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Baby Shower Games have become a staple for baby showers. They are expected and sometimes dreaded. Some people love them and some people hate them. This post includes all you need for baby shower games. Ideas, where you can get what you need, prizes and more! Over 15 games listed below. Have fun!
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Classic Baby Shower Games
Baby shower games have been happening for decades. They have definitely evolved over the years but some have stuck around. Here are some of the top classic, tried and true games.
For this game, each participant receives a clothespin when they arrive. The goal is to not say the word “baby”. If you catch other people saying it, then you can steal their pin. Whoever has the most pins at the end of the shower wins a prize!
Guess the Baby Food
Purchase 6-8 jars of baby food. Try to stick to the ones that are 1 or 2 foods at most per jar. If you get one that is orange or green try to get 2 different ones of that color to make it tougher. Take the labels off the jars and either let your guests guess by taste or smell. Number each jar so they won’t be mixed up. If you do taste, make sure you have enough little spoons or popsicle sticks so there isn’t a lot of germ sharing. The guests will need to write down their guesses for each number. The winner with the most correct gets a prize!
Guess the Poop
The Baby Poop Chocolate game is always gross and funny! The host will take about 6-8 diapers and melt some chocolate bars (fun size) into the diaper. It should be a little melty so it’s not easy to tell what it is but not completely melted. Some good ones to use for this are Snickers, Milky Way, 3 Musketeers, Reeses Peanut Butter Cups, Baby Ruth, 100 Grand, and Almond Joy. The guests get to smell the “poopy” diaper and try to figure out what candy it is.
Easy Baby Shower Games
Some of the easiest Baby Shower games to coordinate are the printable ones. All you need is to print out the game on paper and hand them out. The guests are usually timed depending on the game and whoever finishes first or gets the most correct wins! Many people like these more because they aren’t as silly and not as much effort is required.
Baby Word Scramble
You can find ready to go Baby Word Scramble games in many places. With this game, you will have a word or phrase that is jumbled up. The words will be baby associated. The goal is to unscramble the words the fastest or the most correct. This is one of my favorites!
Baby Word Search
Word Search is a common game so most people can play it easily. There are even websites like this one from Discovery that lets you choose your own words. The guests will use the word list to find each word in the Word Search puzzle.
Celebrity Baby Name Match
This game is pretty easy to make yourself. Look up some celebrity baby names that are unique. It won’t work if you put names like Adam and Cassidy. Try names like Blue Ivy and Apple. On one side of the paper, you put the baby’s name with a blank line next to it. On the other side, list the Mom or parents (not in order with their baby’s name). The guests need to match the Mom or parents with the baby and write the name on the blank line. Whoever gets the most right wins!
Who Knows Mommy Best
Collect a list of questions to ask the Mom-to-be before the party. Give the guests the same list but with blank lines instead of answers. Have the guests write down what they think the mom-to-be answered for each question. Try to include questions that have a definitive answer so the answers are not debated. The person with the most correct wins!
Get up and Play Games
These games involve the guests getting a little more active but are still really fun to play.
Guess the Size of Mama’s Belly
Before the party, wrap a ribbon, string or even toilet paper around the Mom-to-be to measure how far around she is. This will be the guide to figuring out the winner. Each guest gets to cut off the amount that they think matches the closest to the correct length without going over (or you can just do closest). In the end, pull out the correct length and measure it against everyone’s guesses. Don’t mix up which one is the correct one! Most guests tend to overestimate by a lot so it can be fun.
Diaper Toss Game
For this game, take a few diapers and wrap a bean bag in it securely. Blindfold the guest and have them try to make a basket into a (clean) trashcan a decent distance away. Don’t put it too far so it’s really hard, but it needs to be more than a couple of feet so they have to toss it. This game is meant to mimic parents trying to throw dirty diapers away in the middle of the night. It’s fairly easy for guests to at least try this one.
Blind Baby Dressing
Give your guests a naked baby doll, a diaper, and some clothes. Blindfold the guests and time them to see who can get the baby dressed the quickest. It’s best to do this one a few people at a time and keep track of who has the fastest times.
Think of this game like Hide-and-Go-Seek with pacifiers. Before the party starts, hide pacifiers throughout the venue. Try to hide enough for at least 1 per person if not more. When the host says “go” the guests need to search for the pacifiers. Whoever finds the most wins!
Games can be fun but the mom-to-be will often remember most the thoughtful gestures. Here are some possible activities that can mean a lot to the pregnant Mama.
For this activity, you need at least 1 diaper per guest, a bunch of stickers that are big enough to write on, and pens. The guests will write different things on the stickers and put them on a diaper. They can be motivational like “You got this” or funny like “Danger, powerful stink inside.” When the parents go to change diapers they will get to see these little notes and have good memories.
Wishes for the Baby
For this activity, you need a box, some notecards, and some pens. You could also change this up and put the notes in a nice book or even put the notes in a shadow box. The goal is for the guests to write down wishes or prayers they have for the new baby as they grow up.
Additional Games and Activities
Here are some more games and activities that are fun for guests to participate in.
On the Baby Shower invitation asks guests to bring a package of diapers for a chance to win a prize in a raffle. If you have a particular brand or two you prefer, make sure to list it. You don’t want to end up with diapers that you won’t want to use.
Baby Books for cards
On the invitation ask that guests bring a favorite baby or children’s book instead of a card. They are often similar in price but much more meaningful. Have the guest leave a note inside the book with their name and attach it to their gift. It is so fun to see those notes when you are reading the book to your child. Cards usually just end up getting thrown away.
Guess How Many
Fill a Baby Bottle or jar with candy and have your guests write down their guesses. Count how many you put in before the shower so you can easily figure out a winner before the guests leave.
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Baby Shower Game Prizes
When it comes to prizes for Baby Shower Games there are lots of options. You can go generic or you can go personalized. Something either personalized or meaningful to the mom is great so the guests can remember the occasion. Try to have extra prizes since there are often multiple winners for games. If you don’t have extra then you can have your guests pick a number to see who gets the prize. Here are some examples of prizes you can get. Try to think of what your guests might like to receive. I have won many baby shower games and still have some of the prizes in a cupboard.
- Pampering items like a facial mask, nail polish, bath bomb, manicure kit, etc
- Bath products like lotion, shower gel, hand soap
- Gift cards to places like Starbucks, Ulta, Target, etc.
- Bottle of wine
- Pretty picture frame
- Flower seeds
- Gift baking mixes like hot chocolate
- Coffee mug
More Baby Shower Games
Janey Velasco has some more great Baby Shower Games to check out including printable ones. See what she says below.
Baby showers are a beautiful thing to share with loved ones. Whether you’re hosting a big baby bash or just a small get-together with a few close friends, the mom to be is sure to appreciate and enjoy her and her baby’s party. Between baby shower invites, decorations, food, gifts and preparing the guest list, it’s important not to forget about planning a few activities and baby shower games.
Games for your guests are always a great icebreaker and it’ll help you keep everyone entertained while you are handling several party needs at a time. If it makes it easier, choose a close friend or family member to be in charge of handing out printables, choosing prizes and reading the rules for every game out loud.
In this collection, Shutterfly includes plenty of fun to choose from: Baby Bingo, Mommy Trivia, Baby’s First Book, Nursery Rhyme lyrics and 20 additional family-friendly games for everyone attending. To make things even more interesting, try having both good and gag prizes for the winners––it’ll ensure plenty of fun and laughs throughout the day.
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