Everyone loves a bouncing baby, but not everyone loves run-of-the-mill baby shower games. We certainly don’t! So if you’re like us and are looking for games that are decidedly fresh and fun, we’ve put together some seriously unstuffy options for you to choose from. Here are the Top 20 Best Baby Shower Games-from Beau-coup to you!
Mum’s the word when it comes to saying ‘baby’! Get this great icebreaker started the moment your guests walk through the door. As you greet each guest, give each a diaper pin to wear on his or her shirt. Once all of your guests have arrived, tell everyone that they can’t say ‘baby’ for the duration of the shower (or until it’s time to open presents). If anyone hears someone else saying the forbidden word, he or she can steal the rule breaker’s pin. At the end of the game, the person with the most pins wins a gift.
Pink cheeks and rosy memories abound when you play this game at your baby shower. You’ll need to set the wheels in motion as you send out invitations to the shower. With each invite, include a note instructing guests to bring along a picture of themselves as babies. As each guest arrives, assign a number to each picture and post it up on the wall. Have each guest guess which picture corresponds to each guest. After everyone is finished cooing over the photos, give a prize to the person with the most matches that matched up!
Keep guests guessing with this practical game. Put at least ten common, useful baby items inside a diaper bag; a bib, teething ring, rattle, bottle and diaper are just a few goodies that are also fairly inexpensive. Give each guest a pen and paper before passing the diaper bag around. Without looking, each person should stick a hand inside the bag and identify as many items as possible. Give each two minutes to feel around and make their guesses before moving the bag to the next person. Once everyone has had a turn, find out who had the most correct answers. The winner gets a prize and the parents-to-be get the diaper bag filled with baby essentials!
If you’re looking for a fun, yet touching, baby shower game for your coed baby shower, you’re in luck (though you can always adjust the game to fit a shower just for the girls). Ask the mom and dad for answers to twenty questions-make sure to do this with the significant other nowhere in sight! Some great questions include, “Where were you when you heard the news?” “Do you want a girl or boy?” and “If you could have your way, what would you want your child to be when he or she grows up?” After you quiz each and record their answers, bring both into the room and put the future parents on the hot spot one at a time. Ask each to guess the answer their partner gave to each question-before polling the audience to see who thinks the answer is correct. Everyone’s a winner with this lively game!