If you're planning a baby shower, Baby Shower Bingo could be the answer to your quest for an awesome party game. There are several ways to play, several variations and all present some really great baby shower fun. So what is this new form ob bingo. As a rule, this game is played on the same principles as traditional Bingo, but with some differences.
The first is the form of the cards. Though some people play this game on traditional Bingo cards but offering up prizes appropriate for a baby shower, most Baby Shower Bingo games are played using different Bingo cards. You can purchase Baby Shower Bingo as a prepackaged set so that you need only set up the game and call the winning "numbers." Note that these are usually words or pictures related to the baby and mom-to-be.
But if you're looking for something a little more unique, you can always make your ow Bingo cards. Start with blank cards. You can use the word "BINGO" across the top or use a word of your own choosing, just be sure that no letter is repeated in the word. You can then use traditional numbers or use words from a list you compile.
You can also ask guests for suggestions for baby names before the shower, and create your Baby Shower Bingo cards using those suggestions. If you want to print some really great keepsakes, print the cards complete with the mom's name, date of shower and allow guests to sign their cards with a personal message for the mom to keep. Another variation for Baby Shower Bingo can begin with blank cards given to each guest as they arrive.
Have guests write in the name of gifts they think the mom-to-be will receive. When a gift on their list is opened, they can mark it off until someone Bingos! This is a game you can't play online yet but a google search turns up some variations on this game. It's a good way to get suggestions for naming your baby. Obviously this is a game meant to be played by women. It is doubtful that you will find a version of this game on most bingo websites. This is a game to be played among close friends in a real life setting.
It is certainly a fun way to celebrate the anticipated arrival of a new family member. For those of you in urban areas the game is easily purchased and for those of you in rural areas the game can be found online.
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