Baby Shower Game Ideas

Baby Shower Game Ideas – Best Baby Shower Games

Being pregnant is no little feat but it isn’t always hard work!  It can be really fun too, like when you go on a baby vacation or have your baby shower.  We know how important now more than ever to feel supported and connected to your family and friends.  In this article, we have provided various fun-filled baby shower game ideas for you whether your shower is in-person or virtual!


The best baby showers are those where the conversation is lively, and time seems to fly. And nothing does that better than a few well-chosen baby shower games. We’ve put together our favorite baby shower game ideas, from co-ed baby shower games that all your guests will enjoy, to easy baby shower games you can pull off at a moment’s notice and even unique baby shower games that’ll impress even the most jaded of guests. All you have to do is read through this article for fun baby shower game ideas and get ready for some fun!


Best Baby Shower Games

The best baby shower games are first and foremost fun. After all, what’s the point of playing if it isn’t? But more than that, our selected best baby shower games made this list because they put the focus not just on the baby but on the mom-to-be as well, and often the guests too. This way, everyone has a chance to be the center of attention.


Baby shower games for large groups



Who’s That Baby?


This baby shower game is a thrilling party opener, which is super helpful if your baby shower will have guests who haven’t met before.

How to play: Simply ask every attendee to bring a baby photo of themselves to the baby shower. Then place the photos on a table or tape them to a wall. Have everyone try to match the baby photos with the correct guest.


  • Name That Tune (Virtual Option)

The best part of this baby shower game idea is that it’s an easy, safe, and fun option for mothers-to-be who prefer a virtual baby shower. More so it is a great game for trivia lovers.

How to play: Before the shower, create a playlist of all the greatest baby hits. Any nursery rhymes, lullabies, or popular songs that use the word “baby” in the lyrics or title.

Ask all of your guests to mute themselves at the beginning of each round. Then play a small snippet of the song for your guests, maybe five seconds.

The first person to shout out the answer or type it in the chatroom wins a point!


  • Embarrassing Baby Stories

Here’s another great way to break the ice at the beginning of your baby shower. Each person must tell one funny or embarrassing childhood story. It’s a simple game but one that’s sure to get some laughs!


  • You Can’t Say That! (Virtual Option)

At the beginning of your baby shower, choose a word that everyone will be forbidden from saying. The word “baby” is a good (but very difficult) option, but feel free to choose any baby-related word.


Anyone who gets caught using the forbidden word is out. The last person to use the word (or not!) is the winner.


This game is simple but effective, and it can be done at in-person showers or virtually!


  • The Baby Bucket List

Either before or during your baby shower, decorate a small bucket or box. Ask each guest to write down something that they hope will happen to/for the soon-to-arrive baby in their lifetime.


  • What’s Her Age Again?

Collect about 10 photos of the expecting mom prior to the beginning of the baby shower. Post them all for everyone to see, with a number next to each photo. Guests must try to guess the mom’s age in each of the old photographs.


  • Guess the Baby Food

This fun baby shower game puts people’s sense of smell and baby food knowledge to the test.

Who has the most sensitive nose among you? (Our guess is the mom-to-be pregnancy has a way of heightening your sense of smell.)


What you need: Unlabeled jars, pureed baby food, and paper and pen for each guest.

Before the party: Fill each of your unlabeled jars with a different kind of baby food (and make sure to keep track!).

How to play: Distribute paper and pens to guests, then ask them to smell each jar of puree and jot down which foods they think are inside. (If you want to make it especially tricky, have them do this blindfolded!)


Co-ed Baby Shower Games


Just about all the baby shower games in this article can be enjoyed by everyone—male or female. But if you’re hosting an event for men and women and plan to have both Mom- and Dad-to-be present, these are some of our favorite baby shower games for couples and coeds.



The Mommy or Daddy Game

Looking for the best baby shower games for couples? This one might just top the list. Guests take a fun Mom vs. Dad quiz, and then the mom- and dad-to-be weigh in with their responses. You can prep a quiz sheet and have prizes at the ready, or just have people shout out their answers and keep things casual—whatever floats your boat.


What you need: A computer and printer or copy machine, and paper and pen for each guest.

Before the party: Type out a list of 10 to 20 questions that can be answered with “mom” or “dad” (Who’s never changed a diaper before? Who has always gotten at least eight hours of sleep every night?). Print it out and have enough copies for all the guests.


Best Baby Shower Games


How to play: Hand out the list of questions to each guest. Once everyone has jotted down their answers, invite the mom- and dad-to-be up front, read the questions out loud and have them give their responses. Whichever guest answers the most correctly gets a prize.


The Price Is Right Baby Shower Game

Everyone knows that having a baby is expensive, but how much do baby supplies really cost? See which guests are savvy shoppers with this spinoff of The Price is Right. It’s one of the most popular baby shower games around.


What you need: Paper, pens and a computer and a printer or copy machine.

Before the party: Write a list of baby items and specific quantities (say, a box of 88 Pampers Swaddlers) on a sheet of paper and make enough copies for all your guests.

