BABY SHOWER GAMES
Baby Shower Tie Dye
- (Materials: 3 buckets, a red, blue and yellow clothing dye 1 in each
bucket with water, Gloves, Squirt/pump bottles guests to mix their own
colors into (red+blue=purple), Plastic or tarpaulin to cover ground,
Rubbish bags to cut holes for head and arms to protect clothing, White
cotton clothing to dye) - Give white onsies to all of the baby shower
guests that want to participate. Have each of the guests design their
own tie dye shirts for the baby-to-be and hang them on a clothesline
that can be part of the baby shower
decorations. Have the mommy-to-be judge for most creative, most
colorful, etc and make a baby shower game out of it. Lots of fun for
everyone and a great
shower gift for the new parents to be. Thanks to Debs for this great
Bongo Music Festival
- (Materials: Items to make into instruments wherever you are) - A
really funny baby shower game is to get a bunch of items out of purses
and home appliances (or restaurant items) and make them into
instruments. Break the baby shower guests into teams and have them make
a fast song together as a group regarding the birth of the new baby and
then record it on peoples
iPhone or any other device you have. Give everyone 15 minutes to
make up the song and then present. A lot of fun and will get great
laughs with a memorable recording to keep!
Fun Baby Facts
- A really fun baby shower game is to do a little research online prior
to the party by typing into the internet "baby shower facts", "baby fun
facts" and other terms to get some really great information. Test your
guests' knowledge at the shower and offer a baby shower door
for the one who gets the most correct. A really great game to play at
any time during the shower.
- (Materials: Paper, pens, new pack of diapers) - Purchase a few boxes
of newborn diapers and place them in a basket with pink or blue ribbons.
Get some sharpie markers (non toxic). Have each guest write down a
little message for mom or dad on the diaper so that they will get a
little chuckle in the middle of the night as they are changing baby! For
example… "Hi mommy! Just wanted to see your face! "Or "hey
Daddy....what's new with you tonight?" Send the diapers home with the
mom to be. Thanks to Paige in Savannah, GA for this great baby shower
– A fun idea is to play the old school game of hitting the piñata but do
it with the theme of the baby shower by finding one that is a rattle,
buggy, or diaper. A diaper piñata is always fun at the shower since you
can fill it with chocolates! Have fun hitting the paper machete and an
easy way to plan an activity that can be held almost anywhere at any
time during the party.
Clay-Doe Baby Guess
- (Materials: Clay, Play doe, buttons, toothpicks, paper, pens,
stopwatch or phone with counter) - Come up with as many baby shower
related and baby related items and place them each on an index card.
Have each baby shower team take a card and have 2 minutes to build out
of clay that figure for their team to guess. A really fun baby shower
game for the entire group to play!
- (Materials: Useful baby items, cue cards, pens) - A fun game is to
have everyone grab a cue card that has a number for each participant.
Prior to the baby shower, have everyone donate one item that is valuable
in some way (i.e., someone working for the studios to have a walk on
part for a tv show, a baseball card signed by an important player, a
service your company does at discount). Have everyone bid on the prizes
as this is an excellent way to raise much needed money for the parents
to be's baby supplies (i.e., diapers, doctor's bills, etc). If someone
already is well off, place the money in an early college fund! A great
way to start the savings and help the parents out.
Baby Shower Stories
- It is always nice to share your stories as seasoned mommies with the
mommy-to-be. Go around the room and tell her your favorite moments that
are either embarrassing, exciting or just plain funny. Have one woman
"plant" that has a fake story but makes it sound real. Let the
mommy-to-be know that she needs to find the fake story in all of the
others to see just how good she is. A fun and easy baby shower game to
play with the crowd.
Celebrities and their Babies
- Baby Celebrities - (Materials: Magazine and Internet pictures of stars
and their children as well as Celebrities as Children, paper, pens) -
Have a group of girls cut out of the tabloids and internet, pictures of
celebrity children as well as what the
celebrities looked like at children. Give everyone ten minutes to
see how many can get the correct celebrity as a baby and who their
children are. A fun and easy game to plan although it takes a little
planning up front.
