Here are some sample questions: Ahead of time, print each letter of the alphabet on an individual sheet of paper.
Once your guests are seated, pass out one sheet of lettered paper to each person along with a supply of markers, crayons, colored pencils, and stickers.
For instance, the person who receives envelope number 13 will write a birthday message for the baby's thirteenth birthday and might say something about what a big milestone it is to become a teenager.
The cards will make special gifts for the baby throughout the years.
Ask each guest to decorate her page with things that start with the letter she received.
Depending on how daring you are and how your guests might react, you can come up with some good questions and answers.
At the shower, explain to all the guests what you've done, and tell the dad-to-be he needs to guess how his partner answered each question.
The other guests have to guess how many of her answers he'll predict correctly; whoever ends up closest wins a prize.
Buy blank stationery cards and individual envelopes, or cut heavy paper into cards and put all the cards into one big envelope.
Ask each guest to take a card and write down some encouraging words – maybe something that kept her going when she felt overwhelmed as a new mom, or some great advice that perked her up when she needed it.
Pass out blank greeting cards along with consecutively numbered envelopes to each of your guests.