Baby Shower Game Ideas

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“Postage Paid” Baby Shower Raffle

Buy “Thank you” cards for mommy-to-be to use after the baby shower. Set up a small table or area where you can place the stack of “postage paid” envelopes from the cards. Supply some pens and a large bowl or bucket as well. As each guests arrive have them put their name and address on one of the stamped envelopes and place it in the bowl.

During the event (or at the end) mix up all the envelopes in the bowl and pull a winner for a door prize.

After the party present the guest-of-honor with the thank you cards and the stamped, addressed envelopes. This is a great way to have a door prize raffle that also give a gift that is much more appreciated than you would think.

Note: You can place stamps on the envelopes after the raffle in case a guest messes up while writing you won’t lose the stamp. Just make sure to place the stamps on the envelopes before presenting them to the mother-to-be as a gift.

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“Super Stacker” Diaper Tower Game

You will need lots of disposable diapers for this game, but if make sure your guests aren’t too crazy with them while playing the mommy-to-be can use them after the shower (she’ll need tons soon so she will appreciate it).

Give each player a large amount of diapers and a table to work on. Set a timer for 3 minutes and have your guests stack the diapers as high as they can in the time allowed without the stack falling over. If their tower of diapers falls and they have enough time they can keep trying to stack. The tallest diaper tower standing at the end of the time wins. We’ve measured tallest in the number of diapers stacked so there is no need for a ruler, but it can also be tallest measured with a measuring tape (which could get funny as people try to stack the diapers sideways for more height!).

Tip: For large groups you can have your guests play in teams, or in turns, this will cut down on the diapers you need to buy. Have 5 or 6 people playing at a time, while others cheer them on. Then just write down the highest stacking diapers each turn and the tallest diaper tower after everyone has gone is the winner.

It’s really a simple game idea with a lot of options to get creative. You could add to the rules that each player must top their stack with a bottle, or a binkie, or have players stack other multiple objects in as a requirement (such as: 1 rattle, 1 bib, and 1 pair of baby socks). Any way you play you will have tons of laughs watching these “Tower of Babbles” being built… and more fun watching them fall down!

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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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A Day With Baby

Make a list of challenges or tasks to be completed in a typical day like folding the laundry, diaper the baby, take out the garbage, sterilize the bottles, make the formula and clip coupons. Get 7-10 tasks in your list and get a stop watch or timer. You can either setup small areas around the room to represent the “chores,” like an obstacle course, or you can have the guest just act out the actions like charades if room is limited.

Now have each guest complete the tasks on the list one at a time. During the turn have 2 or 3 random distractions for the player which the other guests get to shout out, and which must be incorporated by the person playing mom. Distractions can be answer the doorbell, answer nature’s call, get the phone, and pat the baby back to sleep. The guest who completes all the tasks quickest wins. Of course, the only way to actually win this one is to multi-task, which is a talent one really acquires only after having babies!

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Baby Shower Taboo

Create “taboo” game cards using 3×5 note cards cut in half, or print them off, 12 to a sheet, on your computer. Each game card should have a main baby or pregnancy word at the top, this is the word the team has to guess, and 4-5 “taboo” words at the bottom, these are the words the player can NOT say while giving clues to their team. Example: Main Word is “Pregnant”, taboo words can be belly, fetus, maternity, nine-months, and baby. Main word is “Lullaby”, taboo words can be song, rock-a-bye, good night, sleep, and sing. You want to make enough for each team to do at least a few rounds each.

Divide the players into teams of 2-4 people. Each team takes turns and gets a chance to earn points. On the team’s turn one team member is given a taboo card (team member chosen by team). The word on the top of the card is the word their team needs to guess in 60 seconds or less. The words listed below that are words the player CAN’T say when trying to get their team members to guess the top word. As the first team member gives clues to their team (being careful not to use the taboo words as clues or they’re out) The rest of the team members shout out their answers trying to guess the word until they correctly guess it or time runs out. Correct guesses in 60 seconds or less earns the team a point.

Depending on the number of teams, and the time you want to spend playing, you can play until one team hits a set score, or for a set number of rounds (highest score at end wins). This is a very entertaining game that gets your guest involved (and laughing out loud!). Great game for co-ed showers, too.

Free Printable Card Set

We have created a free version of the taboo cards available with 48 printable baby related game cards, so if you are not up to making your own by hand you can use ours instead. Click here to download

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My Water Broke! Ice Cube Game

Get some ice trays that are designed for larger ice cubes than the regular size. Also buy small plastic babies that would fit inside each ice cube slot, you can usually find these at any party store. Place one plastic baby in each ice cube slot and then fill the tray with water. Make sure you have as many ice cube babies as you have guests and some extras as well. Put the ice trays in the freezer so you will have frozen ice cubed babies.

At the beginning of the shower put one ice cube each in a cup of water and hand one to each guest. As the ice melts the baby will slowly be revealed. When the ice is fully melted and the baby is free floating the player yells “My Water Broke!”

The guest who’s “water breaks” first and the baby is born wins the game! For twins you can use two babies per cube, or two cubes per guest.

This is a game of pure chance so it works really well to break the ice – no pun intended. A perfect door prize game to hand out random prizes, too.

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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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“Let’s Make a Deal” Purse Game

Have all the ladies get their purses and let them know the rules. Using the list below, or make up your own, call out the items one by one.

