BABY SHOWER GAMES
Baby Shower Onesies (Materials -
Plain white onesies/different sizes. decorative permanent paints that
are safe/non-toxic, cardboard) - Place small cardboard in each onesie as
support and pass out the plain white onesies of different sizes to
guests and have them write their names on the bottoms to dry shortly
after guests arrive. During the baby shower, pass out the respective
onesies back to the baby shower guests and have them decorate the
front/backs of the onesies. The mother-to-be keeps the onesies and they
serve as good memorabilia of the shower and a useful gift for the baby.
Piggy Bank Advice (Materials: Piggy
Bank and have everyone bring change) - Have a baby shower guest purchase
a cute piggy bank and have each guest place some change in the piggy
bank as they give the mommy-to-be helpful or funny advice. It does not
have to be expensive since guests can deposit spare change or currency
into baby's bank while giving useful advice. It is also fun for one of
the baby shower planners to write down all the advice and who it is from
for the parents-to-be to read it later and when they need it most :)
This also helps starts the baby's piggy bank off which is nice! Thanks
to Mrs. T for this wonderful idea!
Baby Sock Match Game (Materials -
different color brand new baby socks and stopwatch) - Have two people at
a time race to see who can match the most baby socks. Take 10 pairs of
baby socks for each baby shower participant and give them 30 sec to
match as many as they can. Make sure to separate the baby's socks before
playing. A great way to have fun and also stock the mommy-to-be with new
socks. Thanks to a baby shower visitor for this idea!
Baby Hold'em (Materials: deck of
cards, baby shower gifts and baby shower poker lovers) - Just like
playing Texas Hold 'Em. Instead of using money the "buy in" is with a
baby gift. This lets the men (or women) play a little poker and those
who do not or do not know how to play can learn and not lose any money.
The winner of the Hold 'Em tournament wins a gift instead of cash.
You'll be surprised at how "big" the bets and raises are in this hold em
game which benefits the parents-to-be. Thanks to Sonya for this idea!
Clothes Pin Game (Materials:
Clothespin for each baby shower guest) - All the women are given a
clothes pin (they also sell pink/blue ones at party stores) and the baby
shower guests are not allowed to cross their legs. Any baby shower guest
who is caught crossing their legs gets their clothes pin taken away from
the person that caught them. The woman with the most clothes pins wins a
prize. Thanks for the idea Sylvia : )
Dress The Baby (Materials: Baby
life-size dolls, onsies, diapers, socks, shoes, shirt and pants for each
baby doll and stopwatch) - Have each team race to see who can dress the
baby doll the first. Each person (or team) must have everything
correctly on the baby doll when saying finished. Points docked for
missing articles or articles not placed on right. A really fun game and
a great way to collect some clothes for the mother to be at her baby
shower when the game is finished. Thanks to Brandy for this idea!
Quarter Back (Materials: Piggy Bank
and Money) - For those who are having a couple's baby shower, a
father-to-be baby shower or women who love sports, watch the superbowl
or any sports game. The rules are that all the baby shower guests have
to watch the game in absolute silence: no yelling, no cheering, nothing.
If you do yell out, there is a baby's piggy bank in the middle of the
room, into which you have to deposit a quarter for every offense. This
is a great way to start the savings for the baby!
Receiving End (Materials: Plastic
life-size baby dolls, diapers, wipes, baby powder, desitin, apple juice,
chocolate) - Have someone get each baby doll ready with a current
"soiled" diaper that has both apple juice and chocolate. It is even fun
to make some of the dolls full of apple juice by placing a hole in them
and filling them up. Have each baby shower guest choose a doll and
change it with a clean diaper. It may be fun to do this if everyone is
distracted (like watching a movie, sports game, etc). It is also another
great game that goes with game #67 for the dad-to-be and their friends.
Sure to get some great laughs. Thanks to Dal for this great baby shower
Cotton Ball Scoop - (Materials:
Cotton Balls, 2 Large Bowls, Large Spoon) - Fill a large bowl with
cotton balls (doesn't matter how much) place this bowl in a baby shower
guest's lap. Grab another large bowl and place it on a baby shower
guest's head and ask them to place one hand on the bowl that is on top
of their head (the host can help hold the bowl). Blindfold the guest and
hand them a large spoon (soup spoon, mixing spoon) and make sure this
spoon is deep enough to pick up cotton balls. Each guest has 5 chances
to spoon out the cotton balls and place them in the bowl that is on top
of there head. The guest with the most ball wins!Remember they cannot
use hands only the spoon. As Jessica writes us, this is so funny because
everyone thinks they have cotton balls in the spoon and they are being
very careful but when they look at their bowl they have nothing! A great
baby shower game...Thanks Jessica.
Baby Bottle Thaw - (Materials: mini
baby bottles 1/2" - 1" for each baby shower participant and plastic
shooter cups or medicine cups) - put the baby bottle in the small
plastic shooter cups or medicine cups and fill with water and freeze
(this would mean that the bottle is frozen in the shooter cup/medicine
cup). At the shower give one to everyone and tell them the baby wants
the bottle, they have to melt the ice by breathing on it or holding it,
whoever gets their bottle out first wins. A fun baby shower game from
the William's Family! Thank you!