Baby Lego Game
- (Materials: Lego's in all colors and sizes) - Have a bunch of Lego's
on each of the tables along with a few pre-set cards with certain names
of baby items. Start a timer and have one person at each table flip over
a card with a baby item (i.e., buggy, rattle, diaper, stroller) and use
the Lego's to create that item for everyone to guess within 3 minutes. A
really fun and creative game like Pictionary. It is excellent as after
the game the Lego's can be given as a baby shower gift for the little
one when he/she gets a little older (as there are too many small pieces
for a newborn).
- Remember growing up the fun games we all played in school. Bring back
those classics to have the mommy-to-be and her friends find the inner
child with heads-up 7-up, pin the tail on the donkey (or pin the sperm
on the egg which is game 5 on the first page of our
shower games, or even duck, duck, goose and red rover. Have some fun
with the games. Another fun game is to see who can write down the most
child games (non board games) within 5 minutes to see who gets the most.
Music to Sip To
- (Materials: Baby Bottles, favorite liquids) - Play your favorite
repetitive song that has the word baby in it and have everyone drink
their favorite liquids each time the song mentions the "baby" word. Mix
it up and find other songs of choice that have repetitive words and
enjoy this baby shower game which is one of our favorites. Wash the
bottles out after which can be given as a gift to the mommy-to-be.
Baby Shower Boogie
(Materials: Pictures and possibly film footage of people at the party as
kids dancing/being funny) - Place DVD,s, VCR's and photos of some of
your baby shower guests at their finest when they were children between
the ages of 1-5. See if everyone can guess who they are watching or
viewing when they were at that age. It is a lot of fun. The best videos
or tapes are of those singing, dancing, etc. Make sure you send the
request to get the media way before the baby shower.
Eggs or Birth
- Come up with a bunch of animals on a list and have everyone decide
which ones lay eggs and which ones give birth to living breathing
offspring. Various types of animals give birth in different ways. For
example, mammals (except for the two monotremes - platypuses and
echidnas) and some reptiles and fish give birth to living breathing
offspring, and most other reptiles, fish and amphibians, together with
birds, lay eggs that have to be hatched later. A fun and easy game to
play at any point in the party!
Baby Sounds Game
- A real easy game to play and only for those who can be a little zany.
Go around the circle for those baby shower guests that want to play.
Have everyone come up with baby sounds to see how many times people can
go around the circle. Guests will be out if they repeat a sound or can't
think of anymore. Sounds like Goo-goo, gaga, mama, dada, waaaaaah, etc.
A fun game to watch others play as well if you want to be an observer.
Find the Baby Products
- (Materials: Baby Bottle, diapers, pacifiers, etc) - Hide baby products
all over the place you have the baby shower and have the mommy to be
find as many as possible in a certain amount of time. It is fun to see
her hunt for products that can also be given to her as gifts. See how
many she comes up with at the allotted time.
- (Materials: paper, pen, tape) - under all of the baby shower guests
chairs, place one peculiar behavior or tic that the person must own for
the remainder of the baby shower. Ideas such as eye flutters, drooling,
sticking tongue out, face twitches, leg twitches, etc are ideas. The
name of the game is to have the mommy-to-be see and call out the
behavior before anyone at the shower gets it. See how many can have the
mommy-to-be get it before being found out!
- (Materials: diaper, bonnet, teddy bear, bib, mittens/booties, bottle
filled with juice) -The objective is to make a baby out of a guest. When
guests arrive, have them write their names and toss it in a hat. Host/or
mother-to-be draws a name.(But does not tell the participant at that
time why their name was drawn). After the first actual game has been
played, the host then reveals why the name was drawn. The guest whose
name was drawn is now declared the "BIG BABY"(and now must wear baby
items). The loser(s) of each game now dresses "BIG BABY" Starting with a
diaper. After each game, the losing opponent gets to apply another piece
of garment to the "BIG BABY". The active participant gets their picture
taken and a prize for being a good sport. A fun game thanks to Verlondra
Pick Up Sticks, Jump Rope and Hop Scotch
- (Materials: Rope, chalk, jack, etc) - Have some fun with old school
games to relive your early years. Have all the girls join in and play
teams. Don't forget 4-square and jump rope! Make sure to take lots of
pictures as everyone has a great time.
We hope these baby shower games give you a great start in creating the fun at the