30 Baby Shower Games That Are Actually Fun

Celebrate baby’s arrival with games that are cheesy, ridiculous, and sentimental — all at once.

1. Race to Water Break

Everyone puts one of these baby-filled ice cubes in their drink. Whoever’s melts first, wins!

2. Celebrity Mom Trivia

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Make a list of celebrity moms and see who can name all of their kids.

3. Gender Reveal Voting

 

Instant conversation starter: have your guests vote when they walk in.

4. Guess the Baby Photo

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Have everyone bring a baby photo and try to figure out who’s who.

5. Name the Baby Animal

Write down a list of animals and see who can guess the terms used for their young. Did you know a baby kangaroo is a joey?

6. Guess the Baby Food

Gather up a few unusually flavored baby foods (ham and pineapple puree, anyone?) and have guests perform a taste test.

7. Name That Poo

Nasty, but a classic. Melt different types of chocolate bars (caramel, nuts, etc) in baby diapers and have guests guess which is which- or have them race to devour their diaper first.

8. Playdough Babies

Have guests flex their sculpting skills by making play doh babies. Give prizes for categorizes such as most anatomically correct, creepiest, funniest, and best overall.

9. Bobbing for Nipples

Like the apple version but with the tops of baby bottles instead.

10. Bottle Chugging

Fill baby bottles with your drink of choice. Make it a bit more fun for non-pregnant guests by adding some booze, then have guests race to chug them down.

11. Diaper Messages

A gift that’ll make the mom-to-be’s endless changing sessions a bit easier to bear: have guests write funny messages on a bunch of diapers.

12. Don’t Say Baby

Challenge guests to not say the word “baby”. If someone slips, they have to give up their clip (or bow tie, or whatever). Whoever holds out the longest gets a prize.

13. The Price is Right

Babies come with a whole lot of stuff. See who’s best at guessing the cost of it all.

14. Baby Wish List

Go a more sentimental route by having attendees write down their wishes for baby. Check out this free printable.

15. Onesie Decorating

Set up a onesie decorating station. Having cute iron-ons already prepared ensures that even non-crafty guests can participate.

16. Pin the Sperm on the Egg

Set up this version of the childhood classic, or make your own board.

17. Measure Mom’s Belly

Have guests cut pieces of yarn to a length they think corresponds to the circumference of the mom-to-be’s belly. Might as well have fun with the one time it’s OK to comment on a woman’s growing waistline.

18. Baby Bingo

In this spin on the classic, guests score when a gift they’ve predicted (nursing bra, hooded towel, Diaper Genie) is opened.

19. Word Scramble

Leave a newborn-baby-themed word scramble at each guest’s place setting for an easy and optional ice-breaker.

20. Animal Gestation Period

See who can guess the length of different animals’ gestation periods. You can use this free printable or make your own list. It’ll make you thankful to not be an elephant.

21. Pregnant Twister

Have guests strap on fake baby bellies and navigate their way through a game of Twister. Let the real pregnant lady judge from the sidelines.

22. Children’s Books Quiz

Write down prominent lines from well-known children’s books, read them aloud, and see who knows their kids lit best.

23. Baby Face

Blow up photos of mom and dad (and other relatives if you’d like) and cut them into strips so guests can rearrange them to see what baby may look like. The results are equal parts funny and creepy.

24. Advice Book

Have guests write down their words of wisdom on notecards or pieces of paper, and store them in pretty envelopes or a notebook for the mom-to-be. This blogger had the idea to adapt Martha Stewart’s wedding album for this purpose.

25. Baby Top 40

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Set a timer and see which guest can write down the most songs featuring the word “baby.”

26. Count the Candies

Fill a giant bottle with candies, and have guests guess how many there are. Whoever comes closest takes the treats home.

27. TV Show Families

Write down a list of names of characters from different TV families (like The Brady Bunch, The Simpsons, The Adams Family) and have guests try to guess the correct show.

28. Sperm Cornhole Game

Those sperm beanbags are actually pretty adorable.

29. Name That Baby

Have guests write down their first or middle name suggestions for mom to read aloud. Everyone has baby name opinions, and she may actually get some good ideas!

30. Baby Bottle Bowling

For a more active baby shower, set up a bunch of baby bottles in a triangular formation with a bit of sand in them. Have guests use a tennis ball or other small ball to knock them down.

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