10 BABY SHOWER GAMES


Celebrating the coming of a new baby is the perfect reason for family, friends, and even colleagues to get together and shower the new mother with gifts, whether it is a month from the due date, or when they got the first baby photo from the ultrasound. Baby showers are something that every mother-to-be looks forward to. After all, you get to be the center of attention, while also receiving an abundance of gifts for your little gift to come. On the other hand, for the person in charge of planning, baby showers may seem overwhelming, and you may find yourself hard pressed to keep everyone entertained and still have to best baby shower.  

Look no further, we have the best Baby Shower Games to liven up your all-things baby get together! Many of these games can be put together quickly, making them perfect for the procrastinator, like myself. Some of them are goofy, leading to plenty of laughs, and others are more sentimental, allowing for bonding and storytelling and sharing of baby photos.

You can choose whatever games fit the scene that you are going for with this awesome celebration. No matter your situation, there are easy baby shower games, games your guests will definitely want to play, and games that will make all the baby shower guests get a laugh. Add food, desserts, music, and gifts, and your baby shower is guaranteed to make all the other moms jealous!  

Bobbing for Pacifiers 

At Halloween parties, you might bob for apples, but at baby showers, you bob for pacifiers. Jumping straight into one of the funniest baby shower games, Bobbing for Pacifiers is perfect for any age group, and it really helps the guests to get a little loose. This is a fun baby shower game for everyone involved. Although enjoying this game inside is an option, it is strongly recommended that you move this game outdoors, or else you better have plenty of towels on hand!  

There will be a row of bowls filled with water on a picnic table. In each bowl, there are a number of pacifiers placed, floating on top of the water. When the whistle sounds, the players will place their hands behind their backs, and get to work bobbing for their pacifiers. The first player to get all of their pacifiers out of the water, wins the game! This game doubles as a gift, because all of the pacifiers can then be sterilized and given to the parents to be!  

What Am I? 

If you are looking for fun baby shower games that require little, to no, effort, then this What am I is for you! What Am I plays like charades, with a touch of infant. This game will quickly have your guests laughing, mingling, and sees how much they know about baby gear. The preparer will write a baby item on a single notecard, ensuring that there are enough for all of the players.  

Some of the items may be funny, like a dirty diaper, but others can be harder to guess items, like a pacifier. As the guests arrive, the preparer will pin a notecard to the back of every player. Nobody will be able to ask what they are, so they have to ask “Yes” or “No” questions instead, attempting to guess the baby item that is found on their back. Once the player has guessed correctly, their notecard can either be moved to the front or taken off completely.  

Don’t Say Baby 

Don’t Say Baby is a funny baby shower game that gives the false impression of ease, and it is super easy and cheap to put together. People immediately think that they will be able to win this game, and it helps to get everyone involved. Why not play a game that is super easy to win? Well, they are dead wrong! This game will have everyone gritting their teeth before it’s up. 

Each guest will receive five clothespins at the beginning of the game, which begins as soon as they walk in the door. The clothespins should be placed somewhere that other players can easily access them. Any time the players say the word baby, another player will confiscate one of their clothespins. Players should keep their ears open, because whoever has the most clothespins, wins the game! Mom and dad will also appreciate this game, because baby related words have become all that their vocabulary is filled with, and this will give each guest the chance to let them have a break.

Because I Said So! 

Let’s be honest, does anyone want to parent their children like their parent parented them? Because I Said So is a game that allows everyone to see how much things have changed over the years! This is not for the faint of heart, because you will be laughed at, but you also get to laugh with everyone as the parents to be read the parenting advice.  

Each player will be given a paper. Ask guests to write down something that they associate with their parents’ parenting style. This should be a short, sweet saying, or it could be something that they heard quite often. After they have all finished, the papers will be thrown in a bowl and shuffled. Each player will then draw a piece of paper, reading their saying aloud to the group. After it is read, everyone will attempt to guess who wrote it, adding to the fun!

Some players may share baby pictures, and as some guests write,  the others may ask the mom and dad q

Don’t Drop the Baby! 

This game will have all of your guests laughing before it even begins! Players will attempt to decorate an egg like a baby. This task alone will have the players giggling to themselves as they create the most ridiculous looking baby ever. After they are all decorated, the players will place them on spoons. You read that right, spoons.  

