30 Fun And Festive Baby Shower Games You Would Enjoy

30 Fun And Festive Baby Shower Games You Would Enjoy

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Planning to host a baby shower? You may be inviting a special group of family and friends to make it memorable for the mother. But you need to get your guests acquainted with each other and keep them entertained. Baby shower games would be the best idea. The games will brighten up the atmosphere, making it lively all around.

Momjunction shares with you the funniest baby shower games and activities that anyone will love to play. So, we have various games for men, women, printable games and activities for the couple.

Baby Shower Games For Men Or Women:

If you look for unisex baby shower games, then here are some unique options you can choose from:

1. Don’t Say Baby

Jennifer Adams says in her book Baby Showers, “People can get animated catching each other and aggressively try to win.”

The clothespin game flows throughout the party with just a little effort. In this game, you should avoid saying ‘baby’ and call out those who slip up. It tests out the players’ listening and self-control skills. If you think it’s easy, it’s not as it is not possible to make the entire party run without uttering the word ‘baby’.

You will need:

  • One clothespin for each guest.

How to play:

  • Give each guest one clothespin to pin on his shirt.
  • Explain them the instructions – ‘don’t say baby’ throughout the baby shower.
  • If they hear someone say, baby, they get to have their clothespin.
  • At the end of the shower, the person with the most number of pins is going to win.

The prize:

You can give a pin like a vintage brooch that she may wear with her dress.

[ Read: Baby Shower Etiquette ]

2. Blindfolded Diaper Changing

The ability to tie a diaper with your eyes closed will test your baby care abilities. You can play this game with your guests, and it can be fun.

You will need:

  • Baby doll and a cloth napkin

How to play:

  • Divide your guests into pairs and give each team a baby doll and a cloth napkin (or a toilet paper).
  • One partner will be non-blindfolded, and instructs the blindfolded partner to make a perfect diaper, and change the diaper of the doll.
  • The expectant parents will then judge the worst and best wrapped diapers.

The prize:

You can gift them a sweet baby doll as a remembrance.

3. Delectably Dirty Diapers

Though a nasty game, this is one of the classics. A dirty diaper can be no one’s friend, but what if it has something edible in it!

You will need:

  • Variety of melted chocolates, fruit juices
  • Disposable diapers

How to play:

  • Smudge some diapers with melted chocolates and some with fruit juices.
  • Pass them along each guest, and ask to guess what the diaper is stained with.
  • You can also tell them beforehand what all were used to smudge the diapers.
  • Ask them to note down the list of what they think, and one with the correct guess is the winner.

The prize:

The person who guesses the right flavor will get a basket full of candies.

[ Read: Baby Shower Invitation Wordings ]

4. Bottle Chugging (Baby Bottle Drink Off)

Whether you plan to have a daring couple’s party or a shower party for all ages, this would be the right choice.

You will need:

  • Baby bottles
  • Beverages or fruit juices

How to play:

Fill the baby bottles with a drink of your choice.
Give each player one bottle and see who finishes sucking the bottle first.
The person who downs the contents first will be the winner.
You can also divide them into teams and check which team finishes their bottles first.

The prize:

You can gift the winner or the winning team with a bottle of champagne.

5. Don’t Drop The Baby

Don't Drop The Baby

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If you are holding an outdoor party, you can play this fun game.

You will need:

  • Stroller
  • Baby doll
  • Traffic cones, lawn chairs, logs and some large objects that you can use as obstacles
  • Stopwatch
  • Stick or ribbon

How to play:

  • Take a ribbon or stick to mark the start and end lines.
  • Set a few obstacles in the area like logs, chairs, traffic cones and more.
  • Ask the player to stand behind the start line with a baby doll and stroller.
  • When the expectant mom (she would be the judge) asks the player to go, the player has to run with the stroller crossing all the obstacles until she reaches the end line.
  • The player who finishes the race in less time without hitting any barriers will be the winner.

The prize:

You may choose baby carriage key chains to gift the winner. You can find these key chains online.

6. Pregnant Twister:

Pregnant Twister Games and Activites

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It is a great ice-breaking baby shower game. It is hilarious to see your guests with big tummies, falling on each other.

You will need:

  • One twister board game
  • 2 to 3 fanny packs
  • 2 to 3 sets of wrist weights
  • 2 to 3 pillows

How to play:

  • Give each player a fanny pack, a pillow and a set of wrist weights. Ask them to put the weights in the fanny pack and tie it around their waist.
  • The guests have to compete by playing on the twister board.
  • The one who does not fall until the end is the winner.

The prize:

The expectant parents can record a video and gift a copy to the winners.

