I don’t know about you, but a Sunday afternoon baby shower 1-3pm floating just is not my kind of thing. Not that there’s anything wrong with that necessarily, but I just don’t get down with those kinds of affairs. I like to throw my showers at night, and on a weekend day. I think it allows people to feel a little less buttoned up and free to party. Baby showers don’t have to be totally proper!
And as cheesy as it might feel when you’re planning, people DO love to play shower games. They don’t have to be fancy either; I’ve played many games of bingo at showers I’ve thrown and attended and I’m always excited to be involved in some activity. But even more than being involved, people like the opportunity to win a prize. A prize will drive people do crazy things, and that makes for a lively party. At the last shower, we played bingo while our mother-to-be opened gifts but that’s only meant for one part of the shower. I like to have games meant to be played while people mingle. I think I found one of my new favorites.
So how do you play? Literally all you have to do is pick up an ice cube and drop it in your drink and let the games begin. When the ice cube melts, your plastic baby will eventually float free. At that point, you’ve won…and all you have to do is yell “My water broke!!” At this party it was a mad dash to the finish line with a little cheating involved from some but everyone seemed to enjoy it.
I bought the plastic babies from Party City and they were super cheap. I did try the whole “boil your water first to make clear ice cubes” thing that I saw on Pinterest. As you can see from the image above, that was not a successful endeavor. Save yourself the step. I did come up with this little poem and used a frame I had at home to make it look cute:
“Take an ice cube and drop it in your drink,
Faster than you know and before you can blink,
Your baby will be out right before your eyes,
Be sure to yell, “My Water Broke” to win your prize!”
Happy partying yall!