There are quite a few baby shower game ideas for free online. Low priced games on pre-printed forms are also available and make it easier for your guests to understand the rules of the game and what is expected of each player. You no longer have to tear pieces of paper out of a spiral notebook at the last minute and spend fifteen minutes and two “trial game runs” explaining what your guests are supposed to write.
When you find games to print, you will look more organized than just handing out slips of paper to your guests to play your game ideas for free. Your guest of honor will appreciate the extra effort you went to to prepare for her shower with purchased games rather than game ideas for free.
I’m not going to lie to you – games for free are usually not as nice as printable games that you buy. When you buy games for a shower from online merchants, the printouts will look a bit nicer than the available baby shower game ideas for free.
Any printable games, however, will look nicer than just notebook paper. You should base your decision on paying for games to print on how much money you have invested in the shower. If you’ve overspent, you might want to sacrifice a little on the quality of party games you choose.
If you budget your shower money a little better, you might want to skip the free games and invest in some more professionally designed games. You can purchase single games to download for around $4 to $7 per game and game kits for under $10 to around $30.
These kits are about the same cost as you’d pay for just the games, and you get all kinds of extras, like baby shower name tags, a shower invitation generator, and party management tools.
I like the comprehensive kits better because you get more for your money and I love a bargain. You can use them again and again, loan them to friends and relatives who are hosting other showers, and even sell them on eBay or at a garage sale to recoup some of your money.
The games included (as well as all of the other aspects of the baby shower planning software) can be modified and specially personalized for your party. You can include the name of your guest of honor in a word scramble for instance. You can also make the printouts match your baby shower theme.
Basically, as with most things in life, you get what you pay for. If your guests are not acquainted with each other, you should skip the baby shower game ideas for free. When your guests don’t know each other, shower games are more important. You should be willing to spend more to have your guests interact and get to know each other.
If your guests are all family members or old friends who are already well-acquainted, you might want to spend more on shower refreshments or shower favors and find baby shower game ideas for free. Your priorities usually depend on your guest list.
Because you can usually pick up a baby shower kit for less than $30, I would advise you to go for the extra perks of a deluxe kit with a large number of printable games available. Whatever you choose, good luck and have a great shower party!