Baby Shower Game Ideas

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Baby Belly Girth Guess

Get a spool of thread or ribbon and ask each guest to cut off as much ribbon as they think is required to go around the belly of the mother to be. Some of the guests cut off ribbon that could go around the mother to be twice! Of course the mother to be may be offended if she is sensitive about her weight so tread carefully. The person closest to the actual girth wins.

As a variation you can use toilet paper and have the guests pull off how many sheets around they think mommy’s belly is.

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“Who Am I?”

Get name tags (“Hello My Name Is” tags work great) or create note cards with the names of famous “mothers” on them. You can use actresses, singers, fictional characters, cartoons, people in history… let your imagination go wild, just make sure it is a person others will know. If you are having a themed baby shower, use names of famous moms related to the theme, or choose favorite celebrities of the mom-to-be.

When each guest arrives put one of the “famous mom name tags” on their back, make sure the guest doesn’t know who she is. Then have your guests walk around and chat with other guests, asking only “yes” or “no” questions to try to figure out the who they are. They could ask questions such as “Am I in Movies?”, “Am I fictional?”, “Am I an author?”. The other guests can only reply with a “yes” or a “no”. The first player to guess what famous mom they are wins!

Depending on how much time you have you can have just one winner, or keep going for more.

This is a really simple way to get your guests talking and great for a last minute game if you need one.

Free Printable Version Available

We have a free “ready-to-play”, printable version of the “Who Am I?” Famous Mommies game in our printable baby shower games section, too. This printable game sheet makes the game super quick and easy to get start. Perfect for last minute parties.

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Race To The Labor Room

Buy medium sized water balloons and fill enough for each guest to have multiples. Make all the guests stand at a start line and give each one a water balloon. Have the player hold it between the knees and race to the finish line without dropping it.

If the balloon falls and breaks the guest has to shout, “My water broke”, run back to the start line, grab another water balloon and start over. The guest who reaches the finish line first with their balloon intact wins.

For a variation you can also hand out prizes for the person who breaks the least (or most!) balloons before the end of the game. Be prepared for lots of water on the floor and this game is best played outdoors!

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Diaper The Baby Boy Game

This is more of a joke on the new mommy-to-be then an actual game, but well worth the photo op if the new mommy is a fun loving and easy going gal.

Draw a large baby boy on a paper and tape it to the wall. Tell everyone that the object of the game is to pin the diaper on the baby boy blindfolded. Everyone thinks this is a spin off on the ‘Pin the tale on the donkey’ game. However, this time round get the mother to be to go first. As soon as she is blindfolded, whip out a bunch of water guns and spray her with water. She’ll be shrieking for mercy before you know it but tell her with baby boys you have to be careful else you get sprayed!

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Baby Betting

Make a list of factual information related to the baby’s current status and conception. You can include date of conception, baby’s approximate current weight, gender of the baby, due date and similar things. A list of 5 things should be plenty; more if you have a lot of guests. Get all your guests to place “bets” on each of the listed things; one bet per item per guest.

You can easily take the bets as people arrive to get things going and keep things lively while you wait for all the guests to show up. After everyone has arrived and placed their “bets” the mother to be gives away the answers and declares the winners. Award prizes to the winners based on who had the most and closest answers.

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Keepsake Time Capsule

For this you will need to get buy or create a keepsake box. It could be a wooden box, a good-sized photo box, a large can (like the empty paint cans they sell in stores), or any other container that will hold a good amount of items. Just remember, whatever you choose will need to withstand the rigors of time, so don’t make it something that will fall apart easily.

Decorate the container for the baby, adding the baby’s name (if known), maybe the year, anything that will mark that this is for him or her. You could even add photos of the family on the outside, wrap with ribbon, use paints or markers. Get creative!

With the invitations to the baby shower, ask each guest to bring something for the baby’s time capsule. It could be a photograph with the mother to be, a letter to the baby, a relevant clipping from a newspaper or anything else that they want to share. You can even ask each guest to write a short note to go with the item telling why the item they added is important or noteworthy to them, this way when the capsule is opened years later the child will understand the thoughts that went into the item.

At the baby shower ask each guest to show their contribution, speak about it and wish the mother and baby lots of joy and happiness. Place all the items in the time capsule and present it to the mother to be with instructions that it is not to be opened until a certain date in the future with the child. You can even instruct the mom to keep the capsule sealed until the baby is 16 or 18 and then presenting it to them as a gift on their birthday, that would really bring this activity full circle.

Keep a pack of tissues on hand. We can guarantee you will need them!

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Baby Bottle Ring Toss

Get about 12 – 15 inexpensive baby bottles with nipples on them, the tall kind works best. Fill each bottle with water to weigh them down, then place the bottles in rows forming a square. Give each guest 5-10 “rings” and have them stand 5-7 feet from the bottles, the further away the more difficult the game so judge accordingly. You can use any type of ring, “jelly” bracelets you buy at the dollar store work well, but any ring that fits over the bottle easily will work, just make sure they have enough weight to them to be tossed.

Each guest takes a turn tossing the rings at the bottles and trying to get them over the top of the bottle or nipple part. After the player has tossed his rings collect them up and it is the next player’s turn. You can play just 1 turn each, or if you want to make it last longer, let your guests go 2 or 3 turns each. The person who gets the most rings over the most bottles wins.

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Baby Bottle Bowling Alley

You will need nine baby bottles and a medium sized hard ball, a softball or mini basket ball would work well. Create an alley by marking it out with lines on the floor using tape or, if outside, chalk. Fill each bottle with some water to give them a bit of weight so they don’t fall down so easily and set them up in a triangle formation at the end of the lane. Then just play a traditional game of bowling using the bottles for pins.

