Planning a baby shower – fun games for your baby shower

Baby showers don’t have to be over the top. If you are planning a baby shower here are some amazing games that are guaranteed to make your baby shower a success.

Baby shower game 1: Jellybabies

Things you will need

  • A packet of colorful jelly-babies
  • Ice cube trays – make sure you have enough trays to make at least one ice cube per guest
  • Disposable cups

How to play

You need to keep things ready in advance to play this game – you need to give enough time for the jelly-baby ice cubes to freeze. Place the colorful jelly-babies in the ice tray one by one and fill it with water and place them in the freezer.

At the baby shower make an announcement that you are starting a game without giving a clue as to what the game is about. Put a frozen jelly-belly in a disposable cup and fill it up with fruit juice or water before serving it to excited guests. Each cup has to be filled with the same amount of beverage. Remind your guests to wait until everyone has a drink in their hand.

The jelly-baby game can begin when everyone is ready. The idea is not to crunch the cubes or forcibly melt them by sucking on it. In short the ice cubes should melt on their own. The winner is the first guest whose baby (jelly-baby) is born.

Baby shower game 2: Never say ‘baby’

Things you will need

  • One dummy for each person at the baby shower
  • One ribbon or lace long enough to hang the dummy around your guest’s neck

How to play

As soon as your guests arrive give them a dummy each to wear around their neck.

After everyone has arrived announce that the first person caught saying the word ‘baby’ has to give their dummy to the person who spotted them. The winner is the person who has collected a high number of dummies at the end of the day.

Baby shower game 3: How many baby items can you name?

Things you will need for each guest

  • Notepad
  • Pen or pencil

How to play

Use a stop watch to indicate the start and end of time. Give five minutes for each guest to write down as many baby products as they can name. Examples include baby blanket, diapers, crib, pram etc. The winner is the person who has named the highest number of baby products at the end of the day.

Baby shower game 4: What’s the expectant mother’s baby is going to look like?

Things you will need

  • Baby magazines
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Paper

How to play

Divide your guests into teams of three and give each team three baby magazines. The idea is to cut out pieces of different baby qualities and put together a picture of what they think the expectant mum’s baby going to look like. The expectant mum will pick out the winner by deciding which one she likes the best.

Baby shower game 5: Pin the sperm on the egg

Things you will need

  • You can order materials you need for this game online

How to play

This game is similar to put the tail on the donkey. Blindfold a guest and ask them to pin the sperm on the egg. The winner is the guest who correctly pins the sperm on the egg.

Baby shower game 6: Guess how many safety pins

Things you will need

  • A jar full of safety pins

How to play

Pass around a jar full of safety pins. The winner is the one who guesses the closest number of pins.

Baby shower game 7: How well do you know the expectant mum?

Things you will need

  • Pre-printed form
  • Pen

How to play

You can print 10 or 15 attributes of the baby and ask guests to select whose attributes the baby is going to have. The winner will be picked by the mum-to-be, she will pick the winner by deciding whose view is closest to her own.

One example of what to print on the form can be,

Attributes Mum Dad

Ears x

Nose x

Eyes x

The idea is to get the guests to mark the attributes of the baby that will resemble mum or dad.

Baby shower game 8: Place the baby on mum

Things you will need

  • Cutouts of baby picture from magazines
  • Tape
  • Blindfold

How to play

This is again similar to games like pin the sperm on the egg. Blindfold each participant and ask them to place the baby picture on the expectant mum’s tummy. The one who gets closest to placing the picture on mum’s tummy is the winner.

Baby shower game 9: Bottle races

Things you will need

  • Bottles filled with milk or alternate beverages

How to play

Have each guest take a bottle filled with liquid and suck the bottle as a baby would. The guest who drinks the most in the allotted time is the winner.

Baby shower game 10: Baby bingo

Things you will need

  • Pens
  • Pre-printed bingo cards

How to play

Before the expectant mum opens her baby shower gifts number each gift starting with number one. Distribute the bingo cards among the guests. The mum-to-be will call out the number written on the gift box as she opens her gift. The winner is the person first to call bingo!

Baby shower game 11: Baby trivia

Things you will need

You can order materials you need online

How to play

Read out the questions on the card such as ‘how long before solids are introduced to the baby?’ and the winner is the person who gets the highest number of correct answers.

Baby shower game 12: Guess the baby item

Things you will need

  • Baby products
  • Blind fold

How to play

Blindfold a participant and ask them to guess the baby item they are holding in their hand given to them by the mum-to-be. This can get interesting when it’s impossible to guess the items.

Baby shower game 13: Guess the baby pictures

Things you will need

  • Baby pictures of the guests
  • Collage materials

How to play

Take baby pictures belonging to the guest (ask them for their baby’s picture prior to the baby shower) and make a collage of the pictures. Make lines for people to fill in who they think the babies are out of the girls at the baby shower. See how many guess right!

Baby shower game 14: Guess mum’s tummy size

Things you will need

  • String
  • Scissors

How to play

Have each guest pull the yarn to the size they believe would fit perfectly around the expectant mum’s belly. After everyone has guessed check the results of the cut strings by comparing it to mum’s actual tummy. Prize goes to the guest who guesses the closest tummy size.

Baby shower game 15: Fill in the blanks

Things you will need

  • Pre printed form
  • Pens

How to play

Give each participant a pre-printed form that has lines from popular nursery rhymes. Prize goes to the guest who fills up the highest number of blanks correctly.

Examples of rhymes to include on the form may be,

Twinkle Twinkle little ————–.

Baa ———– black sheep.