Top 20 Fun Baby Shower Games

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Everyone loves a baby shower. It is a time of celebration and joy, and if you are an expecting parent or about to plan a shower for one, you may be wondering what games to include.

Of course, the goal of every shower is to make the guest of honor feel special and ensure that she has a good time.

If you’ve ever attended a baby shower, you know that baby shower games are an integral part to making that happen. But, even if you’ve thrown ten baby showers before, you may still be looking for some extra inspiration.

Therefore, we have compiled a great list of co-ed baby shower games that are sure to delight guests of all ages and keep the fun going until the end of the shower!

Baby Shower Games You NEED to Play

Pregnancy is a time of celebration, and a baby shower is a way to bring all your friends and family together to welcome your new baby and celebrate a new beginning.

Planning a baby shower is a lot of work, but is also a lot of fun for everyone involved. You have invitations, decorations, catering, and of course, coming up and planning with great baby shower game ideas!

When planning a baby shower and choosing games, consider the interests of the new parents, such as whether or not they want a co-ed shower, the guest list, and the overall theme they are thinking of. Some games are short and sweet, and others will require props and advanced planning.

There are hundreds of baby shower games hosts can choose from when planning a shower, so to make things easier for the next baby shower you host, we’ve narrowed the list down to the top twenty baby shower games sure to entertain your baby shower guests.

The Best 20 Baby Shower Games

We have put together a list of favorite baby shower games to play, along with descriptions of the games, props and supplies needed, prep work needed, and the rules. But most importantly for any baby shower game: make sure to have fun!

1. Who is that baby?

What you will need:

  • Pens or pencils
  • Guests baby photos, numbered
  • A numbered blank list for each guest

How to play:

For this game, you will need to ask for a baby picture from each of your guests; we recommend that you ask your guests for their photo when you send the invite. You will need to gather the pictures before the game and number them. You will also need to create an answer sheet with the corresponding numbers and blanks next to the numbers. Place all the numbered baby photos around the party, and then hand out the empty answers sheet to all participants. Ask your guests to guess who is shown in each picture by writing it down on the sheet of paper next to each number. The guest with the most correct answers wins.

2. Don’t Say Baby

What you will need:

  • Five clothespins or stickers per guest (or anything easy to put on people in order to keep score)

How to play:

For this game, you will need to pin your guests with five clothespins or stickers upon arrival; these will help you keep track of the points. The game's only rule: don't say the word “baby”! For this game, every attendee can act as a referee for the others. If someone says baby, they lose one clothespin or sticker. Whoever ends up with the most clothespins wins. To make things even, you can officially start the game 15-30 minutes into the shower after most of the guests have arrived and the rules have been made clear.

Decide ahead of time how long you will play the game; will you play for an hour or for the remainder of the shower? Make an announcement when the game is over, and anyone left with clothespins or stickers wins a prize.

3. Don’t Drop the Baby ‍

What you will need:

  • One spoon and egg per team (or guest)
  • Markers, stickers, etc.

How to play:

Have each guest or team decorate an egg. If you are playing this game inside, consider using plastic Easter eggs or hard boiled eggs to cut down on the mess. You can either play this game as a relay race or a single-person competition. Determine a starting line and finish line. Each person carries their egg on the spoon, and the goal is to get from the starting line to the finish line without dropping the egg. The first person or team to get to the finish line wins.

4. Diaper Change Competition

What you will need:

  • Plastic baby dolls
  • Newborn diapers
  • Baby wipes
  • A large flat area to change diapers

How to play:

Group your guests into teams with the same number of guests per team. The game starts with a baby doll already wearing a diaper. Each team member removes the baby’s diaper, wipes its bottom, and places a new diaper on the baby. The first team to successfully have all of its members change the baby’s diaper wins.

5. Blindfolded diaper changing contest

What you will need:

  • Plastic baby dolls
  • Newborn diapers
  • Baby wipes
  • Blindfolds
  • A timer
  • A large flat area to change diapers

How to play:

This is a fun game to play with new parents. You can even have mom and dad go against each other or have the parents-to-be compete against the grandparents. Time each person as they attempt to take a diaper off a baby doll and put a new diaper on while blindfolded. You could up the challenge by having them put the baby in a onesie once the diaper change is finished.

6. Baby Twister

What you will need:

  • Twister mat and spinner
  • Balloons

How to play:

This baby shower activity is one the mom-to-be can sit back and enjoy watching! Have each of the participating guests place a blown-up balloon under their shirt, like a pregnant belly, and then play a game of twister. Baby twister is one of those party games sure to have people laughing and having fun.

