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Baby Shower Writing Games

 by: Concrete Abstract

Writing games are great to have at baby showers! Not only do they encourage everyone to participate and interact with each other, but the papers and cards themselves serve as a wonderful keepsake for the mom-to-be. Just collect the cards and papers into a memory box or scrapbook, and she’ll have a timeless snapshot of that special day.

Below are some writing games you’re bound to enjoy. It’s a good idea to match all the papers, cards and invitations to each other so that they’ll coordinate nicely when you present them in a memory box or scrapbook to the mom-to-be.

“My first…” predictions

Everyone will have milestones that mark important moments in their lives — including the baby! Guests fill up blank cards predicting the baby’s future milestones, such as “my first date,” “my first day in pre school,” “my first friend,” etc. They can write the experiences like a journal entry, as if the baby were explaining what happened on that particular occasion.

The cards are half a letter size — 8.5 x 5.5”. Each card will have one milestone followed with plenty of space to describe the occasion. Before the party, place them on tables along with plenty of pens. After a few hours and plenty of writing, collect and distribute the cards among the guests and have them read aloud what everyone wrote.

Here is a partial list of some of the milestones you can include. Have two of each so that you can have two different perspectives of each milestone.

My first date, my first kiss, my first crush, my first day at pre-school, my first day at college, my first friend, my first nightmare, my first words, my first haircut, my first time riding a bike, my first time driving a car, my first fight.

Advice cards

Parenting is a difficult job, and the parents-to-be need plenty of advice! Tie a string on two poles and hang small cards using clothespins. Each card has a “how to” topic on which the guests can provide the answer. Encourage the guests to browse through the hanging cards and pick a few they’d like to write about. Remind them that the advice can be anything from heartfelt to humorous to factual. Once they’ve finished writing, have them sign their name on the back and re-hang them on the string. When all the cards are completed, the parents-to-be read each of them aloud. For an extra challenge, they can guess who gave the advice before reading the name on the back.   (continued...)

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