How to play: Have each guest write down what they think each retails for, then have them total their guesses. Whoever gets closest to the correct total without going over wins. (This sweet printout is illustrated with whales, for those on the hunt for nautical baby shower games.)


Blind Diaper Changing Challenge


This baby shower game idea is fun-filled and certain to bring laughter so put the skills of your coed crew to the test in this fast-paced and funny baby shower diaper game.

What you need: Two life-size baby dolls, two blindfolds, and one diaper for each guest, plus two extras.


Before the party: Place a diaper on each doll.

How to play: Have guests separate into teams. Each team gets a doll, blindfold, and diapers. The first person in line for each team must put the blindfold on, remove the diaper on the doll and replace it with a new one. After the first team members are done, the next person in line goes, and so on. The first team to finish wins.


Unique Baby Shower Games


When it comes to baby shower games, you’re probably thinking, “I’ve seen them all before!” (And what you haven’t, Pinterest certainly has.) But there are still a few unexpected choices—especially if you’re having a themed baby shower. Scroll for a roundup of the most unique baby shower games.


Free Dobby


Searching for some Harry Potter baby shower games? Then this unique baby shower game is for you, especially if the mom-to-be would prefer not to be at the center of games. It’s simple, it’s sweet, and it’ll set Mom up with tons of baby socks.


What you need: A large poster with “Free the House Elves!” written on it, and a basket.

Before the party: When you send out your baby shower invites, make a note that guests should bring a pair of baby socks to “free the house-elves.” Those who read the Harry Potter book series will understand, and everyone else will have fun choosing the most adorable pair of socks for baby anyway. As you’re setting up, place the basket on a table and hang the poster over it.


How to play: Okay, this is one of those baby shower games you don’t really “play”—but it’s fun anyway. Have guests deposit their baby socks in the basket, and at the end of the shower, present the sock stash to the mom-to-be (who will soon appreciate them once her little one arrives).


Easy Baby Shower Games


We are going to prove with these easy baby shower games that you don’t have to spend a lot of time or money to have loads of fun!


Don’t Say Baby

Also known as the Clothes Pin Baby Shower Game, this game turns a well-used baby shower word taboo: Baby!


What you need: Clothespins for every guest.

Before the party: No prep needed.

How to play: As each guest arrives, have them clip the clothespin onto what they’re wearing. Whenever a guest is talking to someone who says “baby,” they take that person’s pin and puts it on themselves. Whoever has the most pins at the end of the party wins. (An alternative is to use pacifiers on a long string instead of clothespins.)

Real guests say: “I’ve planned a lot of showers, and this is a great all-guest game, even for big groups. The kids at my parties especially loved it for its interactiveness.” —Roland H.


Name That Baby Tune

This is a trendy and super-easy baby shower game that calls for zero preparation…

What you need: A playlist of baby songs and pen and paper. (Spotify, anyone?)

How to play: Play one children’s song at a time and keep track of who can accurately guess each song name the fastest. Whoever has the most correct responses wins.


The Nursery Rhyme Quiz

The baby shower nursery rhyme game is a super-popular pick these days. Who doesn’t love a good dose of nostalgia?


What you need: Paper, pens and a computer and a printer or copy machine.

Before the party: Type out a list of nursery rhyme snippets, leaving out key words and phrases, and make enough copies for all your guests.


How to play: Ask your guests to fill in the blanks. The person who completes the most correctly wins.


Diaper Raffle

The one thing new moms use the most? Diapers! This easy baby shower game lets guests go home with prizes in hand and the mom-to-be feel like she’s well-stocked.


What you need: Raffle tickets, a box or pail, and a prize.


Before the party: When you send out the shower invitations, explain that anyone who brings a box of diapers to the shower can enter the raffle to win a prize.


How to play: As guests arrive, issue raffle tickets to those who brought diapers. Midway through the shower, pull a ticket (or two) and award that ticket holder a prize. Don’t forget to gather the diapers for the mom-to-be before she leaves (she’ll need all of them!).


How Many Baby Items Can You Name?

Babies need a lot of stuff. This easy baby shower game (read: no prep) asks guests to think of as many babies as they can off the top of their heads before the timer buzzes.


What you need: Paper and pen for each guest and a timer.


Before the party: No prep needed.


How to play: Each guest must write down as many baby items (bottle, pacifier, blanket, etc.) as they can think of in one minute. The person who comes up with the most items wins.



Baby Shower Games for Men


These days, baby showers are no longer just for the expectant mom but also the dads are joining in. Sometimes called “manshowers” or “Dad-chelor parties,” these celebratory events honor the dad- (or dads-) to-be and the coming baby and yes, they are fun-filled events with games and activities.

Below are some of our favorite baby shower games for men.


Daddy knows the best

This is a perfect baby shower game for men since it puts all the attention on the dad-to-be and tests just how well his friends know him.


What you need: A Smartphone and a computer (or a TV screen that hooks up to your computer).


