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Baby Shower Party Games
Your Guide to some of the Best Baby Shower Game Ideas
Having a baby is such a beautiful time in ones life and with that usually comes a baby shower. There is nothing more fun than adding in some great games to help celebrate the new mom to be. So here you will find lots of great game ideas to help in planning the shower, as well as party supplies to go along with it.
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Big Question: Should a Baby Shower be Women only?
Nah Let the Men come too
Traditionally Baby Shower's were just for the women, but now they include the men and families. I know at my baby showers there were both and it was just fine with me. Honestly I just think it is a matter of preference - you just need to decide and go with it.
Sometimes I think it add to the fun to have some of the guys there. Let them know what they are in for and make them play along with the games as well.
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Are you planning a baby Shower and looking for some great games to play?
I have to start with one of my very favorite Baby Shower Games
My Waters Broke - Hilariously Fun
This game is great fun and can be played while the Mommy-to-Be is opening her gifts. Game comes with game pieces and instructions.
Preparation needs to be done at least 24 hours prior to the baby shower. You will need an ice tray filled with water. (Water can be tinted to match the baby shower design colors.) Add one plastic baby to each ice cube compartment -- you can add two babies to just one ice cube compartment for twins! Guests get one ice cup and a Ziplock Bag or plastic cup and waits for the baby to be born.
From our experience, people will sit on the bag or put it under their armpit or do other funny things to get the ice cube to melt!
Printable Baby Shower Games
Printable Games from A to Z offers some really great Baby Shower Game Packages that will give you some great options and they are ready to print right away and look great.
Who Smells the Stinky Doo?
Who Smells The Stinky Doo? (Caucasian Version) The "original" creation using the classic idea of "SCRATCH 'N SNIFF"! Your guests will laugh and laugh. This is a hilarious game idea. It's a riot, watching everyone smell the baby's diaper! The lucky winner will smell a STINKY diaper...be sure to reward them with a nice game gift ~ they will deserve it :) hee heee!!! "Who Smells The Stinky Doo?" (Caucasian Version) Scratch 'n Sniff Baby Shower Game Contains 20 Scratch 'n Sniff Cards *1 "Stinky" card *19 "Baby Powder" Fresh Cards How to Play *Give each guest a card *Have all players scratch 'n sniff the baby's diaper *The player who smells the "STINKY" diaper is the winner! (The winning piece is the first card in each pack)
Guess Mom's Tummy Size
(Materials- String or yarn and scissors) Have each woman pull the yarn to the size they believe would fit perfectly around the Mother-To-Be's center of her pregnant tummy. After everyone cuts their string, compare the results to the Mommy-To-Be's actual tummy. Give a prize to the woman who is the most close! This is a baby shower favorite - this one they had at my shower.
You can also purchase special measuring tapes seen below.
Tummy Measure Game
An immeasurably fun shower game! Our Tummy Measure Game features 150ft - 2 1/2" W plastic yellow measuring tape (numbers are not printed on tape) with the words "What Size is the New Mommy's Tummy." Simply have guests cut a length of tape by guessing the mommy to be's tummy and the closest fitting tape wins!
Don't say "Baby"
Needed: Baby Clothespins and Yarn to make a necklace for each guest.
Have each guest wear the necklace with the baby clothespins around their neck when they get to the party - everyone starts with one..The rules for this baby shower game are given out at the beginning of the baby shower that whenever someone says the word "baby" during the shower, any guest who calls it out gets a pin from the other woman who stated the word. At the end of the baby shower, the woman with the most pins wins a prize.
You can also use necklaces with Mini Pacifiers attache to each and just take the other persons necklace.
Package includes (24) assorted plastic clothes pin charms that measure approximately 0.25" wide x 1.5" high. These charms comes in 3 different colors (yellow, purple and green).
How Many Baby Items Can You Name
Give all your guests a piece of paper and a pencil and set the timer for 3-5 minutes - see how many baby products they can list. Examples, Pacifier, Crib, Diapers etc...
Who ever ends up with the most wins - sounds easier than it is. Give a prize to the winner.
Guess the Baby Food
This game is always a fun one. Have about 10 different kinds of baby food jars and enough spoons for each guest. Let each guest have a taste of the food and write down what they think it is. Who ever can guess the most wins a prize. If you have a tie then have an extra food and see who can guess it first. Oh and remember to remove the labels and number the jars and keep a cheat sheet,.
Add some fun and give each of them a bib to wear during this game.
Mommy to be Bathroom Trips
A mother to be often has to run to the potty to pee. So as the guests arrive have them mark down on a piece of paper how many times they think she will run to the potty. Make sure you keep track - maybe with a paper stuck on the bathroom door to mark. At the end of the party see who guessed correctly and award a prize - maybe a toilet paper roll to the winner.
Baby Shower Game Books
Use small pieces of white material that can be folded into small diapers, a small piece of chocolate and safety pins. In one diaper wipe melted chocolate and then fold them all into diapers and pin on your guests as they arrive.
