BABY SHOWER GAMES
Play Dough Baby Shower Game
- (Materials: Playdough, carving items like tooth picks) - You'll need
two identical sets of cards, each card having a baby item written on it
(i.e., Baby bottle, pacifier, rocking chair, tube of diaper cream, etc)
and two lumps of Playdough. Divide the guests into two teams and have
them sit in a circle. Give each team a lump of playdough and randomly
distribute the cards to each team member. (Each team should have an
identical set of cards). The item on the card isn't to be shared with
their team members. Give the go signal and the first person on each team
makes the item on their card out of the play dough, while their baby
shower team members try to guess what it is. As soon as the item is
identified correctly go to the next person and continue on around the
circle. The first team to guess all their items correctly wins. It's
best if there can be some space between the teams so they don't overhear
the other team's guesses. Thanks to Marci who came up with this great
baby shower game and had a blast playing it at her shower.
Candy Bar Match Memory Game
- (Materials: Candy Bars, pens and index cards 2 colors) - Take a group
of different and an associated list of baby related items found on our
website and create two sets of cards. Each candy bar is written on a
white card and the related baby word was on a colored card. Mix up the
cards and with the guests sitting in a circle, give each one a white
card and a colored card, making sure they don't have the corresponding
match. The first baby shower guest reads out loud their candy bar card
and tried to guess who had the correct answer by calling out a guest's
name. That person read out loud their colored card. The group then
decided if it was a match. (have the mommy to be have the master list
and can say if it was correct or not.) If the first person guessed
correctly, then she got the colored card. If not, the second guest, read
her candy bar card out loud and try to guess who had the match. At first
no one knows where the match is, but as the guests called out their
card, guests have to remember who said the match to their candy bar
card. The candy bars were the prizes. This is a lot of fun as the baby
shower guest interact with each other and help each other when they
finally caught on to the answers. Thanks again to Marci for this great
baby shower game!
Blanket of Love
- (Materials: plain (colored) flannel receiving blanket and a
coordinating colored permanent extra fine tip markers) - Baby shower
guests sign the blanket with best wishes, prayers, love, or just their
names. It was a great baby shower activity while guests are arriving.
The mommy-to-be can also add the baby's name and birth date. Thanks
Marci for this wonderful
shower idea and game.
Baby Shower Toy Timeline
- (Materials: Toys from all ages, paper, pens) - Purchase different toys
from different eras (i.e., Lincoln Logs, Lego's, Mr. Potato Head) and
research online when they were originally created. Number each toy and
ask your baby shower participants when each were originally created.
baby shower prize to whomever gets most of them right. Thanks to
Jenny B. for this great baby shower idea!
Why & Because Game
- (Materials: Strips of paper with the words "why" or because" written
on them, pens/pencils) - Separate your baby shower guests into two
groups, one group for 'why' and the other 'because'. Hand each member a
strip of paper with the appropriate word for their group. Have each
guest uses nursery rhymes and writes a question beginning with 'why' or
an answer beginning with 'because'. Have guests fold the cards so what
is written is not revealed then collect the papers from both groups.
Have members from the opposite group choose one card. The baby shower
host or mommy to be chooses a starting point and has one person read a
question with 'why' and someone respond with a 'because' answer and have
fun laughing at the match-ups. For instance, you might end up with
things like - Why did Jack and Jill go to fetch water? Because the Itsy
Bitsy spider climbed up the water spout. Why did Mary get a little lamb?
Because Tom the piper's son stole the pig. You don't have to use nursery
rhymes since it can be anything that you think is appropriate. Thanks to
Andrea M. for this great baby shower game!
Baby Shower Memories
- (Materials: paper, scissors, pens) - Have all the baby shower guests
write down their favorite memory of the mommy-to-be if they have known
her for her whole life. For new friends, they can write down words of
advice for the new mom. Have a baby shower participant read them out
loud and see if the mommy-to-be can guess who wrote the memory. The
mommy-to-be will not read them since they will have the name of the
person who turned it in. A fun and enjoyable baby shower game. Play it
shower gift opening which makes it more fun as you can have the
mommy to be read one after each gift opened.
Combined Labor Guess
- (Materials: Pens, paper and writing surface) - First ask all the baby
shower guests who has had a baby and to raise their hand so everyone
knows how many moms there are in the room. Ask everyone to write down
their answer/guess on how long is the combined first baby labor of every
mom in the room? Guesstimate if you don't remember your own. C-sections
are worth 5 hours plus any labor. Pass a writing surface around so
everyone can make guess. Then go around the room getting their answers.
