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.
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!