Throwing a baby or bridal shower around Christmas? Repurpose your holiday decorations for the occasion and add some seasonal games. You’ll be the best Ho-Ho-Hostess in town!
Replace some, or all, of your traditional tree ornaments with baby or bridal decorations. For a baby shower, tie baby socks, rattles, pacifiers, and other practical baby items to the tree with pastel ribbons. After the party, gift the Mother-to-Be with your "ornaments". You can do something similar at a bridal shower using mistletoe and household items like cookie cutters, kitchen utensils, or think about decorating your front door wreath with shower items too. It’s a fun way to welcome your guests to the party.
Add lots of candles to your décor. They’ll add elegance and foster the holiday spirit. Personalized candles make wonderful favors for your guests to take home.
Fill a Christmas stocking with small gifts for the guest of honor. Blindfold each guest and let them feel around inside the stocking. Then have the guests guess what’s in the stocking. The guest with the most correct answers wins a prize!
Have guests wear and play the Stocking Surprise Game! Its is such a unique game idea and a fabulous icebreaker. Who will be good and who will be bad? Well, that will be determined by what is inside their stocking of course! Award a prize to the guest who has the present (a small glass bead in the shape of a gift). The others will be opening up their stockings to reveal small pieces of, none other than, coal! Personalized to the name of your party guest, this is a great game to play and really gets guests in the spirit!
Have guests make or decorate ornaments commemorating the special occasion. Let the guest of honor judge the best ornament and give the winner a prize. Gift the guest of honor with the new ornaments – she’ll remember her shower for years to come! Or, if you prefer, each guest can take home the ornaments as the favor to keep as a memory of the shower.
As an alternative to the original Baby Bingo or Bride Bingo you may opt to play Christmas Bingo or other holiday games. More favors to take home are Christmas-Themed Lotions celebrating the new baby or Bath Salt Favors and more!
If you live in a snowy area – use it to your advantage! Build snowbabies or snowbrides. Advise your guests to wear their cold-weather gear and bring along some insulated gloves. Collect some accessories to decorate the snowbaby or snowbride and head outside for some old fashioned fun.
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