Printable Baby Shower Games:

These games can make the planning and hosting of a baby shower much easy. Read through to get the delightful ideas.

[ Read: Baby Shower Mocktail Recipes ]

7. Baby Shower Bingo

Printable Baby Shower Bingo Game for Large Groups

As a baby shower hostess, you don’t want your guests to get bored when the party begins. To bring in the spirit, you can keep them involved in baby shower bingo, which engages the guests in reacting to mom-to-be presents.

You will need:

  • Bingo cards
  • Pens

How to play:

  • Fill the bingo cards with the registry items.
  • Give out one bingo template and a pen to each guest.
  • As the expectant mom opens the gifts, guests are supposed to tick off the gifts on the cards.
  • Whoever ticks off the complete line, horizontal, vertical or diagonal would be the winner.

The prize:

Give the winner a gift card.

8. Baby Shower Word Search

Here is another free printable baby shower game to keep your guests busy. It can be an excellent time filler.

You will need:

  • Printable baby shower word search cards
  • Pens

How to play:

  • Give the word search cards and pens to each of your guests.
  • Ask them to find out all the related words within the given time frame.
  • The person who finds more number of words is the winner.

The prize:

Give the winner a set of crossword puzzles.

9. Baby Shower Word Scramble

This game would show how quick your guests can unscramble the popular baby terms. You can find word scrambles for baby girls, baby boys, and gender neutral ones.

You will need:

  • Printable baby shower scrambles
  • Pens

How to play:

  • Give one copy of scramble and a pen to every guest.
  • Once all of them get their copies, start the game.
  • Ask them to unscramble the words, and the first player to unscramble all the words is the winner.

The prize:

You can give the winner some word puzzles as an inexpensive gift.

[ Read: Unique Gift Ideas For Baby Shower ]

10. Baby Shower Mad Lib

Did you ever play Mad Libs? It is just like that game you used to play as a kid with nouns, verbs and adjectives putting in a story to complete it. In this baby shower, you can make a story of about the mom-to-be or the joy of conceiving and more.

You will need:

  • A customized story and its photocopies
  • Pens

How to play:

  • It is the time to use your creative skills to write a story.
  • Give copies to each of your guests and ask them to fill in the vocabulary.
  • The mom-to-be will judge the test and decides the winner.

The prize:

Give the winner a beautiful wall decor.

11. Baby Animal Name Game

Baby Animal Name Game

Can you name all the baby animals? A cat has a kitten, a horse has a foal, a bear has a cub and more? Your guest would be amazed when you present this game in the party.

You will need:

  • Printable sheets or a customized sheet with animal names
  • Pens

How to play:

  • Give each guest a sheet and a pen.
  • Set a time frame, and ask the guests to name the baby animals and set a time frame.
  • The one who names the most in the given time frame wins.

The prize:

You can gift mother and baby dolls.

12. Guess The Celebrity’s Kid

Guess The Celebrity's Kid Baby Shower Party Game

How about putting up the celebutot knowledge on display at the party?

You will need:

  • Pictures of celebrity parents and their babies
  • Clothesline and pins
  • Pens and paper

How to play:

  • Collect an assortment of images of celebrities and their children. You can source the images from the internet or cut them out from tabloid magazines.
  • Assign a number to each celeb baby. On one side of the wall, hang the pictures of the celeb babies on the clothesline.
  • Hang the photos of the celebrity parents on another clothesline and place it just near the babies’ photos.
  • Distribute a pen and paper to the guests. Give them ten minutes to match the baby’s pictures with their parents.
  • The player with correct answers will be the winner.

The prize:

Gift the winner a hanging decor.

[ Read: best Baby Shower Cakes ]

13. What’s In The Purse?

What's In The Purse Game

This is a fun baby shower game that guarantees a good time. Your guests will enjoy hunting their purses to find out the items.

You will need:

  • Game sheets with a list of items
  • Pens

How to play:

  • Give out one copy for each guest or one copy for a team.
  • Ask your guests to check each of the listed items in their purse.
  • The person with the most number of items in the purse is the winner.

The prize:

You can gift a stylish clutch or a handbag to the winner.

14. Printable Nursery Rhyme Quiz

Baby Shower Printable Nursery Rhyme Quiz Game

How about nursery rhymes in a baby shower? Do you remember wheels on the bus or the finger family? This game would brush up your guests’ rhyme trivia.

You will need:

  • Print some copies with nursery rhyme clues
  • Pens

How to play:

  • Give a copy to each of your guests.
  • Ask them to guess the nursery rhymes with the help of the clues given.
  • Set a timer. The one who guesses the most in the given time will win.

The prize:

Give the winner an inexpensive gift voucher.

