5 Baby Shower Games for the Introvert Crowd

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I am not a fan of baby showers — not as the guest of honor or the attendee. When it comes to crowds of people, being the center of attention or having to interact with too many people drains my energy and can leave me feeling exhausted, so it's not my favorite way to celebrate a new baby or mom-to-be.

It's not that I don't love celebrating new babies or mothers, but because I'm an introvert, large, energetic crowds are not my thing. It's worse that I am also what I consider to be shy when around people I don't know, and so the games that often are a huge part of baby showers are something I dread.

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If you're hosting a baby shower or you're the guest of honor and you know you have a guest like me – or you, yourself, are an introvert like me – there are some ways to make sure we're comfortable and still be able to have games be a key part of your shower. Any games that don't require too much attention or interaction can be favorites for the introvert crowd and will also be fun for all types of guests.

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Name that baby

Who doesn't love baby animals? This game takes focus off the guests and moves the attention to the adorable animals, while each person writes on the card the name for each baby animal. It's light hearted and doesn't require too much interaction between guests.

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Guess the baby's birthday

This is a classic, standard game for most baby showers because it's fun to guess exactly when the baby will make his or her appearance into the world. It's a fast game, which means the introvert guest won't have to use up too much energy on people, and it's fun for everyone at the same time.

Love this idea? Purchase the stamp from etchythings, Etsy $4.85 and get the full tutorial for playing from While Wearing Heels.

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Wishes for baby

This is a sweet game because it will give the child-to-be something to read when they're older, and it will allow the introvert guest to focus on wise words without the draining worry of public speaking.

Love this idea? Purchase the cards from stockberrystudio, Etsy $10

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Guess the rhyme

Another game that can be done solo, this one is fun because it takes us all back to our own childhoods and tests our memory skills. The introverts will be happy to complete it on their own, as it doesn't involve too much interaction with the other guests.

Love this idea? Purchase the cards from GreenDotDesigns, Etsy $5.50

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Onesie decoration

A onesie decoration game is great because it can set the parents up with unique, one-of-a-kind outfits for their baby, and it's perfect for the introvert. You don't have to do too much talking, you can just focus your attention on making a great piece for your friend, and you don't need to know too much about crafting to do it.

Love this idea? Purchase a complete kit from BeauTiedAffair, Etsy $25

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What games are your favorite at baby showers? Share in the comments!

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5 Baby Shower Games for the Introvert Crowd

Devan McGuinness is the founder of the online resource Unspoken Grief, which is dedicated to breaking the silence of perinatal grief for those directly and indirectly affected by miscarriage, stillbirth and neonatal death. Using her own experience of surviving 12 miscarriages, Devan has been actively supporting and encouraging others who are wading through the challenges associated with perinatal and neonatal loss. Winner of the 2012 Bloganthropy Award and named one of Babble's “25 bloggers wh ... More

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