The first person to produce the item from their purse (not just “say” they have it) and shout it out wins a prize. Keep this going until all your prizes are gone.

Note: To allow for more winners you can allow only one prize per person, or limit it to only 2 or 3 prizes per person. Since some girls will have much bigger purses with lots more items this may help the “small purse girls” win a prize, too.

Item List Ideas

Drivers License
Keys
Pen
Granola/fruit bar
Nose spray
Postage stamp
Flashlight
Lipstick/lip gloss
Comb/brush
Credit card
5+ credit cards
Kids toy
Ipod/MP3 player
More than $100
Receipt
Nickel
Cell phone
Nail file
Compact mirror
Tylenol/Advil
Zip-Loc bag
Hand sanitizer
Underwear
Spoon
Socks
Rock
Hair clip
Lotion
Kleenex
Perfume
Band aid
Chocolate
Candy
Gum
Breath mints
Umbrella
Q-tip
Deodorant
Tweezers
Water
Condom
USB Flash Drive
Sewing kit
Nail polish
Playing cards
Tampon
Sunglasses
Notebook
Business card
Book
Library card
Pic of yourself
Nail clipper
Diaper
Passport
Earplug
Jar of baby food
Breath spray
A Piece of fruit

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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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Ballooning Belly

Blow up a bunch of small sized balloons. The aim of the game is to have the players create their own “baby belly” with the balloons. Have the guests stuff as many of the balloons under their shirt as they can without popping them to form a belly. The guest who can stuff the most number of balloons inside her shirt and create the largest belly – wins. Be prepared to blow up loads of balloons for this game and have extra balloons to blow up if needed.

It’s a great sight to see woman wearing fitted tops and dresses have a go at this one and you will be surprised at how many balloons women can get in their shirts when they are trying to win!

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Diaper Changing Relay Race

You will need one baby doll and one diaper for each team, and a table for “changing the baby.”

Break your guests into teams of at least 3 or 4. Bigger parties can have more teams to make the game go faster, smaller parties may need to have less teams.

When the relay race begins, each team will stand on one end of the room. The first person on the team takes the baby doll and runs as fast as they can to the “changing table” on the other side of the room. When they get to the table they must change the baby using the diaper provided. You should have either a cloth diaper and 2 diaper pins, or to make the game easier, a disposable diaper with the reusable straps. To make it a bit more funny you can also add a bottle of baby powder to the game and require each baby’s bottom to be powdered before diapering. Be warned, the chance for a big white mess increases dramatically with this option.

Once they get the baby diapered they must run back to the starting area and pass the baby off to the next teammate. The “baby” must be diapered properly. If the diaper falls off as the player is running back they must go back and re-diaper. The next player on their team takes the baby, runs to the changing table, removes the diaper, and then diapers the baby again the same way. You keep going until all player on one team have finished successfully.

Which ever team finishes first are the winners!

You will be surprised how many people can not diaper a baby with a cloth diaper, and I promise you, one player will, in a frantic rush, diaper the baby’s head (or start to before blushing and stopping herself hoping no one saw her!) If you use disposable make sure to give the left overs to the mommy-to-be, she’ll be needed tons soon, and if you use cloth diapers in the game make sure she takes those, too, since they make great for burp cloths… and we all know she will be needing TONS of those as well.

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Feeding Time Food List Game

Pick a phrase or combine the names of the parents so you have 8-10 words. The phrase could be something like — “Thank you for coming to the baby shower today!” or “What foods are healthy, nutritious and wholesome for an infant?” Ask each guest to list as many baby foods as they can by using letters from the phrase or the parents to be names. Mothers have an advantage over non-mothers so watch out.

The person who names the most foods in the time allowed wins, or for an extra twist, let the guests vote on the best answers (or worst!) to select a winner.

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Baby Belly Pillowcase Relay

Get 4-5 pillowcases and stuff them with heavy items so that they weigh a good 15-20 pounds. You can use anything heavy that will fit, heavy books or bags of rice or beans work very well. Divide your guests into groups of 4 each and create racing lanes for them to have a relay. In each lane drop 4 baby objects like bottles, pacifiers and bibs randomly from start to finish.

Each team will gather at one end of their racing lane. Tie a filled pillowcase around the waist of the person who will start for each team. The objective of the game is for each team member to tie the pillowcase around his or her waist, run down the lane and on the way back, bend and pick up one item. When back at the start the first person will then pass the pillowcase to the second team member who will tie it on and run down the racing lane, picking up one item on the way back. All team members must take a turn until all the items have been cleared off the floor. The team that collects all the baby items first wins.

While running with the extra 15 pounds may not be so difficult (especially since the guests wont be worried about hurting the books!), bending is going to be tougher than they imagined. This game can be a little bit of a workout so make sure your guests are up to the extra weight and action.

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Dress The Baby

This game can be played individually or in teams of 2 or 3 players. Get a toy baby or baby doll for each guest or team of players. Give each group one baby doll, a set of clothes for the baby, a cloth diaper with diaper pins, a bib. The set of clothes should be a complicated piece of baby clothing like a full button down romper and little baby socks. Now each group must dress the baby as fast as possible. However, each guest is only allowed to use one hand.

If your guests are playing the game single it can become very tricky. In groups too you’ll be surprised at how much co-ordination a simple task as this can require! This game is great fun and really gets your guests working together and interacting.

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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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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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