Place small portions of modeling clay or small containers of Play-Doh in
various colors on the table. Invite your
guests (good activity for mothers and their kids) to get creative and make clay
babies. The mother-to-be can choose the
best and most creative clay baby and give a prize to the winner/s.
|Baby Shower Game – Clay Babies|
2. Guess the Baby Items
9. rubber ducky
10. baby powder
11. baby mittens
13. baby shampoo bottle
14. baby comb or hairbrush
15. baby nasal aspirator, etc
To add some confusion place some non-baby items in the bag, example:
potato, glue stick, eraser, lipstick, spool of thread, etc!
Give a paper and pen to guests who play this game. Ask them to place one hand inside the bag for
15-20 seconds and then give them time to write down as many baby items as they
could identify. Collect their papers,
check their answers, and the ones who get maximum correct guesses wins a prize.
3.Guess the Gender
plan to reveal at your baby shower, or if you do not plan to reveal at all –
this becomes a nice casual fun activity to add as a baby shower game with no
prizes involved. There are few options:
stick a blue and pink poster sheet on the wall, keep a few pens or sharpies on
the table and ask guests to write their name on what they guess the baby’s
place two glasses (or glass bowls, or vases) on a table, either write BOY –
GIRL on each or stick a BOY – GIRL ribbon on it, place blue and pink papers and
few pens with it, and ask people to guess the gender (by choosing the blue or
pink paper), and writing their message for the parents-to-be. It is fun for the parents-to-be afterwards to
read guests’ messages and to see what their guesses were.
4. 20 Questions
played at one friend’s baby shower quite interesting so the guests can get to
learn more about the couple. Print out
20 questions on two cards and give one each to the parents-to-be along with a
pen. They both have to write their
answers to the questions without seeing what each other is writing and without
discussing. Then a friend can read out
the questions first, ask the couple what they think the partner answered, read
out their actual answers and compare how many of them were similar while the
guests can have fun listening to how similar or far apart the answers are.
|20 Questions – Game for Parents-to-be|
5. how big is mommy’s belly
friend at whose baby shower this game was played was cool with it. You can either buy this “How Big is Mama’sBelly” tape or this “WhatSize Is The New Mommy’s Tummy?” tape, pass the reel
of tape and a pair of scissors around the guests who want to play this game and
without them touching the mommy-to-be’s tummy they have to guess the size of
her tummy and cut off the section of the tape.
One friend who oversees this game can have one strip cut out beforehand
to make it faster to compare. Closest
guess wins. If you don’t want to buy
these plastic tapes, you can use a spool of yarn instead.
|Baby Shower Game – Guess Mom’s Tummy Size|
6. Drinking Race
party) in baby milk bottles and invite your male guests to drink up from the
nipple (they cannot remove the bottle lid!).
Blow a whistle to have them start at the same time. The first one to go bottoms up wins. Have plenty of bottles ready. The friend at whose baby shower this game was
played, I was surprised to see almost 15 men playing this game and it was
hilarious looking at them trying to drink faster and crack jokes.
|Baby Shower Game – Milk Bottle Drinking Race|
7. Diapering the Baby
have someone time it. The person who
takes the least amount of time to correctly put the diaper wins. It’s fun to watch men do this. Even more fun if the men are blindfolded!
|Baby Shower Game – Diapering the Baby|
8. Tying the Shoe Lace
Invite men at your party who are wearing shoes with laces to come play
this game and arrange that many chairs in a row. Ask them to untie their shoe laces and give
each one a balloon to place under their shirt.
As soon as you say “GO!” or blow a whistle, they have to sit on the
chair and tie their shoe laces. Those
whose balloons burst are disqualified, those who tie their laces without
balloon bursting win at the end. Fun to
9. Baby Trivia
of information on pregnancy, childbirth, and post-delivery. You can pick facts out of this information
and make a multiple choice quiz only for guests who are not expecting and are
not a parent. The game is meant to be
played as couples and it is fun to watch the confused couples who don’t have
kids discuss and guess what the answer could be. Instead of printouts of the quiz questions,
you can create a PowerPoint presentation with one question per slide and hand
out index cards to the couples to write their answers (and their names). This way, guests who are not playing can also
see what the questions are.
10.Baby Shower Bingo
place, people of all ages play, take a good amount of time at a large
gathering, have everyone involved, and have many prizes given to guests? Bingo! If you don’t have time to arrange other games, having Bingo as one major
game is your solution and you can give prizes to many winners within one game. I have designed such Baby Shower Bingo cards with 80 words related to baby and baby products, and over 50 unique bingo cards so that 50 people can easily play at the same time without the same row and column combination. Click here to get the Baby Shower Bingo Cards for the baby shower and make it a fun event!
11. Onesie Decoration Station
cardboards (cut out from carton boxes), and plain white onesies on it. Paints and paint brushes can get messy, so
can glitter and glue – that’s why I like the idea of having Sharpies or
permanent colorful fabric markers, keeping it simple. Each woman who wants to participate gets a
onesie to creatively sketch and decorate it.
The cardboards are for placing inside the onesie so that ink doesn’t
transfer to the bottom/backside of the cloth.
Mommy-to-be can choose which one she likes the most and the winner gets
a prize while mommy-to-be gets to put on the unique onesies (after one wash
cycle) on her baby in the future.
|Baby Shower Activity – Onesie Decoration … That’s me…|
|And this is the onesie I decorated..!!.|
12. Curious Father
and answer questions about their eldest child.
After they hand over their paper, the mother will be asked the questions
in order to compare the answers. The
father who gets the maximum correct answers wins.
|Baby Shower Game Idea – Questions for Fathers with Kids|
13. Mock Diaper
Give a new roll of toilet paper to the couples who will play this
game. Everyone stands in a circle or a
line and when the 5 or 10 minute timer starts the wife has to put the toilet
paper like a diaper onto the husband.
Not only should the toilet paper diaper be put tight and “leak-proof”
but also something creative done on it (so keep some markers handy). And then each couple had to do a catwalk so
that mommy-to-be could choose a winner.
When my friend explained this game I thought grown up men would not
participate because it may be embarrassing, but to my surprise so many husbands
of all ages were such good sport! One
wife put her hair clip onto the ‘toilet paper diaper’ like a diaper pin, one
person hung her earrings on it.
14. Guest Baby Pictures
Along with sending your invitation reminder a week before the baby
shower, message your guests to bring their childhood photo. Parents-to-be should bring their baby pic
too! Tape all the guest pictures like a
collage onto the wall so that each of them will have a nice conversation
starter, guess the other guest’s baby pictures, and probably walk down the
memory lane. If you want to make this
activity into a game, number the pictures and distribute papers and pens to
guests to guess who is who. Maximum
correct entries wins.
15. Name the Baby Animal
There are several games for adults, but when kids or teenagers attend a
baby shower and get bored – it’s good to have a time filler game for them with
no time limit to keep them occupied.
Ages 8 and up can play this simple game of naming the baby animals. While there are easy ones like ‘cow’, there
are difficult ones like ‘antelope’. Just
make sure they don’t Google up the answers.
Maximum correct answers win. But
it’s a good idea to give a small prize to each kid who made an attempt and
played this game. While there are several Name the Baby Animal cards available online that have about 20-30 animals, I created this sheet with 50 animals to keep everyone busy for a while.
|Baby Shower Activity – Name the Baby Animal|
These are all for now until more friends of mine decide to have babies and organize baby showers! Let me know if you liked any of these ideas. Suggest me some interesting games you saw or played at baby showers.