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Your Guide to Free Baby Shower Games
Where to Find Great Free Printable Baby Shower Games, Stat!
If you're like most people who've kindly agreed to host a baby shower, probably the first thing that comes to mind isn't "what should we eat?" or "how should I decorate?" No, it's probably "what the heck do we do for those two to three hours involved in a typical baby shower?"
Your mind's probably racing as you picture a bunch of drooping ladies watching Mom-to-be rip open her third breast pump box. In sync, as the clock hits the hour mark, 20 pairs of accusing eyes turn and bore into yours. "Why didn't you plan ACTIVITIES?" The message is unspoken, but you get it loud and clear.
In reality, your fun and supportive friends would never judge you so harshly. But with any event of any length, it's best to have some planned activities to help break the ice and pass the time.
Sure, baby shower games can be on the silly side. They're not exactly caviar and Cuban cigar material.
But if the ladies in your circle can let their hair down and handle a few giggles, they'll find that these humble little games truly make the party a success. Cool or not, most people would much rather have games than to sit there and make unstructured small talk as the hours pass by.
Amazon's Baby Shower Games
Okay, But Why Free Printables When the Cheap Ones Abound?
Why even spend the time looking for free printable baby shower games when you can buy mega-packs online for a reasonable cost (ranging from $5 to $15 on average)? Well, some people just enjoy the thrill of the hunt — they know that somewhere in the big, wild Internet, someone is offering the same baby games for free. Pretty savvy!
Plus, even forking over five dollars involves a big "is it worth it?" decision. No one likes to spend $5 or $10 on printables they can't really use for some reason or another. So thinking about whether you want them bad enough to plug in your credit card at some random site is kind of a hassle. Plus, what if you're known for throwing good showers and do this over and over again? The cost could add up!
No question about it — it's easier just to get them free. Especially when you have a great list like this at your fingertips!
Our List of the Best Free Printable Baby Shower Games
- "Plan the Perfect Baby Shower" Games
This is a great selection of about 14 well-thought-out games, including Bingo, Word Scramble, The Price is Right and the Baby Animal Name Game. While the designs are a bit homespun, the instructions are great, and almost every game described comes wi
- Babee Baby Showers: Games
This site offers about sixteen baby shower game ideas, and a few printable games like Word Search and bingo cards. The printable parts are purely functional, but they get the job done, and the non-printable (action) games ideas are pretty neat. Here
- "Welcome Baby": Games
This is a great, solid collection of about 12 baby shower printables and game ideas, plus the answer keys. You'll find most of the classics here, including Word Scramble, Baby Animal Match, Nursery Rhyme Rhetoric (guess the classic nursery rhyme from
- "Little Kids Games Online" Games
This site offers six printable baby shower game ideas. The design's not fancy, but these games are well-thought-out and described, with some fun language-oriented games you won't see elsewhere. Perfect for a shower full of English majors or people wh
- "Plan Your Baby Shower" Games
While obviously still in an early stage with about five games, this site looks like the place to go when you want a dose of style with your baby bingo. Is a word search more than a word search when it's dressed up in fabulous packaging? This site cle
Baby Shower Games: Love 'Em or Loathe 'Em?
How do *you* feel about playing the traditional baby shower games at showers? Do they make you laugh and pass the time, or is your experience more akin to a full-body cringe?
Baby Shower Game: Cotton Ball Scoop
Here's a funny baby shower game that doesn't require any printables. Typically, this game called "Cotton Ball Scoop" is played with two bowls, and a blindfolded guest who has to transfer the cottonballs from one bowl to another using a spoon. Or in some cases, the poor guest has to scoop from one bowl on the ground to a bowl or plate they hold on their heads.
The bowl or plate is idea is good because it's harder for someone to "cheat" using a scraping action like this clever fellow below. :)
Super-Sweet Baby Shower Eye Candy
You'll be hard-pressed to resist the adorable factor of these baby shower party favors.
Baby Shower Game: Diaper the Baby Relay
Unless your guests object to being dressed in adult diapers and oversized onesies before racing to the finish line on their hands and knees, this is a game guaranteed to make your baby shower live on in legend (or infamy) forever.
How did you like these games? Do you wish you could find a free game that (gasp!) isn't here at all? Let us know!