Top 20 Best Baby Shower Games
Everyone loves a bouncing baby, but not everyone loves run-of-the-mill baby shower games. We certainly don't! So if you're like us and are looking for games that are decidedly fresh and fun, we've put together some seriously unstuffy options for you to choose from. Here are the Top 20 Best Baby Shower Games-from Beau-coup to you!
1. Don't Say Baby
Mum's the word when it comes to saying 'baby'! Get this great icebreaker started the moment your guests walk through the door. As you greet each guest, give each a diaper pin to wear on his or her shirt. Once all of your guests have arrived, tell everyone that they can't say 'baby' for the duration of the shower (or until it's time to open presents). If anyone hears someone else saying the forbidden word, he or she can steal the rule breaker's pin. At the end of the game, the person with the most pins wins a gift.
2. Guess the Baby Game
Pink cheeks and rosy memories abound when you play this game at your baby shower. You'll need to set the wheels in motion as you send out invitations to the shower. With each invite, include a note instructing guests to bring along a picture of themselves as babies. As each guest arrives, assign a number to each picture and post it up on the wall. Have each guest guess which picture corresponds to each guest. After everyone is finished cooing over the photos, give a prize to the person with the most matches that matched up!
3. Baby Items in the Bag
Keep guests guessing with this practical game. Put at least ten common, useful baby items inside a diaper bag; a bib, teething ring, rattle, bottle and diaper are just a few goodies that are also fairly inexpensive. Give each guest a pen and paper before passing the diaper bag around. Without looking, each person should stick a hand inside the bag and identify as many items as possible. Give each two minutes to feel around and make their guesses before moving the bag to the next person. Once everyone has had a turn, find out who had the most correct answers. The winner gets a prize and the parents-to-be get the diaper bag filled with baby essentials!
4. Mommy and Daddy's Secrets
If you're looking for a fun, yet touching, baby shower game for your coed baby shower, you're in luck (though you can always adjust the game to fit a shower just for the girls). Ask the mom and dad for answers to twenty questions-make sure to do this with the significant other nowhere in sight! Some great questions include, "Where were you when you heard 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 and record their answers, bring both into the room and put the future parents on the hot 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's a winner with this lively game!
5. Baby Sketch Artists
Who knew paper plates could be this much fun? Pass out sturdy paper plates and markers to all of your guests. Let them know they'll be drawing a picture of the baby, and the best sketch will win. The catch is that everyone has to draw with the paper plate on her or his head! It's a hilarious sight-and the finished drawings are guaranteed to have everyone in stitches.
6. Dirty Diapers
An icky dirty diaper is no one's friend-but what if the gooey center is actually candy? Funnily enough, it's still gross with this nutty baby shower game! Place several types of melted chocolate candies in newborn-sized diapers (or folded napkins). Make sure you have many types and consistencies represented: milky, creamy, nutty, caramel-filled, and the like. Pass the diapers around and have each person sniff and lick the gooey 'poo' centers in order to guess which brand of candy bar is in each diaper. The person with the best nose for chocolatey-tasting 'number two', wins!
7. Guess the Baby Food
If you've ever thought that baby food in jars looks less like the 'peas' or 'carrots' they purport to be and more like miscellaneous mush, this is the game for you. Gather seven to ten unique flavors of baby food jars, number each lid and tear off the labels. Ask each guest to grab a spoon and start sampling! The guest with the keenest taste buds wins a prize for getting the most correct.
8. Guess the Mother's Measurements
Pregnancy is perhaps the only time in life that it's socially acceptable to go up to a woman, rub her belly and comment on the expanding size of her waistline. So why not have fun with it? Pass around a ball of yarn and a pair of scissors. Tell each guest to cut off a length of string that they think corresponds to the size of the honoree's belly (make sure no one is cheating by measuring their own or a friend's waist!). When everyone has a piece of string, invite each person up to try his or her luck measuring the mom-to-be's belly. Whoever has a string that comes closest to being a perfect measurement, wins.
9. Drink Up, Baby!
Whether you're planning a daring couple's shower or a tame for-all-ages party, this game is always a hilarious hit. Fill baby bottles with the beverage of your choice-beer for the guys at a grown-ups' party and apple juice for the kids at a family baby shower. Then, give everyone a bottle and on the count of three they must suck the bottles dry as quickly as possible. The first person to down the contents of his or her bottle wins.
10. Diaper Derby
On your mark, get set, go! Divide your guests into teams and hand each team a roll of toilet paper. Give the teams five minutes to wrap a team member up in a mock diaper. The team with the most creatively diapered 'baby' wins. There's something so outrageously funny about grown adults in hastily assembled toilet paper diapers-your guests won't be able to stop laughing!
