If you go online to search for games to play at baby showers, 90% are nothing we in Kenya (or Africa) can try, so I will put a list that is very Kenyan and that is fun, granted some can be found online, but these ones make sense to us.
If you are going to play competitive games, have a reward for the wining team, this way they will look forward to the ‘games’, chocolates, etc.
A good way to involve the men is to make them leaders of the group (men like to lead).
Have everyone mention a list of baby items the MTB will need in the first year, write them down. If anyone repeats an item, they are out and will be skipped for the subsequent rounds.
2. Finish the lyrics
Think of all the nursery rhymes, write them down leaving blanks so that the groups think through and fill in the blanks.
Mary had a little lamb whose ___________________ was white as snow
Jack and Jill went up the hill to fetch a _________________ of water
3. Baby words Scramble
Have a list of some baby items names scrambled and have the groups unscramble them
Aybb iol Baby Oil
4. Baby items charades
In the groups, have a list of baby items that the groups try and guess as one of the members tries to demonstrate without using words. You can make it more interesting by having them demonstrate a phrase instead of a word.
e.g Pushing baby in a stroller, Breastfeeding in traffic, Changing a smelly diaper
5. Advice book
Give guests a card and ask them to write one parenting advice that really helped them when they were new parents. Put all the cards together and the new parents can always go through the little notes
6. Decorate a Onesie
Buy a couple of white onesies and coloured pens or even fabric paint. The guest can draw, write or decorate the onesie for the new baby.
Editor’s note: You can find a list of local stockists of party items, gifts and baby clothes vendors in our info center here at Mum’s Village.
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