Tally the amount as they answer. Thanks to Cindy from Vermont for this
baby shower game!
- (Materials: name tag stickers, markers) - As an ice breaker when baby
shower guests first arrive, place each sticker on the back of each guest
with a name of a famous mom. Have each participant ask guessing
questions to others, to see if they can name who they are. Some ideas
can be Carol Brady from the Brady Bunch, Marianne Cunnigham from Happy
Days, Peggy Bundy from Married with Children, Shirley Partridge from The
Partridge Family, Samantha from Bewitched, Jacqueline Kennedy, Mother
Theresa, etc. A great baby shower game to start off the party.
Bundle of Joy
- (Materials: Joy dish detergent, newspaper and music) - The concept of
the game is to take a bottle of Joy dish detergent and wrap a lot of
newspaper around the detergent. After you have bundled the detergent,
take a blue or pink bow and wrap it around the bundle. Guest are to sit
in a circle and play the classic game of hot potato. Whoever gets stuck
with the bundle get to unwrap as much paper as they can until the
rotation is started over. Whoever get stuck with the unwrapped detergent
wins this baby shower game. Thanks to Tiffany C. for this great unique
- (Materials: colored chalk, jump rope, ball and jacks) - For all of you
who love to reminisce, a great baby shower game time is to bring out the
games we played as kids and have some fun. Draw hop scotch, play jump
rope, and all the other games you remembered as children. Red Rover and
head up 7-up are other great games and easy to play anywhere. Bring out
the kid in you once more!
- (Materials: paper, pens) - A really fun and easy baby shower game to
play is to have everyone write down on paper what they never did again
after having children. Things such as riding a motorcycle, sleeping in
late, dancing until 2:00am, wearing lingerie, etc. Make up some fun ones
and read them to the mommy-to-be to let her know in a "tongue and cheek"
way on what is in store for her and her significant other! Read them out
loud and see if the mommy-to-be can also guess who wrote each one.
Piggy Bank Challenge
(Materials: piggy bank, money) - Fill up a cute piggy bank with change
and dollars for playing the game. Make sure you know how much is placed
in the bank. Have everyone shake the bank as well as make a guess on how
much is in the piggy bank. The closest one wins a baby shower gift (or
centerpiece) while the mommy-to-be gets the piggy bank as a
along with the money which will help with the new parents to be! A
functional baby shower game!
Celebrity Baby Match
- (Materials: Magazine/Internet cut-outs of celebrities and their
children, pens, paper) - A really fun and easy baby shower game to place
together is to go on the internet and cut out celebrities and their
babies/children. Number them on the back so you remember which child
goes with which celeb. Mix up the children and see how many of your
guests can match the parents with the babies/children. A really fun and
easy game to play during your shower and a baby shower 101 original.
Baby Shower Pong
- (Materials: ping pong balls, cups, favorite liquids) - There is
nothing like the fun collegiate game of beer pong. Set up some cups in a
design on a table and use the ping pong balls to get one in the cup. The
one who gets one in the cup has someone from the baby shower drink the
liquid in the cup. For baby showers, you can temper it down with using
iced tea, juice or other fun liquids. If you do use alcohol in the cups,
then make a virgin drink for the mommy-to-be or for those who don't
drink. A fun and easy baby shower game that will liven up the party.
How is Pregnancy Game
- (Materials: Balloons, large t-shirts) - Have each of the baby shower
game participants see how it feels to have a baby (if they have not had
one already) in a game of how flexible it is to have a bump on board.
Make everyone blow up a balloon of a certain large size and place it in
their shirts. Have them do the following tasks which you can make into a
Change your socks
Paint your toenails
Get up and out of a low chair
Pretend to shave your legs
Pick up spare change
Carry a basket of laundry
Think of some other fun ideas and get lots
of laughs. Make sure to take lots of
pictures and have a ball. Thanks to Doreen for this great baby
shower game idea!
- (Materials: paper, pens, texting of story) - Have all the baby shower
guests write down their most embarrassing child memory. During the baby
shower, read the stories and see if the mommy-to-be can guess which
guest goes with which story. A really fun baby shower game that can be
played at any time!
Baby Edible Creations
- (Materials: food, fruit, candy, and toothpicks) - Have a wide variety
of food that is edible and toothpicks and have all the baby shower
participants be given the directions to make the best baby related item
out of the food within 10 minutes. Have the mommy-to-be judge the
contest and make sure to take a lot of cute pictures of the creations! A
great and origional baby shower game from baby shower 101.
We hope these baby shower games give you a great start in creating the fun at the
baby shower! Feel free to email us with other
baby shower games that are your favorite so we can share them with others.