Baby Shower Games: Getting the Party Started
We’ve all participated in boring party games, but with this list of the best baby shower games, you can ensure that the next baby shower you plan is anything but boring. In this list, we detail 20 easy games that require minimal supplies.
The games on this list are also a nice mix of active and stationary, ensuring that all of your attendees can enjoy the party. So, if you have a baby shower to plan, or if you want to provide some helpful “hints” to a party planner, check out this list for some great baby shower games.
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Top 20 Baby Shower Games:
Baby Jeopardy is an easily customizable game that works for both large and small crowds. Post-it notes cover the answers in this game and categories range from things like “Nursery Rhymes” to “Baby Items.” This game could also easily be played in one sitting or throughout the duration of the baby shower.
Tinkle in the Pot
A fun game that is reminiscent of the constant need to tinkle during pregnancy, this Tinkle in the Pot game is a fun co-ed party game. Participants must put a balloon under their shirt and hold a quarter (or another small object) between their knees as they waddle towards a pot, and then attempt to drop the coin in the pot.
Decorate a Onesie
While not really a party game, Decorating a Onesie for the mother to be is a fun activity that lets attendees showcase their crafty side. Bundles of white onesies can usually be purchased on the cheap, and if you search through your craft cabinet, you should be able to find enough paint and markers to let your attendees create a fun and cute onesie.
Guess the Baby
This is a game that requires a little bit of planning before the actual baby shower, but it will be worth it. You are going to have guests bring a baby picture of themselves, place them on a board, number them, and then allow all of the other guests to guess which baby is what guest. To help make this game smoother, you may want to provide a numbered sheet as well. This will help to keep the gueses more organized and easier to read at the end.
Nursery Rhyme Lyrics
This game is a blast from the past, or present depending on if you have small children. To build this game you are going to select ten different popular nursery rhymes or children’s songs, and then take a line from each. You will then write all of the lines down on a piece of paper and allow the guests to try and come up with as many of the matching titles as they can.
Blindfolded Diaper Changing
The description of this game is right in the title. It is an easy game to set up but can be loads of laughs. Each participant will be blindfolded and must take a diaper and put it on a baby doll as quickly and accurately as possible. This could get really interesting for those who do not have a lot of baby changing experience.
Draw the Baby
This game is going to require everyone to take an index card and marker, and then do their best to draw a baby, but hold on, there is a twist. The card is going to be placed on the drawer’s forehead while they draw the baby. Some of the drawings should turn out pretty interesting, and maybe a few will actually resemble a baby.
Babies Against Parenthood
This game is going to be a twist on the popular Cards Against Humanity game. Babies Against Parenthood is going to have cards that are based around motherhood and babies. This game will provide a large number of laughs. You can make your own cards, or print out the cards that are offered here.
Mom or Dad?
Before the party starts, you are going to come up with 15 or so questions that can either be answered with “mom” or “dad.” Questions could be, “Who has never changed a diaper?” “Who gets at least 8 hours of sleep a night?” Each participant in the game will get their own sheet of paper with all the questions on it and will do their best to answer each question correctly with either “mom” or “dad.”
Know Your Baby Shower ABC’s
Each player in this game is going to receive a piece of paper with the alphabet going vertically down the left side of it. The goal of the game is for each participant to think of and write down as many baby related words as they can for each letter. Set a timer and let the writing begin!
Oh Baby, A Playlist
This game is simple and easy to set up. All you are going to need to do is provide each guest with a blank piece of paper and a writing utensil. When the game starts, the participants must write down as many song titles as they can think of that have the word “baby” in it (real song titles). You can decide how long you want the timer to go for, but typically 3-5 minutes is plenty.
This game is going to help your guests get out of their comfort zone a little bit and really liven up the party. You are going to divide your guests up into teams (can be more than two teams), and have each team designate a member of the group to be the baby. Each group will then be provided with a roll of toilet paper. The team with the most creative toilet paper diaper on the member of the group that they designated as the baby will be the winner.
Bobbing for Baby Bottle Nipples
You may have bobbed for apples, but have you ever bobbed for a baby bottle nipple? This game is going to allow your guests to get interactive and share a good laugh as other participants try to grab as many baby bottles out of a bucket of water only using their mouth. Set up multiple buckets in a line and have multiple guests go at the same time to really increase the competitiveness and number of laughs.
Tie Your Shoes
A minute to win it inspired game, the seemingly simple task of tying your shoes is complicated by having to sit and have a large balloon under your shirt. Once in place, the participant that ties their shoes the quickest (without popping the balloon!) wins.
Baby Shower Charades
Great for a large crowd, a baby shower themed charades game is a fun group game. For help choosing words to act out, this site provides everything from easy charades like “drool” to harder words like “car seat” and “nesting.” Once you have selected your words, simply write them down on slips of paper and have participants draw them from a container.
Don’t Say “Baby” Game
A fun game that lasts the duration of the baby shower, the one rule of “Don’t say Baby” is simple – participants can’t say “baby.” If a participant does say “baby,” and another participant catches them, the first participant must give up the clothespin (or another small object) previously supplied to all of the participants to the other participant. In the end, the participant with the most clothespins wins the game.
Most people have played Scattergories before, but in this Scattergories game, all of the categories are baby themed. While you could create your own lists, this Etsy seller makes beautiful baby Scattergories lists for you, ensuring that you spend less time planning the party and more time enjoying it.
Frozen Baby Game
In the Frozen Baby game, tiny plastic babies are frozen inside ice cubes and given to guests to use in their drinks. Once the ice melts and the baby is released (reminiscent of water breaking), the first person to say “My water broke!” wins the game.
Fishing for Pacifiers
While this game does require a bit more preparation than the other games on this list, the payoff is worth it. In this game, paper clips are affixed to pacifiers which are then dropped in a kiddie pool filled with several inches of water. Balloons then cover the floating pacifiers and contestants then have one minute to ‘fish’ for the pacifiers with magnets that are attached to the end of a string/line. The participant with the most pacifiers after one minute wins.
The Price is Right
If you have always fancied yourself to be a Price is Right professional, this is the perfect game for you. In this Price is Right game, all of the items are baby inspired. While you could make your own lists with a bit of research, this Etsy seller provides instant download lists that will simplify your planning.
Best Baby Shower Games Conclusion
Baby showers have never been so fun with this list of games. We wanted to do our best to provide some great games that don’t require a ton of work to set up but can really create some fun and excitement at your baby shower. So hopefully you can find a few great games from this list that you can use to help get the party started for you!
If you have tried any of these games, we would love to hear your feedback or tips below. If there are any baby shower games that we may have missed, please share the description below so that other readers can benefit from them.