5 Baby Shower Games for the Introvert Crowd
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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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.
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