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February 23, 2010 08:00 ET

Baby Shower Games are Growing in Popularity, Especially for Celebrations for Experienced New Parents

In a Tight Economy, Baby Shower Games Shift the Focus From Gift-Centric to Fun-Centric

SPOKANE, WA--(Marketwire - February 23, 2010) - Since many party hosts have had to tighten their budgetary belts, second and third time moms are being showered differently than in recent, prosperous years, reports Creative Spark Media (www.creativesparkmedia.com), the world's most prolific party game developer. The nature of baby showers for experienced parents has shifted from gift-centric to an experience-focused event that better celebrates parenthood and the miracle of having a new baby. The company also found when celebrating subsequent babies, there has been a recent rise in popularity of involving the father-to-be. As a result, baby shower games have become an essential part of these parties.

"Rather than a full-blown shower intended for first babies, today's trend is to throw repeat parents 'sprinkles,' smaller, intimate gatherings with close friends and family, where gifts are minimal, but the event is full of games and focused on the celebration of the upcoming baby," said Heather Pieczonka, president and chief strategist of Creative Spark Media. "Printable baby shower games give men and women a common platform for fun -- and help keep the men's attention on the party and away from a football game that they otherwise would have playing in the next room."

Most families have baby gear from previous children and are delighted to celebrate in a smaller, more connected way. "I am going to have my fourth child this spring. I really didn't expect anything, but it warmed my heart when my friends got together to throw my husband and I a small party to celebrate this wonderful blessing," said Yasmine Oiknine, an Oakland, California-based mom-to-be. "We don't need much in terms of gifts, but I can't wait to see which baby shower games we play -- we've been discussing a fast-action co-ed icebreaker, a word-scramble, and possibly a couple's trivia game to keep everyone having fun."

www.Babyshowergamesatoz.com lists that among their more than 100 baby shower games, some of the most popular this year include: Baby Bingo, Baby Trivia, and a Nursery Rhyme Quiz. For $6.99 per game, printable baby shower games make hosting easy -- hosts purchase the game online and print as many copies of the game as they need for the next 60 days.

About Creative Spark Media

Creative Spark Media, the world's most prolific printable game developer, was founded with a goal of making parties more fun and less stressful by giving customers quick, easy, and fast access to games they print right from home or anywhere with an Internet connection. With approximately 500 unique games dedicated to all holidays and party themes, the company has sold more than 10 million games to over 300,000 party planners in over 100 countries.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Cindi Goodsell
    public relations consultant
    Creative Spark Media
    510-479-9015