Baby Shower Food Race - (Materials:
4 blindfolds, 4 baby bottles, 4 plates, 4 baby food jars) - Get all baby
shower guests that want to participate in pairs of 2. Each pair gets a
baby food jar, baby bottle with apple juice(or some other type of
drinkable liquid) and a blindfold. The one person in the pair that has
the jar of baby food will get blindfolded and will have to feed their
partner while both sitting across from each other in chairs. When they
are done with the whole jar of baby food, the person blindfolded has to
drink what is in the bottle to win. The first team to do this the
quickest while racing wins! You can also have fun by replacing the
babyfood with Jell-O or pudding to make it taste better but place it in
the jars for authentic purposes :) Thanks to Rebecca from El Paso for
this great idea!
Baby Scrapbook (Materials: Scrap
book, ribbons, stickers, colorful pens etc) - A real neat baby shower
activity is to make a baby scrapbook for the parent's to be. Give
everyone a page to create borders, pictures, and little sayings so you
can place them all in the book for the mother to be to use when taking
pictures of the birth and on. It is a great way to have everyone
participate in the memories. It is even fun to take a picture at the
party of every baby shower participant and place it on the back of the
page so you know who did the page for you and who attended the baby
shower. Lots of times stores such as Garden Ridge, Hobby Lobby, Michaels
have discontinued items that cost as much as a dollar and as little as
25 cents. Thanks to Mrs. O for this great idea.
Memorize It - (Materials: Piece of
paper and a pencil for each guest) - Have a tray filled with lots of
baby items; bottle, rattle, jar of food, etc. Have the mom-to-be walk
around and show the tray to each guest. (They will begin to try to
memorize what's on it!) Then, having pre-prompted the mom-to-be, to
excuse herself to the restroom. Direct the guests to write down what the
mom-to-be was wearing, NOT what was on the tray! You might have the
mom-to-be wear extra jewelry, sweater, etc. beforehand. Thanks to Debbie
G. for this great babyshower game idea!
Baby Gift Bingo (Materials: Square
cards with 4 or 5 squares across and down with pictures of baby items in
each square - i.e., bottle, pacifier, blanket, clothing, diapers, etc -
and a pen for each participant) - This is similar to bingo but is played
while the mom opens gifts. Give each baby shower participant a square
card with 4 or 5 squares across and down. The very middle is a freebie.
All the other squares are filled with baby gift items that the mom may
receive while opening her gifts such as pacifier, blanket, clothing,
diapers, etc. Each card needs to be a little different in layout of the
gifts and some cards have items listed that others don't. This way there
will not be 5 people getting the bingo. The goal is to get a line of
items across or down, sometimes if nobody is close then let the
participants take the four corners as a winner. The person(s) with a
line or bingo get a baby shower prize. This is fun for guests to do
while the mom is opening the gifts and it keeps everyone involved. A
great idea for our visitor Christine!
Baby Shower Right and Baby Shower Left
- (Materials: a baby shower prize and the following story to be read) -
DIRECTIONS: Form a circle with all baby shower participants. Each time
you hear the word "right", pass the baby shower wrapped prize to the
person on your right. When you hear the word "left", pass the baby
shower prize to the person on your left. When you finish this story the
person holding the item is the winner of it. Have either the mommy-to-be
start the game or choose who holds the prize first. Here is the story to
read when playing:
This is a story about Mrs. Wright's baby
shower tea party. She lived right at the end of Lefty Lane, the third
house on the left. Today, Mrs. Wright's was hosting a baby shower tea
party. The women would enter left, right through the front door and
greet Mrs. Wright, they would head right down the stairs, turning left
then right into Mrs. Wright's family room where the mommy-to-be was.
Two of the girls were left-handed so they would sit at the left of the
table. Mrs. Wright held up her right hand and all of her friends grew
quiet, except the left-handed girl on the right patting Mrs. Wright's
dog named Hefty Lefty.
Mrs. Wright asked Sarah Wright and Julie Wright to pass out the teacups
starting to the left. Sarah Wright and Julie Wright started out left but
turned back because they left the cups just to the right of the table,
right next to the spoons. Mrs. Wright said, "That's all right."
Mrs. Wright began to serve her friends some pie when Grandma Wright
smelled the delicious desserts and left her bedroom to join the Wright
girls. She went down the stairs and turned left than right, right into
Mrs. Wright's family room.
Grandma Wright knocked and entered left and sat in the rocking chair on
the left. Sarah Wright and Julie Wright invited Grandma Wright to join
them at the table.
Grandma Wright had been to many baby showers as a young girl and right
before they realized it, Grandma Wright was telling them a stories from
when she was the mommy-to-be and went to the right cabinet and in the
left drawer were pictures of her baby shower.
As the party ended right on time, they all put their dishes right in the
left side of the sink and thanked Mrs. Wright and Grandma Wright for
such a wonderful time. Soon, all of the women from the Wright baby
shower tea party turned right than left, then left again to return to
the front door and out to the right car that they arrived in. Down lefty
lane they went. Now who ended up with the right gift? Thanks to Heidi F. for a wonderful game!
We hope these baby shower games give you a great start in creating the fun at the