BABY SHOWER GAMES
Grab - (Materials: baby clothes pins, baby clothes, hangar).
Place multiple baby clothes (baby pants, onesies, bibs, pj's) and hang
them from clothes pins all on the same hanger. Have a baby shower
participant place one hand behind his/her back and then have the baby
shower participant try to remove as many of the clothes on the hanger
without dropping any or dropping the clothes pins! A real fun game and
even more fun when timing the baby shower game, giving all participants
only one minute.
Baby Shower Gift Opening Bingo -
(Materials: paper, pens, scissors, tape, printed off bingo cards
coinciding with the number of gifts). 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 game to entertain called
the baby shower gift opening 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
shower door prize.
Baby Shower Memory Game
- (Materials: paper, pens and pencils). Have the mommy to be start by
going around the room and saying hi to all her baby shower guests. As
soon as she walks into another room, have the baby shower host ask all
women to answer questions with a few ideas below:
What was the
mommy-to-be wearing today (shirt, skirt, shoes)?
What is the mommy-to-be's eye color?
What is the mommy-to-be's lipstick color?
What type of earrings did the mommy-to-be have on?
Does the mommy-to-be have a tattoo?
Does the mommy-to-be have a saying on her shirt?
What brand of shirt was the mommy-to-be wearing?
Is the shirt a long sleeve or short sleeve?
The baby shower guest
getting the most right wins a baby shower door prize! Thanks to Trisha
F. for this wonderful baby shower game.
Baby Shower Game Poem - (Materials:
paper with poem written on it). This is a fun icebreaker and interactive
game. The baby shower host should type or write the poem on a piece of
paper. She should start the game by giving the baby shower poem to one
of the guests who must read the first line (#1). Each person that
receives the poem thereafter must read the next number and follow its
instructions. It's a great way to get everyone socializing. The person
last holding the poem receives a
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baby shower poem Text Version *
Baby Shower Thank You Game -
(Materials: blank thank you cards with envelopes, stamps, basket, pens
and baby shower door prize). place the empty thank you
card envelopes in a basket. Ask each entering baby shower guest to
fill out the envelope with their address. Have the envelopes pre-stamped
and print soon to be parent(s) address as the return. Once everyone has
filled out the envelopes, have the soon to be Mom or Dad pull the
envelope out of a basket. The envelope she or he pulls receives a prize
and all the envelopes are giving to the soon to be parents with their
thank you cards ready to fill out, stamped and send. Thanks to Debbie in
Denver, CO for this wonderful baby shower game and idea!
Do I Smell a Smelly Diaper -
(Materials: Pack of Newborn Diapers, 6 different baby foods, paper,
pens). Place a little baby food, different colors, different tastes
(vegetables, meat, fruit), in several diapers and fold them up well.
Give each baby shower guest a sheet of paper and pen/pencil. Pass each
diaper around and have each baby shower guest guess what baby food is in
the diaper, without opening it (just by smelling and writing it down).
The baby shower guest with most correct answer wins a prize. Thank you
to Roslyn for this excellent and smelly baby shower game!
Baby Shower Celebrity Name Game -
(Materials: Copy of the sheet here, pens/pencils, timer). Print out the
attached a copy of the baby shower celebrity name game
the baby shower participants match the corresponding number of the
celebrity to the celebrity baby. Obviously several of the celebrities
will be used more than once. We want to thank Chrystal in Atlanta, GA
for this great baby shower game.
I've Never Piggy Bank Game -
(Materials: Piggy bank, money/change 10 coins, creative questions, jar
of loose change). Have each baby shower participant pull out about 10
coins from their wallet. Be sure to have a change jar just in case. Have
one baby shower participant start out the game with saying "I've
never...." (i.e., I've never pee'd in my pants while laughing, laughed
when my son/daughter was yelling at me, eaten baby food as an adult
since I was starving or curious about the taste). All of the people who
have done the statement will place a coin in the bank. The last person
with money left gets a baby shower prize and the newborn has already
started their college fund with a new piggy bank! Thanks to Stephanie
for this great baby shower game!
"We Wish For You" Baby Shower Game -
(Materials: Scrapbook Pages/Paper, Pens, Crayons, Paint, Glue,
Sequence). Pre-print the baby's name, vertically, on scrapbook pages,
using different types of font for each page (in the largest font size
that is possible and still fit the word on the single page). Each baby
shower guest receives a page and had a few minutes to write words after
each letter in the name and decorate it. An example of things that were
wished for the baby with an example for baby name Tessa:
*E*verything your heart desires
*A*n Awesome life
All of the pages are
filled out and given to the mommy for her scrapbook of the baby. It is a
sweet remembrance for mommy and later, for the baby and a great baby
shower memory. Thanks to Connie for this great baby shower game.