If you managed to not break your egg, or drop your baby, while placing it on the spoon, now you must run with it! This game has some flexibility here, and it may be played as a point-to-point race or a relay race, depending on the group. Whoever makes it to the finish line first, wins. Whatever you do, Don’t Drop the Baby

Ice, Ice Baby 

Ice, Ice Baby is a fun game for baby showers that everyone can get involved in, regardless of age or gender! It requires no knowledge of babies, just body heat and plastic babies. The night before the party, fill an ice cube tray with water. In each part of the tray, place a little plastic baby. These are easily found at most party stores.  

The next day, these babies will be frozen solid, and it is up to the guests to get them out. In each of the guests’ drinks, place a baby ice cube. The guest can then use whatever means necessary to remove the baby from the ice cube. Typically, the best bet is warming it up between your hands, or just allowing it to melt in the drink. Once the baby is fully unmelted, the player should yell “My water broke!”, informing all of the players that they have won the game! 

We’re Having a Baby 

This game works great with couples, but it can be altered to fit any guest list! We’re Having a Baby includes team building exercises, lots of screaming, and a time sensitive task. If you are easily stressed, then this is not the game for you. First, you will split the guests into teams, and each player will be given a balloon.  

When the leader says “go”, the team must begin their ridiculous antics. Everyone will blow up their balloon and place it underneath their shirt, mimicking their pregnant friend, but they must do so in order! Players that are on the same team cannot be completing the action at the same time. Once they have their balloons blew up and under their shirts, the players will begin passing a pin and popping their balloons through their shirt.  

If there are younger players, then pins may not be the best method of popping the balloons. Instead, the players can bump their bellies together to make them go “pop”! This just makes this game more hilarious than it already was.  

Diaper Change Relay Race 

Diaper Change Relay Race is the game that your male guests will be waiting for, because they will finally be able to show off their diaper changing skills. This makes it the perfect game for the consideration for any co ed baby shower. Of course, everyone can enjoy the game, but watching new or upcoming dads attempt to change a diaper the fastest, really just gets a laugh out of everyone there. Divide the guests into equal teams and ask each team to stand in a line. Each team will have baby wipes, diapers, a baby doll, and baby clothes 

Once the race begins, the first person will change the diaper on their baby dolls, ensuring that they wipe the bottom, put on a new diaper, and dress it. The next team member will do the same thing all over again with their baby doll! When all of the players on a team have completely changed the baby, that team is declared to be the winners! This is a classic baby shower game that the guests often look forward to. 

The Price is Right 

The Price is Right is a wonderful guessing game that has been perfectly formulated for a baby shower celebration. To prepare, you will need pictures of a variety of baby related items, small gifts, like candy bars, and pens and a sheet of paper for each guest, and a list of baby items. Some items may include simple things, like baby food or a baby bottle, and you can ask your guests for ideas too. If you are still stuck on what items to use, look at the registry that mom and dad made for some inspiration!  

The pictures are then laid out and numbered, aligned with the list of baby items that match. Each guest will receive pen and paper. As you hold up an item, the players must write down the number of the item and how much they think it may cost. At the end of the game, you will go through the items, hearing everyone’s guesses. The player with the best answers, wins a prize!  

Diaper Notes 

Diaper Notes is a diaper-themed baby shower game that is a huge hit for parents and guests! All that you need to prepare for this game is a large box of diapers, and there should be plenty of those rotating around the party, and permanent markers. Each guest is given a diaper, and on the backside, they are instructed to write whatever they want.  

Typically, some good ideas are a good joke, a funny quote, words of encouragement, or anything that the guests think that the parents may want to read in the middle of a diaper change. These personalized diapers are given as a gift, in hopes that they inspire the parents during those late-night diaper changes! 

Conclusion 

Any baby shower can be a wonderful celebrations, especially if they have been planned accordingly. It is time to celebrate the parents to be, while also getting plenty of gifts for the new baby, and spending time with family and friends before life gets a little more hectic. Choosing the best baby shower games can add a lot of pressure on the planner. Is the baby shower games good for a co ed baby shower? Is it a themed baby shower? There are very few correct answers.

If you do your best, the mom and dad are guaranteed to love these baby shower games, regardless of the guests. These games will keep the guests smiling and laughing as they enjoy a celebration full of fun! Although these are not your typical diaper raffle, pin the tail on the donkey, or any typical baby shower games, your guests are guaranteed to have fun. If you are getting overwhelmed, don’t be afraid to ask guests to bring simple things to help you out.

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