If you’re here, it’s because you’ve been planning a lovely baby shower for a newborn on the way. Usually, throughout the event there will be certain things that will be happening, like for instance, food and drinks, opening gifts, cutting the cake, and games! Games are fun and keeps everyone doing something, laughing and having a nice time, there are many types of games depending the baby shower you’ve chosen to celebrate.
We’re going to give you the ultimate list of baby shower games, so you just have to go out and buy the elements and not stress out about creating your own. Because in between the decorations, food, drinks, the cake and maybe even the gender reveal logistics, oh, and invitations! You might be a little bit overwhelmed and reading a bit about silly, baby shower games you want to organize for your guests might be just what you need. So grab a bottle of your favorite drink and read through these fun games your guests will love to play.
Choose the games depending on your baby shower, like mentioned before. For instance, if you’re having a baby shower only for the gals or throwing a diaper party for the guys, or maybe it’s a very traditional yet intimate baby shower. It will be up to you which of the games you’d like to play depending on what the shower’s theme and overall feel it has. Are you ready to begin?
This is a fun game and it’ll get you thinking. You can also play it with a stopwatch to see who draws more pictures on the block corresponding to the letter.
How to play: You can take turns, or you can have everyone play at once. This is also a very fun game if you’ve invited children to the shower as well.
What you’ll need: Blocks and colors.
This is a very fun, traditional game that is usually played in showers!
How to Play: You can take turns guessing how big mommy’s belly is.
What you need: All you need is some string or yarn, and if you want to, a cute little sign you can set up anywhere in the house for your guests to see. You can even keep tally on these as well.
This baby shower bingo is super fun, the one that completes a row gets a price! You can set up different baby shower themed prices for your guests to win.
How to play: Like any Bingo game.
What you need: You can print out any Bingo sheets without going through the hassle of making your own or thinking about what to write on it. It’s fun and it’ll get your guests in a competitive, yet fun mood!
Mommy is special too, and we’re celebrating her as well! She’s the star of the show in the baby shower and needs to be showered with love.
How to play: Ask questions about who knows her best.
What you need: You can come up with your own questions and categories, or simply print one out and get playing!
You can play spin the bottle, but with a twist for a baby shower.
How to play: You can have your guests do certain actions if they spin the bottle and they can take turns. If they don’t want to do something that’s written on the game, then they need to do something else. This is basically how spin the bottle works, except for a baby shower you’d ask them to sing an embarrassing lullaby!
What you need: A bottle and a sign.
This one combines the fun of a game as well as the gender reveal!
How to play: Inside each balloon, there are watercolors in either pink or blue which will match the baby’s gender. Guests and parents (if they don’t know) can play together taking shots at the balloons until hitting the right one which reveals the gender. This game you can play outdoors, because it’ll surely be a mess!
What you need: Paint and balloons.
This is when things start getting interesting.
In this game, guests get to bet on mommy’s due date and know when the baby will arrive! How to play?
How to play: Each guest will need to put in a “buck or two” into the lot and put their money on the closest date. Put up a calendar and have your guests put in their names, after that, the date is revealed and the closest date wins the lot!
What you need: A sign and basket for bets.
The price is right is so much fun! Do you have guests who know absolutely nothing about babies and how much each of the elements cost? This is your time to teach them a thing or two about pricing.
How to play: Simply put out a whole bunch of baby products and have your guests try to pin the “right price” onto everything and see who wins!
What you need: Price tags and products.
This pacifier hunt is perfect if you’re celebrating the baby shower in the outdoors as you’ll have so many more options to hide! But, it’s still good if you’ll be playing inside the house or the venue.
How to play: This is very similar to an Easter hunt, where you have to scout for eggs. In this case, it’s pacifiers and whoever finds the most, wins a price!
What you need: Pacifiers
So, you’re in a baby shower but you’re not allowed to say the word “baby” once the game starts.
How to play: If you’ve ever played the “you can’t say xyz” game when you were younger, you know that it’s a whole lotta fun trying to catch your friends say the prohibited word.
What you need: In this case, you need some clips, each guest needs to have them on their clothes. Whoever catches someone else, steals a clip. The person with the most clips at the end, wins!
We’re in 2019 and most things are said with emojis right? But can your guests guess what you’re trying to say with a baby shower theme behind? This is very fun!
