Baby Shower Games

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Baby Pictionary

Object: Guess the drawings of fellow partiers to get points and win!

Materials: Bowl of folded pieces of paper with baby related subjects on them, pads of paper, pencils and pens, prizes for winning team members.

Subject ideas:

  • Babbling
  • Baby
  • Baby lotion
  • Baby monitor
  • Baby wipes
  • Bib
  • Bottle
  • Changing table
  • Crawling
  • Crib
  • Crying
  • Diaper
  • First steps
  • Grandma/Grandpa
  • Highchair
  • Lullaby
  • Mobile
  • Nipple
  • Onesie
  • Pacifier
  • Rattle
  • Receiving blanket
  • Rubber duck
  • Spit up
  • Swaddling
  • Teddy bear
  • Teething ring
  • Tired
  • Wet diaper

How to play: Divide into two or more teams. Teams should have at least three people on them. During a round, one person from each team is the artist, while the others are the guessers. At the beginning of the round, one artist picks out a subject from the bowl and shares it with the artists from the other team(s). All teams should be trying to guess the same subject during a round. Then, the artists draw that subject to try to get the guessers on their team to identify the subject. You can’t write any words or numbers. Artists must do this while only drawing objects. The first team to guess the subject earns a point. There must be a new artist for the next round. You can play to as many points as you wish.

Optional: You can also have the rounds timed. Give the drawers 30 seconds to draw their object. If none of the teams guess the answer in the allotted time, it’s a redo and the artists pick another subject and start over.

Baby Brainstorm

Object: Come up with as many common phrases for different categories as you can.

Materials: Pens, paper, timer, bowl with folded paper slips containing categories

Category ideas:
Common phrases with the word “baby” in them (Baby steps, smooth as a baby’s bottom, etc)
Songs with “baby” in the title (“Baby Love,” “Be My Little Baby,” etc)
Things you find in a diaper bag (diapers, wipes, changing pad, etc)
Nursery rhymes/lullabies (Little Bo Peep, Hey Diddle Diddle, etc)
Pregnancy euphemisms (bun in the oven, with child, etc)
Kinds of baby animals (kids, bunnies, ducklings, etc)
Pregnancy symptoms (back aches, morning sickness, etc)
Clichés that moms say (don’t run with scissors, your face will freeze like that, etc)

How to play: Divide the group into at least two teams. Have someone draw a category and announce it to the crowd. Then, each team brainstorms for that category for one minute. Teams then read their list of answers aloud. If one of the answers is iffy, the crowd can veto that answer. Example: “Hey, who puts a thesaurus in a diaper bag? No way!” Whichever team has the longest list of legitimate answers earns a point. You can play to as many points as you want.

Baby Scattergories

Object: To come up with words matching both a category and a letter.

Materials: pens, worksheets, timer

Category ideas:
Boy’s name
Girl’s name
Item in a nursery
Book title
Song title
Brand that sells baby items
Stuffed animal
Baby shower gift
Item in a delivery room
Things you say when in labor
Terms of endearment
Baby toy
Baby food
Things at a playground
Story/legend/fairy tale
Cartoon
Milestone

How to play: Everyone receives a worksheet with the categories listed. Each person either chooses their first initial or their last initial (not both). Using that letter, the participants must try to fill out their list. For example, Boy’s name: Harvey; Girl’s name: Hannah; Item in a nursery: hangers. Whoever has the most filled out wins!

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  1. Avatar of Alexis Alexis says:

    Any other baby shower games? My bbyshower is this Saturday

  2. Avatar of N N says:

    I think there should be a way to save articles that we may want to reference later to our account somehow. Then there could be a section of our account called “saved articles” or “bookmarked articles.” Sure, I can bookmark them in my browser, but it would be nice to have them all together since I have an account here anyways.

    These are good ideas for a shower!

    • Avatar of Marlena AntonucciEDITOR Marlena Antonucci says:

      Hi N, I think this is a wonderful idea and will pass the idea along! In the mean time, you can write about the information that catches your eye in your EverydayFamily journal. Your journal is the perfect place to unload info about your pregnancy cravings, record precious moments, and save all of those new thoughts, feelings, and lessons learned that come with life as a parent. Hover over the My Everyday tab, click Journal, change the option to compose, then release your inner thoughts and feelings!

