Let The Baby Shower Games Begin!

Baby Dress-Up Game

 

Playing the game:
Guests are divided into groups of three. One guest is named “baby” and the other two are fashion designers. Each group is equipped with an oversized t-shirt and scissors. Teams must come up with a baby design, such as a onesie or diaper.

Once all the designs are finished, the mother-to-be must choose her favorite.

Game preparation:
You’ll need

  • One extra-large t-shirt for each group
  • Scissors for each group
  • Extra design supplies (ribbon, sequins, fake flowers, etc.)

 

Suggested prizes:
Give each member of the winning team gift certificate for a pair of panties.

 

 

 

Baby name game

Baby name game

Playing the game:
Arrange guests in a circle. The first guest to start has to yell out a baby name starting with the letter ‘A’, the second with the letter ‘B’, and so on. Each guest gets 3 seconds to think of a name. If she goes over 3 seconds, she’s eliminated. The last guest standing is the winner.

The hostess will judge whether a baby name is acceptable given the three seconds alloted to each player.

Game preparation:
There is no preparation needed to play the baby name game!

Variations:
Play this name game in reverse! Guests must find a baby name that ends with a letter of the alphabet. For example, the guest with the letter ‘A’ can choose the name Greta, Samantha, etc.

Suggested prizes:
Gift your winner with a box of ‘Alphabets’ cereal

 

 

Baby bottle bowling

Playing the game:
Ten baby bottles are set up as bowling pins. Guests proceed to try to knock down all 10 bottles. The guest with the highest score wins.

Preparation:
For this baby shower game, you’ll need 10 empty plastic baby bottles. Using a long hallway, set up in rows starting with one in the front and working up to four rows.

You can use a soft kid’s ball or make your own using a diaper and wrapping it in transparent packaging tape. Or have guests create their own balls from diapers and tape.

 

Variations:
In addition to the high score being the winner, a hostess can award a prize for any guest getting a strike.

Suggested prizes:
Award your winning guest with a basket of bowling alley treats: gum, candy, peanuts, soda and popcorn.

 

 

Baby Shower Gift Game

Playing the game:
As the mother-to-be is opening her gifts, someone writes down everything she says (like, “Oh, that’s so cute!” or “Thanks! Just what I need.”) Remember not to tell the mom-to-be you’re writing down everything she says!

After the gifts are opened, proceed by saying, “the following phrases are what Jane said to Paul the night the baby was conceived.” After all the phrases have been read, have guests vote for the funniest one. The person who gave the gift producing the funniest comment wins.

 

Preparation:
You’ll need a pencil, paper and a scribe to take notes. Simply write down everything that the mother says as she’s unwrapping her gifts. Choosing a scribe with a sense of humor will make this game extra funny!

Suggested prizes:
Head to your local Spencer’s Gifts (or other party store) to pick up a humorous gag gift.

 

 

 The Baby Song Game

Playing the game:
Guests are divided into groups of two or three. One by one, groups name a song containing the word ‘baby’ in the title or the lyrics. When a group is unable to think of a ‘baby’ song, they are eliminated from the game. If another team doubts the validity of a group’s choice, they can challenge the team to sing at least 5 words of that song. If they can’t, they’re eliminated. The last team standing is the winner!

Game preparation:
The hostess will act as the moderator for this baby shower game. She will need a pencil and paper to keep track of the song titles as they are guessed.

The hostess may want to give examples when explaining this game. Some songs which contain the word baby in the lyrics include:

  • Be my Baby (classic song by the Ronettes)
  • All I Want for Christmas is You (contains the lyrics ‘Make my wish come true, oh baby, all I want for Christmas is you)
  • Baby One More Time (we like this Britney Spears song since it contains the words Yeah Baby!)

 

Suggested prizes:
Gift your winning team with throat lozenges or Vitamin C candies. After all that singing, they’ll need it!

 

 

Dirty Diaper Game

Playing the game:
Upon arriving, the hostess pins a little baby diaper pin on each guest. Wearing the diaper like a corsage, your guests will delight in displaying such a cute baby item. However, they’ll soon find out a little secret. One of those cute little diapers contains pretend poo!

Game preparation:
Baby diapers are made from small pieces of fabric or white napkins. The dirty diaper is created by melting a small piece of chocolate. Make sure the chocolate is not visible once the diaper is folded. Each diaper is attached to each guest with a diaper pin.

 

Variations:
This Baby Shower Dirty Diaper Game can be combined with the don’t say baby game. If one guests hears another say the word ‘baby’, that guest receives the other guest’s diaper pin. The more diaper pins a guest accumulates, the better the chance they hold the winning diaper.

Suggested prizes:
Give your winning guest a gourmet chocolate bar.

 

Baby Food Test

Playing the game:
Baby shower guests must guess different baby food flavors. Labels are removed from jars, making this game quite difficult!

Preparation:
Gather several varieties of baby food; fruit, vegetables, meats and desserts. Remove the labels from the jars. Provide each guest with a spoon for each baby food flavor.

 

Playing the game:
Arrange baby food jars in a line, and have each guest taste each baby food flavor. Each guest writes down her guess for each flavor. The guest with the most correct answers wins.

Suggested prizes:
Treat your winner to some real food. Give the winner a gift certificate to a local restaurant.

Variations:
Play this game using other food items, such as mustard, melted butter, mayonnaise or maple syrup.

 

 

Chug, Chug, Chug!

Playing the game:
Guests compete to chug a baby bottle filled with a drink. First one with an empty bottle wins!