How to play: You can hand out these sheets (you can make your own, order them or print them out) and have your guests write down their answers beside each emoji combination.
What you need: Sheets with emojis combinations.
How to play: This is very much like a baby trivia. You can choose which questions and put your guests to the test with baby wisdom. If you’re a first time mom, you can also play along! Nobody is born knowing about everything, and it’ll be fun for everyone to play along. This is also a kid-friendly game, everyone can play along!
What you need: Print or make your baby trivia sheets.
How to play: During the shower, you can set up a booth like spot where your guests can leave their messages on the diaper. Let them know that they can be funny, sarcastic, sweet, lovely, they can write out anything they want. If you want to put a twist on this, you can have everyone write anonymous questions or phrases, see what they come up with!
What you need: Make or print where to write a message and pens.
If you’re having an “all-adult” baby shower, it’s likely that there will be some cool drinks going around and your guests will be having a good time. This is a very nice game if you have beer and lots of people wanting to play along!
How to play: Just fill some baby bottles up with your favorite beer and see who chugs the fastest!
What you need: Baby bottles and favorite drinks.
How to play: Just like the “Who Knows Mommy Best” you can play along with daddy too or both parents. You can make simple, but still cute signs that represent either of them and make up some questions or download the templates online. Questions like, “who can play the guitar” or “who goes to sleep the earliest” are fun for guests to play along.
What you need: Questions, download or make sheets, and pens.
Everyone was a baby at some point and everyone has cute photos of that time. This is a game that’ll take you back.
How to play: You can ask some of your closest friends for their childhood/baby photos and have other guests guess who they are. You can take turns, play in teams or have everyone guess at once. The person with the most guesses, wins!
What you need: Old photos!
How to play: Have you ever played “guess that song”? Well, this is very similar to that. Play a couple of baby tunes throughout the shower and have your guests guess what the name of it is. No cheating! You’ll need to make sure nobody is using any sort of app to guess or searching online. But apart from that, the person with the most points wins.
What you need: A list of songs, a downloaded template or make your own sheets.
How to play: No competition here! However, mommy can pick the one she likes best and keep it for her baby in the future or hand out a prize.
What you need: You can get a whole bunch of white, plain onesies, some fabric paint and sharpies and let your guests have some creative fun. You’ll be surprised by how many cool designs come from this game.
We’ve seen it movies, books and all types of stories. This doesn’t mean it can’t come true! A time capsule is an emotional and fun time for your closest friends and loved ones to leave for the baby to open in the future.
How to play: You can ask your guests to bring anything meaningful, letters, or any objects that’ll represent something for the baby when the time comes to finally open it.
What you need: Some sort of container to keep all the objects in.
More than a game, this is a special time for each of their guests to leave mommy some words of encouragement or simply some advice that has helped other parents upon their own baby’s arrival.
How to play: The parents can read off of the cards to their guests and find some witty, funny or emotional letters they can later keep.
What you need: Printed cards and a container to keep them.
This one is so much fun and easy to make! You can grab any of these tiny baby toys from any party store and put them into ice cube holders with water. After that everything is pretty easy.
How to play: Have your guests pour themselves some drinks and use the frozen baby ice cube, the first one to have the “ice broken” yells “my water broke” and wins.
What you need: Plastic babies and ice.
How to play: Have your guests get creative, especially if you’ve also invited younger kids. But in this case, this game is for the big and small, as anyone can get their hands on some playdough and start making cute or funny looking babies! The parents get to choose the winning one and will decide on a prize!
What you need: Playdough.
Does baby food all look the same? Yes, and it doesn’t look too good either. It has some weird colors and nobody is too sure of what it’s made of.
How to play: In this particular game, you can make a batch of different “flavored” baby food and have your guests guess what it’s made of. The one with the most guesses wins a prize.
What you need: Baby food and blindfolds.
The diaper toss is a traditional baby shower game that is fun to play and watch.
How to play: You can toss other objects other than diapers if you prefer too.
What you need: The set up for this one is pretty easy, all you need is a big enough container to fit the diapers and someone keeping note of the guests that are making the most points.
You can play this game with just about anything. However, this game is traditionally played outside and during the summer, hence the pool you need to start bobbing. Anyone can play along, kids and adults.
