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Tuesday, January 24, 2006
Don't Drink the Water
I know a lot of pregnant women. A lot. There are about 4 people at work who are pregnant, two of whom are due around February. Then there are my friends A & S who are both due in March, and my bestest friend H is due in May. Sigh. That's a lot of babies.

Anyway, I went to A's shower on Saturday. It was so good to see her because she lives in Houston, and this was the first time I have seen her knocked up. Isn't she cute?

She and I did a dance duet together at competition in high school. OMG, if I could only find the photos of that costume. We rocked.

Back to the shower. The snacks were great, the cake was to die for, but, and this is a big but, we did have to play some games. Here a picture of my pictionary team. The clue was "Ointment". See the tube I'm drawing? Pretty good, huh? We won when one of my team members shouted out "Ass Ointment"! Yes, ass ointment indeed. Too bad there are no pictures of my drawing of "Labor". Oooo, that was a doozy.

So now I have to start planning H's shower. We have the date and location set, but now we have to come up with a plan. Games or no games? I'm always against games, but I have to admit the pictionary was fun. So all you moms, did anyone do anything cool and different at your shower that I could shamelessly steal? Anything I should totally stay away from? Any input will be highly appreciated.


Blogger pack of 2 said...

I have no game ideas. I did RSG's first baby shower but I couldn't tell you what games we played. I really just wanted to say that you are so cute in your pictures:)


Blogger TBG said...

Dont drink the water is right!

Everyone is pregnant around here as welll...not me though!

I am not a fan of the games!

Blogger Kami said...

Hmmm, I don't think we played any games. We had a couple's shower, and it was a BLAST.

Blogger Isabel said...

I'm staying away from the water here at work. Everyone is off having babies.

I went to one shower where they did the standard, don't cross your legs, the measuring of the string game.

There was also baby bingo. You pass out blank bingo card, you write different things in the sqare that the mom to be might receive. As she opening gifts, you x out the box.

Blogger Football Widow said...

I'm not usually for the games either. We did the Bingo thing at my shower it was ok.

The last shower I went to they asked that we not wrap the gifts so that they could be displayed. It was really cool b/c there was this room full of cool baby stuff and everyone just went and played/looked at it and the mommy to be didn't have to open the gifts and ooh and aah. Which is exactly what she wanted.

Dude, I am with you on being against games. I hate them and I won't be playing any at my shower, so I got nothing.

Blogger Spikey1 said...

Oh sure, don't include me in your list!

Blogger Tammy said...

Stay away from the baby food game. Mom to be has taste the baby food. Never good for a pregnant woman.

There is a reason I would bring bottled water from home last year. Everyone was pregnant!

Blogger piannist said...

OK - I love your blog and am a frequent lurker, but now that nobody knows any games I just have to start commenting too. My family is big into games. This one sounds lame, but it's a riot (especially at my own baby shower last spring).
As people arrive, give them something that attaches to them - a clothespin seems to work well. Let them know there is a tabboo word (we used the word "baby," but anything baby related that people would say frequently at a shower would work). The game lasts the entire shower. Whenever someone hears someone else say the tabboo word, their clothespin is up for grabs to whoever gets to it first. As you accumulate even more clothespins, there is more at stake as you can take all of someone's if they say the word (I usually do pretty well, and then mess it up near the end and then someone gets a handful of clothespins from me). Sounds dumb, but it is so much fun. Lots of diving across the room, jumping on people, etc. Whoever has the most clothespins at the end of the shower wins a prize. I highly recommend it.
By the way, my brother "playsbyear" lives in Austin, if you want to check out his blog.

Blogger Carrie said...

I could really do without the games at showers, but I think they're good ice breakers for the people who don't know each other.

Some of the games I've played are the baby stuff word scramble:
List of ten baby items scrambled, like - ttbleo is bottle...etc..

Then there's the memory game. Put lots of baby items on a tray and let everyone look at it for like 30 seconds, then hide it and see who can write down the most stuff - the mom-to-be gets to keep the stuff!

Blogger Lucky Lum said...

I normally think games are a bit cheesy at showers, unless they are drinking games! Might not go over so well with the preggos...
This is a good one: get five diapers and melt a different chocolate candy bar in each one (looks like a poopy diaper). They have to guess the candy bar in each one.

Blogger Lisa said...

Ok The melt the chocolate into diapers sounds really funny. What a cool idea. I got nothing. We always set a timer. ANd when the timer rings, whose ever gift the prego chick is opening gets a prize. Or someone has a big jar of pennies and we have to guess how much it weights or how many pennies. Just a thought.

Blogger aka_Meritt said...

I HATE doing stupid games at showers; all kinds of showers. LOL.

But... yeah, the pictionary one actually sounds fun!

Blogger Cara said...

At my baby shower we had the baby word scramble (which was surprisingly challenging), the guess-what-kind-of-chocolate-bar-is-melted-in-the-diaper-to-make-it-look-like-poop (the best part was seeing the looks of disgust on my mom's snooty friends' faces with this one), the taboo word game (the word was "baby") and guess-the-baby-food game (no one had to taste it though. The labels were just taken off of glass baby food jars and you had to guess what food it was - also surprisingly challenging.)

I guess whether I did games would depend on who the shower was for. If it was for Molly, no games. If it was for my friend Tiffany (who is preggers and who threw my shower) then I probably would because that's what she would want.

Anonymous Kim said...

get jars of baby food, remove the labels, number the jars. guests take turns passing around closed, sealed jars and guess what fruit, veggie or meat it is. best thing, food serves as a gift for baby.

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