7. Parents Sayings

What you will need:

  • Paper squares
  • Pens

How to play:

Parent sayings can be a fun ice breaker game. Each person writes down something their parents used to say and then reads them aloud. An alternative way to play is to collect all the sayings and then have the parents-to-be guess whose parents said each saying.

8. Who Said That?

What you will need:

  • Printables of the game (they can be found on Etsy and Amazon)
  • Pens

How to play:

Before the game, have the parents-to-be answer all the questions together. Then at the shower, pass out the printable and a pen to each of the guests. The guests then have to circle their guesses of what mom and dad answered to each question. The guest who matches the most answers with the parents wins the game. Printable baby shower games are a fun and interactive way to get all the guests involved in the fun!

9. Do you know what it is?

What you will need:

  • 10 paper bags
  • 10 baby items such as a pacifier, baby bottle, bib, diaper, etc.
  • Paper and pen for each guest
  • Permanent marker

How to play:

Before your guests arrive, put one baby item in each of the ten bags and use the permanent marker to label them 1-10. Once the guests are assembled, pass the bags around the group. Without opening the bags, have the guests try to guess what is inside each bag. Guests should write down their guesses on their piece of paper, and the person with the most correct answers wins.

10. Baby Wardrobe ‍

What you will need:

  • White baby onesies and t-shirts
  • Fabric markers

How to play:

Baby Wardrobe is more of a DIY activity than a game, but it can be a lot of fun for your shower guests. This activity can be left out for the duration of the shower, and guests can come and go as they please. Have a table set up with plenty of white onesies, t-shirts, as well as fabric markers so the guests can decorate them. They can write sayings, draw pictures, or decorate with patterns and designs. This is a great activity to involve older siblings or other children invited to the shower.

11. Diaper Mail

What you will need:

  • Sticky notes or note cards
  • Pens
  • Pack of newborn or size one diapers
  • Basket or box

How to play:

This is an easy baby shower game to play, and guests can participate anytime they want to during the shower. Have a station set up where guests can write cute and encouraging notes to the parents to read during diaper changes. Let the guests know that after they write their note, they should slip it into a clean diaper and place the diaper in a basket or box you have set to the side. This adorable idea is a surefire way to make new moms and dads smile when changing diaper after diaper during those upcoming sleepless nights.

12. What’s in the diaper?

What you will need:

  • Baby diapers
  • Baby food or candy bars
  • Paper and pens

How to play:

This dirty diaper game is one of the most popular baby shower games, albeit a little gross! There are two ways to play this game.

The first way to play is with baby food. Using different food flavors, place a few spoonfuls of baby food into each diaper (one flavor per diaper) and use place cards to number them. Then have guests walk around and try to guess which flavor is in each diaper.

The second way to play is with candy bars. Break up or mush different popular candy bars, one per diaper, and see if guests can guess which candy bar is in each diaper. The person with the most correct answers is the winner.

13. Baby Word Scramble

What you need:

  • Printable word scramble
  • Pens

How to play:

A baby word scramble is one of the best baby shower games because all guests can participate. You can purchase word scrambles, word searches, crossword puzzles, etc., from sites like Etsy and Amazon, look for a free printable, or create your own. The best way to play this game is to make it timed. The first person to unscramble or find all the words wins.

14. Celebrity Baby Faces

What you need:

  • Pictures of celebrities as babies or children
  • Posterboard
  • Paper and pens

How to play:

This is a fun guessing game that most people get a good laugh from. Using a piece of poster board, add pictures of different celebrities when they were kids or babies. Number each celebrity. To help guests out, you can also include a list of celebrity names. Insider and Ranker both have good lists with pictures to use as a jumping-off point. Guests write down their guesses, and the person who gets the most correct answers wins.

15. Baby Shower Bingo

What you need:

  • Printable baby shower Bingo cards
  • Bingo markers

How to play:

Baby Shower Bingo is an excellent choice if kids are attending the shower because it is an easy game anyone can play. To play, pass out the Bingo cards and bingo markers and play as you would a regular game of bingo. If you’d like to play multiple rounds, make sure you print off extra cards or use Bingo markers such as discs or pennies that don’t mess up the cards.

If playing multiple rounds, change the type of Bingo each round. For example, a straight or diagonal line, four corners, a stamp box, or a full card.

16. Diaper Raffle

What you need:

  • Raffle tickets
  • Pens
  • Jar

How to play:

Ahead of the shower or on the invitation, let guests know that they will be entered into a raffle for each pack of diapers they bring. You can include the ticket with the invitation or pass them out at the shower. Place all the raffle tickets into a jar, and about midway through the shower, select a winner (or two). Letting guests know what the price will be ahead of time may entice them to bring more diapers! ‍

17. How Old Is Mommy (or Daddy)?

What you need:

  • Pictures of the parents at different ages
  • Posterboard
  • Paper & pens

How to play:

This is a fun trivia game that everyone, except the grandparents and siblings of the parents-to-be, can play. First, create a display board containing pictures of mom or both parents at different ages and number each picture. Guests then have to guess how old they are in each picture, and the person with the most correct answers is the winner.