Tell them they will be told later what it's about. At the end of the party ask everyone to remove their diaper and open them up. One person should have a "special surprise" inside. The melted piece of chocolate! Ewww, but fun.
Or you can buy a pre-made Dirty Diaper Game seen below
Diaper Game Kit
You're guests will have a blast with the Diaper Game Kit. The Diaper Kit features 3 fun game ideas in 1 and includes 12 miniature diapers, 36 stickers to play 3 games and easy to follow instructions.
Baby Bottle Drinking Race
Now this is a fun one to watch. Which guest is the best SUCKER. You can fill your bottles with drink of choice and on go see who can suck the best. If there is a tie keep going until you have a winner.
This is the perfect time to get some great photos!!!
If you use alcohol - make sure they are not driving!!
Bottles Up! Baby Bottles
More fun Baby Shower Games
The Pacifier Pass
All you need is some pacifiers with handles you can hold and Straws.
The first person will place a straw in their mouth and place the straw through pacifier handle and in their mouth (the straw in their mouth not the pacifier). When you say "go" the first person passes the pacifier to the next person who should have their straw in their mouth and lets the pacifier slide down their straw (without any hands and no contact other than the straw). Everyone on the team passes the pacifier from straw to straw, no hands, no contact but lots of fun.
Baby Picture Photo Contest
In your invitations have each of your guests bring a Baby Photo of themselves. Have a board set up and have it put on that board with numbers next to them as they arrive - pick one person to be in charge of this who will not be participating.
Then later after everyone has arrived give each guest paper and pencil and see who can figure out who is who. Give a prize to the one who can come closest - maybe a photo frame.
This is a lot of fun and much harder than it sounds.
Oh and that is my little Angel in the photo - she is now going to be 9 - I miss babies!!!
An Advice Tree
In your invitations or as the guests arrive to the party have them fill out an advice card. You can attach this onto a tree or stick them into a box for the mom to be to read either at the party or after.
I bet you will find some very funny advice and believe me people really like to give you advice.
To see my directions on the advice tree look here: How to create An Advice Tree
Baby Supplies Memory Game
You need to gather a bunch of baby items for this one like Powder, Diaper, Safety Pins etc...
Put them all our on a tray so you can easily pull them away. Give everyone a piece of paper and pencil. Bring out the items so all can see - set a timer for 1 minute or so and then take them away.
Of course when the game is all over the Mom to be gets to keep the loot.
Baby Shower Gift Opening Bingo
Keep your guests from getting bored
This was played at my baby shower and helps the guests from getting bored during the gift opening.
Have some pre -printed blank Bingo cards and pencils available. When Gift time comes hand on to all the guests who want to play. Have them fill in all the spots with the things they think the Mom to be will receive.
Then as the gifts get opened they can mark off their card and the first to get Bingo wins and you can play until the card is full as well.
Dress The Baby
What you need:
2 Baby Dolls, Onesies, Diapers, Socks, Shoes, Shirt, Pants - the more the better and a stopwatch
You can play in teams or do 2 at a time. On go each guest will have to dress the baby with all the clothing given correctly when they think they are done the have to yell - Finished. Once checked that everything is on correctly then mark down their time and continues until everyone has had a turn. In the event of a tie - then those two will do it again until you have your winner.
Obviously the more buttons and snaps you have the better!!!
Makin' Dough Babies Baby Shower Game - see Below
Makin' Dough Babies Shower Game
The game is easy...only 3 simple steps (takes no more than 15-20 minutes)
Give each guest a ball of dough plus accessories supplied
Give them a few minutes to create their baby
Mommy to be chooses a baby or babies of her choice for a winner!
Then of course the Mom to Be can keep all the babies made as a keepsake.
Pin the Pacifier on the Baby Shower Game
Pin The Pacifier Baby Shower Game
Fisher Price Baby, Baby Shower Game Kit
How ""baby savvy"" are your shower guests? Find out with our rollicking baby-trivia game that asks questions like ""How long does it take a woman to change a diaper?"" and ""How long does it take a man to change a diaper?"" The answers are surprising and,like the game, completely entertaining! Just add delightful prizes for the winners, and you're good to go! Features and facts:Fun-to-play trivia game for up to six teams. Game includes 50 baby-related question cards, six team notepads differentiated by color, ""Stroller"" trivia box for responses and a sand timer. Easy-to-follow instructions provided.
"Stroller Derby" Baby Shower Trivia Game
Itty Bitty Baby Parts Baby Shower Game
A fun "new" Baby Shower Game idea using ULTRASOUND pictures! Itty Bitty Baby Parts is a game that consists of different ultrasound images showing various parts of babies. Identifying these parts isn't always as easy as it may seem, and you will be surprised as to how mistaken your guests will be when identifying what's shown in the ultrasound image(s).
People say the darnedest things! Itty Bitty Baby Parts baby shower game brings those sometimes hilarious answers out into the open. Your friends and family will enjoy hearing the responses of the other players while they try to identify the images.
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