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Baby Shower Games That Will Entertain Your Guests

Baby showers are the perfect occasion to spend some time having fun and laughing with your loved ones before the baby comes. Most baby showers include food, decorations, gifts, good wishes, and party favors. In addition to all these things, baby shower games are a must for the big event. There are many fun baby shower games that can be adapted to your dream baby shower. Whether you’re only having a few guests or a big crowd, or an all-female or co-ed celebration, these unique baby shower games will keep your guests entertained. Read on to discover some of the best baby shower games.

Best baby shower games

Nowadays, you can find many different and modern baby shower games, but others are just classic. These are some of the most popular baby shower games, and for good reason!

Bobbing for pacifiers

This is probably one of the most hilarious baby shower games!

What you’ll need:

  • A plastic tub
  • 10-15 pacifiers

How to play:

Fill the tub with water and place the pacifiers in the water. Give each of your guests a certain amount of time (a minute or 2 will do) and have them try to bob for as many pacifiers as possible. Players must keep their hands behind their back. You could also try tying guests’ hands for added fun. The player who catches more pacifiers wins a prize!

Guess the baby food

This easy baby shower game is also one of the classics. It’s very simple to pull off, and it can provide tons of fun!

What you'll need:

  • Different types of baby food
  • Spoons
  • Pens and paper
  • Blindfolds (optional)

How to play:

Place different kinds of baby food in unmarked jars and number the lids. You’ll have the list that states which food is in each jar. Try using mashed peas, applesauce, and different vegetable purees.

Then, have guests try each the food in each jar and write down what they think they’re tasting. You can also have them put on blindfolds if you want to make this game harder. The person who guesses more foods wins!

Dough babies

This simple baby shower game will be a favorite for crafty moms!

What you'll need:

  • Several cans of play dough (it can be homemade or store bought)

How to play:

Give a can of play dough to each player and ask them to model a baby from the dough. Set a timer for 10 minutes. Once the time’s up, mom and dad will get to choose which is their favorite play dough baby.

Who knows mom and dad best?

This is a great game for a co-ed baby shower. And if you’re having an all-female shower, you can switch it up to “Who knows mom the best?”

What you'll need:

  • A list of questions and answers provided by mom and dad-to-be

How to play:

Before the shower, ask the expectant parents to come up with a list of questions and answers about them or their relationship. Some examples include “Where did we meet?”, “Where was our first date?”, and “How long have we been together?”.

Then, create 2 teams of guests and have them try to answer the questions. The teams will take turns, and if one team doesn’t know the answer to the question, the other team will get to answer it.

If neither team knows the answer, mom and dad can share it. The game is over when all questions have been answered, and the team that gets more questions right, wins! 

Easy baby shower games

There are plenty of simple baby shower games and activities that you can plan for your guests.

(Baby item) price is right

What you'll need:

  • Different baby items (a list of baby items with pictures works, too)
  • Pens and paper

How to play:

Distribute pens and paper to each player. Show your guests each baby item and ask them to guess their price. Each player will write down how much they think the items cost. Once you’ve shown all the items, go through the players’ guesses. The player with more correct guesses wins!

What item am I?

What you'll need:

  • Several baby items (pacifier, baby bottle, amongst others)
  • Bag
  • Blindfold

How to play:

The players will be blindfolded. Have them take turns holding each item in the bag. Without being able to see the items, they’ll have to guess what they are. The player who guesses more items, wins.

Guess mom’s belly size

This is another cheap baby shower game that’s still lots of fun! It’s no wonder that this one has become a classic.

What you'll need:

  • Some yarn or ribbon

How to play:

Each guest will take a piece of yarn or ribbon. Then, they’ll try to guess how long the yarn has to be to fit around mom’s bump. Once everyone has measured their yarn, have them go up to mom’s belly and try their luck. Whoever’s yarn is closest to the size of mom’s bump wins this one!

Baby shower games for large groups

If you’re hosting a large baby shower, these funny baby shower games will keep everyone happy and laughing!

Don’t say baby

What you'll need:

  • Bobby pins

How to play:

As each guest arrives, place 5 bobby pins on their lapel or top. Warn them that the word “baby” has been banned from the baby shower. Whenever someone says the forbidden word, anyone who hears them can take one of their bobby pins. The person who has the most pins at the end of the party wins!

Guess the baby

What you'll need:

  • Baby pictures

How to play:

When you invite your guests, ask them to bring a baby picture of themselves each. During the baby shower, stick all the photos to a wall or board. Then, ask guests to guess who the babies in the photos are. The person with more correct guesses wins!

Baby bingo

What you'll need:

  • Bingo te mplates (you can search online and print them)
  • Pens

How to play:

Create your own “baby bingo” by writing down traditional baby shower gifts in each slot. Make each bingo card a bit different by including different gifts. Then, as mom - and dad! - open up their presents, hand out the bingo cards and pens to each guests. They’ll cross out each gift from their cards as it’s opened, and the person who fills the card first wins!

Dirty diapers

Some consider this to be an inappropriate baby shower game, but we think it’s loads of fun!

What you'll need:

  • Baby diapers
  • Different candy bars

How to play:

Number each diaper and smear a candy bar onto each one. Keep a list to track which candy bar is in each diaper. Then, have guests try to recognize the candy bars by looking, smelling, and even tasting them! Players can also team up to create a baby shower game for couples.

Baby shower drinking games

Mom can’t drink during her baby shower for obvious reasons. However, there are still some fun drinking games that can spice up a baby shower!

My water broke!

What you'll need:

  • Small, plastic baby figurines
  • Ice cube trays

How to play:

Before the shower, place a baby figurine into each slot of an ice cube tray. Make enough “pregnant” ice cubes for all your guests to get one. Then, place one “pregnant” ice cube in your guests’ drinks. The first person to have their ice cube melt must scream “My water broke!” to win a prize.

Drink up, baby!

When you use beer, this is one of the most popular baby shower games for men!

What you'll need:

  • Baby bottles
  • Alcoholic drinks (such as beer, wine, or a cocktail. If pregnant women want to play, you can make them a mocktail, too!)

How to play:

Place different alcoholic drinks into the baby bottles. Then, have your guests try to chug their drinks and finish their bottle first. Having to suck the bottle will make this harder! Avoid hard liquors or spirits - we don’t want our baby shower to get too rowdy!

Gifts for baby shower games

If possible, handing out small prizes to each of the winners of your baby shower games is a nice touch. Some great ideas for gifts for baby shower games include:

  • Bags filled with candies or cookies
  • Scented candles
  • Face masks
  • Lip balms
  • Small makeup items (lipstick, nail polish)
  • Bath bombs

Final thoughts

Hosting a fun and creative baby shower doesn’t have to break the bank. Baby shower games  can create lots of fun and laughter!

You can come up with many other games, from word games to baby shower paper games. These activities are also versatile, and you can use them as games for a baby shower after the baby is born, too. They even work if you need baby shower games for twins.

At the end of the day, your baby shower is about your loved ones coming together to celebrate you and your new baby. The most important thing that day is for you - and your guests - to have fun and enjoy yourselves!


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