First, create bingo cards with the most popular baby names on them for both boys and girls, including the new baby’s name (if it’s already been chosen, of course!). If you don’t have time to create your own cards, you can also download some templates online and fill them in.
To play the game, ask players what they think the child’s name and gender is going to be. When a player gets the gender and the baby’s actual name right, you can hand out small prizes, or just congratulate them and let them have bragging rights for being so smart and knowing you so well. (You could also elaborate on the gender-reveal stunt by producing a cake with icing which hides the "pink" or "blue" sponge underneath until you cut it.)
Spice up the game even further by including names that are similar or connected to the baby’s name, without the real one actually appearing on the card. The player who uses their wits to guess the correct name again could receive a prize, or again, just take the ego boost for being clever enough to figure it out. In this example, you could use names that rhyme or all start with the same letter, or something similar (let your imagination run free).
Here’s a list of some popular girls’ and boys’ baby names that you could use from 2020 if you’re struggling to come up with your own:
THINGS YOUR BABY NEEDS
This adds an extra layer of fun by spicing up the reveal of each of the baby gifts by combining it with bingo! The suspense will be thrilling for both the hosts and guests as each gift is opened and revealed (unless you’re one of those sensible types who sends out a list of items for people to buy – but it’ll still be fun for everyone else). Again, create your own cards with the different items you’re expecting (or hoping) to get at the baby shower.
Here’s a list of different gifts you can use:
Our final theme or idea for a great baby shower bingo game is another favourite, especially if you’re also unboxing them – baby toys! Whether your inner child loves the idea of messing around with them, or you’re simply reminiscing about the toys you had when you were little, this is a fun theme for everyone to enjoy. You can also consider tweaking this game to include any young ones that may be around by using pictures instead of words – making it a fun and educational experience.
GET THE GUESTS TO MAKE THEIR OWN BINGO CARDS
While these three ideas are no doubt useful, if you’re hosting a baby shower, chances are your life is pretty busy prepping for the little one who’s about to fill your life with joy (and sleepless nights). One way to make this event a little less time-consuming and more fun (for you and your guests) is to ask the players to create their own cards to play different versions of the games we’ve suggested.
Simply provide them with the goodies they’ll need (cards with grids on them, and pens for writing), and maybe a list of things (like the ones we’ve provided above) to help kick things off. This will help you save a lot of time that goes into making each card unique, and your guests will have a good time putting their own cards together!
WHEN THE BABY SHOWER IS DONE, IT’S TIME FOR GOOD, OLD-FASHIONED BINGO!
When the fun (and madness) of the baby shower is over, what better way to relax than with some classic online bingo? At Lucky Pants Bingo, we understand that mums and dads need a fun, easy way to take their minds off things, which is why we offer our visitors both 75- and 90-ball online bingo games in a variety of flavours, including Speed, Burst, and Roller Coaster!
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Anonymous / 22 February 2021