Baby Shower Games and Ideas

Below we have a suggested a few most popular baby shower games.

First, we would try to break the ice by asking all the guest to introduce themselves and how they know the proud parents. Below we have listed the most popular baby shower games to play during the baby shower:

Guess How Many Diapers:

Fill a clear container of size 1 diapers. Pass the container around and have the guest write down how many diapers they think are in the container. The person that comes closest to the diaper count wins a prize. The best part is that the mom-to-be wins also, she gets all the diapers in the container!

Nursery Rhymes:

See how many of your guests can remember their rhymes. After being given a single line from a nursery rhyme, can they remember the title of the rhyme it was from. Which rhyme has the line “like a diamond in the sky or to fetch a pail of water”? The guest with the most correct answers wins a prize.

Never say “Baby”:

Start by passing out a baby safety pin to all the guests. Whenever someone says the word “baby” during the shower, any guest that calls it out steals a pin from the other guest who called out the word. At the end of the baby shower, the guest with the most pins wins a prize.

Baby Shower Games

Poopy and Smelly Diapers:

Melt 10 different types of chocolate (Snickers, Milky Way, Mr. Goodbar, etc.) in each diaper. Give the guest a pen and paper and pass around the diapers and have each guest take a sniff and write down the name of the chocolate. Be creative with your candy bars. Mounds bars will create chunky poo, and Reeses Peanut Butter Cups will create a light brown poo. Whoever guesses the most correctly wins.

The Taste Test:

Purchase 10 different baby food jars. Take off the labels jars. Pass around one jar at a time and have the guests write down the flavor of the food (carrots, peas, sweet potato). If there is a tie, blindfold both women and have them taste one of the jars and guess the right flavor to win a prize.

TV Family Game:

Pass out a pen and a sheet of paper to each guest. On the paper have the names of popular television show families (old and new). Set an alloted time frame and have each guest name the children of that TV family. For example, if the clue was Dan and Roseanne Conner, the guests would need to write DJ, Becky, and Darlene. The guest with the most correct answers wins!

*A few television families to use are:
The Brady Bunch, Married with Children, Family Guy, Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, The Cosby Show, The Simpsons, Full House, Reba

Baby Shower Gift Opening Bingo:

It is traditional to have everyone watch the mommy-to-be open the baby shower gifts at the end of the shower. Sometimes, people may get bored, especially if there are a lot of gifts. A great idea is to have a baby shower present BINGO game. Place numbers on all the gifts and make bingo cards for every baby shower guest that is still there for the present opening. When the mommy-to-be grabs a gift, she lets everyone know the gift number and these numbers coincide with the bingo numbers. The baby shower guest(s) to get bingo wins a prize. Continue reading

Games or no Games?

It can be difficult knowing whether to have games at a baby shower or not. Most parties do not really need games to get things going. Many of the guests may not know each other and so games could help to break the ice and force everyone to be together as a group. However, some people do not like games and sometimes the games chosen may not be to everyone’s taste.

It could be a better idea for the hostess to just introduce all of the guests or ask them to introduce themselves to the group. If this is difficult or not appropriate then maybe provide guests with a name badge. It is amazing how much this can help people to get talking as they at least know one thing about each other. A good plan could be to have some games ready but only use them if you think it is necessary. If things go a bit quiet then maybe suggest a game and see what sort of response you get. It could be a great way to liven things up but if people are not keen then leave it.

Do not spend too long planning the games and then you will not be disappointed if the games are not played. If you have made something up, then you can always leave it with the mother afterwards so that she can play it if she wants to (of course depending on the type of game). The choice of whether to play games may also depend on the age of the guests. It may be that younger people would prefer to play games and older people may just prefer to have a slice of cake, cup of tea and a chat. It could be worth chatting to some of the people invited to find out what they think.

Baby Shower Games that are Actually Fun

One of the biggest criticisms of the classic baby shower is that the baby shower games played there just aren’t that entertaining. In fact, some people have opted not to throw a baby shower because they don’t want to sit through hours of game that just aren’t fun at all. This is a short-sighted measure that only seems to make it difficult for the mother-to-be to actually get the supplies she needs to raise a healthy baby. If you find yourself in the position of deciding whether or not to plan a baby shower, you should definitely move forward with it — the mother-to-be will happily thank you!

If you want to attract people that will attend the baby shower and give the mother functional gifts they need for the newborn child, you must look into planning baby shower games.

There are a few different types of baby shower games that you can play. The most common baby shower games that are played revolve around trying to guess baby names, or trying to pin a button on a picture of a diaper.

You can always make up your own games. For example, if you know the mother-to-be always liked to play scrabble, you could have an informal Scrabble tournament where only baby-related words are allowed. This is something that can be entertaining and fun, as long as everyone really puts their hearts into the game.

On the other hand, you may want to do something that’s more active, like playing darts, or indoor bowling, or something that gets everyone moving. Naturally, you will need to be careful if you choose a physical activity, since it can cause unnecessary stress to the mother.

For mothers that need to sit still and not move around too much, you can always play a variation of bingo. Bingo might sound rather tame for baby shower games, but it’s actually something that’s more entertaining than it sounds. If you put on fun music and make a show of assigning the numbers to various baby-related meanings, you could have a lot of fun.

If you’re still stuck for ideas, you could always bring in the ideas from friends, family, and other associates that know the mother-to-be well. Unless you’re doing a surprise baby shower, there’s no reason not to include the mother-to-be in the planning — baby shower games are always more fun when the mother knows about them, after all!

If you’re ready to plan a baby shower, baby shower games are definitely the way to go — get started today!