11. Bobbing for Nipples
This suggestive game is the hands-down favorite among males at coed baby showers. Set up a row of large buckets of water and drop some baby bottle nipples into each. Each guest must get down on his or her knees-hands behind backs-and bob for as many nipples as they can grab in two minutes. When the buzzer goes off, the person with the most nipples wins.
12. Birthing Babies
You'll have a roomful of amusingly anxious faux parents-to-be with this 'ice melter' game. The night before your shower, freeze a bunch of ice cubes with tiny plastic babies in the center (available at any craft store). When guests arrive, drop an ice cube into a cup of water and present to each person. As time ticks by, the ice begins to melt and the baby is closer and closer to its due date! Whoever has a baby first, wins. Or, change it up by asking people to correctly guess how long it will take for their baby to be born.
13. Baby Price is Right
Bob Barker isn't the only one who can set the stage for big wins! Buy 10 to 12 baby items you think the parents-to-be will need. Use blank note cards to write the price of each item on one side, and the item itself on the other. Gather guests together and play it just like the TV show: each guest must guess the price of the items on the cards, and the person with the highest total-without going over-wins. Best of all, the parents-to-be get to keep the handy baby items used for the game.
14. Place The Baby On The Mommy
Pin the Tail on the Donkey has nothing on this screwball take on the classic party game. Blow up a poster-sized picture of the mom-to-be standing with her pregnant belly in profile. Blindfold each guest and give him or her a cutout picture of a baby. After a couple of spins, each guest must walk to the wall and pin the baby on the mommy. Whoever gets it closest to the tummy, wins.
15. Sloppy Diaper Relay
Ah, if only diapering were a team sport. Olympic trials, here you come! Set up several diapering stations complete with dolls swaddled in diapers. Break guests up into teams, hand out a blindfold to each and set your timer. When you give the word, teams must take turns taking the current diaper off the doll and placing a new one on as fast as possible-all while blindfolded! The first team to complete the diapering challenge wins the gold.
16. Feed The Baby
Get ready to regress! You'll have guests drooling food, making messes and laughing uncontrollably with this baby shower game. Give each person a large bib and divide the party into teams of two. Each team is given a jar of applesauce and two small spoons. One team at a time, you'll blindfold the pair and have the team members feed the applesauce to one another at the same time. Clock each team's time. The fastest duo to finish their applesauce wins. Of course, the best part is watching everyone spill and dribble all over themselves!
17. Baby Shower Onesies
Get a lil' crafty at your baby shower with this great practical idea. Buy enough onesies (multiple sizes) to give one to each guest. Stretch each across a piece of cardboard and pass them out at the shower along with fabric paint and miscellaneous baby-safe decorative elements. Then, invite everyone to tap into their creative sides by painting a onesie masterpiece designed specifically for the bundle of joy. Once dry, the future parents will have practical works of art to cherish.
18. Diaper Raffle
On average, a newborn pees and poops enough to go though 70 diapers per week. Crazy, but absolutely true. That's why this simple game is such an amazing gift for the parents-to-be. Include a note with your baby shower invitations letting guests know that you'll be raffling off an amazing surprise prize at the baby shower. All they have to do to get a raffle ticket is bring a package of diapers with them-and the more diapers they bring, the more raffle tickets they get! On the day of the shower, diapers will be crammed into every nook and cranny. Long after the party, the grateful parents will give silent thanks with each fresh diaper they use.
19. Tinkle in the Pot
If you've ever been pregnant-or spoken at length to anyone who is-you know that running to the bathroom every thirty seconds is just par for the course. This game lets guests experience this funky side effect in a fun way. Line up some jars on one side of the room. On the other, have guests line up with a balloon and a quarter. Everyone should blow up the balloons and stuff them under their shirts. Then, they place the quarter tightly between their knees and race to the jar-holding the coin tightly as they waddle as fast as they can. Once at the jar, the contestant must 'pee' in the jar, dropping the coin neatly through the opening. The first person to make all of their potty runs will win the prize. For an outdoor race, give each person water balloons to hold between their knees as they shuffle across the lawn-be careful not to let your 'water break'!
20. Baby Dec-a-Cake
Before the shower, bake a batch of cupcakes, dropping in a single miniature plastic baby in one random cup. At the shower, bring out the platter of undecorated cupcakes-without letting on that one is secretly 'pregnant'-and give all guests a supply of frosting, candies and baby decorations. After everyone has decorated their own unique cupcake, the mom-to-be chooses her favorite and the winner gets a prize. Then, just as guests are about to devour the baked goodies whole, let everyone know that whoever finds the baby is next in line to have her own!