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Baby showers are always filled with excitement, anticipation, and joy. The mommy-to-be is showered with love, thoughtful gifts, and well-wishes from friends and family members. While a baby shower party is meant to be a day for the mommy-to-be to relax is, a baby shower can be pretty stressful for the person who is hosting it. Besides the preparations, you have to take care of the food, drinks, decorations, and guests attending the party. Everyone wants a fun time, and it is your job to make sure that happens. One of the ways that you can do so is by planning exciting baby shower games.
Below are some of the best baby shower games to play at the party
Best Baby Shower Games
1. Art for the baby
Art for the baby is a fun and unique baby shower game. You can hand out blank sheets to everyone and ask them to draw a picture of how they think the baby would look.
You can also use any popular picture with a mother holding a child and ask them to describe their feelings. After they finish, you can introduce them to this picture and tell how it is interpreted. The one whose description is closest to this interpretation will win the game.
2. Name that nursery rhyme
Guess that nursery rhyme is just a simple baby shower game. To play, write down some of your favorite nursery rhymes and have guests answer the questions within an assigned time. The person with most correct answers wins! abut leave out the words you think are most important.
3. Baby word unscramble
Baby word scramble is a unique baby shower game that all guests can play. This game is an excellent icebreaker, and it will get all of your guests’ mingling. Write down some baby and pregnancy related words and re-arrange each word so guests will have to unscramble each word/phrase to get the answer.
There are two ways you can play this game:
Ask the guests to unscramble the baby-related words and write down what they think the actual words are on a piece of paper. The first guest, who finishes with the correct answers, wins a prize.
Divide your guests into teams and give each group a Baby Word Scramble list. Then, set a time limit for them to answer all questions. The team with the correct answers within the time limit wins a prize.
4. Celebrity baby names
Celebrity-themed baby shower games can be a fun baby shower game. Gather names of celebrities and their children. Then create a list with the celebrities name on the left of the list and the children’s name on the right, make sure you jumble up the names. Then ask guests to match each celebrity name with their child’s name.
5. Baby shower feud baby shower games
Baby shower feud is a unique baby shower game. This game is the baby shower themed version of the popular feud game. Gather a list of baby related questions and have 3-6 answers for each question, assigning points to each answer. Provide notepads and pens for each guest and then read each question aloud for the guests to answer. Guests who guess one of the answers which you have written down to the question you asked will get the points you assigned to that question. The first guest to get 300 points wins! This game can also be played in teams
6. Diaper raffle
A diaper raffle is a fun game for baby showers, and it’s easy and inexpensive. Here’s how to play the baby shower game.
On the baby shower invitations be sure to include the fact that you want each guest to bring a pack of diapers with them. Any guest who chooses to bring diaper get a ticket for the raffle. Once everyone has arrived, and the shower has started, you can draw a name from the raffle at random.
The winner receives a prize.
7. Baby animal names
Baby animal names game is a fun baby shower game. Gather a list of animals and ask guests to write the name of the baby of each animal. The person with the most correct answers wins!
8. Guess who
Guess who in baby shower games is a great way to break the ice and get everyone talking, reading, and laughing. This game is an easy one to set up, but you’ll need to prepare ahead of time. Here’s how it works:
Tell your guests that you’ll be playing a guessing game at the baby shower. Everyone will write down on a piece of paper features of the baby that they think will resemble that of Mom or Dad. You can choose from any or all of these:
- Hair color
- Eye color
- Skin color
9. Find the guest
A fun baby shower game to play is to find the guest. The shower host will need to know who is coming to the baby shower. Write out a list of interesting things people are most likely to have in common e.g. name starting with O, dog mama etc. Hand out a sheet with this list to each guest and ask guests to find another guest who has these features.
10. Bobbing for pacifiers
The game is set up like bobbing for apples, but with pacifiers. To make it more fun, have the mothers-to-be try to catch them with their mouths. The one who sees the most wins is a great game to play if you have a co-ed shower or need to get the men involved.
11. Don’t say baby
The premise of this game is that guests must wear clothespins or another object on their clothing throughout the party. If someone says “baby” in front of them, they can steal their pin, and the person who gets to the end of the party with the most pins wins.
12. Hang the diaper
Each guest gets a clothespin. The hostess begins by telling everyone to place their clothespin on the table in front of them. The hostess will then tell a story, and at different times during the story, she will say ‘diaper’ or ‘changing.’ If she says ‘diaper,’ each guest picks up their clothespin. If she says ‘changing,’ each guest places their clothespin on their nose. If guests have their pin on their nose when the hostess says ‘diaper,’ they are out from round. The last person left with a pin on their nose is out for that round. Each round, the story gets longer, so more pins are needed to eliminate guests from play!
13. Baby shower bingo
Baby shower bingo is a great way to get everyone involved in baby shower games. You can play it with just about any size group you have attending your baby shower, and it’s easy to customize to any of the different baby shower themes you might be using for your special event. It’s a great break from other shower activities.
Give each Guest a blank bingo card and a pen, ask them to write on the card in each square a gift that they think the Mom-to-be will receive. e.g. onesie, blanket etc. When it is time for the mom-to-be to start opening gifts, Make sure she sits where she is visible to all the guests.
After each gift is opened, guests can mark off that gift if it is on their card. The first person to get 5 in a row and call “Bingo” is the winner.
14. The price is right
This game is based on the popular television show. Gather a list of 10-12 baby products and then write their prices on a separate paper. Give each guest the list and ask them to guess the price of each item on the list. The guest with the most correct answers wins!
15. Wishes for the baby
Wishes for the baby is a unique way of celebrating a baby shower, Hand out blank cards to guests and have them write out their wishes for the baby and sign with their name. You can make a scrapbook with the wishes submitted so baby can have a special memento.
16. How old was mom?
Gather some old pictures of the mom-to-be. Set up a board and pin each picture to the board making sure to number each picture. Hand out blank sheets to guests and ask them to guess the mom-to-be’s age in each picture. The person with the most correct guesses wins!
17. Name the baby tune
Name the baby tune is a perfect baby shower game. Come up with a list of baby songs, write out part of the baby song name on a sheet of paper for guests and have them complete the name of the song. The guest with the most correct answers wins!