Virtual Baby Shower Mad Lib Advice

I hosted a baby shower for a friend recently, and struggled to find things to make a virtual shower feel fun. One common idea is a “mad lib”–collectively shout out random words to create nonsensical “advice” for the parents.

But most of the ones I found online were, frankly, crap. They were sexist or made fun or the pregnant person’s body or were really short.

So I wrote my own! It went pretty well, so I thought I’d share with you.

Mad Lib Baby Shower: Advice for New Parents

Your sweet little [vegetable] is almost here! We are so [emotion] for you! Your [adjective] friends wanted to give you the best advice, so here it all is:

  • Don’t forget to carry a [noun] and a [noun] in the diaper bag.
  • You can save $[number] a [unit of time] by using [material] diapers!
  • Be sure to wash with [smell] soap.
  • If the baby won’t stop [verb ending in -ing], try to [verb].
  • You should have at least [number] of [plural nouns] at all times.
  • If the baby is [temperature], be sure to [verb] them in [clothing item].
  • Never [verb] a baby; call [person] if you need help.
  • When baby cries, sing [song name]; it works every time!
  • On tiring days, remember that you are [adjective]!

Here’s how that worked for us:

Your sweet little brussel sprout is almost here! We are so fearful for you! Your bubbly friends wanted to give you the best advice, so here it all is:

  • Don’t forget to carry a nipple and a hammer in the diaper bag.
  • You can save $42 a second by using leather diapers!
  • Be sure to wash with smoky soap.
  • If the baby won’t stop smiling, try to crawl.
  • You should have at least 16 handcuffs at all times.
  • If the baby is 126 degrees, be sure to wiggle them in shoes.
  • Never break a baby; call Elvis if you need help.
  • When baby cries, sing Roar!; it works every time!
  • On tiring days, remember that you are sticky!

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