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baby shower game

I thought I’d share this fun and simple game we played at my sister’s baby shower. It was a French “bebe” shower, so we incorporated the French theme into our game too. I hosted the shower along with two of my sister’s sweet friends. I was so thankful for them! One of her friends actually lives in France…hence the French theme. It was so great to have her French input.

Vrai/Faux Game

For the game, each guest was given a card that read vrai (true) on one side and faux (false) on the opposite side. As we were cutting out the cards (the night before the shower) we were wishing we had thought to buy sticks to glue to them. But we didn’t think of that…and we didn’t have enough time to go get some, so the guests just held up the card with their hand instead of by a stick. Next time I will add a stick!

Melissa (the friend from France) taught everyone how to say “true” and “false” in French and they practiced a few times. Then she read through facts about pregnancy and babies in France. Each guest had to decide if the fact was vrai (true) or faux (false) and hold up their card to show their answer. The guest with the most correct answers won. Here are a few of the facts that were read:

In France, after giving birth, you stay in the hospital a minimum of 3-4 days for a non-complications delivery. (TRUE)

In France, you get paid maternity leave and can stop working up to 3 months in advance. (TRUE)

In France, they do NOT promote demand feeding. (FALSE – they highly promote it.)

In France, it is very expensive to have a baby in a state hospital. (FALSE – free, and really inexpensive in a private hospital.)

 Throwing a baby shower originated in France and thus a common practice before the baby arrives (FALSE – definitely an American tradition. In France, many people come to the hospital and sometimes bring gifts for the mom and baby.)

I didn’t think to take any pictures during the actual game. Bummer. But here we are after the shower holding up our true/false cards…you get the picture. 🙂

I’m not a huge game person and I think it is hard to find fun shower games, but this one was perfect! What are your favorite shower games? I might need some ideas for the next one!

Check back tomorrow to see the rest of the shower!

  • Jill - What a fun game! I’m not a big fan of games at baby showers either, and my sister-in-law knows that. So for my recent baby shower that she threw, she pre-painted square blocks in the colors of my nursery, and stamped the letters of the alphabet on them. Then, at the shower, each of the guests picked a block and wrote a message/verse/blessing for my baby on it. She finished the blocks off by adding stamps to any sides that were left blank. The blocks, along with a neat box she decorated to match the nursery as well, were part of my gift from her. I love the personal touch, and the guests had a lot of fun working on their blocks. Many of them chose the letter block that matched their name 🙂ReplyCancel

  • stephanie a. armstrong - so are you trying to tell us all something 😉

    thanks for sharing your ideas !ReplyCancel

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  • Ginger - That is a cute game. I really dislike games at showers but my friends and I always do baby/wedding bingo. It is super easy and it keeps people involved while the presents are being openend since everyone is hoping they win. We also put together a gift bag full of $1ish items for people to pick from once they’ve got a bingo. We normally fill up the gift bag with $1 jewelry items from forever 21. Cute shower!ReplyCancel

  • Ceri - I agree with Stephanie Armstrong, what is true for both YOU and your sister but false for the other 2?? 🙂 What does this picture mean??? 😉ReplyCancel

  • Jess - Stephanie & Ceri – Ha, ha! No news here. I didn’t even think of that when we were holding up the flash cards. It was just a coincidence. That would have been clever though! 🙂ReplyCancel