One of my favorite things to do at baby showers besides showering the mama to be with lots of love is the fun baby shower games. There are so many fun games and quizzes out there.
One of my favorite games is to have a blank bingo card and fill it up with things you think she’s going to receive as gifts at the shower. As she opens up her gifts you mark them off. The person to get a row filled first is a winner and gets a nice little prize. I love bingo because it’s all about luck and not about who or what you know. Although, I still like some of those quizzes out there. What’s fun is there are so many sites where you can find some fun quizzes and then print them out on your favorite digital paper.
I’m using Modern Baby by Nikki Epperson and Amy Stoffel for these bingo cards. I love the bright colors and the fun alpha blocks. I’ve also made the template available for you to download so that this really is a super quick project to put together.
I wanted to keep this simple since I know putting together a dozen or more of these might take some time if I had made them elaborate but feel free to get as elaborate as you want with this. You could add some glitter or maybe even some fabric flowers and buttons. Have fun with it.
- Modern Baby by Nikki Epperson and Amy Stoffel
- photo editing program that uses .psd files (Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, etc…)
- Bingo card template – :::DOWNLOAD HERE::: for template I created for you, if you’d like
- Epson Premium Matte Presentation Paper
- Mono Adhesive Permanent
- decorative scissors or border punch of your choice
- Fiskars Paper Trimmer
One of the papers in the kit had squares that I thought would be perfect to use for markers, so I printed it up and then cut out the squares using my paper trimmer. I then used the template that I had created and “clipped” some solid papers to it.
I created the template to be used 2 ways, either with all the same background paper or for 4 different papers per page. I also clipped the solid brown paper to the “grid” or you can recolor it. I deleted the “baby” layer and grabbed the alpha blocks from the kit and resized them to match/fit the top of the grid.
I printed the Bingo cards without the alpha blocks and then printed the alpha blocks on another sheet. Since I had so much extra space on the paper and I don’t like to waste high quality paper, I added a coordinating polka dot paper behind the alpha blocks to be used as trim later. You can see in the picture above, how I did that.
I then cut out the cards and the alpha blocks. I also cut out 1.5in x 4.25in strips of the red polka dot paper. Using my tape runner, I taped the alpha blocks to the polka dot strips. Using my mini pinking decorative scissors, I cut the upper and lower border.
I then taped that to the top of the Bingo cards and there you go! You have some quick and simple game cards for your guests to fill out before the mama starts opening her gifts.
If you use my template, I’d love to see the cards that you create so link me up!
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