15. Name Tag Baby Shower Game

Name Tag Baby Shower Game

Gone are the days when baby showers were a private event with only a few close friends. They have become bigger now. This is where name tags come into play.

You will need:

  • Customized tags

How to play:

  • Prepare some name tags by writing down baby related goods.
  • Pass these tags to each of your guests. For the rest of the party, your guests are to be referred by those names.
  • The one who calls the real name should be punished. You can decide the punishment.

The prize:

Honor the person who will not use the real name until the end of the party with a handmade crown.

[ Read: How To Make Best Indian Baby Shower ]

16. Wishes For The Baby

This is more like a reminder for the expectant parents. It would be one exciting game where the thoughts of guests would offer support to the parents-to-be.

You will need:

  • Note card
  • Pens

How to play:

  • Give a card to each guest.
  • Ask them to write about the baby: what they want the child to learn, love, remember, dream about, bloom into and more.
  • They can also put their general advice or tips and more.
  • Save that notebook, and keep track of all the bucket list items that you have completed. It will make a great scrapbook.

Baby Shower Games For Couples:

Couple baby shower games are fun. They make both men and women feel excited.

17. Baby Bottle Drinkers

This is a funny, hilarious game you can play at the baby shower.

You will need:

  • Feeding bottles filled with milk, juice or any beverage

How to play:

  • Pass all the bottles to the guys.
  • When the game begins, all the guys have to drink from the bottles.
  • The twist here is they can’t hold the bottle by themselves. The girls have to hold the bottles for them.
  • Also, tie a baby bib around their neck.
  • The one who finishes the drink first will be the winner.

The prize:

You can gift the winner with a wine glass.

[ Read: Easy To Make Baby Shower Recipes ]

18. Don’t Break The Water

It would be co-ed fun game for an outdoor party.

You will need:

  • Water filled balloons

How to play:

  • Tie one foot of the woman with one foot of her partner.
  • Let them place a water balloon in between their legs.
  • They have to move from one place to another without breaking the balloon.
  • You can make the game more challenging by placing some obstacles in between.
  • The couple who crosses all the barriers without breaking the balloon wins.

The prize: Gift the winner with a bag full of goodies.

19. Feed The Baby

It would be another interactive and fun game that makes men a part of the party. Here, the dads would be the babies.

You will need:

  • Baby food items – pudding or applesauce are some ideas

How to play:

  • Blindfold the ladies and give them food to feed their partner.
  • There would be music, giggles and when they aim at feeding their hubs, they end up with all mishaps.
  • The one who feeds correctly without any accident is the winner.

The prize:

You can give couple bowls to the winners.

20. Belly Measuring Game

Isn’t it fun to unravel the woman’s belly size though she is not pregnant? Men are supposed to guess their partner’s belly size in this game.

You will need:

  • Measuring tape
  • Scissors

How to play:

  • Ask the couples to stand in pairs and pass on the measuring tape.
  • Let the husband measure the woman’s belly and guess the size with a baby bump.
  • After every couple is done, you should measure the actual belly size of expectant mom.
  • Whosoever measurement is close enough to the mom-to-be will be the winner.

The prize:

You can give an inexpensive t-shirt to the winner.

Some More Interesting Baby Shower Game Ideas

21. Baby Pictionary

It is a classic game to represent one’s artistic skills. Your guests would find it creative when they try to draw baby related pictures.

You will need:

  • A bowl of chits with baby related words in them
  • Pens

How to play:

  • Divide into two or more teams with each team having at least three participants.
  • One person from each team picks out a chit from the bowl and tries to draw it while all the teams try guessing the subject.
  • The artists cannot use numbers or words.
  • The team who guesses it correct gets the point. Finally, the team who gets maximum points will win.

The prize:

You can give the winning team a bag full of goodies.

22. The M&M Game

The M&M Game for Baby Shower Party

This classic game works in any setting. The one who makes the closest guess of M&Ms would win.

You will need:

  • Feeding bottle
  • M&Ms or any other candies
  • Paper and pens

How to play:

  • Fill the bottle with candies, empty them into a bowl and count the number.
  • Put them back into the bottle and close it.
  • Now ask the guests to guess how many are there in the bottle. Let them write their name and guess in a paper and put in a box.
  • When the party is about to end, choose the closest guess, and he or she would be the winner.

The prize:

Gift the winner a box full of M&Ms.

23. Alphabet Baby Book

Alphabet Baby Book Game

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Here is an interactive ice-breaker game for guests. Moreover, it can remain as a gift for the new parents and baby.

