No one wants to throw or attend a boring baby shower. The key is finding the perfect mix of ‘showering’ mom-to-be with gifts and playing fun baby games.
How do you plan an afternoon of fun?
First, you must determine the best games for your audience. Will your guests be subdued sitters or peppy party-goers?
This article will tell you the 30 Best Baby Shower Game Ideas for either party crowd.
1. Guess the Baby Food
Select 5-10 kinds of baby food and number them. Everyone must do a blind taste test and guess what kind of food they are tasting. This is a fun way to get everyone laughing, if you choose fruits and mild vegetables they are actually quite tasty.
2. Measure Mom’s Belly
When guests arrive, have them cut a piece of string, yarn, or toilet paper the length that is closest to the circumference of mom’s belly. When everyone has guessed you can measure to see who is closest.
3. Guess the Gestation
This is a fun game if you have guests who are content with staying in their seats. Pass out the paper and give everyone a couple of minutes to guess. At the end, whoever has the most correct, wins!
4. The Price is Right
Have guests guess the cost of common baby items. To spice up the game you can buy the items they are guessing on so that they can look at them closely. Plus, when you are done you can give all the products to momma-to-be!
5. Blindfolded Diaper Changing
You will need a blindfold, a diaper, a baby doll, and a stopwatch. Have guests race to change the baby doll blindfolded and see who is the fastest.
6. Baby Jeopardy
The sky's the limit with this well-known game. You can choose any category you want to tailor the game to your guest’s interests.
7. Play-Doh Babies
For this sculpting game, each guest will receive a tube of molding clay. Tell them they have a certain time to make their best baby. When you are done, mom gets to pick the winner. You are sure to get some giggles from this game.
8. Guess the Poop
While not for the weak stomached, this game will be sure to put a smile on your face. Choose various types of chocolate candy bars and smash them into a diaper. Number them and have your guests identify the candy.
9. Bobbing for Nipples
For this party game, you can use a baby bathtub or kiddie pool. Fill it up with water, toss in some baby nipples, and let the messy fun begin.
10. Diaper Toss
For this game, you will need some diapers and a bucket. Wet the diapers with water, for weight, and wrap them up. Let each guest take turns trying to toss the diaper into the bucket.
11. Don’t Say Baby
Everyone gets a clothespin when they walk in the door and instructions to not say ‘baby’. As the guests visit and enjoy themselves, they will have to listen for the word baby. If you hear the word, you get to collect a clothespin. The one with the most at the end of the shower, wins.
12. Baby Predictions
You can personalize your baby prediction game anyway you choose. Get your guests guessing everything from name and gender to eye color. When baby is born, review the guess cards and tell the winner, Congrats!
13. Baby Bottle Chug
Get some baby bottles and fill them up with your beverage of choice. Challenge your guests to compete against each other and see who can empty their bottle the fastest.
14. My Water Broke
Get some miniature plastic babies and freeze them in ice cubes. When making everyone’s drink, be sure to top it off with a baby-cicle. Instruct them to keep an eye on their baby and when it is fully melted to shout, MY WATER BROKE!
15. Midnight Messages
Each guest gets a card to write a witty message that will bring a smile to mom or dad’s sleepy face during your midnight diaper changes. Attach the cards to the diapers and package up the diapers with specific instructions to use at night only.
16. Pregnant Daddy
Gather balloons and men for this hilarious game. The men should put the blown-up balloon under their shirt and then race to see who can tie their shoes the fastest without popping their balloon.
17. Baby BINGO
The styles and templates are endless for this party classic. Have guests fill the boxes with gifts they think momma will open. When they get five in a row, they shout BINGO!
18. Guess How Many
Buy a baby bottle and fill it with a tasty treat. Have guests guess how many are in the bottle. The closest to the actual number wins a prize.
19. Mommy Advice Cards
Print cute note cards and pass them out to guests. Instruct them to write a funny or sweet message to mommy to read before giving birth. This can be advice, funny stories, or Bible verses.
20. Points in your Purse
Customize your list and print it out. Pass the paper out and tell guests to search their purses. They get points for each item they have in their purse. The most points wins.
21. Who’s That Baby?
Gather baby pictures from family members or famous individuals. Post them around the room and have guests guess who is who. The one with the most correct answers, earns the prize.
22. Mommy or Daddy?
Customize your game to include cute and funny facts about the parents-to-be. Guests will answer based on who they think the fact applies to. This is always a fun game to play at any shower.
23. Name the Nursery Rhyme
Select excerpts from your favorite nursery rhymes. Print them on a cute template and pass them out at the shower. Give guests time to Name the Nursery Rhyme in this sentimental game.
24. Pin the Sperm on the Egg
For this fun baby shower game, you can order a pre-made set online or draw your own. This exciting rendition of pin-the-tail-on-the-donkey will have your guests laughing in no time.
25. Who Knows Mommy Best?
Create a game for questions about Mommy or Daddy. You can customize it anyway you like for maximum baby shower fun and laughter.
26. Baby Word Scramble
If your guests are more interested in staying in their seats for game time then Baby Word Scramble is an excellent choice to get everyone’s brains thinking.
27. Letters to Baby
If games aren’t really your thing, Letters for Baby may be a perfect fit. Have each guest write a letter to baby. Mommy and Daddy will save the letters and read them to baby to tell them how loved they are and share any fun stories.
28. Diaper Pong
Diaper Pong is another great option for a co-ed baby shower. You will see everyone’s competitive side as they try to get the ping-pong ball in the diaper.
29. Don’t Break Your Water!
For this game you will need water balloons, three buckets, and some people who want to have fun. Split your guests into two teams and have them operate in a relay race style by placing the balloon between their leg and waddling to the bucket to drop the balloon without using their hands.
30. Decorate a Baby Onesie
Give everyone a plain onesie and puff paint or cloth markers. Guests can decorate the onesie anyway they choose. Even more fun is to decorate a variety of sizes so baby can enjoy custom clothes all through its first year.
I hope that you have enjoyed my list of 30 Best Baby Shower Games. For maximum fun I recommend no more than four games per shower so that momma-to-be can have time to open her wonderful gifts. Be sure to drop your favorite shower games in the comments below.