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Shower activities get a real bad rap, maybe it’s being spoon-fed baby food with a bib on that started it? Over the years we have one tried and true shower “game” and one new dark horse that we wanted to share today! We’ll never do away with shower games completely because most of the time the showers we throw have a mix of family, close friends, work friends, neighbors and it’ totally necessary to break the ice and help make people more comfortable and get to know each other. And since there is only one diaper for a new baby in our eyes (and literally all our friends, sisters and everyone we’ve ever asked), Pampers Swaddlers could be a perfect match for your baby! It helps your baby stay comfortable and clean, while also offering a handy wetness indicator to let you know when it’s time for a diaper change.
So what are these shower activities you might ask? Here’s a few easy ideas that get people out of their shell, talking and creating! First a lemonade bar! Creating their own special concoction or one of our favorites:
Provide lemonade and all the add-ins and let your guests create their own concoctions! It’s the perfect first activity while guests are still arriving, is easy to talk about and discuss and everyone is all smiles while they’re doing it! Here’s 4 recipes that we love to get people started:
PEACH PUREE + RASPBERRIES, CHERRY + LIME, WATERMELON + BASIL, BLUEBERRY + MINT
SECOND: Write a note on a diaper! Unwrap a package of Pampers Swaddlers and grab a felt tip pen. Let guests write words of wisdom, encouraging notes, funny thoughts, or wishes for baby and mama on the diapers. These messages can be hung on a clothes line at the Shower for the mama to be to take a photo with at the end of the day. Take that picture, put it in a frame and hang it in baby’s room – it will be a great way to remind mom she is doing great, even on those crazy days! Give them the confidence they need when they aren’t sure what to do and that they truly are the perfect parent for their new little one!
THIRD: Another creative craft we love to have for guests to work on is DIYing their own swaddles! You can buy bulk packs of muslin swaddle blankets online now and with fabric paint and some brushes they can each create their own swaddle for the mama-to-be. If she has a motif or color scheme she loves for the nursery it’s so easy to customize to fit! This tribal DIY was so easy with triangles and straight lines galore, perfect for your anti DIY guests!Here’s the end result in giant form! You can also swap out the swaddle idea for t-shirts. FOURTH: Now for the dark horse game! Now before we get too far into this, please know I KNOW this is whackadoodle. It came to me in a dream basically and it was for a shower for my friend’s 5th baby (1st girl!) where we knew we would need ice breakers and also that she was a good sport. The shower guests laughed all night at this, it ended up being so fun. Simply get quick phone photos of all your mama-to-be’s kiddos, husband, siblings, whoever you want included. Make sure they’re taken on the same plain wall and distance away. Print enough for each guest to have each person’s portrait and then provide scissors and glue.Let them create what they think this new baby is going to look like! We told you – totally weird but it was still a blast.