You will need:

  • Paper
  • Markers
  • Crayons
  • Pens
  • Stickers

How to play:

  • Ask each of your guests to pick a letter of the alphabet and create a page for the book.
  • Let them draw, color and write a sweet note for the baby.
  • Once everyone is done, get the pages laminated and bound. It will be the baby’s first book.

The prize:

As this game is a collective effort and every page counts, you can give all the participants some cute key chains.

[ Read: Best Baby Shower Decoration Ideas ]

24. Baby Shower Question Game

Baby Shower Question Game

Talking all unrelated stuff creates unlimited fun. This game is all about having such hysterically funny time.

You will need:

  • Note cards
  • Pens

How to play:

  • Distribute pens and note cards to guests, and tell them to write a question that they think a new mother would have. For example, “How will I read my baby’s temperature? Or “How will I transition my bundle of joy from bed to crib?”
  • Then tell the guest to turn over the card and pass it to the other person.
  • Now ask the guest to write the answer to the original question (the question that they wrote) on the back of the card.
  • Collect the cards and read out the answers aloud. The answers will leave everyone in splits. For example, “How will I transition my bundle of joy from bed to the crib?” Insert the thermometer into the baby’s bottom and see the mercury rise”.
  • The question and answer combination that elicits the most laughter will win.

The prize:

Gift the winner a photo frame or a card holder.

25. Play-Doh Babies

Let your guests try out their hands in sculpting by making play doh babies. It will bring out their unique talent that they never knew they had.

You will need:

  • Play-doh of different colors
  • Pencils
  • Plastic knives
  • Toys for the idea

How to play:

  • Give all the participants a few colored blobs of play-doh.
  • Set a time frame of about 15 minutes to create a baby.
  • Let the mom-to-be select the cutest looking babies and likewise decide the winner.

The prize:

Give prizes of your choice for categories such as creepiest, funniest, creative and best overall.

26. ABC Blocks

Blocks make a perfect gift for your little one when she is old enough to play. Customized blocks are always better than mass-produced sets. And getting your guests decorate the blocks would be a fantastic game.

You will need:

  • A pack of blank wooden blocks
  • Printed sheets of alphabets
  • Colored sharpies

How to play:

  • Get your friends decorate blocks with different letters along with colored sharpies. Your little one would get her homemade blocks to play.

27. Tinkle In The Pot

Women in their pregnancy tend to pee often. This game pokes fun at the expectant mommy.

You will need:

  • Balloons
  • Ping pong balls
  • Glass jars

How to play:

  • Make two teams and give each of your guests a blown up balloon and a ping pong ball.
  • Ask them to keep the balloon under the shirt and ping pong ball between the thighs.
  • When the game begins, each one from the respective teams should race towards dropping their ping pong balls into the glass jar.
  • They have to race back with the balloon intact, followed by the next player to race up.
  • The team with most balls in the glass jar will win.

The prize:

You can choose packages of football, basketball or baseball cards to gift the winning team.

[Read: Fabulous Baby Shower Ideas ]

28. Baby Shower Price Is Right

Baby Shower Price Is Right Game

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There should be a little challenge for anyone to take up. In this game, guests have to guess the price of baby items

You will need:

  • Some baby related items like diapers, baby oils, creams, etc.

How to play:

  • Get some baby items already purchased by the expectant moms.
  • Align those things on a table with the price tag closed.
  • Call each guest and ask them to guess the price of those items.
  • The one who guesses the price almost close to the actual amount will win.

The prize:

Gift the winner some special soaps or lotions.

29. Pass The Pacifier

This is a team work where everyone is required to pass pacifiers to their teammates. It would be a fun game your guests will love to play.

You will need:

  • Plastic straws
  • Pacifiers with handles

How to play:

  • Divide the guests into teams of 4 or 5. Make them stand in a queue, facing the player in front of them.
  • Tell each guest to put a straw in their mouth. The first player in the line has to put the pacifier on their straw.
  • As you say ‘go’, every player has to pass the pacifier from one straw to another. They cannot use hands.
  • The fastest team wins.

The prize:

You can give a card holder or a cute picture frame to the winning team.

30. Get The Nipples

Here, you should make your guests use their bobbing skills to get the nipples.

You will need:

  • Pacifiers or baby bottle nipples
  • A large tub of water

How to play:

  • Fill a tub with water and drop some bottle nipples in it. You may also use pacifiers (without handles) for it.
  • Instruct the participants to try grabbing the nipples with their teeth. Keep a time limit and see how many nipples each player can grab in that limited time.
  • The player who seizes the most number of nipples will be the winner.

The prize:

Gift the winner a bottle of wine or champagne.

Our game ideas are sure to up the cool quotient of your baby shower. Have you got any more ideas to share with us? If yes, then leave us a comment below.

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