How to play: Players need to bob for the bottle nipples. The person that gets the most bottle nipples wins a price and is more than likely, soaking wet.
What you need: Bottle Nipples, pool or large container of water.
How to Play: Similar to the “Don’t Say Baby” game, this one has the same rules as to the pins, however guests lose if they cross their legs. Any type of crossing is not allowed, not only for the ladies. Whenever someone crosses their legs, you can still their pin. The one with the most pins by the ends of the baby shower wins!
What you need: Pins
This one is fun to play if your baby shower takes place in the outdoors, just so that the space you’re playing in is bigger. However, in a house is more than OK too! You might have already seen this game.
How to play: Your guests have an object in between their knees and have to go all the way to the container at the other end.
What you need: A container and any type of ball or object that your guests can put in between their knees.
Does everyone know how to change a diaper? Maybe, maybe not. But, can everyone do it while blindfolded? Well, it may be time to put this to the test and a baby shower celebration is the best way to do it.
How to play: Set up toy dolls and have your guests try to successfully change diapers while unable to see.
What you need: Baby dolls, diapers and blindfolds.
Have your guests play this silly little game.
How to play: The game will consist of your guests trying to quickly transfer sprinkles from one bottle to another without dropping anything. How many times can they do it? We’ll find out!
What you need: You’ll need a couple of baby bottles for this one and some sprinkles.
How to play: This is a funny game you need to play in pairs, so everyone can pair up with their partner or a friend. What your guests need to do, is swinging the baby dolls from the onesie into the container and gain points that way. It’s a nice activity to do outside or inside.
What you need: You’ll need some onesies, tiny baby dolls and a container.
How to play: Set up a table where your guests can play this game! Whichever tower falls first loses and so on. This option for a game is fun, simple and challenging. Guests of all ages can play and it’ll sure cause some laughter.
What you need: Baby blocks.
How to play: This is a “no-hands” game. Grab some chopsticks and some toy baby binkies and play! All the players have to do is try to grab as many of them as possible using the chopstick and grabbing it with their mouth. This is another game guests of all ages can play and requires little materials to set it up. Try it!
What you need: Chopsticks and binkies.
This is the baby shark game! You can even play the song when your guests start to play this game.
How to play: Players will play in pairs taking turns trying to catch the baby sharks with their mouths while their partner throws it at them for a full minute. The ones with the most catches wins!
What you need: All you need is some baby shark gummies and a stopwatch you can have on any phone.
How to play: This is the typical “sit on the balloon” game but with a baby shower twist to it. Before the game, write out a secret message is separate pieces of paper, it could be “baby” “sitter” “baby’s name” etc. Have your guests pop the balloons by sitting on them, when they find the letters they need to put them all in order. The first one to complete the task wins.
What you need: Paper, balloons and chairs.
This game can be set up on a table.
How to play: The rules of the game? Scatter some plastic babies on one end of the table and have your guests try to “hook” them and bring them over to their side of the table. The one with the most “rescued” babies, wins the game!
What you need: Some string, hooks and some tiny plastic babies.
How to play: This one’s more like trivia too! Have your guests play in groups and stick a celebrity mom game anywhere they can’t see the name and have their teammates give them clues so that they try to guess what celebrity mom they are. The team with the most points wins the game and crowns themselves as the celebrity mom.
What you need: Paper, pens and celebrity mom names.
How to play: This game rounds up many of the most famous songs with the lyrics “baby” in some part of them. Your guests will have to guess the song’s name and write it out. The one with the most correct guesses will win the game, no cheating!
What you need: You can make your own list of songs or simply print out the templates online!
This is another fun, printable game.
How to play: In this one, guests will have a piece of paper with emojis that combined, represent a famous nursery rhyme, have them guess!
What you need: The thing about these is that you won’t need to set much up within the space, venue or your home, you just need to print or write out the games on paper.
How to play: Have your guests draw what they think the baby will look like, they can even play with pink and blue depending on what they think the gender will be. Some funny drawings result from this game!
What you need: For this one, you just need a couple of elements that are in no way hard to find: Paper and colorful pens or sharpies.
Anyone can play this game, you’ll find that the words are very different from one continent to another! It’s fun and it’s interesting to find out what these baby terms are in another country.
