More Baby Shower Game Ideas: Page 2

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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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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Puffy Paints Keepsake

This activity is loads of fun and can get messy too! Buy lots of plain white baby tees, onesie outfits, rompers, or bibs. Any baby clothing in plain white will do. Get them in small and larger sizes so they can be worn for the first year is a great idea, as well. It is best to get lots of onesies since those are the most used piece of clothing by newborns.

Get different colored puffy paints for the guests and cover a table or floor area with a cloth or sheet so your guests can use the paints without getting things dirty. Ask the guests to get creative and paint tees and onesie outfits for the baby to wear. They can draw or write special sayings or just sign the outfit with love…. let them use their imaginations, or set a theme and have each person use that.

At the end of the baby shower present the mother to be with all the hand painted clothes. This makes a great baby shower activity and is practical too!

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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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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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Traveling Light

This game can be played individually, if you have a small group, or for a large party, divide your guests into 4-5 teams.

You will want to get enough medium sized diaper bags or canvas carry-all bags as you have players. Give each team or player a baby bag and tons of baby stuff like diapers, baby wipes, bibs, clothes, bottles, formula, hot water thermos, pacifiers and toys. More items that could possibly fit in the bag easily. Make sure each team or player has the same amount of items so it is fair.

The aim of the game is to pack all the baby stuff into the bag as quickly as possible without them falling out. Of course you must ensure that all the stuff will go in only if the bag is packed with extreme patience and frugality of space as only a seasoned mother can do. You will be surprised how badly some people pack a bag, and even more surprised at how well some others can.

This is a great game for a coed baby shower as you can pair up the couples in teams and see how “mommy” and “daddy” work together.

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“Poop It!” Game

This one is really yucky but the expressions on your guests’ faces are going to be worth the trouble. Get as many diapers as you have guests. Stain each diaper with a yucky smelling food or any kind of goop that doesn’t smell so great BEFORE you hand them out to your guests. You can even pick the prank poop you get in stores.

Give each guest a diaper, don’t let on it’s already filled with yucky “poop”. Place a bowl of “poop” (left over baby food or pudding) in the center of a table and tell your guests that have to place as much poop in the diaper as they think a baby would do. Get ready with your camera; this is the prank part. When guests undo the diaper to ‘place’ the poop in their “clean” diaper they will already discover something terrible & smelly there and they are going to react as though it’s real baby poop! The guests without a baby are the one’s to really watch out for.

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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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“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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Baby Bottle Relay Race

You will need two baby bottles, four buckets, and two teams.

Place two buckets near each other and the other two approximately 6-10 feet in front of them. Divide players into two teams, and then divide each team in half. Place each half of the team at a bucket.

When the relay race begins, a player from each team puts a baby bottle between their legs and runs as fast as they can to the bucket that is 6-10 feet away. When they get to the bucket they must drop the bottle into the bucket without using their hands. If they drop the bottle at anytime they must take the bottle back to the start and try again. If they get the bottle in the bucket, then next player on their team gets the bottle out of the bucket, places it between their legs, and races across to the other bucket. You keep going until all player on one team have finished successfully. Which ever team finishes first are the winners! — Submitted by Jennifer B.

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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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Bobbing For Pacifiers

Get a baby bathtub and fill it with water. Place a dozen or so pacifiers in the water. The guests have to retrieve as many pacifiers as possible using their mouths with their hands behind their backs in a given amount of time. Generally 1 minute is good enough to create competition. Two minutes may make it far too easy. The guest who retrieves the most pacifiers wins!

To make the game tougher or yuckier, replace water with a food like applesauce or pudding. You could even make lemonade or some nice drink and bob the pacifiers in that. Your guests might actually enjoy all the dunking they have to do.

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“What a Mess!” Race with Baby

You’ll need 1 baby doll for each player, a diaper bag (or something similar) and a paper grocer bag filled with random items (a laundry basket with clothes would work, too), basically the items any new mom would be carrying on a day to day basis that would have her arms full. Create racing lanes for each player to have a race. In each lane drop 5-10 baby objects like bottles, pacifiers, small toys and bibs randomly from start to finish.

Each player will gather at one end of their racing lane holding their baby in one arm, the diaper bag over their shoulder, and the grocery bag or laundry basket in the other arm. The objective of the game is for each player to run down the lane, bend and pick up the objects on the ground, putting them in the diaper bag, all while carrying their “baby” and laundry/groceries. The person who collects all the baby items and get to the end of their lane first wins.

For larger parties you can have teams. The first person runs and picks up one item, runs to the end, then returns to the start. They then pass the baby, the groceries, and the diaper bag to the second team member to run the race and pick up one item, etc, until all the team members have gone. First team to pick up all their items and finish the race wins.

While it may sound easy, every person who has ever had a child knows this not to be the case. Don’t be surprised when you see some women trying to put the baby in the grocery bag! This is against the rules, but it is hillarious to watch the craziness. This game can be a little bit of a workout so make sure your guests are up to the action.

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“What Not To Wear!” Gift Pass

Play this game just like “musical chairs”, but with a funny twist, and instead of the guests moving, they are passing a gift box instead.

Before the party buy a pretty corsage and wrap it in a gift box. Tell your guests that whomever is left holding the box at the end of the game has to wear whatever in inside the box for the rest of the party. Naturally, everyone will assume it is something embarrassing and will do their best to pass the box quickly!

Have all your guests sit in a circle and hand the first person the “gift”. Start the music and have your guests it until the music stops. When it stops whomever is holding the gift is “out.” The last person holding the gift box is the “winner”.

Have the winner open the box, and then wait for the huge sigh of relief (and laughs from the other guests) when they realize it’s a lovely corsage!

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“Scratch This” Scratch Card Game

Draw baby related items like diaper pins, bottles, rattles, bibs, teats, blocks and cradles on 3×5 cards or colored card stock with a dark pen or marker. Make three matching items on as many scratch cards as you want winners, the rest of the cards should have 3 unmatched symbols. Using a silver wax crayon color over the drawings in a thick coating. You should be able to use a coin or fingernail to scratch the crayon color away to reveal the prize symbols below. Make sure to do a test copy before creating them all.

When the guests arrive hand each one a scratch card and ask them to hold them until everyone arrives. Give each guest a coin (a diaper pin works, too!) and ask her to scratch the silver off. The guest who gets the three matching items wins!

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Name That Tune

Get a cd (or setup your ipod with them) of baby nursery rhymes, lullubys and popular songs that has only the music or tunes on it, no lyrics. Set up your music player so that all your guests can hear the tunes.

Give each player a sheet of paper and a pen. Play each song for a short period of time and ask the guests to guess which nursery rhyme or song it is and have them write it down on their sheet of paper. The guest who gets the most correct answers wins.

You can also play it as a “shout it out” type game and let your guests just call out the names until someone is correct, then give an extra point if they can “sing a few lines”. Just make sure you have someone keep track of the score.

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