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10 Baby Shower Game Ideas

Updated on June 4, 2015

Planning a baby shower? Here are some fun games that you can play with guests to make sure that the shower is memorable for the guests and for the mom-to-be.

Game 1: Guess Mommy's Tummy Size

Supplies: Large ball of yarn; Scissors

This is one of the most widely known baby shower games. To play just go around the room of guests and have each guest guess how much yarn it will take to wrap around the center of mommy's tummy. When everyone has their yarn, have the mom-to-be go around to each guest and let the guest wrap their piece of yarn around the center of her tummy. The guest that comes closest wins the game.

Game 2: Don't Say Baby

Supplies: Mini baby clothes pins or another object that you can pin on each guest or have them wear as a necklace (tiny pacifiers, etc.)

As the guests arrive give them each a baby clothes pin (or whatever you are using for this game). Explain to them that they are not allowed to say the word "baby", and if they do the guest who hears them say this word can then take their clothes pin. The guest with the most clothes pins at the end of the game wins a prize.

Game 3: Baby Item Alphabet

Supplies: A piece of paper and a pen for each guest.

Give each guest a piece of paper and a pen. Have guests come up with baby related items or products for each letter in the alphabet. It seems easy, but there are some letters that are really difficult to associate with baby products or items. To make it easier on the guests they can either come up with a specific product name (like Desitin, Johnson's, and so on), or they can come up with a baby item (like highchair, bottle, etc.) Give the guests a specific amount of time (5-10 minutes), and when time is up whoever came up with the most items or products wins the game.

Game 4: Dirty Diaper Game

Supplies: Paper Diaper Pins

Your guests will definitely get a good laugh out of this game. Each guest should get a diaper pin as they arrive at the party. Tell them not to look in their diapers until they are directed to do so. When it's time to play the game, have the guests open their diapers and the guest with the "dirty" diaper wins the game. You can either make your own diaper pins and one special "dirty" diaper pin, or you can browse kits for this particular game online.

Game 5: Baby Item Memory Game

Supplies: A tray with various baby items on it (up to 15 items); a piece of paper and a pen for each guest

To play this game have the hostess bring out the tray full of various baby items. Items can include things like bottles, pacifiers, a baby brush, baby Tylenol, and so on. The hostess should take the tray around the room so that each guest can get a quick glance at the tray. The hostess then takes the tray into another room and the guests are asked to write down as many items as they can remember (that they saw on the tray). The hostess then brings out the tray and shows the guests what items were on the tray. The guest who remembered the most items wins the game.

Game 6: Baby Word Scrambler

Supplies: Baby word scramble game sheets (one per guest); a pen for each guest

This game is really simple. The hostess can simply make up a word scramble sheet and print out enough for each guest or it can be purchased pre-made. Each guest should get a worksheet with baby words that need to be unscrambled. Give the guests a specific amount of time (like 5 minutes). Either the first guest to get all the words unscrambled wins, or the guest with the most words unscrambled when time is up wins. The list should be at least 15-20 words long. Here are some examples of words that can be included in the baby word scramble:

tlebot (bottle); bcri (crib); predai (diaper)

Game 7: Baby Picture Mixup

Supplies: Baby pictures for each guest attending the shower; poster board; answer sheet for each guest

To set this game up you will need to ask for a baby picture from each guest, make sure you get them ahead of time so that you can put the game together. Put the baby pictures on a poster sized board and number them. Make a blank answer sheet that corresponds with the number of baby photos that you have. When it's time to play the game give each guest an answer sheet where they can fill in a name for each numbered baby picture. It will be fun for the guests to get to know one another and try to figure out which baby picture belongs to who. This game is great as an ice-breaker at the beginning of the shower. (This game works better for smaller showers, up to 15 people works best.)

Game 8: Guess the Baby Item

Supplies: Paper Bags; Miscellaneous baby items (one item per bag); a piece of paper and pen for each guest

Put one baby item into each paper bag. Make sure the guests have a pen and paper to jot down their answers for this game. Have the guests number their paper based on how many paper bags there are. The hostess should take the paper bags around to each guest and allow them to reach their hand into the bag and feel the item. They should then write down what they think the item is on their piece of paper. At the end of the game the hostess reveals the items and the guest who got the most items correct wins the game.

Game 9: Pass the Dirty Diaper

Supplies: A baby diaper with chocolate melted in it; a cd player with lullaby music

This is similar to the game musical chairs. Have the guests stand in a circle. When the music starts, the guests should pass the dirty diaper (baby diaper filled with chocolate) around the circle. When the music stops, the guest holding the dirty diaper is eliminated. Continue the game until there is only one guest left standing, this guest is the winner. You can also do a version of this game using a babydoll instead of a dirty diaper.

Game 10: My Water Broke!

Supplies: Small plastic cups; ice cubes; mini baby pacifiers or other small baby related object

To prepare for this game you will need to place the mini pacifiers into the ice cube trays and freeze one pacifier into each ice cube. As guests arrive give them each a cup and an ice cube. Throughout the baby shower the guests should keep a close eye on their ice cube as they begin to melt. They can attempt to dethaw their ice cubes by holding the cup firmly in their hands, between their legs, breathing on the ice cube, etc., however they are not allowed to put the ice cubes in their mouth. The first guest to have their pacifier completely free of the ice is the winner of the game.

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      Wahid 2 years ago

      judy cummings - Hi April I am just senieg these photos of yours for the first time. Bill and I are spending 3 weeks in the sunny room on the top floor of Kristen and Giff's house. It is not quite so sunny now a days as it was when you were here not so long ago, but the room is toasty warm and very comfortable. We sort of feel as if we are in a tree house with all the windows whereby we can look out into the trees Most of the furniture in this room was ours, so we feel especially at home up in this treehouse .. Wish we could have come for the shower, but it was too close to our already planned trip to Mississippi. Happy New Year to you and Eric.

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      Alessandra 2 years ago

      I've never been given a gift at a baby shower.But, if you want to, what about a small fmaliy portrait of those expecting the baby in perhaps a nice small frame?Very thoughtful of you.

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      Ana 2 years ago

      Give everyone a puctire frame (it doesn't have to be expensive.) and take a group puctire. After the shoer, developed the pic and have the guest of honor mail out the pics with her thank you notes!

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      alisharenee 4 years ago from Myrtle Beach SC

      Glad that you like them! I'm sure they will be a hit at the baby shower you are planning. I've played all of these games and they really are a lot of fun!

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      nmdonders 4 years ago

      This is a great list of ideas. We are planning a baby shower soon and will definitely play these. Great Hub!