How to play: All your guests have to do is match the American term to the British term, then ones with the most matches wins!
What you need: Printable of game or make your own with paper and pens.
Ok, so who’s watching the baby? This is very similar to the “don’t say baby” game, but instead you’ll be playing with tiny plastic doll babies along the shower.
How to play: Each guest gets one, and if they get distracted for even a second, someone else can scoop it. The person with the most babies by the end of the shower wins.
What you need: Plastic baby dolls
Even if you know what your baby’s name is going to be, this will still be a fun game. And if you don’t you can play a game to have your guests think of ideas.
How to play: Your guests need to guess games with each of the letters, the parents get to choose which ones they like best.
What you need: Print out some of these fun templates and get going.
How to play: Much like the game where you need to place your bets guessing the baby’s birth date. But in this case, you can set this game up near the entrance to your baby shower. And have guest paste fun stickers to the date they think the baby will arrive. The closest one or anyone who hits the date will win a price by the end.
What you need: A calendar or sign at the entrance of the shower.
How to play: This one’s a fun game for anyone who really knows about Hollywood or celebrities overall. However, you’ll need to make sure nobody’s cheating and taking a peek on their phones for the answers. The first person with the most correct answers wins.
What you need: You can print these out.
This is another convenient game you can just print out or write out on your own.
How to play: You can have anyone who sells them tailor them to the facts for yourself too. What your guests have to do, is simply guess facts about when you were a baby. How much you weighed, birthday and such. It’s fun and it’ll take you back.
What you need: Printable or make your own sheets.
This one is pretty easy and it is also a cute idea for when your guests are arriving to the shower.
How to play: Simply choose the candies of your choice and put them into a large baby bottle. When you do this, don’t forget to count how many candies fit inside and have your guests write down their guesses. The one closest to the actual number wins a price.
What you need: A large baby bottle and candy.
Another printable game for your baby shower!
How to play: Have your guests write down their idea for different baby categories. For example, a baby name, a baby brand and so on. You will need to set up a timer and have your guests write down as many answers as they can in a matter or 1 or 2 minutes. The categories can be endless.
What you need: Printable template or making your own.
How to play: Much like the “decorate a onesie” game. Simply get many white bibs and have your guests decorate them! It’s a fun idea that any of your guest, big and small, can play and have fun. To make this a little more interesting, have the parents guess which one is the best. You can even save them for future memories.
What you need: Clear white bibs, fabric paint, sharpies or other markers.
The diaper derby can get crazy fun. Divide guests that want to play into teams and hand a roll of toilet paper.
How to play: They have exactly 3-5 minutes to wrap their team member up in a moch diaper. The team that finishes the fastest doesn’t win just yet! The most creative diaper wins, everyone will burst out laughing!
What you need: Toilet paper and some eager guests!
How to play: This is very much like the Pin the Tail on the Donkey game but with the baby shower theme. Blindfold your guests and give them a cutout picture of a baby, make sure to spin them around and make them take a crack at pinning the baby on the belly, the closest wins.
What you need: Print out a poster-sized picture of the mommy to be standing in profile position (which will really surprise and make her laugh) and some baby looking pins.
How to play: This is very similar to “Place the Baby on the Mommy”.
What you need: You can get a little bit more creative with the poster you’ll hang up on the wall, or simply just print out or order one online. These come ready to go and all you’ll need to do is hang it up. The closest to the baby’s mouth is the winner of the game.
How to play: This one is so much fun, you’ll have all your guests laughing out loud. It might get messy, so watchout. This game is played in pairs, both will need large bibs and blindfolds. Each team of two gets a jar of applesauce. They’ll need to feed each other blindfolded, the quickest pair to finish the applesauce wins! The best part? Watching everyone get really messy.
What you need: Applesauce and blindfolds.
Do you know how often a newborn goes through diapers in a week? About 70. So talk about needing a large supply of diapers! What you’ll need here is a very nice prize, though.
How to play: Ask all your guests to bring a diaper package with them, this way they’ll be assigned a number in the raffle, they can get more than one too. At the end of the shower you’ll raffle the number and see who wins!
What you need: Make raffle tickets and a basket.
This one is fun and full of surprises. Before the shower you can bake a batch of cupcakes (or order them) undecorated.
