Baby showers are back! And that means it’s time to have some fun with new baby shower games.
That said, baby shower themes can be incredibly varied depending on the parents’ tastes and interests. Whether it’s a backyard co-ed BBQ or a posh ladies-only afternoon tea, the sky’s the limit when planning the festivities. Aside from the literal showering the parents to be with gifts, baby shows games are a standard part of the party.
But which ideas are the best? We’ve put together a list of 30 baby shower games and ice-breakers that will given you some great ideas and liven up any shower.
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1. Blindfolded Diaper Changing
The object of these baby shower games is to see who can change a diaper the fastest while blindfolded. You might think the veteran parents are ringers, but watch out for guests that have younger siblings or babysitting experience. This is a great game for dads, too. Just remember to not use real babies. It can get messy.
2. My Water Broke
Freeze tiny baby dolls in ice cubes. The first person to melt the ice yells, “My Water Broke” for a prize. This can be part of a relay race.
3. Don’t Say “Baby”
When guests arrive, they clip a clothespin or diaper pin to their clothes. They can also wear a toy on a ribbon around their neck. Choose a word that they are not allowed to say during the event. If they say the chosen word, such as “baby,” another person can take the pin or object. The person with the most at the end wins.
4. Baby Shower BINGO
Of baby shower games, this one is easiest for everyone. Make a BINGO board of items on the baby registry or common baby gifts. As the gifts are unwrapped, guests make their BINGO boards until a winner is found.
5. Nursery Rhyme Emoji Quiz
See who can guess the most nursery rhymes in a set time limit using only emojis on printed cards. You can find the cards to download for free on Pinterest or blogs, or you can purchase nicely printed versions on Amazon, which has many to choose from.
6. Chop Binky
While holding a chopstick in your mouth, see how many pacifiers you can pick up without using your hands.
7. Place Your Bets
Create a leader board and have guests place bets on when the baby will be born. Include the day and time. If you want to get fancy, you can buy sheets like these on Etsy and have one for each guest to fill out.
8. Guess the Baby Food
Remove the labels from baby food jars. Have the guests taste the food and guess what it is. The answers are written down, and the person with the most correct answers wins.
9. Feed the “Baby”
Divide the party into teams of two. One person is the baby and the other feeds them applesauce baby food with a baby spoon. The trick here is that the person feeding is blindfolded! In some cases, you can also blindfold the “baby.” Hilarity ensues.
10. Candy Bar Game
You can either buy game cards like the one above on Amazon, or find free printable versions with clues and an answer key from the internet. Give your guests the clue such as “breastfeeding.” They write down what candy goes with that clue (Milky Way). The most correct answers wins a prize.
11. Who Am I?
Nametags are helpful at parties where friends and family mingle, but you can also turn them into fun baby shower games. Have people write how they are related or know the parents to be. Later, quiz the party on who’s who. This will encourage people to get to know each other. You can print out card of your own or buy pre-printed versions. This same game is often used at bridal showers.
12. Draw My Baby
This game is another team-based game and great for co-ed showers. In teams of two, have the teams draw the baby of honor by handing the paper back and forth. For instance, if one team member draws the head, the other person draws the body, and so on. This can be done blindfolded or by holding the paper on your head. The object is that you are not allowed to look as you draw.
13. Who’s Baby Is This?
Before the shower have ALL your guests send a baby picture. Make a board of printed images with a number on each, but with NO NAMES on it. Challenge the guests to tell you who’s who in the pictures.
14. Pin the Sperm to the Uterus
Much like pin the tail on the donkey, this game has your blindfolded guests pinning sperm as close as they can get to an egg in a uterus. You can make handmade versions, find printable versions online, or purchased customized versions like the one above from Etsy.
15. Sperm Cornhole
Sticking with the theme, paint or draw a uterus on a cornhole board. Make DIY sperm beanbags. This can be played individually or in teams. You can learn how to make them at morestomach.com (link at bottom of post), or buy the bean bags on Etsy (link there as well).
16. Bobbing for Binkys
Perfect for summer and casual showers. Bobbing for binkys involves a tub, water, and pacifiers. Oh, and a good sense of humor wouldn’t hurt, either. There’s also a “bobbing for nipples” game if you want to get a little riskier with the theme.
17. Price Is Right
Come on down! Make a tray of baby supplies. Next to it, lay out price tags with the actual prices of the objects. Have your party guest match the object with the correct price. You can also get sheets for each guest like the ones above from Amazon.
18. Drink Up, Baby
Fill baby bottles with beer or mixed drinks and find out who the biggest sucker is. The first person to empty their bottle wins. If you prefer non-alcoholic drinks, apple juice works well too.
19. Who’s Watching the Baby?
Have a basket or bin full of small baby dolls by the door. Each guest takes one when they arrive. If they set the baby down or forget the baby, another guest can take the baby. The person who is holding the MOST babies at the end of the party wins.
20. Men Get Pregnant, Too
Well, not really. (Though some have tried to experience labor pains just to see what it’s like. It’s hilarious.) Put balloons under the shirts of the men at the party. Have them sit down in chairs and try to untie and tie their shoes. If a balloon is popped, that player is out of the game.
21. Pregnancy Twister
All non-pregnant people place balloons under their shirts for Twister. If their balloons pop, they are out of the game. Compete as teams to make it more interesting.
22. Play-Doh Babies
Guests take mini tubs of Play-Doh and sculpt what they think the baby will look like. These adorable, funny sculptures will provide smiles for years to come. These could also make wonderful cake toppers for the bay’s first birthday.
23. Spit the Binky
Time to go the distance. Line up and see how far you and guests can spit the binky. The person who can go the farthest wins the game.
24. “Baby Brain” Memory Game
Have a person carry around a tray of baby items. Tell the guests that it’s a memory game and that they will be tested on their observation skills. When the person leaves the room, people write down all the things they remember on the tray. Want a bonus question? Ask them to write down what the person holding the tray was wearing.
25. Diaper Pong
There are a couple ways to play this game. The first is to attach diapers to a board. Divide the room into teams. Each person on a team has three tries to toss a ping pong ball into one of the diapers. If the ball goes in a diaper, remove the diaper. The team that has the most diapers removed, wins the game.
The alternative version is described on this kit, below, from Amazon. It involves scorekeeping, but works well with larger groups.
26. Baby Making
This is a relay race. Once the guests are in teams…
- Each team sends one player to the opposite end of the room.
- That player places a roll of toilet paper between their legs.
- The player at the head of the line holds a plunger between their legs.
- When the game starts, the player holding the plunger makes their way across the floor to the player with the toilet paper.
- Without using hands, they have to insert the plunger into the toilet paper roll.
- Once the plunger is inserted, that player becomes the person holding the toilet paper.
- The game is won when all the players on one team reach the end of their line.