Baby showers are such fun events to celebrate a new baby and mother-to-be! But not everyone loves the traditional baby shower games. After attending many baby showers, we’re sharing the most popular and our personal favorite baby shower games that we believe will keep your guests entertained and having fun! Here are the best baby shower games to play at a baby shower.
1. Don’t Say Baby
Mum’s the word when it comes to saying ‘baby’! As you greet your guests, give each of them a diaper pin or a clothes pin to wear on his or her shirt or dress. Once all of your guests have arrived, tell them that they can’t say the word ‘baby’ during the rest of the baby shower. If anyone hears someone else saying the forbidden word, he or she can take the rule breaker’s pin. At the end of the baby shower, the person who has the most pins wins!
2. Who’s the Baby Game
This is one of my favorite baby shower games. However, it does require some planning ahead of time when sending out the baby shower invites. With each invitation, include a note asking your guests to bring a baby picture of themselves to the shower. When they arrive and give you their pictures, assign a number to each picture and post them on a bulletin board or tape them on the wall. Then, have each of your guests guess which picture belongs to which guest. Everyone always loves looking at all of the adorable baby photos and guessing who’s is who. Once everyone is finished guessing, give a prize to the person with the most correct matches!
And if you don’t want to ask your guests to bring their baby photos, here’s a great substitute to guess the celebrity baby picture!
3. Baby Items in the Bag
This is a fun game that moms-to-be really love! What you have to do is fill a diaper bag (preferably the diaper bag that the mom-to-be registered for) with ten or more baby items. They should be common items that are useful to a new mother. For example, a diaper, baby bottle, rattle, bib, teething ring, nursing pads, diaper balm, etc. Then, each guest gets two minutes to stick their hand into the diaper bag without looking and they have to identify as many of the items in the bag. Once the two minutes are up, pass the diaper bag to the next person to begin guessing. After everyone has had a turn guessing, see who got the most items correct. The winner gets a prize and the parents-to-be get the diaper bag filled with useful baby essentials!
4. Guess the Nursery Rhyme
Nursery rhymes have been sung to us for generations. Some we remember better than others. See how well your baby shower guests remember these classic nursery rhymes. With this game each person can play individually or you can answer them in small teams. Whoever or whichever team gets the most correct answers wins!
5. Drink Up, Baby!
This game is perfect for a co-ed baby shower and is always a hilarious hit! Get inexpensive baby bottles for each of your guests and fill them with your beverage of choice. If you are serving alcohol at your event, that could be beer for the adults and apple juice for kids. Then, give everyone a bottle and on the count of three everyone must suck the bottles as fast as they can until the bottles are empty. The first person to finish his or her bottle wins! I recommend playing this game outside because it can get a little messy. 😉
6. “My Water Broke”
This game is quite the ice breaker. 😉 The night before the baby shower, get an ice cube tray and fill each with a tiny plastic baby in the center and then fill with water. Put in your freezer to freeze. When guests arrive at your shower, drop one ice cube into their cups. The ice will begin to melt and the first person who’s iced cube baby is no longer frozen has to yell “my water broke” to win the prize!
7. Baby Bump or Beer Belly
For guaranteed laughs, play this funny baby shower game. All your guests have to do is guess which picture is a belly filled with beer or a baby! The person who guesses the most correct wins.
8. Boobs or Baby Butts?
Another funny baby shower game, guess if it’s boobs or a baby butt. Some might not be as obvious as you think!
9. Love or Labor?
Another funny game (that is recommended for an adults-only baby shower) is this love or labor game. Guess which woman is making a baby or giving birth to a baby. haha! This game is sure to cause a lot of laughs!
10. The Baby Price is Right
Move over, Bob Barker! We’ve got a new game in town! For this baby shower game you will need to look up the current prices to the listed items on these cards. Pass out the cards and play it just like the TV show: have each guest guess the price of the items. The person with the highest total-without going over, wins! (Another thing you could do is purchase all 12 of these items listed on the cards for the parents-to-be to keep.)
11. Guess the Sweet Mess
This game can also get a little messy and might not be everyone’s favorite, but it is definitely an interesting game. Pick several chocolate candy bars and melt the chocolate. Then place the melted chocolate individually in separate diapers. Have the party guests smell and even taste the chocolate to guess what type of chocolate bar the mess is. The one with the most correct answers wins!
12. Pacifier Hunt
For an easy, fun game have a pacifier hunt! Hide the small 36 pacifiers around the party and which guest finds the most pacifiers at the end of the baby shower is the winner.
13. Mommy and Daddy’s Baby Secrets
If you’re looking for a sweet baby shower game for a co-ed baby shower, this is the game to play. First, separately ask the mom and dad for answers to twenty questions. Some great questions include, “Where were you when you heard/found out the news?” “Do you want a girl or boy?” and “If you could have your way, what would you want your child to be when he or she grows up?” After you quiz each parent and record their answers, bring both into the party room and put the future parents on the spot one at a time. Ask each to guess the answer their partner gave to each question–before polling the audience to see who thinks the answer is correct. Everyone loves to hear the answers and play along!
14. Bobbing for Nipples
Instead of bobbing for apples, this game is all about bobbing for nipples. Baby bottle nipples, that is. This is a great game for a co-ed baby shower since men tend to find this game extremely entertaining. All you have to do is set up a row of large bowls of water and drop some baby bottle nipples into each bowl. Once your guests are ready to play, have them get down on his or her knees and have their hands behind their backs. Then they have to bob for as many baby bottle nipples as they can within two minutes. Once the buzzer goes off, the person with the most nipples wins!
15. Baby Shower Onesies
If the mother-to-be loves to craft, this is a great activity to do at the shower. Buy baby onesies in multiple sizes for each of the guests at the shower. Set up a craft station at the party with some fabric paint and baby-safe decorative items and have each person design a onesie for the baby. They could draw a picture, write a funny or heartwarming quote, whatever they think the parents-to-be would enjoy. After the party, the expecting parents will then have sweet mementos of the celebration that their baby can wear.
16. Diaper Raffle
The most popular item on a baby registry is diapers. Every baby needs them (a lot of them) and a diaper raffle is a great way to encourage the guests to bring diapers for the soon-to-be parents. To have a diaper raffle, first, include a note with your baby shower invitations letting the guests know that you’ll be raffling off a prize at the baby shower. To enter into the raffle all they have to do is bring a package of diapers with them. The more diapers they bring, the more raffle tickets they get! It’s a fun game for the guests and it’s a very helpful gift for the parents.
17. Baby Shower Game Set
If you’re in a pinch trying to find some fun baby shower games, these sets are great. All you have to do is print them out and let your guests play. They include the rules to each game and the answer keys. 🙂
Enjoy your next baby shower! We hope you love these baby shower games as much as we do.