ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Your Guide to Free Baby Shower Games

Updated on April 25, 2011

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.

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!

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?

See results

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!

Give Us Your Take on Baby Games

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • squid-janices7 profile image

      squid-janices7 

      8 years ago

      Love 'em or hate 'em, I think games are a must at baby showers and these days, you can find a game suitable for just about any theme or crowd. FREE games are even better and you've listed some great resources here.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)