How to play: When in the baby shower, ask your guests to decorate their own cupcake the most creative way possible, with frosting and sprinkles galore. Once they finish, they can eat them, but let them know that one of the has a secret baby inside (which you’ve hidden prior to the activity) and might be the next in line to have a baby!
What you need: Undecorated cupcakes and materials to decorate, tiny plastic baby.
How to play: Ask your guests to write down one or two things they’d like the parents to do with the newborn within their first year of life.Collect all of them and hand them to the parents!
What you need: This is a simple game in which you just need a pen and a note card for each guest, as well as a bucket or container of some sort. You can also have these printed out if you wish.
If you’re having a baby shower celebration in which you’ll be mixing a few different groups of friends and family, this is a good icebreaker.
How to play: After this, write a list of funny facts about each guest, and leave the papers on each guest’s seat before arrival. They’ll need to know each other in order to answer the questions and win!
What you need: You’ll need a pen, paper, and a computer or copy machine.
Another simple but fun game that doesn’t require many materials, especially if your baby shower theme is animals or safari, this will be fun!
How to play: Grab a paper and draw a line in the middle. On one side, names of animals and on the other, what their animal babies are called. Each guest will need to guess which one matches with which and win!
What you need: Pens, paper, or printable template.
How to play: This isn’t really something that people get to “play” meaning that there is no competition involved. But, if you’re hosting a Harry Potter themed shower this is fun, or for anyone who read/watched the series. Simply ask guests to bring a pair of baby socks to “free the house elves”. So that everyone brings their own adorable pair of socks for the baby.
What you need: Make a cute poster and place a basket for everyone to put their socks in.
How to play: This is another magical themed game that can be used for a gender reveal. Place the gender revealing object under the hat and a cute sign that announces what the game will be about. You’ll have guests wondering. When the time comes, reveal it!
What you need: You’ll need a witches hat and an object that reveals the gender or just pink and blue signs.
How to play: Grab a paper, split it with a line down the middle and on one side, list names of Disney moms and leave the other side blank. They’ll need to guess the names of babies and voilá let the fun begin.
What you need: This game doesn’t require much material, simply knowing a couple of Disney princesses or characters and match them with the baby, but that’s what your guests will be doing during the game.
How to play: Have guests input their own questions for the game in a tiny box before the baby shower. Let the laughter begins when the dad starts pulling some out and answering them!
What you need: For this one, you’ll need a smartphone a computer or a TV screen that can hook up to a computer or phone. Come up with a list of funny or emotional questions to ask the daddy to be. Example: What has been the (mom-to-be) biggest food craving during the pregnancy? It’s sort of like a test.
Grab a paper, pen, a computer and a printer.
How to play: Write the alphabet down the left side of the piece of paper and make some copies for all of your guests. What they’ll need to do is write out baby shower or baby lingo for each letter, and they can write more than one idea. They’ll need to start with that specific first letter. For example, B for “bottle”. The one with the most, wins!
What you need: Grab a paper, pen, a computer and a printer, or just a printed template.
How to play: This is very similar to the knowing celebrity mom’s but with TV shows and now, your guests will be asked to remember the children’s names from famous TV shows like Friends, The Flintstones, The Simpsons, Full House, etc. It’s like a trivia game! So, write down the questions and have your friends guess. No cheating! Make sure nobody is looking on their phones for the answers.
What you need: Making your own sheets or downloading the template.
How to play: You’ll have to ask your guests to write down as many songs as they can think of with the word “baby” in the title. Give them about five minutes max, whoever has the most will be the winner! You can also have a playlist ready to play after the game. Losers need to dance to the music.
What you need: With this one, you’ll need no prior preparation, just pens and papers.
Have a blast! Baby showers games are supposed to be fun and keep everybody active and motivated to keep going. Most of these games will not only be about the baby, they will be about the mom and even both of the parents, in order to honor and celebrate them too. Everyone can be the center of attention. If you want your guests to be even more stoked to play, have fun prizes. Enjoy!
About the AuthorBarbara is a full-time mom of 3 children and a part-time blogger since 2018. She likes to write on various topics about motherhood. She drinks a lot of coffee, loves French pastries, reads a lot, also enjoys crafts and Montessori activities.