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
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
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
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!
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