to the diaper cake centerpiece and guests can play throughout the party. I have 2 favorite games I like to make; Candy Guessing Game & Baby Due Date Lottery.
Candy Guessing Game
The typical candy guessing games I see online usually involve loads of the same candy (sometimes color coded for baby’s gender) in a clear container (large glass jar or a jumbo size plastic baby bottle bank). I thought I would try to craft something different this time. I sought out to find a container large enough to hold a good amount of candy and plastic so guests can pick up and inspect from all angles. Bingo! I found the perfect container in the shape of a bear at Target filled with animal cookies.
You could use the animal cookies as your guessing “candy”. I prefer candy that is individually wrapped so I decided to fill it with Hershey’s Kisses; both original (silver foil) and cookies n’ cream (light blue foil). It took quite a bit of chocolate to fill that bear; (1) 40oz bag + (3) 10.5oz bags.
My next challenge was to hide the red lid and back/front labels.
- The lid: I cut out some baby fleece fabric, glued it onto the lid and tied a ribbon around it.
- The labels: I cut some blue wrapping paper the same shape as the labels and glued those on. I then searched online for a classic baby book theme involving a bear & kisses and found “A Kiss for Little Bear“. I decided to label the game “How many kisses for little bear?” – perfect!
*update: This bear has been so great to give to L&D nurses when you’re in postpartum. Here’s a few versions I made for my second baby and my friend’s second baby. It usually lasts the whole 3 days you’re admitted. 😜
The idea is to create a calendar with the due date in the middle and have the quests pay a dollar for each day they guess the baby will actually arrive on. You can decide to let them play the actual due date or not. I covered mine up with a sticker. The person who guessed right will be given the entire lottery pot and if there are multiple guesses the money would be divided of course. 🙂
This is an easy one – sort of:
- Use a 12×12″ scrapbook paper and adhere it to a 12×12″ card board which will help the ladies write there name on their date.
- Print out a plain calendar to adhere to the middle. I used my Canon printer’s letter size calendar template and enlarged it slightly to fill the 12×12″ area a little more. I usually just double stick tape everything together because it’s super easy and there’s no dry time. I LOVE Scotch permanent double sided tape!
- I printed out the word August in MS Word using outlined font, colored it in with a shimmer gel pen and cut it out with an Exacto knife. Can we say tedious?! – this is where the Silhouette Cameo machine would come in handy – a girl can dream, can’t she? LOL!
- I added a few baby boy scrapbook embellishments from Joann’s.
- Next it’s important to print out some cute directions to display next to the calendar, since this game will most likely be unattended until it’s game time. Something like: “When will little (name) arrive… Early or Late? Write your name on the day(s) you predict he will arrive. Drop a dollar for each prediction in the glass jar. Good luck!”
- Last but not least, the container for the money. I used a hurricane vase for this one.