Baby Shower Games and Ideas
1) Guess Mum's Tummy
Size: (Materials- String and scissors)
Have each woman pull the yarn to the size they believe would fit
perfectly around the Mother-To-Be's center of her pregnant tummy.
After everyone cuts their string, compare the results to the
Mummy-To-Be's actual tummy. Give a prize to the woman who is the
most close! This is a baby shower favorite.
2) Can you guess
Get each guest to complete a questionnaire trying to guess
what the soon-to-be arrival will look like, weigh, the big Date and
For a copy of this as shown in OHbaby! magazine see the
BLACK AND WHITE QUESTIONAIRE
3) Never say "Baby": (Materials- baby safety pins or
another type of baby object you can place on a string for each
woman at the party as well as string or yarn, enough for each woman
to wear as a necklace). Have each woman place the necklace with the
baby safety pins around her neck when she gets to the party. The
rules for this baby shower game are given out at the beginning of
the baby shower that whenever someone says the word "baby" during
the shower, any woman who calls it out gets a pin from the other
woman who stated the word. At the end of the baby shower, the woman
with the most pins wins a prize.
4) How Many Baby Items Can You Name: (Materials- pad
of paper and pen for each woman). Have each woman write down as
many baby products as they can name (bottle, blanket, pacifier,
etc) within 5 minutes. Sure it is easy at the beginning, but
towards the last few minutes, the women will start racking their
brains for more :) Give a prize to the woman who gets the most baby
5) Guess The Food: (Materials - Baby food, pads of
paper and pens). Take the labels off of the baby food jars and have
the women at the baby shower guess the food (carrots, peas, sweet
potato). Most fun to play up to 10 jars of different kinds of
foods. If there is a tie, blindfold the women and have them taste
one of the jars and guess the right flavor to win their
6) Guess How Many Safety Pins: (Materials- Safety
Pins and Jar). Pass around a jar full of baby safety pins. The one
who guesses the closest wins a baby shower prize. A baby shower
You can also add cute clothes pins by getting a few packs and
using them for the baby shower game, then spreading them around the
tables as decorations!
7) Place The Baby On The Mummy: (Materials- Cutouts
of a baby with tape and blindfold). Another one of our favorite
baby shower games is the baby shower version of Pin The Tail on the
Donkey. Blindfold each participant and then give them a paper baby
to then approach the mum and place the baby as close to the tummy
as possible. The one who gets closest to placing the paper baby on
the pregnant tummy wins.
8) Bottle Races: (Materials- Baby bottles with Milk
or alternate drink). Have each participant take a bottle filled
with a liquid and suck the bottle as a baby would. The woman who
drinks the most in an alloted time wins the baby shower gift. It
may be a little embarassing, but once you see everyone doing it,
it's quite a laugh!
9) Baby Bingo: (Materials- Pens, Pre-Printed Bingo
cards that use the numbers of how many people attend the baby
shower) Prior to opening the baby shower gifts, number each gift on
the box starting with one. If you know that 15 people will be
attending your shower, pre-print bingo cards with numbers 1 through
15 and randomly place them on 15 cards. When the mummy-to-be's
decides to open the presents, she grabs the present she wants to
open and reads the number out loud. As soon as someone receives
bingo, they win the baby shower game and the baby shower
10) "B" is for Baby: (Materials paper and pens passed
out to all the women). Each woman is told to write the babies
Mum-To-Be and Father-To-Be's name on a paper going vertically down
the page. Next to each letter of both names, create a word that is
baby related or things that kids like. An example of using the
names Kim and Dan:
I= ice cream A=alphabet
M= mother N=nap
The one who guesses the most words that are the same as the
mother-to-be wins a prize.
11) Guess the baby item: (Materials- any baby
products and blindfold). A bag of baby items are placed in front of
the mother-to-be for her to take one item out at a time blindfolded
and tell her baby shower guests what item she has in her hands.
This is really fun baby shower game when you choose some crazy baby
toys or products.
12) Guess the baby pictures: Ask for everyone's
pictures prior to the baby shower. Have all the pictures in a
collage and make lines for people to fill in who they think the
babies are out of the girls at the baby shower. If most women don't
know each other, just have the pictures of the mother,
mother-in-law, sisters, and mummy-to-be. See how many people guess
right. You can make copies of the baby picture collage to see how
many can guess right!
13) Baby Scrambler: Another fun baby shower game is
to choose around 25 baby related items and scramble the spelling.
For instance, pacifier can be changed to reiifpca. Have the women
unscramble the words. The one who gets the most right in 5 min
receives a baby shower prize.
14) Baby Song List: (Materials - pad of paper and pen
for each woman). Have each woman write down in 5 minutes all the
songs that have baby in their titles (i.e., baby love, santa baby,
one for my baby). You can make it harder by stating that you have
to name who also wrote the songs! A baby shower favorite!
15) Blindfold Nappy Change: (Materials-
blindfold, baby lifesize doll(s), nappies). One of the funniest
baby shower games is for the women break into teams (up to five
persons per team). Each team has a doll, blindfold and nappies. The
object is for each participant to place the blindfold on, take the
current nappy off the doll and place the new one on while
blindfolded. After the first person finshes changing the nappy,
they run to the next team-mate who places the blindfold on and has
to do the same. The first team to finish changing nappies
16) Baby Tic-Tac-Toe: (Materials- Large paper or
erasable board to make the tic-tac-toe board, writing utensil, and
baby facts). People are broken up in teams and have to answer a
question about a baby fact. If they get the answer right, they get
to choose a space (like the classic tic-tac-toe game).