Your baby shower guests and others can place bets on the date mommy's baby chooses to arrive. In case a tie needs to be broken, the baby's sex and weight are also guessed. The one closest to the due date without going over is the winner!
Playing the 'Due Date Guessing' game
Have guests write down the due date, sex and weight on a piece of paper. Also have them include their address so a gift can be mailed in case they are a winner!
'Guess the Due Date' prizes
Prizes will need to be given well after the shower, so choose something convenient to mail and won't require additional postage and a trip to the post office! Gift cards would make a great choice.
A 'Due date guessing' alternative
Have guests choose the due date, time of day, weight, sex and other baby-related unknowns (will he/she have hair?). Assign a point value to each variable and tally up the points once baby arrives. We like this alternative since you can miss the due date but still be in the game!
An ideal setting for this game
Since office baby shower seldom have time for a game, this makes a great office shower game!
When the 'guess the due date game is not appropriate
If your mama-to-be is having a C-section or adopting a child, this would be a poor choice for a game!