18. The Price Is Right

What you need:

  • Different baby items (or pictures of items)
  • Index cards with different prices on them
  • Paper and pens

How to play:

Set up a display table with different baby items on the table. For each item, include three prices: one correct and two incorrect. Have guests write down their guesses for each item. The person who guesses the most correct prices wins.

19. Guess the Diaper Bag Weight

What you need:

  • Diaper bag
  • Baby items or something to weigh the diaper bag down
  • Bathroom scale
  • Raffle tickets
  • Pens

How to play:

Fill a diaper bag with baby items (or anything to make it heavy) and have guests try and guess how much the bag weighs by writing down their guesses with their name and placing them in a jar. Then, about halfway through the shower, weigh the bag, and the person whose guess is closest without going over wins a prize.‍

20. Baby Name Maker

What you need:

  • Pens and Paper
  • Timer
  • Posterboard
  • Permanent marker

How to play:

On a piece of poster board, write down the names of the expecting parents. You can use first, middle, and last names or any combination. Then, pass out pens and paper to each guest; alternatively, this is a great game to play in pairs.

Set a timer for five or ten minutes and have guests come up with as many baby names as possible using only the parents’ names’ letters. You can choose a winner one of two ways. Either the guest or pair with the most names wins, or the name mom and dad think is the most creative is the winner (or do both and pass out two prizes!).

Making A Baby Shower Fun

1. Baby Shower Favors & Prizes

When hosting a shower and planning games, be sure to get some quality prizes geared towards your specific audience. Instead of having a designated prize per game, have a prize station or table. When someone wins a game, allow them to select the prize they want. That way, great aunt Mable isn’t ending up with a 6-pack of craft beer that she’ll never drink, and your brother-in-law isn’t stuck with a gift card to Victoria’s Secret!

Aim to keep all the prizes in the same price range and always have more prizes than you think you need so that even the last person to win has a choice. As a bonus, you can keep the extra prizes for yourself for all the hard work you did planning the shower!

Consider the shower theme when designing shower favors and try to come up with a cute and meaningful keepsake that the guests can take home. Of course, you can make customized labels for just about anything these days, so consider mini wine bottles, candy jars, or other treats that people can enjoy.

2. Unsolicited Advice “Tip Box”

Decorate an old shoe or tissue box, place some notecards and pens next to it, and encourage people to write down their best unsolicited tips. People can either write their advice anonymously or sign their names. You could also use a nice journal to have guests write their tips in, which will become a keepsake for the parents-to-be.

3. Make it Co-ed

Long gone are the days of female-only baby showers, so make it an all-inclusive party. Dads, granddads, and male friends can be invited, if the guest of honor wants.

4. Open Gifts Afterwards

Not everyone enjoys watching someone else sit and open presents for an hour, so consider opening the gifts afterwards. Make sure to have a friend or relative sit with you to record who each gift is from, so you can send out thank you notes later.

5. Create a Craving Station

Create a craving station full of yummy snacks and munchies pregnant women typically crave. You can also interview the mom-to-be and ask what her specific cravings have been and include those too. A craving station is a fun twist on the typical snack table.

baby shower dessert table

6. It’s All in the Details

When sending out baby shower invitations, include all the necessary details such as start and end times, a dress code (if any), and where the couple is registered, or gift suggestions. Bringing a gift to a baby shower is customary, so include links to their registry or suggest desired products such as the Nurture& blankets, onesies, or pillows.

7. Create a Fun Playlist

To keep yourself from scrambling at the last minute to provide background music, create a fun, upbeat playlist ahead of time. Consider the parents’ musical tastes, but your list could include anything from 40s jazz to fun 80s pop.

8. Create a Kid Station or Plan for Childcare

If there will be a lot of kids attending the shower, create a fun kids station or enlist a teenage relative or two to work the gig as childcare. This will give parents a chance to sit back and relax at the party. Suggestions for a kid station include arts & crafts, stickers books, Legos, dramatic play and dress-up, and outdoor games like bean bag toss, tunnels, and a ball pit.

 

Planning and executing a baby shower is a lot of work, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the process. With so many themes, games, and ideas to choose from, you are guaranteed to find the right combination to ensure everyone has a great time.

Choose a handful of games and have a backup or two ready to go if a last-minute change is required. Keep the parents’ interests, likes, and dislikes in mind when planning, and follow your guests’ lead as the party unfolds, and your shower is sure to be a hit!

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