Planning a baby shower? If so, you’ve probably heard of diaper raffles. But what is a diaper raffle, exactly? Well, it’s a fun and exciting way to get guests involved in the baby shower festivities. Read on to learn more about what a diaper raffle is and how you can use one for your next baby shower.
How does a Diaper Raffle Work?
A diaper raffle is a game that is played at baby showers. It's an easy to play game that involves asking your guests to bring diapers as their gifts instead of the traditional stuffed animals or other items.
Participants are then entered into a draw and given the chance to win special prizes such as gift cards or other fun items. This encourages guests to bring diapers as their gifts and helps build excitement among all those attending the shower!
Babies will use plenty of diapers over the years so by playing this game at a Baby Shower, will ensure that the new parents won't need to buy diapers for a while.
It also takes away the guesswork for the guests who might not know what else to buy as a gift. All they have to do is buy diapers of any size and they are automatically entered into the raffle!
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Diaper Raffle Instructions
To play the diaper raffle game, you will need some basic supplies such as;
- a few markers or pens
- index cards for each guest
- A table or basket to put the diapers in
- A bowl for guests to place their completed raffle card
- Prizes for the raffle winners
On each card, have the guest write his or her name along with the size of diapers they are bringing (if known). Place these cards in a basket or bowl near the entrance to your baby shower and encourage guests to fill in their cards in when they arrive.
At the end of the event, draw names from the bowl for prizes! If you want it to be even more exciting, add multiple prizes so everyone has multiple chances to win something special!
The Benefits Of A Diaper Raffle
Diaper raffles are great because they help lighten up any event while also providing practical gifts for new parents. Plus, it’s an easy way to keep track of who brought which gifts! No more wondering if Aunt Jane sent that onesie or if Uncle Jim got them those adorable booties.
Diaper raffles make it easy to see who brought what and how many diapers each person contributed. As an added bonus, you can also use this information later on when sending out thank-you notes!
Printable Diaper Raffle Tickets
These cute printable diaper raffle tickets and diaper raffle signs are the perfect addition to your Baby Shower. You can either print off the tickets and include one with each Baby Shower invitation, or have them at the entrance to your party with some pens to allow your guest to fill them out as they arrive.
Diaper Raffle Prize Ideas
When it comes to the prizes, you can get as creative as you'd like. You want your prizes to be exciting but not too expensive, especially if you are giving away more than one prize.
We suggest having one large prize and 2-3 smaller prizes.
Here are some ideas to get you started;
- Gift cards - These are always a hit. You could give away a few gift cards with a smaller dollar value instead of just one with a larger value. Try a range of different gift cards such as Amazon, Starbucks and Target
- Gift Sets – choose a gift basket filled with candy, snacks or beauty products.
- Movie Tickets - give a few pairs of movie tickets and let the winners have date night!
- Restaurant Voucher - choose a restaurant voucher for a dinner or brunch.
- Handmade Items - If you are creative, try making something special for the winner such as a home made body scrub.
No matter what prizes you choose, your guests will be sure to enjoy participating in the diaper raffle game and will love the chance to win a prize.
FAQ About a Baby Shower Diaper Raffle
What if the parents prefer a certain brand of diapers?
Most parents are happy to receive any brand or size of diapers for their baby. However, if you know the parents have a favorite brand, you can always ask your guests to bring that specific type so they know they’re getting something the new parents will actually use.
How many prizes should I give away?
We recommend having at least one large prize and 2-3 smaller prizes. This way everyone has a chance to win something special!
Do I need to include instructions on the raffle tickets?
No, you do not need to include instructions on the tickets. The guests will understand what it’s for and how to fill them out when they arrive.
Do I need to buy special prizes for the diaper raffle?
Not necessarily! You can get creative and use items you already have around the house to make special handmade gifts or put together fun gift baskets. Or you can pop out and get gift cards, movie tickets or restaurant vouchers.
How long should I keep the diaper raffle going?
The length of time will depend on how many guests you have. We recommend keeping it open for at least an hour so everyone has a chance to join in. Just make sure to draw the winners before the end of the party!
Diaper raffles are an easy and fun way to get people involved in your next baby shower. Not only do they provide useful gifts for new parents but they also make tracking contributions easier than ever before!
So why not give this game a try at your next baby shower? After all, there’s nothing like giving new parents one less thing to worry about during this exciting and sometimes overwhelming time in their lives.
More Baby Shower Games and Ideas:
Looking for a fun baby shower game that everyone can enjoy? Try baby shower charades! This classic party game is perfect for groups of all sizes and can be adapted to any theme. Get ready to have some laughs – your guests will love it!
Looking for a fun way to keep guests entertained at your next baby shower? Try one of these baby shower trivia questions. From classics to new challenges, there's something here for everyone. So get ready to test your knowledge and have some fun!