Game preparation:
This game is very easy-prep. Simply purchase enough baby bottles for each guest. Fill each bottle with your choice of drink, or choose from these

  • Soda
  • Juice
  • Warm milk
  • Prune juice
  • Something sour!

When finished, wash the bottles and give to the mother-to-be.

 

Suggested prizes:
Give your baby shower game winner a 6-pack of soda or other drink. If kids are on your guest list, award them with an individual juice box.

 

 

Future Birthday Cards

The baby shower idea:
Guests create birthday cards for the new baby. The catch is, these cards aren’t for the day of birth. These cards are for the next 18 years!

Preparation:
Have a variety of paper, art supplies, stickers and stamps on hand. Have guests draw numbers (1-18, or however many guests there are.) The number drawn indicates what age birthday the guest will make a card for. If a guest draws #7, they will make a card for the baby’s 7th birthday.

Variations:
If you’re worried about the mother losing track of the cards over the years, have all guests prepare a 1st birthday card.

 

 

Hot  bottle!

Playing the game:
A hot bottle is passed around a circle while music plays in the background. When the music stops, the person holding the hot bottle is eliminated. The last guest in the game wins.

Game preparation:
Gather a bottle, blindfold and radio/CD player. Before playing, fill the bottle with hot tap water. Arrange guests in a circle, start the music and you’re ready to play.

 

Suggested prizes:
Award the game winner with a mixed CD. Don’t forget to give the mother-to-be the empty (and clean!) bottle.

 

 

Maternity Fashion

Playing the game:
Guests are divided into groups and must design a maternity outfit out of t-shirts and other supplies. A mini fashion show follows, and the mother-to-be picks her favorite outfit.

Game preparation:

For this activity, guests are divided into groups of 2 or 3. Equip each group with designing supplies (white t-shirts, towels, fabric scraps, scissors, safety pins and accessories.) One team member serves as the model and the others as the fashion designers. Allow 15 minutes for groups to come up with a maternity design (a towel will help create the illusion of a baby bump!) At the end, the outfits are modeled, and the mother-to-be chooses her favorite design.

 

Suggested prizes:
Award your winning team with something beautiful and wearable- Scarves, jewelry or a beautiful pashmina would be perfect.

 

 

Mystery Bagggg!

Playing the game:
Paper bags containing baby items are passed around a circle, as guests try to guess what’s inside. Each guest can shake, listen to or even smell the bag as it is passed around, writing down their guess for each bag.

Game preparation:
Gather 10 different baby-themed items and place in brown paper bags

  • Baby wipes
  • Stuffed animals
  • Baby fingernail clipper
  • Teething rings
  • Baby food jar

Provide each guest with paper to write down their guesses. The player with the most correctly guessed items wins.

 

Suggested prizes:
Place chocolates, jelly beans or mints in a small paper bag to award the winner.

 

 

Pregnant Racer

Playing the game:
Ideal for outdoor baby showers, guests stuff balloons under their shirt before zooming around a race track. If a balloon falls out, the guest must lean over and attempt to put the balloon back under their shirt. It’s easier said than done!

Guests can compete individually or as groups in a team relay.

Preparation:
Blow up several small balloons (keep them small so the guests must stuff many of them under their shirts!) Make this baby shower game distinctive with a starting line and a finish line. Have the mother-to-be wave a checkered flag!

 

Variations:
Make an obstacle course for your race track. Have guests crawl under a table or zig-zag around cones.

Suggested prizes:
Reward your winning guest with a box of Wheaties- the breakfast of champions!

 

 

Celebrity Guessing Game

Playing the game:
Guests are divided into groups of two. Each group makes a list of celebrity mothers and their children. The group with the most pairs wins.

Game preparation:
A very low-prep game, all you need to provide is paper and pencils.

It’s also a good idea to have some pairs ready to give as examples, like Goldie Hawn and Kate Hudson, or Judy Garland and Liza Minelli.

Suggested prizes:
Award the winning team with a special DVD or movie tickets.

 

 

Dirty Diaper Throw

Playing the game:
Guests throw dirty diapers into a diaper pail across the room. All diapers are wrapped into a small ball, each containing a small yellow or brown spot – to represent baby’s #1 or #2. That’s motivation to get these diapers into the pail!

Preparation:
Prepare 5 or 10 diapers by rolling them into a ball. Secure the diapers with tape or safety pins. Mark each of the diapers with a yellow or brown spot. Place a diaper pail (a clean one!) and mark a line 8 feet away. Give each guest a dirty diaper and have them shoot a free throw. The guest making the most shots wins.

 

Variations:
Attach different point values to each diaper. Guests are awarded the point totals for all diapers made into the pail.

Suggested prizes:
Give your winning guest a pair of cute athletic socks.

 

 

Guess The Due Date

Playing the game:
Guests place bets on baby’s sex, weight, and date and time of birth. The person who guesses the closest to the actual stats wins. Your ‘bets’ can be a made up silly denomination – baby bucks or a similar name.

Preparation:
Hand out forms to baby shower attendees with areas to guess baby’s sex, weight, date and time of birth. Collect forms from the guests and save until after the baby is born. After the birth, check to see who got the closest. Mail prizes to the winners.

 

Variations:
After the winners have been determined, why not have another post-delivery baby party and hand out prizes then? Especially if your guest list includes close friends, this would be a delightful chance to get together and get to know the baby. If it’s convenient, arrange for someone to baby sit and give the new mom a break!

Suggested prizes:
Award the winning guest with a gift certificate from a local coffee shop.

 

 

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