Baby showers can be both heartwarming and hilarious – it just requires a few activities to get the party going. Games also serve as a great way to acquaint guests with each other who may not normally be introduced otherwise. The right shower game can create new friendships that will last a lifetime. Here are some fun and easy baby shower games to add laughter to your already joyous occasion.
6 Fun and Easy Baby Shower Games
Baby’s Favorite Things
In this game you add to a list until it gets hard to repeat.
The very first person starts off by saying the name of something a child plays with (“Baby likes to play with blocks”). The next person repeats and adds another item (“Baby likes to play with blocks and a rattle.”), as well as the third player(“Baby likes to play with blocks and a rattle and a teddy bear.”). Each player must repeat the previous items in order before adding their own – if a player misses an item or gets them in the wrong order that player is out of the game. The winner is the last player left.
Hurry and Feed Me!
Place several cotton balls in a large dish, and put an additional empty dish next to it. Participants must try to move the cotton balls from the first dish to the second with a spoon — but blindfolded. Players take turns one at a time. Since cotton balls are extremely light, it’s going to be very difficult to tell how many (if any!) cotton ball you are scooping up. Be prepared to laugh as you watch players go back and forth without anything in their spoon! The winner is the person who can move the most cotton balls in a specified amount of time (30 sec, 60 sec etc)
Fill a bowl about half way with ordinary, uncooked rice. Next add some safety pins (closed, of course!). Set out an empty bowl next to the one full of rice and safety pins. Blindfold your guests and have them stand right in front of the bowls. The object of the game is to move as many safety pins to the empty bowl in 30 seconds as possible. You can have players go one-at-a-time or make it even more fun with a race between several people. The winner who moves the most pins in the allowed time wins.
Who’s That Baby?
Have attendees bring photos of themselves as babies to the shower. As the guests arrive, have them supply these photos to a designated party host who will then label them with a sticky note on the front that has a number written on it. Then, on a sheet of paper, write down the name that goes with each number. Give each guest a piece of paper and a pen. Show the photos to the group one at a time and ask everyone to write down the number on the sticky note and then who they think the baby is. The person who guesses the most photos correctly wins.
Who’s Got It?
This is a cute game that comes from the classic gameshow Let’s Make a Deal. Create a list (ahead of time) of items that most moms have in their purses. Add in a few harder items that may not be so common as well. During the party read off items on the list one by one. Guests search their purse for the item and whoever finds it first gets a point. The winner is the guest with the most points at the end of the game. Some ideas for the search: shower invitation, a crayon, lipstick (ask for a specific color to make it more difficult), sunglasses, photo of your own baby, candy, a tampon – anything! Make it fun!
Diaper – STAT!
This is a great game to break the ice and get everyone laughing. Put the guests into random 2-person teams. Give each team a baby doll and a diaper. The trick: they have to diaper the babydoll *correctly* using only one hand each and putting their other hand behind their back. The team that correctly fastens their diaper first wins. For added fun – blindfold one or both team members.
What are some of your favorite baby shower games?
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