    • Avatar of Melanie DenneyEditor Melanie Denney says:

      Hello, N. This is a fabulous suggestion that may be possible in the future. Thank you so much, we love feedback from our members.

  3. Avatar of Leilani Leilani says:

    How cute! I love these ideas!

  4. Avatar of Cait Cait says:

    Is it okay to have a baby shower for a second baby? It’s been over six years since my first child and we had a house fire and lost all of our baby stuff.

  5. Avatar of Casey Kerver Casey Kerver says:

    My coworkers are the best at throwing baby showers. I’ve had two coworkers who were pregnant in the six years I’ve been there. At one shower they had a game where you walked around with a cucumber between your legs and had to transfer it to the next person without dropping it. They also had where you unrolled a roll of toilet paper to guess how big the mother was. At the other shower there was a person blindfolded who fed baby food to another person until it was all gone. I had a blast at them and can’t wait to see what they do for my shower :)

  6. Avatar of Viviana Viviana says:

    We played a few games at our baby shower, my father & husband were the funniest at the games because they got upset that they didn’t win but it was so much fun :)

  7. Avatar of Stephanie Stephanie says:

    I did a lot if online research before the baby shower and we had a blast. Bottle bowling was everyone’s favorite. I also liked how many words can you make from baby shower. Except I should have thought to say no phones for help because someone looked it up and stomped us all. Lol.

  8. Avatar of Calee Calee says:

    Love these ideas. Want to have a fun shower!

  9. Avatar of jacqueline jacqueline says:

    im a teen-mom and need ideas for my babyshower any good ideas?

  10. Avatar of KT. S KT. S says:

    I didn’t like the games, We did a diaper raffle Were your guest brought in a pack or box of diapers and put their name in the box and in the middle of the shower I grabbed three names and they won a raffle prize! Then I did a baby lottery with the winner getting a prize! Lots of fun, but that’s because my baby shower was laid back. The diaper raffle is really nice too! I didn’t have to buy diapers for the first 2 months!!! Its a great help

  11. Avatar of Jamie Jamie says:

    Another fun game is molding a baby out of bubble gum (un chewed of course) We played it at my sister in laws and will be doing again at mine :)

  12. i wish i knew about this, i would’ve played these at my baby shower…maybe next time. great ideas

  13. Avatar of Sarah Sarah says:

    sorry, I never really understood what the silly games were about

  14. Avatar of LaTasha LaTasha says:

    I guess………….

  15. Avatar of Olivia Olivia says:

    We’re trying to come up with games that doesn’t need pen or paper

  16. Avatar of Dario Dario says:

    these sound fun..i’ll b sharing

  17. Avatar of Andraya Andraya says:

    Sharing this with my baby shower hostess!

  18. Avatar of ALEJANDRA ALEJANDRA says:

    I DID NOT HAVE THESE GAMES AT MY SHOWER BUT THEY SOUND FUN, MAYBE I WILL TRY THEM FOR MY NEXT BABY!

  19. Avatar of Tina Tina says:

    I’m excited to see what games my mom all chooses for the baby shower. I’m just so excited for that day and even more excited to bring my little boy home from the hospital.

  20. Avatar of ADMorris ADMorris says:

    love these games.. but my mom passed 8 yrs. ago n don’t have many friends so doubt anyone will throw me a baby shower, but its ok I just want to see my beautiful baby boy alive n healthy when the times comes

  21. Avatar of Tina Tina says:

    I’m excited for my baby shower. I don’t know what they are all going to do, but I’m sure there will be games and cute decorations, and of course lots of gifts. I can’t wait :)

  22. Avatar of Marina Marina says:

    Didn’t play any games at my shower

  23. For my shower, we played:
    Dirty diaper: melt a different kind of chocolate in several different diapers and pass around for everyone to smell and right what kind of chocolate they thought was in the diapers. Who every won got a prize.

    Cotton bowl: You place a plate on top of the persons head and blind fold them while trying to scoop cotton out of a separate bowl and just make noises like they got alot to add more excitement lol at the end you see who got the most cotton balls and that person wins.

    Finish the rhyme: You start a rhyme and the some one has to finish it… keep doing untill you run out of rhymes and see who has the most points.

    Bottle: get two or more bottles and fill it with juice or what ever you want and get how ever many people want to play, you feel the bottles and tell them when to start and they all try to finish sucking the drink out the bottle first.

    These were really fun games hope you enjoy them too. :)

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