First off I would like to say that I know what etiquette says about being involved in my own shower and am not looking to be judged. I am having 2 showers one thrown by my mom for family (older crowd/ more traditional) the second by my BFF ( college age crowd/ non-traditional). Originally I only gave input on dates and GL. However, now my Mom is getting divorced (its pretty ugly) and she is looking for more input from me.
That being said I am looking for input on games/ activities people like as well as how many to plan. I would really like to break up opening gifts with other things (I hate being the center of attention)... when you have been to showers as guests does it flow better to mingle-eat-games-presents-leave or is it better for it to all me mixed up?
My mom has a vintage baby bingo game from 2-3 gens ago, so that is definitely getting played. Should we do the whole card at once or spread it out between opening gifts?
I was also thinking about doing the measure the belly game and the one with the tray full of baby stuff. Are 3 things "to do" enough or should there be another game or other activities like don't say baby (etc that are ongoing)?
TIA for helpful suggestions and not judging my situation, both are greatly appreciated