This game is a great way to remind the mom, and tell the child, what life was like the year of his or her birth.
To set this up, along with the invitations, ask each guest to bring an item to place in a time capsule for the baby. Each item should be something that represents today's culture, such as a newspaper with a significant headline, a celebrity tabloid, a DVD or CD of a popular movie or singing sensation, a photo of the town where the baby will live, or even a personal letter about what it's like in today's society, or what the baby's mom and dad are like.
At the shower, each guest shows the item she brought and explains why she made that choice.
The items are placed into a treasure chest to be stored for safekeeping until the parents decide the child is old enough to appreciate the meaning.