If you have plenty of extended family around, it can be fun, and practical, to host a baby shower just for relatives. A new baby is an occasion everyone loves to celebrate and many of your family members will likely be happy to help with food, decorations and more. Be sure to send out family baby shower invitations at least a month in advance to give everyone plenty of time to clear their schedules and shop for the perfect gift.
While socializing with familiar aunts, cousins and relatives is sure to be an essential part of the fun, be sure to plan a few games to help keep guests entertained and provide opportunities to make a few lasting memories. Consider these ideas of activities that work for a variety of ages and offer the perfect balance of fun and whimsy.
For this activity, give each guest an inexpensive paper plate and a pen. Ask them to hold the plate on their forehead or on top of their head. Tell them you are going to describe the new baby and ask them to draw each body part as you narrate. Include the following in your description
Make those midnight diaper changes more bearable with this fun activity. Purchase a large variety pack of permanent markers and a package of small-sized diapers. Encourage guests to write advice, encouragement, puns or inside jokes on the outside of each diaper. A basket full of friendly comments will surely bring a smile to the new parents faces during those first few weeks.
Be sure to order thank you cards and pass around the envelopes during the party. Ask guests to address the card to themselves, so the new mom will have a stack of stationary ready after she’s done opening gifts and enjoying time with the family.
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