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.