Each person takes a turn and gets two rolls of the ball to knock down as many baby bottle “pins” as they can. When everyone has gone you start the turns over. A traditional game of bowling is 10 frames (or turns), but depending on the amount of people playing you may want to cut it down to 5 or 6 turns. Person with the highest score at the end wins.

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Tub Toss

Take the nipples from about 10-12 baby bottles, you may also be able to buy just a package of nipples without bottles at a baby store. Get a baby bathtub and place it 5-10 feet from where the player will stand. If placed at a distance this can become quite difficult because the nipples are fairly lightweight so make sure to judge accordingly.

The aim of the game is for the guests to take turns tossing the nipples into the bathtub. The person who gets the most baby bottle nipples into the tub wins. For a short game, or with lots of players, you can have them each take one turn, for longer games give each player 2 or 3 turns. If there is a tie give the players one last tie-breaker turn to finish the game.

Depending on the baby bathtub used, after the game is complete the tub makes a nice gift for the mother-to-be, too.

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My Water Broke! Ballon Toss

Buy some medium sized balloons and fill them with water. Pair up all your guests into teams. Give each team a water balloon ‘baby’ and tell them they have to pass the baby to each other. Make them stand 8-10 feet apart and have them toss the baby at each other. Of course if the baby falls they have to shout, “My water broke” and they are out of the game.

The pair tossing the baby longest wins. Be prepared to have lots of water on the floor. This game is best played outdoors or some place that doesn’t mind a mess.

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Bottles Up! Drinking Game

Get one baby bottle for each guest. Fill each bottle with a drink of your choice and give one to each guest. When you say “GO!” the guests begin their “feeding time.” The first player to drink the contents of their bottle is the winner.

For a funny variation, seal the nipple on one of the bottles before giving it to the guest. No matter how hard that player tries, nothing will come out of their bottle. You will be surprised how long people will continue to try even when nothing comes out! For all of their effort make sure that player gets a prize, too!

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Baby’s The Word

Give all your guests a pen and a paper. Set a timer for a five-minute limit. Ask the guests to list as many movie names as they can with the word “Baby” in the title. The name can include variations of the word “Baby” like babies or baby’s. The guest who lists the most number of movies wins!

You can also play a variation where you ask your guests to list songs that have the word “Baby” in the chorus. This list is likely to be much longer than the movies list.

In another variation, you can create a set of categories like “Movies titles with the word baby in them”, “Song with the word baby in the chorus”, “Nursery rhymes with the word baby in them” and the like. Give the guests 1 minute per category to list down as many items as they can. The guest with the maximum number of items wins.

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Baby Shower Raffle

As your guests arrive hand them each one half of a raffle ticket and place the other in a jar or bucket. You can easily print your own on your computer or buy a full roll of “real” raffle tickets online or at a party store. Once all the guests have arrived shake the ticket bucket up and get the mother to be to pull out the winning number (or numbers) and award a prize. You can easily draw a as many winners as you like to hand out door prizes or favors.

For a twist, You can also inform guests on your invitations that there will be a raffle at the shower and each ticket will cost them a baby supply item. Guests can then buy as many raffle tickets as they want with baby products like diapers, formula, bottles and bibs. Some guests will end up with 1 or 2 tickets, other guests may end up with 10 or more tickets, but the mom-to-be will walk away the winner with all her soon-to-be much needed baby supplies.

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Animal Babies Match-Up

Make a list of animals and what their young ones are called. For example, Cow-calf, Pig-piglet, Goat-kid, Kangaroo-joey, Dog-puppy, Cat-kitten etc. On a large paper mix all the words and list them down randomly. Put the paper up on the wall.

Give each guest a paper and a pencil and ask them to match and write down the mother-child pairs. The guests are likely to get most of the answers right but a few may surprise you with their lack of baby name knowledge. The one with the most correct wins.

If you have a tie, keep one very hard mommy-baby pair for last and use it as a tie breaker, or extra bonus points if there are no ties.

Free Printable Available
We have a printable version of Baby Animal Match-Up in our free printable baby shower games section. We also have our free printable Baby Animal Name Game for a little more of a challenge!

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Don’t Say Baby – Tokens & Taboo Game

Select a word that is considered “Taboo” for the duration of the baby shower. “Baby” is the most widely used, but “pregnancy”, “mommy”, or even “labor” are all possible taboo words. As soon as a guest arrives at the baby shower, tell her what the taboo word(s) are and give her 1-3 “tokens”. The bigger the party the less tokens you need to give. Give a few more tokens per person for smaller groups to help the game be a bit more fun. Safety pins, clothes pins, plastic bracelets, even a small ribbon, anything that can be passed around easily makes a perfect “token”.

If a guest hears another guest using the taboo word, she can take a token from her. The guest with the most number of tokens at the end of the baby shower wins the game.

For a themed shower you can use a “token” that is related to it. So if you are having a Hawaiian baby shower theme, get leis to use as tokens. For a garden theme baby shower you can use flowers as tokens and so on.

This is a great ice breaker game as it gets guests who do not even know each other talking and trying to get token from people they have never met.

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Pass the “Binky”

This game is played like “musical chairs”, but instead of the guests moving, you pass a “binky” or baby bottle instead. You can use either the mommy-to-be’s favorite music for this game, or your favorite lullaby.

Have all your guests sit in a circle and hand the first person the binky. Start the music and have your guests pass the item until the music stops. When it stops whomever is holding it is “out.” This keeps going until there is no one left. The last person holding the binky wins a prize.

Note: The “binky” can be substituted for anything you like, such as a bottle, a photo of the guest-of-honor as a baby (how about a sonogram image of the baby?!), even a small wrapped present (which you can use as the prize at the end).

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