We’ve all participated in boring party games before. Not with this list, though! These baby shower games will make sure that your baby shower is anything but boring. In this list, we detail 20 easy games that need minimal supplies and are a load of fun to play.
The games on this list are also a nice mix of active and stationary. This will ensure that all 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.
A big part of any party or get together is food and drink. So along with planning out what games you are going to play, make sure to visit our list of the best appetizers, best mixed drink recipes, and best snack ideas. These lists will make sure that all of your guests fed and happy.
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Top 20 Baby Shower Games:
Baby Jeopardy Game
Items Needed: Poster Board, Post It Notes
Game Tips: Depending on the number of people, you can break up into different teams. You don’t need a buzzer; the first player/team to raise their hand gets to answer, and don’t forget, answers must be given as a question.
About Game:Baby Jeopardy is a customizable game that works for both large and small crowds. Post-it notes are going to cover the answers, and categories will range from “Nursery Rhymes” to “Baby Items.” This game could also be played in one sitting or throughout the baby shower.
Tinkle in the Pot Baby Shower Game
Items Needed: Balloon, Ping Pong Ball, Mason Jar
Game Tips: If you have multiple people that want to play, you can do a relay or set up as many jars as you would like.
About Game:This is a fun game that is reminiscent of the constant need to tinkle during pregnancy. Tinkle in the Pot is a fun co-ed party game that will provide some good laughs. Participants must start with a balloon under their shirt. They will then hold a ping pong ball (or another small object) between their knees. They must then waddle towards a pot and attempt to drop the object in the pot.
Decorate a Onesie Baby Shower Game
Items Needed: Plain Onesies, Art Supplies
Game Tips: White onesies work best, but you can also use other colors as well. To make things more competitive, have a fun prize for the best-decorated onesie.
About Game:More of an activity than a game. Decorating a Onesie 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 have a craft cabinet. You will probably be able to find enough paint and markers to let your attendees create a fun and cute onesie.
Guess the Baby Game
Items Needed: Baby Picture of Each Guest, A Number on Each Picture, A Numbered Piece of Paper for Each Guest.
Game Tips: Depending on how well your guests know each other, you may need to provide a name bank as well. This list of names can be placed next to the group of pictures. This will allow for more people to play and more guesses to be made.
About Game: This is a game that requires a little bit of planning before the actual baby shower, but it will be worth it. Guests must bring a baby picture of themselves. You will then place the photos on a board, number them, and then allow guests to guess which baby is what guests. To help make this game smoother, you may want to provide a numbered sheet as well. This will help to keep the guesses more organized and easier to read at the end.
Nursery Rhyme Lyrics Baby Shower Game
Items Needed: A Piece of Paper that Has Portions of 10 Different Son Lyrics and Place to Guess the Title of the Song, A Pen For Each Player
Game Tips: If you feel like guests will not be able to guess all of the titles, feel free to provide a word bank of song titles as well.
About Game: This game is a blast from the past, or present, depending on if you have small children. Start by selecting ten different popular nursery rhymes or children’s songs. You will then take a line of lyric from each and write them all down on a single sheet of paper. Guests must then try and come up with as many of the matching titles as they can.
Blindfolded Diaper Changing Baby Shower Game
Items Needed: Blindfolds, Baby Dolls, and Diapers
Game Tips: It is always more fun to make the more inexperienced diaper changing guests participate. If you are looking for more crowd interaction, have onlookers pick who they think will win, and then have them cheer them on.
About Game:The description of this game is right in the title. It is an easy game to set up and can be loads of laughs. Each participant will be blindfolded and must take a diaper and put it on a baby doll. Judge the participants on how quickly and accurately they can place the diaper on the baby. This could get interesting for those who do not have a lot of baby changing experience.
Draw the Baby Game
Items Needed: Pieces of Paper and Markers
Game Tips: Make sure that the pieces of paper are thicker so that the markers do not bleed through onto the participants.
About Game: This game is going to start with everyone taking an index card and marker. They then must do their best to draw a baby, but hold on; there is a twist. Drawers must place the card on their forehead while they draw the baby. Some of the drawings should turn out pretty interesting, and some may even resemble an actual baby.
Babies Against Parenthood Game
Items Needed: Babies Against Parenthood Cards
Game Tips: The more the narrator/judge gets into it each round, the more fun it is.
About Game:This game is going to be a twist on the popular Cards Against Humanity game. You play Babies Against Parenthood the same way, but baby-themed. This game will provide a large number of laughs. You can make your own cards or print out the cards offered here.
Mom or Dad? Baby Shower Game
Items Needed: List of Questions that Could Either Apply Better to the New Mom or Dad to Be, A Pen for Each Guest Playing
Game Tips: After guests fill out the sheet, have the mom and dad to be set back to back in the middle of everyone. Both mom and dad will be holding one of their shoes and one of their spouse’s shoes. Have someone read through the list, and then the Mom and Dad to be, will each raise which shoe they think the answer should be. This will provide some good laughs and also let guests know how well they did with their guesses.
