diaper raffleA diaper raffle is a great way to help prepare moms-to-be with one of baby’s most essential items while breaking up the usual array of baby shower games with something out of the ordinary. There are several ways to go about holding a diaper raffle at a baby shower.

Include a note or cute poem with the shower invitation explaining that guests who bring a package of diapers will be entered into a raffle for a prize. Guests with last names beginning with A-F bring newborn-size diapers, while F-K brings the next size and so on. That way, the mom will receive a variety of brands as well as sizes – potentially enough to up to last several months. (If a specific brand of diaper is desired, that information (along with the rules for the raffle) can be added to the note.)

A gift card or, say, $50 in cash keeps the prize simple, while a gift basket containing a bottle of wine, a corkscrew and a couple of wine glasses can be quick, easy and affordable to put together.

diaper raffle ticket template
Diaper Raffle Ticket Template

As an alternative to bringing diapers is to put money in a box labeled “diaper fund” and offer tickets at $1 per ticket with the money dedicated toward a diaper fund. That way, guests who want to enter can do so at a low price, and mom and dad can purchase the diapers of their choice. Or, hold a 50-50 raffle – half goes to the baby, half to the winner. (The winner may even opt to give their half to the baby.)

Create a keepsake by personalizing your raffle tickets with baby shower-themed graphics, the date of the shower and baby’s name/gender (if known), and printing the tickets out at home using perforated paper in fun colors. Have fun and enjoy!

Lucinda Rowlands
Lucinda Rowlands

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