Before the shower: For this baby shower game (crafted by Kris Jarrett of Driven by Decor), you’ll need to come up with a list of questions to ask the dad-to-be, and then video the conversation with him. Some good ones are:

  • How many diapers do you think your baby will go through in the first year?
  • Will you or your partner more likely be the parent who says “no”?
  • What year do you think you’ll buy your first minivan?
  • What are you most looking forward to about being a dad?

How to play: At the baby shower, gather everyone around and play the video of the dad-to-be so all can see, but pause after each question so guests can guess the answer. “Talk about entertaining baby shower games! We all got some great laughs out of this one. And the video makes a great memento for the couple to watch years down the road,” Jarrett says.


The Baby Name Game

One of the tough questions among expectant couples is about what to name the baby. Have your guests help brainstorm some options with this funny baby shower game.


What you need: Paper and pen for each guest and a timer.

Before the party: No preparation needed.


How to play: Have each guest write as many baby names as they can think of in the allotted time. To make the game more difficult, you can also choose a particular letter the names should begin with. Whoever writes the most baby names wins the game.


Bottle Race

In a room full of men, you can’t go wrong with this funny baby shower game, also known as the Baby Shower Drinking Game. You can use any sort of beverage here, but we’ll be honest, beer is the popular

What you need: A baby bottle and a beverage for each guest.

Before the party: Fill each bottle with the beverage.

How to play: Each guest takes a bottle and drinks as fast as possible. The one who finishes first wins a prize. (This one’s especially fun if the drink of choice is booze!)



Baby Shower Games for Large Groups


Having a large group gathering at your shower? The more, the merrier! Baby shower games that everyone can play simultaneously like guessing games are the most practical way to go.


The Baby Shower ABC’s

This classic baby shower game is fast-paced and exciting and perfect for a big crowd. Plus, it calls for very little prep ahead of time!


What you need: Paper, pen, timer and a computer and printer or copy machine.


Before the party: Write the alphabet vertically down the left side of a sheet of paper. Make enough copies for all your guests.


How to play: Hand out a sheet to each guest and for each letter, have them write down a word that’s associated with babies (example: B is for a bottle). Whoever writes the most words in one minute is the winner.


What’s in Your Purse?

A woman’s purse is a mysterious thing but not for long! Here, guests reveal what’s in their bag for game points to win a prize. Since you don’t need any props to play, it’s an ideal baby shower game for large groups.


Before the party: Make a list of things that people might (or might not) have in their purse and assign a number of points next to them. For instance, lipstick is one point. Hand sanitizer is three points. Print out enough lists for everyone.

How to play: Give each guest the list of objects. If a guest has it in her purse, she should circle the corresponding number of points. Then have guests count up their points, and whoever has the most wins. If you’re looking for more modern baby shower game ideas, just convert this one to “What’s on Your Phone?”


Baby Shower Scramble

This baby shower game is a fan favorite. After all, who doesn’t love solving a puzzle especially when it’s baby-themed?


What you need: Paper, pens, a timer, and a computer and printer or a copy machine.


Before the party: Decide on a few baby words, then jumble up the spelling on a sheet of paper to create anagrams. Make a copy for each guest.


How to play: Place a sheet of paper at every seat, and at some point during the party, put aside a minute to see how fast people can unscramble them. The person who figures out the most words in a minute wins.



Baby Shower Games for Kids

Many baby showers include kids on the invite list—and while many of the best baby shower games are kid-friendly, not all of them are totally appropriate. These fun, interactive, PG picks make perfect baby shower games for kids.


Find the Socks!

This is one of the rare times when kids will actually want to help pair socks so take full advantage!


What you need: 14 pairs of baby socks and a timer.

Before the party: No prep needed.


How to play: Put all the baby socks, unpaired, in a pile on the floor. Each guest must match as many socks as they can in one minute. The person who matches the most socks is the winner.


Baby Shower Grab

Who can work quickly and carefully under pressure? You’ll find out in this fun baby shower game. It’s great for adults and kiddos alike.


What you need: Baby clothes, hangers, baby clothespins, and a timer.


Before the party: Clip multiple baby clothes onto a hanger using the clothespins. Place the hanger, with clothes, on a hook. Have one hanger of clothes for each guest.


How to play: Have each guest place one hand behind their back as they try to remove as many pieces of clothing as possible without dropping the clothes or the clothespins. Whoever can get the most off in under a minute wins.


Pass The Dirty Diaper

This is hands-down one of the best baby shower games for kids. After all, this baby shower diaper game is actually a riff off the classic children’s game of hot potato.


What you need: Chocolate, a diaper, and a music playlist.

Before the party: Melt the chocolate and pour it onto the diaper.


How to play: Everyone sits in a circle and passes the “dirty” diaper around as the music plays. Then: hot potato! Whoever’s holding the diaper when the music stops is out of the game. The last guest standing is the winner.


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We hope this article has been useful to you providing you the best baby shower games to help put a smile on your face and some warmth in your heart.

So there you have it! With these wonderful baby shower game ideas, you and your loved ones are sure to have a remarkable time.

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