About Game: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. They must then do their best to answer each question with either “mom” or “dad” correctly.
Know Your Baby ABC’s Game
Items Needed: A Piece of Paper with Each Letter of the Alphabet and Space to Write an Answer, A Pen for Each Guest.
Game Tips: To make the game more challenging, feel free to set a timer. Provide a fun gift for the winner to raise the stakes.
About Game: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 Game
Items Needed: A Piece of Paper and a Pen for Each Player
Game Tips: For even more fun with this game, play clips of songs with the word baby in it while the game is going, but don’t tell your guests. Some will recognize, but most won’t, and it will be a fun reveal when the time is up.
About Game: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.
Diaper Derby Baby Shower Game
Items Needed: Toilet Paper
Game Tips: Depending on the number of guests, you can make more teams or have larger teams. It is usually more fun if the guys have to wear the diaper creations. To make things more interesting, provide a prize for the winner. And, of course, take lots of blackmail pictures.
About Game: This game is going to help your guests get out of their comfort zone a little bit and liven up the party. You are going to divide your guests up into teams (can be more than two teams). Teams will choose a member of the group to be the baby. Each group will then get a roll of toilet paper to start. The team with the most creative toilet paper diaper is the winner.
Bobbing for Baby Bottle Nipples Game
Items Needed: Water Buckets, Baby Bottle Nipples
Game Tips: This game is best done outside or somewhere that it is okay if some water splashes out of the bucket.
About Game:You may have bobbed for apples before, but have you ever bobbed for baby bottle nipples? This game is going to allow your guests to get interactive and share a good laugh at the other participants. Participants must try to grab as many baby bottles tops out of a bucket of water as they can while only using their mouth. Set up several buckets in a line and have multiple guests go at the same time to increase the competitiveness and number of laughs. You can also decide to blindfold participants if you want to increase the difficulty.
Tie Your Shoes Baby Shower Game
Items Needed: Giant Ballon
Game Tips: If you have a larger group of onlookers, have them decide before it starts who they think will win. During the challenge, they can cheer them on.
About Game:This is a Minute to Win It inspired game. The simple task of tying your shoes is complicated by having to sit and have a giant balloon under your shirt. The participant that ties their shoes the quickest (without popping the balloon!) wins.
Baby Charades Game
Items Needed: Baby Charade Topics on Strips of Paper, Bowl to Place Topics In
Game Tips: Encourage everyone to participate and get out of their comfort zone.
About Game: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, write them down on slips of paper and have participants draw them from a container.
Don’t Say “Baby” Game
Items Needed: A Clothespin for Each Guest and Piece of Paper Explaining the Rules
Game Tips: Make sure that a clothespin is given to each guest when they come in and that the game is clearly explained. Come up with a fun prize to keep guests wanting to play. You should be able to just put one set of rules by all of the clothespins, rather than for each guest.
About 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.” Start by giving every guest a clothespin or another small object. If a participant says the word “baby,” and another participant catches them, they must give up a clothespin. In the end, the participant with the most clothespins wins the game. This is a great ice breaker as well to help guests better interact with each other throughout the baby shower as well.
Baby Scattergories Game
Items Needed: A Baby Scattergories Card for Each Guest
Game Tips: If you have a large number of guests, you can share cards and have guests write on blank pieces of paper. Just make sure that they number their paper before starting.
About Game:Most people have played Scattergories before. In this Scattergories game, though, all the categories are baby themed. You can create your own lists for this game or use this Etsy seller that provides beautiful baby Scattergories lists — ensuring that you spend less time planning the party and more time to enjoy it.
Frozen Baby Game
Items Needed: Baby Figurines Frozen in Ice Cubes
Game Tips: Some great tasting mixed drinks or other beverages will make this game all the more fun!
About 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 Baby Shower Game
Items Needed: Kiddie Pool, Balloons, Paper Clips, Pacifiers, Magnets, Polls, String, Timer
Game Tips: If you have a big enough kiddie pool, have multiple guests go at the same time. You could also set it up tournament style and have the winner of each round advance to face someone new.
About Game:While this game does need 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 are then going to be dropped in to cover the floating pacifiers. Contestants will 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 Baby Shower Game
Items Needed: List of Baby Items, Price Sheet, A Piece of Paper for Each Person to Write On, A Pen for Each Participant
Game Tips: You can set this game up a few different ways, so have fun and get creative with it. If you do look up your own baby items and prices, use Amazon to get exact prices on different items.
About Game: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 the items are baby inspired. If you don’t want to make your own lists, this Etsy seller provides some great instant downloadable lists.
Best Baby Shower Games Conclusion
These baby shower games are great because they are not only fun, but they don’t require a ton of set up. Also, there are variations to pretty much every game as well, so have some fun setting them up the way that works best for you. Hopefully, you can find a few great games from this list that you can use to help get the party started!
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