Some people love baby shower games and some people don’t. For those of us that love baby shower games, “Don’t Say ‘Baby'” is a classic. Traditionally, it is played with diaper pins. Each guest is given a diaper pin (or safety pin) to pin to their clothes, then instructed not to say “baby.” If they are caught saying “baby,” the person who catches them gets to take their pin. At the end of the shower, the person with the most pins wins.
For someone who has dressed up, or worn a knit top to the shower, putting a pin (or several pins) through their top will make them cringe. To keep your guests from getting holes in their nice outfits, make these great “Don’t Say ‘Baby” bracelets instead. Not only are they a way to play the game, but you can give the silver heart charms to guests as prizes for winning other baby shower games, and the whole bracelet becomes a fun favor for them to take home!
Each guest gets a baby shower charm bracelet when they come in. Put a silver heart and three pacifier charms on each bracelet. This lets the guest have more than one chance at not saying “baby.” And, even if they lose all of their pacifier beads, they will still have a bracelet with a nice heart charm. Each charm has a lobster clasp on it, making it easy to take off and put on while the baby shower games are being played.
Bracelet baby shower games supplies:
- Darice Pacifier Beads (You can use blue, pink – or assorted)
- Loop cable chain
- 10mm jump rings
- Heart charms
- Lobster clasps
- Jewelry pliers
Start by cutting lengths of chain. 7″ is usually a good length, but you can make a couple 8″ lengths for people with larger wrists.
Get together the pieces you need to make the charms. For each charm, you need a lobster clasp, jump ring, and pacifier bead.
Open each jump ring, string on a bead and a lobster clasp, then close it. To open a jump ring, use two pairs of pliers. Put a pair of pliers on each side of the slit in the ring, then twist one pair of pliers towards you, and one away from you. This opens the jump ring without distorting the circular shape. To close the jump ring, just reverse the twist to line up the two sides of the ring.
If you are expecting a lot of shower guests, this is a great task to do while watching TV.
Add a jump ring to one side of your bracelet chain, and use a second jump ring to attach a lobster clasp to the other end.
Attach three pacifier charms and one heart charm to each bracelet. If you have extras, you can add them to the mom-to-be’s bracelet. Be sure to set aside extra heart charms as prizes for the winners of the other baby shower games.
Your guests will have fun showing off their new accessory, and collecting charms during the shower as they win!