Boycotting Baby Shower Games

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How can I gracefully excuse myself from baby shower games?

Boycotting Baby Shower Games

So you've been invited to a baby shower but you're not impressed with the idea of being forced to play baby shower games. You can sit there and pout, but it's only going to make you look like a baby, and not a cute baby either. Instead of ruining everyone else's fun, go along with the games. Suck it up! Who knows, you might actually crack a smile. The question you have to ask yourself is what's the real reason behind your aversion to harmless baby shower games? Were you harmed while in your mother's womb during an unfortunate baby shower game accident? Probably not. The real reason might have something to do with feeling embarrassed or out of your comfort zone. If that's the real reason, plan to jump into help mode the minute anyone mentions baby shower games. For example:

  • Go to the kitchen to start getting the snacks prepared. The food is probably ready to go, but it still needs to be put on plates, etc.
  • Hide in the bathroom.
  • Change the subject by talking about personalized diaper bags.
  • Use the element of surprise to throw off the game. Randomly start opening the baby shower gifts.
  • If the gifts have already been opened, offer to start cleaning up the wrapping paper.
  • Ask to be the judge or referee. Every baby shower game needs someone to make sure nobody cheats. You could be that person.

Not everybody likes baby shower games, but instead of boycotting them, or protesting with “Save The Planet, Ban Baby Shower Games” placards, give a game a try. It might be more fun than you think.



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