Baby Shower Poker - (Matrials: cards
and diapers to bring for each person). This is a great baby shower game
for the men and father to be. All that is needed is for everyone to
purchase diapers and to have a deck of cards. Instead of chips, play
with diapers (or tokens for diapers so they are not ruined). Each diaper
is a dollar. At the end of the game, all of the diapers (if the right
size for an infant) will be given to the parent's to be with the winner
getting a baby shower gift! Lots of fun to play and a great
shower gift. Thanks to Amy for this baby shower game and baby shower
What Am I - (Materials: Paper, pens,
safteypins or strong tape) - Place a baby item on each piece of paper
(bottle, blanket..ect) and then as the baby shower guests arrive, place
the paper on their backs without them seeing what item they were given
(what baby object was drawn on the paper) . Inform the guests of the
rules. You have to try to guess what you are by asking "Yes" or "No"
questions about what kind of baby shower or baby item you are. The
questions can not be actual names of items and must be descriptive words
like texture, shape, size, color. Example: "can you use it for changing
the baby.?" "is it blue?" "is it soft?" or "is it round?" When the baby
shower guest figures out what the item is, then they can remove the
paper off of their back. Thanks to Jenniffer for this great baby shower
Mother's Instincts - (Material: Baby
Safety Pin) -
Summary: Baby Shower Participant 1 - will have control over the baby
safety pin Mommy-To-Be - acts as the investigator with her "motherly
instincts" to solve who has the pin after all. All Baby Shower Guests-
innocent baby face.
One baby shower guest is selected by the baby shower host to have a
safety pin without the mommy-to-be knowing who was chosen. Have all the
rest of the baby shower guests sit with their hands placed together flat
against each other (praying position, with finger tips pointing up).
Once this has been done, the baby shower guest holding the baby shower
pin will do the same with their own hands, but between their hands will
be the baby safety pin. Everyone can sit in a circle with the
mommy-to-be approaching each individual and asking, "do you have the
pin" and see if she can instinctually figure out by non-verbal and voice
who has the pin. Each baby shower participant needs to say,
"(mommy-to-be's name) I do not have the pin". Everyone should keep an
innocent baby face. A fun baby shower game given to us by Vanessa.
The Big Baby Game - (Materials: White
towel (or pink or blue), big rubberbands or string) - At the begginng of
the baby shower have a white towel (can be pink or blue depending on the
sex of the baby) and rubberbands. Explain to the baby shower guest that
the object of the baby shower game is to not cross your legs during the
baby shower because a woman cannot give birth with her legs closed. Tell
all your guest to scream out if they see someone with their legs
crossed. The person with their legs crossed has to take the towel, place
it between their legs and connect the corners and tie with big rubber
band or string and repeat on other side to form a big diaper. The person
with the diaper is the only one that can yell out from then on, who also
has their legs crossed to then have them pass the diaper duty...and so
on. This baby shower game is a blast with a lot of laughs. Thanks to
Yara for this excellent baby shower game idea!
The Price Is Right -
(Materials: Printed pictures of baby shower gift items, pens, index
cards) - Break all baby shower guests into teams and show them
gift items without a price. Have each team write down their answer
for each product on index cards, giving them four possible prices for
each item. The team with the most answered right wins. Thanks to Norma
C. for this great baby shower game!
Feed The Baby Game - (Materials: Two
plastic bowls, blindfold, big cooking spoon, cotton balls) - Get two
plastic bowls. A baby shower guest is blindfolded and the host will hold
one plastic bowl in front of the player. The baby shower guest is given
a large spoon with the other bowl placed on the player's head. The
player must hold the bowl with their free hand. The baby shower player
must try to put as many cotton balls in the bowl on their head. It is so
funny because even though the spoon is large (cooking spoon), the
nervous player drops most of the cotton balls. The baby shower guest
with the most cotton balls wins a
Thanks to Ms. F for this wonderful baby shower game. She also states,
"At one baby shower, my cousin actually took the time to decorate an old
shoe box, She closed the box with tape. cut a hole in the middle, and
attached two strings of yarn with baby shoes glued to the end of the
yarn. The box had eyes and hair made of curled ribbon." Cute!
We hope these baby shower games give you a great start in creating the fun at the